SPESA EXPO features the newest machinery, equipment, technology,
supplies and services needed to manufacture and operate in all
sectors of the sewn products industries: cutting, sewing,
finishing, embroidery, RFID, PLM, ERP, tagless technology, and
fit/3D solutions for apparel leather/luggage, footwear,
military, medical, upholstered furniture, transportation
interiors, home furnishings, and technical/industrial textiles.
MATERIAL WORLD features fabrics, trims, and full-package
sourcing, and trend pavilions for the apparel industry.
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS showcases all aspects of information
technolgoy for the sewn products industries. Free registration
for the exhibits.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
7:45 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. (includes breakfast)
"Benchmarking Brand Management" Leadership Forum
Chuck Nesbit - EVP&COO; Chico'sFAS
Brad Beal - Sr VP Mfg & Operations; Jockey International
Rick Horwitch - Bureau
Moderator: Mike Fralix - President & CEO, [TC]2; SPESA
Officer & Board Member, SPESA
Topics: Fast Fashion, Speed to Market, Design,
Merchandising, Sourcing, Inventory, Fit, Customer Retention,
Gross Margins, Mark Downs, and Closeouts are all issues that
brand management deals with and balance on a daily basis as they
perform their jobs. Why is some brand management more effective
that others? What role does brand management play with respect
to the success of the brand? Does the brand have a life of its
own that is independent of the brand manager?
As an attendee, you can take advantage of a unified educational
curriculum during Three Great Events. The educational
programming has been carefully coordinated with you in mind, in
order to provide you with the latest and most up-to-date
information you will need in order to successfully operate in
every aspect of the global sewn products industries.
THE COOL ZONE - HOT TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY
[TC]2 and SPESA, in conjunction with other
participating partners, will introduce for the first time in
the world, a totally new set of alternatives to produce
apparel products to meet the "on-demand era" that is
becoming a reality today. The "impossible" of yesterday
becomes the "possible" of today.
Can you imagine designing a product without making a
Can you imagine coloring fabric without pre- or
Can you imagine distributing your product even before it
Can you imagine using a cellular phone in an apparel
The latest and most advanced digital world capabilities will
be demonstrated in "The Cool Zone" to show how the "product"
can be created, sold, shipped but not converted into the
final physical product until it has been distributed as
close as possible to the final customer. See "The Cool Zone"
at SPESA EXPO - Pavilion #670.
PRE-SHOW WORKSHOP - LEAN MANUFACTURING
Monday, May 7, 2007
8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.
Ability to accept change has never been more important
than in today's working environment. This session is
designed to address many of those changes especially
regarding the implementation of LEAN manufacturing.
Participants will learn how Lean Manufacturing systems
reduce work-in-process, increse quality, and shorten led
times. Participants will gain an understanding of the
commitment Lean Manufacturing requires at all levels of
the manufacturing operation.
Topics included are:
Statistical fluctuations and dependent events
Dynamic line balancing
The impact of team-based manufacturing on the entire
Learn more and register by
TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS Three Great Events.
One Great Location. May 8-10, 2007
Miami Beach Convention Center Miami Beach, Florida USA Learn more
and register by contacting