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SEAMS to mark 50th anniversary at its Spring Networking Conference

A new conference agenda offers informative presentations, panel discussions, roundtable breakouts, plant tour, networking and social activities.

28th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Aiken, SC

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Scheduled to take place from 16-17 May 2017 at the OMNI Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, the conference will explore the trends and opportunities that diverse sewn products brands, manufacturers, OEMs, suppliers, and retailers will encounter as they grow into the future.

Highlights of the planned conference agenda include a keynote presentation on trends and predictions delivered by a noted futurist, feature presentations covering trade, government relations, human resources and more, breakout sessions on several relevant industry topics to choose from, and a panel discussion, which will provide an update on trends in military, automotive, industrial and other segments.

Embracing the future

“While we will pay tribute to the first 50 years of SEAMS members and industry leadership, we are focusing our conference agenda on how our members and guests can best prepare for and embrace the future,” commented SEAMS and HomTex, Inc. President Jeremy Wootten.

“We are happy to be returning to the beautiful and historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville with a newly streamlined agenda that will allow more people to attend and enjoy this wonderful venue. We invite all industry professionals and executives to join us in what promises to be a highly productive and enjoyable industry event.”      

To accommodate even the busiest attendees, a new single-day conference programme will be preceded by an optional plant tour, golf outing, opening reception and dinner on 16 May. SEAMS Conference attendees will have the opportunity to introduce their company to all attendees, meet industry-focused benefits providers, and visit special products/services displays during the conference.


SEAMS, the National Association for the Sewn Products and Textile Industries, promotes the continued growth of the USA fashion, sewn products and textiles industries through educational programs, networking opportunities, business opportunity matchmaking, industry collaboration and special member benefits packages.

SEAMS members comprise textiles providers, contract manufacturers, brands, vertical retailers and their suppliers and service providers to collectively represent the complete concept-to-consumer supply chain.


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