The popular SPESA dinner and industry networking function will be held at the Georgia Aquarium.
The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), Raleigh, N.C., will host the third biennial edition of its SPESA VIP Networking Event on May 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Ga. Held in conjunction with the co-located Texprocess Americas, Techtextil North America and JEC Show Americas tradeshow events, the popular opening evening event will provide show exhibitors and attendees with an exclusive opportunity to dine and network with fashion, sewn products, and technical textile industry leaders and peers.
Following the opening day of the shows, the nearby VIP experience will include an open bar and award-winning restaurant-quality cuisine provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering. The Oceans Ballroom venue features two large aquatic observation windows to give attendees face-to-face time with exotic fish and animals from every corner of the globe.
As always, a portion of the proceeds from the event will help support the future of the industry though the AAFA Education Foundation (American Apparel and Footwear Association). Tickets for the event ($85 per person) must be purchased in advance.
Formed in 1990, the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is the largest trade association in the Americas solely devoted to the advancement of suppliers of machinery, technology, ancillary equipment, parts, services and other solutions for the development, manufacture, and distribution of sewn products. SPESA members serve the apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, military, technical/industrial textiles and other sewn products segments. SPESA promotes and coordinates business and social interaction and provides opportunities for the sharing of industry-specific and general business information for its members and their customers.