Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Announcing SPESA 2013 Executive Conference - Washington, DC • October 17-18, 2013

With an all-new focus, format, and venue, the SPESA 2013 Executive Conference is the perfect place for the sewn products industry to learn from and network with industry leaders, government officials, and fellow executives.

The conference features highly focused and relevant content designed to help sewn products industry suppliers better understand and act on today's critical industry issues, trends, and legislation.

Highlights of the Agenda:

Opening Networking Reception and Dinner

Walmart's $50 Billion Buy American Campaign: Michelle Gloeckler, Senior Vice President - Home, Walmart

Reshoring - The Impact on Suppliers: Mike Fralix, President & CEO, [TC]2

Reshoring/Near-Shoring in the Western Hemisphere: Mary O'Rourke, President, O'Rourke Group Partners

US Brands' & Retailers' Views on Reshoring: Kevin Burke, President & CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Real World Examples of Reshoring: SPESA Member Panel Discussion — Al Irvine, American & Efird / Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Co. / Mel Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Co. / Jim Hoerig, Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. / Rick Ludolph, Productive Solutions (moderator)

Government Trade Policies: Auggie Tantillo, President, National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and Linda Martinich (OTEXA)

Economic Outlook: Michael Wolf, Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Texprocess Americas 2014: John Gallagher, Messe Frankfurt

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