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Posted Date: 3/29/2012

Texprocess Americas: Meeting the Needs of the Sewn Products Industry

Later this month, retailers, brands and manufacturers will converge on the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for the Texprocess Americas conference and exhibition for the sewn products industry. From April 24-26, attendees to the show, which is co-produced by SPESA, will meet with international manufacturers and distributors of machinery, equipment, parts, supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions and other products and services involved in the development of apparel and other sewn products.

Keynote Kickoff
This year’s show, co-produced by Messe Frankfurt and SPESA, will kick off with a keynote address from designer, Miguel Caballero, a.k.a. the “Armani of Bulletproof Clothing.’” Caballero, who founded his label in 1992 in Bogota, Colombia, developed his line of bulletproof clothing for people who needed extra protection in their lives. Caballero will discuss the origins of the idea for his company and how it grew into a recognized name in personal protection solutions, his views on the future of the industry as well as his clients and why they are attracted to his company. The keynote address is open to all attendees and exhibitors and will take place April 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Co-located events
In 2012, as part of a new co-location effort, Techtextil North America, now incorporating ATME-I (American Textile Machinery Exhibition-International), will run concurrently alongside Texprocess Americas, making it the largest technical textile and nonwovens, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas.

The Peachtree Experience
SPESA is hosting this V.I.P. dinner and networking event on April 24 from 6:30-9:30 pm at the historic 200 Peachtree building. The $75 ticket price includes open bar, dinner and live entertainment, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the American Apparel Education Foundation, which provides scholarships to students who are studying for careers in the apparel and sewn products industry. To learn more and reserve tickets visit spesa.org.

Show hours
Tuesday, April 24         10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 26        10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Symposium Hours
Tuesday, April 24    9:30 am - 11:30 am/1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25    8:30 am - 11:00 am/1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 26    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Texprocess Americas Symposium 2012
This year, a key component of the event will be the Texprocess Americas Symposium,  developed to address the most pressing issues faced by today’s sewn products and equipment industries. Featuring nine sessions and more than 40 presentations, the symposium’s topics will include: Sourcing
to the European Market; Sourcing in the Americas; Product Development; Sustainability; a Global Market Outlook; Manufacturing Technology; Doing Business with the U.S. Government; the World Supply Chain; and an International Trade Update. A full schedule follows.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Morning Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am – 11:30 am

TP01: Sourcing to the European Market
TP01.1 Free Trade Agreements - How Latin American Companies Can Take Advantage of the European Markets
TP01.2 European Market Sourcing/Sampling/Service Expectations
TP02: Product Development Technology

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TP03: Sourcing in the Americas
TP04: Sustainability
TP04.1 Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?
TP04.2 Best Practices
TP04.3 Real Practice: What Happens in the Factory
TP04.4 Where’s It Going and What Does It Mean?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Morning Concurrent Sessions
8:30 am – 11:00 am

TP05: Global Market Outlook
TP05.1 Apparel
TP05.2 Imagewear/Workwear
TP05.3 Home Furnishings
TP06: Manufacturing Technology
TP06.1 Spreading
TP06.2 Cutting
TP06.3 Sewing

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

TP07: Doing Business with the U.S. Government
TP07.1 Welcome to Doing Business with the U.S. Government
TP07.2 Understanding the Military
TP07.3 Selling to the U.S. Government Contractors
TP07.4 From Wearing the Uniform to Making the Uniform
TP08: World Supply Chain
TP08.1 Global Fibers – Where Do We Go Next?
TP08.2 U.S. Export Compliance
TP08.3 Labor Outlook for Asia

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Morning Session
8:30 am – 11:00 am

TP09: International Trade Update
TP09.1 Country perspectives on Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Nicaragua
TP09.2 Obama Administration Perspective
TP09.3 Regulatory Update
TP09.4 Successful Sourcing and Export Strategies for the Americas

For more information about the show please visit www.TexprocessAmericas.com. 


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