Agenda

November 14, 2017

Apparel Importers Pre-Conference Seminar & Reception Hosted by PwC - Details TBA

November 15, 2017

29th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference Hosted by the American Import Shippers Association (AISA) and United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) at Tribeca Rooftop 

Eventbrite - 29th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference

Preliminary Agenda:

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration & Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

09:00 AM to 09:15 AM - Welcome Remarks 

  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)
  • Hubert Wiesenmaier, Executive Director of the American Import Shippers Association (AISA)
  • Michael Singer, Chairman of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Vice President of Customs & Social Compliance at Macy's Merchandising Group

 

09:15 AM to 09:25 AM - Introduction to the Mobile App & Amber Road

  • Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing for Amber Road, USFIA's Innovation Partner for 2017 and Official Mobile App Sponsor

 

09:25 AM to 09:55 AM - Outlook for Global Apparel Sourcing in 2018 & Beyond

  • John Cheh, CEO & Vice Chairman of Esquel Group Limited

 

09:55 AM to 10:20 AM - Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

 

10:20 AM to 10:45 AM - Sourcing & Sustainability Keynote TBA

  • Clinton Moloney, Advisory Leader for Sustainability Services PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2017

 

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM - Transportation Executive Forum

  • Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations & Chief Commercial Officer for the Port of Long Beach
  • Edwin Lopez, Editor of Supply Chain Dive
  • Ronald D. Widdows, Executive Chairman of American Intermodal Management, LLC
  • Hubert Wiesenmaier, Executive Director of the American Import Shippers Association (Moderator) 

 

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - A Conversation with U.S. Customs

  • Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, U.S. Customs & Border Protection (INVITED)
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of Trade Services for GEODIS, USFIA's Customs Broker Partner for 2017

 

12:15 PM to 01:45 PM - Networking Lunch

 

02:00 PM to 02:50 PM - Post-Lunch Politics with the Trade & Customs Experts

  • David Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Former Chief Textile & Apparel Negotiator at the Office of the US Trade Representative
  • Jon Fee, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP
  • John Pellegrini, USFIA Customs Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP

 

02:50 PM to 03:15 PM - Sustainability & Social Compliance Keynote TBA

  • Ryan Lynch, Head of Advisory & Corporate Social Responsibility for BSI, USFIA's Sustainability Partner for 2017

 

03:15 PM to 04:00 PM - Sustainability Committee Panel TBA

  • Daren Abney, Membership Engagement Manager at the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • Hong Mei, Director of Compliance Assurance at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
  • Amanda Carr, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Canopy
  • Sustainable Apparel Coalition Speaker TBA
  • Brand/Retailer Speaker TBA

 

04:00 PM to 04:10 PM - Quick Break

 

04:10 PM to 04:40 PM - Session TBA

 

04:40 PM to 05:00 PM - Closing: USFIA & NCTO Debate What's Next for Fashion & Trade

  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)
  • Augustine “Auggie” Tantillo, President of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)
  • Robert Antoshak, Managing Director of Olah, Inc. (Moderator)

 

05:00 PM to 06:00 PM - Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall 

 
 
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