TRSA To Host Its 107th Annual Conference This October

TRSA 107th Annual conference

Evanston, IL May 25, 2020 – TRSA is set to host is 107th Annual Conference this year on October 20-22, 2020. The conference will be held at the Westin Alexandria in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which will serve as a perfect setting for attendees and guests to share their own experiences of recovery and renewal during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The TRSA Annual Conference is anticipated to welcome over 200 CEOs, senior executives, owners, operators, and more to its doors and promises to help you network with exiting contacts and make new ones, as well, with North America’s leading textile service organizations.  

TRSA’s diverse membership of independent, national, and international operators and global product and service supplies can come to gather, listen, and learn from world-class keynote speakers covering economic trends, emerging technology, regulations, human resources, and more.  

In addition to addressing the global crisis, the three-day program has expanded its agenda to include over a dozen breakout sessions. It will award industry recognitions to those who have honored their commitment to diversity, safety, and community service. It will also award Lifetime Achievement awards to those who’ve made an impact on the industry.  

The conference will begin on October 20th with TRSA committee meetings that will feature industry professionals ranging from managers to CEOs. Participants of these volunteer-led sessions will also include 30-minute, open discussions on industry-related issues. And finally, the TRSA leaders will participate in a Volunteer Leadership Interactive Industry Strategic Direction and Brainstorming facilitated workshop led by President of Six Disciplines Consulting, Eric Kurjan. 


Three keynotes have been planned and scheduled throughout the conference and they include:   

  • Get A Grip on Your Business: Six Keys to Getting What You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Company – Mike Paton, Visionary, Author and Speaker, Entrepreneurial Operating System Worldwide (EOS). 
  • The State of U.S. National Security in Our Airspace – General Lori Robinson, Commander, NORAD (May 2016-May 2018), Commander, U.S. NORTHCOM, Commander, Pacific Air Forces (Oct. 2014-May 2016). 
  • Political Update – Chris Stirewalt, Politics Editor, Fox News. 

In addition to general sessions, these six breakout sessions will be offered: 

  • Growing Your Business After COVID-19 – Eric Kurjan, president, Six Disciplines Consulting and TRSA’s EMI Session IV faculty head and instructor; 
  • Managing Difficult People in the Workplace – Dr. H. Kent Baker, University Professor of Finance, Kogod College of Business Administration, American University and Dean of TRSA’s EMI, EMI Session I instructor; 
  • Post-Corona, Post-Elections: How Smart Leaders Are Leveraging the New Political, Economic and Tech Issues in a New World – Gene Marks, president, and CEO, The Marks Group;
  • Selecting People Who Stay – Sherri Merbach, managing director, C-Suite Analytics, consultant and certified executive coach; 
  • The Power of Vulnerability-Based Leadership – James H. Underwood, Senior Consultant, Currier Consulting Group and TRSA’s EMI Session III instructor; and 
  • Technology, Experience, and the Future of Textile Services – Joyce Gioia, CMC, CSP, futurist and CEO, The Herman Group of Companies.

Tickets are still available for the 107th Annual Conference. If you want to register now or get more information regarding the agenda, hotel, or to become a sponsor, visit TRSA official website today.