Major Sewn Products Suppliers to Participate in SPESA EXPO 2010

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More than forty leading machinery, equipment, information technology, component and other suppliers to the sewn products industry have already confirmed their participation in SPESA EXPO scheduled for May 18-20, 2010 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center. By covering the entire concept-to-delivery sewn products lifecycle, the triennial event promises to be the industry's most comprehensive exhibition and seminar event of the year. The diverse list of early bird exhibitors includes Lectra, Gerber Technology, Henderson Sewing Machine Company, and VEIT Brisay Kannegiesser.

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) reports brisk advance exhibit space sales for its SPESA EXPO 2010 event (http://www.spesaexpo.com) scheduled for May 18-20, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Since exhibitor applications opened in August 2008, more than 40 leading industry suppliers have confirmed participation in the triennial show that promises to be the most comprehensive industry exhibition and seminar event of 2010. The initial list of exhibitors comprises a wide range of equipment and machinery, information technology and software solutions, trims and components, supplies and services, and other suppliers to the diverse sewn products industry.

Major multi-product industry suppliers already confirming participation in SPESA EXPO 2010 include Lectra, Gerber Technology, and Assyst-Bullmer. Leading equipment companies such as Henderson Sewing Machine Company, Veit Brisay Kannegiesser, Eastman Machine Company, and Durkopp-Adler have also confirmed booth space. Other early and notable exhibitors include American & Efird, OptiTex, Alvanon, and YKK USA. SPESA EXPO 2010 will also co-locate with Techtextil North America and ATME-I/MEGATEX, two prominent textile events, to provide textile and sewn products professionals with unparalleled value and exclusive access with a single event pass.

"As a leading supplier to the global sewn products industry, we see SPESA EXPO 2010 as an important place to be in a big way," noted Jerry Inman, Vice President of North American Marketing at Lectra. "We closed significant business on the show floor at the last SPESA EXPO and are looking to build on that in 2010. SPESA's efforts to expand the event into new market segments that cover the entire concept-to-delivery product lifecycle will bring us even greater opportunity for our extensive range of software and hardware solutions. Additionally, the co-location with Techtextil North America and ATME-I/Megatex textile events will enable us to address a broader cross-section of our customer and prospect base."

According to Frank Henderson, president of Henderson Sewing Machine Company and SPESA president, "SPESA EXPO 2010 will be a very important event for our industry and particularly for companies in the Western Hemisphere. In this rapidly changing global marketplace, success will come to those companies that can respond creatively to the technological and innovative advances within our industries. By bringing together manufacturers and suppliers from more textiles and sewn products segments than ever before, SPESA EXPO will facilitate the collaboration needed for these companies to succeed now and in the future."

"We are extremely pleased with the early response that we are receiving from the global supplier community to SPESA EXPO 2010," added SPESA's managing director Dave Gardner. "We are also receiving strong support from a number of international industry associations that see SPESA EXPO as the right industry event and timing for both exhibitors and attendees."

About SPESA EXPO
SPESA EXPO is the most comprehensive exhibition and seminar event for the sewn products industry in the Western Hemisphere. It comprises all segments of the sewn products market, including apparel and fashion, auto and transportation interiors, footwear and accessories, home furnishings and upholstery, safety and protective gear, luggage and leather goods, and other technical and industrial textiles; and covers the entire concept-to-delivery sewn products lifecycle including design, development, production, and distribution. In 2010, SPESA EXPO will co-locate with Techtextil North America and ATME-I/Megatex on May 18-20 to form Textile and Sewn Products Week in Atlanta, Georgia. SPESA EXPO is solely owned by SPESA.

About SPESA
Formed in 1990, the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is an industry association dedicated to suppliers (manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, related parts and supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, and other products and services for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products) to the sewn products industries (apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and technical/industrial textiles). SPESA speaks with a representative voice on matters that affect its member companies and provides a forum to advance its members' interests in the global marketplace. 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.

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