SPESA to Host Three Major Events in 2023

Happy New Year! As we launch into another exciting year for the global sewn products industry, SPESA would like to invite all IAF members interested in the American markets to learn more about our upcoming education and networking opportunities. SPESA will host three major U.S. events in 2023, each one a unique experience for the sewn products industry.

First, the 2023 SPESA Executive Conference will take place March 30-31 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. SPESA events are all about engagement, engaging our audience and our host community, and allowing event attendees to learn from one another as well as the expert speakers we invite. The San Juan conference will provide a good opportunity for attendees to explore a different side of U.S. manufacturing, and to discuss topics like sustainability and nearshoring, with a focus on Latin America.

In May, we will once again be traveling to Atlanta for Texprocess Americas! The 2023 show is THE year for the sewn products industry to get back on track and highlight the innovation, technology, and solutions that SPESA members and other sewn products suppliers have been working so diligently to create in the past few years. This year’s event will showcase new products and services that are high-tech or revolutionary for the industry; resources for job-seekers and connecting businesses with future employees; additional on-floor networking opportunities; and a joint SPESA/Messe Frankfurt Opening Reception that will blow your socks off!

Finally, in October, SPESA will be teaming up with IAF to bring the 38th World Fashion Convention to the United States for the first time in more than twenty years. Attracting a global audience, the World Fashion Convention provides attendees from across the global fashion, apparel, and sewn products industries an opportunity to better understand the industry and outlook of that year’s host country and, for local attendees, an opportunity to network internationally and to learn about global developments. The 2023 event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, multiple networking opportunities, B2B matchmaking, and many fun and exciting activities around our host city of Philadelphia. For regular industry news and updates, including industry events, please subscribe to SPESA’s Behind the Seams newsletter.


The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is the industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry. These suppliers are manufacturers and distributors of machinery, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, equipment, and parts, along with other products and services used for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products.

SPESA has an established reputation of being a leading voice for the industry. It is our mission to provide members with the highest quality, networking, education, and advocacy for advancing their businesses within and beyond the global sewn products industry. Learn more at www.spesa.org.