SPESA EXPO To Highlight Advanced Technology in Special IT SHOWCASE and COOL ZONE Exhibits

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SPESA EXPO 2010 will feature its largest-ever gathering of IT and advanced technologies in a new IT SHOWCASE and returning COOL ZONE pavilions at the May 18-20 event in Atlanta. Leading solutions providers are set to exhibit the latest in computer software and digital technology for the sewn products industry.

SPESA – The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is pleased to announce that the SPESA EXPO 2010 exhibit halls at the Georgia World Crongress Center in Atlanta, Georgia will be home to one of the most comprehensive displays of information technology and advanced industry solutions ever assembled at the triennial tradeshow and exposition. These exhibits will be located within the new IT SHOWCASE pavilion or within the returning COOL ZONE 2.0 exhibit produced by [TC]2.

Making its debut at SPESA EXPO 2010 is the IT SHOWCASE, a special show-within-a-show exhibit that will include information technology exhibits comprising a wide range of IT and software solutions including computer aided design (CAD), product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), computer aided engineering (CAE), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), shop floor control (SFC), supply chain management (SCM), warehouse management systems (WMS), and more. Among the companies exhibiting in the IT Showcase are Assyst/Bullmer, Checkpoint Systems, Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), GCS Software, Lawson, Methods Workshop, OptiTex, Polygon Software, and TEXbase.

A visitor-favorite at past SPESA EXPO events, [TC]2 returns in 2010 with an all-new COOL ZONE v2.0. This special 6400 square foot exhibit will highlight current and future technologies that support a totally digital supply chain for the fashion industry. In addition to [TC]2 3D body scanning, avatar creation, virtual dressing, and the SizeUSA sizing study, participants include Advanced Innovative Technologies rotary heat transfer for digital printing; American & Efird threads; Carr Textile fabrics; Gerber Technology ContourVision integrated cutting system plus V-Stitcher 3D design software; Human Solutions iSize global fit and size charts plus Vidya by Assyst rapid pattern prototyping; Juki safety stitch and lock stitch sewing machines; Lawson enterprise software solutions; Lectra 3D Shoe and 3D Fit; PAD System PAD Elite digitizing, pattern design, and auto-marker generation; Schmetz sewing needles; TradeCard and Avery Dennison factory floor automation show case; and Tukatech virtual try-on technology.

Participants in the Cool Zone v2.0 will also maintain broader product exhibits in the IT Showcase or elsewhere on the SPESA EXPO show floor.

“We are pleased that such an impressive list of advanced technology providers has decided to participate in SPESA EXPO,” noted SPESA President Benton Gardner. “We are experiencing strong interest from pre-registered attendees in the software category and related seminars. We expect that both attendees and exhibitors will benefit from the synergies our event will bring.”

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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