2021 SPESA Executive Conference

The next SPESA Executive Conference will be a live event Wednesday, October 27 - Thursday, October 28 in Boston!

This annual conference is SPESA's key education and networking event for our members, their customers, and anyone interested in learning more about the current issues, trends, and policies impacting the global sewn products industry.


The two-day conference features a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and industry case studies to provide an opportunity for attendees to both learn and engage. While our speakers are experts in their fields, no one has all the answers and thus this conference aims to build communication among both speakers and attendees to address the issues facing our industry and find solutions together. Previous topics include: workforce development; trade and tariffs; enterprise risk management and supply chain disruption; reshoring and made in U.S.A. manufacturing; and cobotics and automated technology.

More details and an agenda will be available soon. If you have any questions, please email marie@spesa.org or maggie@spesa.org. Additionally, if you have any suggestions for speakers or topics that you would like to learn more about, we would be happy to hear them.


And did we mention networking? SPESA’s unofficial mandate is to always provide open dialogue, open minds, and an open bar. This conference effectively balances educational sessions with more casual off-site events providing an opportunity to make both business connections and lifelong friends within the industry we all love.

In addition, each iteration of the Executive Conference is in a new city to ensure it is accessible to interested sewn products professionals from all over. So, invite your colleagues, bring your family, and make the SPESA Executive Conference part of your annual travel plans.


SPESA Members
Understanding that 2020 was not an easy year for any one, we have opted to keep registration rates for this event as low as possible. In addition, SPESA members are eligible for a discounted rate.

  • Early Bird SPESA Member Rate (Available Through July 27, 2021): $595
  • Regular SPESA Member Rate: $645

We know how much our members value the opportunity to network with their customers. With that in mind, each SPESA member will be provided a unique discount code they can share with current or potential customers. If you have any questions, please contact marie@spesa.org.

Not a member? Not a problem! SPESA's Executive Conference is open to everyone.

  • Early Bird Non-Member Rate (Available Through July 27, 2021): $645
  • Regular Non-Member Rate: $695

If you are a supplier to the sewn products industry and interested in learning more about SPESA membership, please contact michael@spesa.org or marie@spesa.org.

Cut-and-sew manufacturers are not eligible for SPESA membership, but we would be happy to help connect you with a SPESA member who can hook up you with that sweet discount code and might just be the right supplier you for your business.

This is a family business and a family industry, so we encourage you to bring your loved ones along.

  • Spouse Rate: $245

This registration is only valid for the networking events on the evenings of October 27 and 28. But, trust us, you will have a blast!

Spouse registration must be accompanied by a regular attendee.

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If you have any questions or need help with your registration, please email marie@spesa.org or maggie@spesa.org.


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact maggie@spesa.org.

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