SPESA EXPO 2010 Surpasses Prior Exhibit Sales Mark

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With more than three months to go, SPESA EXPO 2010 has already surpassed the exhibit space sales mark achieved at its 2007 event. Drivers for strong exhibitor and attendee results include the addition of several new exhibit categories, new global supply chain resource centers, a dedicated IT Showcase pavilion, an all-new Cool Zone 2.0 exhibit, and a more robust international presence.

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is pleased to announce that, with more than 3 months remaining before the event, booth sales for its May 18-20 SPESA EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia have already surpassed the total exhibit space occupied in the previous edition of the triennial event which was held in Miami Beach.

Driving the increase in floor space is the addition of several new exhibit categories for 2010, including fabrics and materials, trims and components, product development services, production and supply chain services, and information technology (IT). The historically strong SPESA EXPO machinery and equipment categories are returning en masse for the 2010 edition. Also factoring into the expansion are a number of new special attractions including the first-ever Made in USA Supply Chain, Supply Chain of the Americas, and IT Showcase show components; as well as the updated Cool Zone v2.0 and numerous country and regional pavilions from Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

The trade group also reported that attendee registration, which recently opened online, is very strong; tracking ahead of the numbers achieved at similar intervals prior to the 2007 event. ‘Textile & Sewn Products Industry Week’ co-location partners and prominent textile industry events ATME-I/MEGATEX and TECHTEXTIL NORTH AMERICA are also reporting similar advance attendee results.

“We are pleased with the way both exhibitors and attendees are embracing our event,” noted SPESA President Benton Gardner. “As companies continually strive for greater product innovation and more efficient operations, SPESA EXPO serves as a valuable resource for the technology, supply chain services, and knowledge that fashion and sewn products retailers, brands, manufacturers need to succeed in 2010 and beyond. For these and other reasons, we expect to see continued strong space sales and pre-registration right up until the start of the event.”

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 Industry Week” in Atlanta, Georgia. SPESA EXPO is solely owned by SPESA. For more information, visit http://www.spesaexpo.com.

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. Learn more at http://www.spesa.org.

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