Something to Look Forward to!

This year has been rough, but it can't last forever. Here are a few exciting events and activities to look forward to!

SPESA & SEAMS Virtual Happy Hour & Trivia
SPESA and SEAMS members are invited to join in on a fun round of industry, holiday, and general trivia questions with prizes for the winners. Let's enjoy a change of pace from the dozens of virtual webinars and meetings we all do on a daily basis and relax and unwind with industry friends and family. SPESA members, please check your email for more information.

Texprocess Americas Symposium
While we were not able to hold the Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America shows live in 2020, the symposiums from those events have been moved online. Like the in-person events, this monthly series provides attendees the opportunity to learn from the brightest minds in both industry and academia. Divided into a Sewn Products Track and a Technical Textiles track, each session has been carefully curated to cover pivotal advancements in research and technology, exploring the latest trends and insights into the future of textile-related industries

The next sessions will take place November 18th and 19th

  • Sewn Products Track: Readily Available Sewing Technologies – November 18th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Technical Textiles Track: Advanced Manufacturing through Direct-Write 3D Printing – November 19th at 2:30 p.m.

The series will continue through Spring 2021.

  • Click here for more information and to register.
  • Sponsorships are available. Click here for more information.

Texprocess Americas 2022
The next Texprocess Americas trade show will be May 17-19, 2022, in Atlanta. It will include the legendary SPESA Opening Night Reception on the May 17th.

  • Click here for more information.

Techtextil North America
The next Techtextil North America trade show will take place August 23-25, 2021, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

We are excited to announce the 2021 show will feature a Texprocess Americas Pavilion supported by SPESA. If you are interested in participating in the pavilion, please reach out to or the Messe Frankfurt team (Sarah Hatcher, Sales Manager, or Emelia Downs, Sales Coordinator, at

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SPESA Advancements Conference
As we did in 2019, SPESA will also be hosting an Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference in Raleigh in conjunction with Techtextil North America. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about new ideas, solutions, and technology available for the sewn products industry, ask questions to the people who create the solutions and products you need, and gain access to the Techtextil North America show floor.

2021 SPESA Executive Conference
Our 2021 SPESA Executive Conference will be in Boston, October 27-28. We don’t know what the theme will be yet, but we know there will be an open bar. SPESA members, keep an eye on your inbox for registration and more information on that event soon. If you have any questions, please contact