November 8, 2016

Apparel Importers Pre-Conference Seminar & Reception Hosted by PwC - Click Here for Details

November 9, 2016

28th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference Hosted by USFIA & AISA at Tribeca Rooftop 


Eventbrite - 28th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference 


8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
Registration & Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

9:00 A.M. to 9:20 A.M.
Welcome Remarks

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

9:20 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
What Now? The 2016 Elections & the Outlook for Trade & Customs Policy

  • David Spooner, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Washington, D.C., Former Chief Textile & Apparel Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration
  • Jon Fee, Senior Counsel at Alston & Bird LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • John Pellegrini, Customs Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP in New York City
  • Julia K. Hughes, President of USFIA (Moderator)

10:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Transportation Executive Forum: Are There Lessons Vessel-Sharing Partners Can Learn from the Hanjin Meltdown?

  • Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA)
  • Brian Moore, Director at Maersk Line North America
  • Greg Tuthill, Chief Operating Officer of CMA CGM Americas
  • Ken Uriu, Business Development Manager for the Port of Long Beach
  • Hubert Wiesenmaier, Executive Director of AISA (Moderator)

11:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
A Conversation with U.S. Customs

  • Todd Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner at the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Field Operations
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of Trade Services for GEODIS 


12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Networking Lunch

1:40 P.M. to 2:20 P.M.
Sustainability from the Ground Up

  • Michelle Tarry, Director of Responsible Sourcing for American Eagle Outfitters
  • Daren Abney, Membership Engagement Manager for the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) 
  • Michael Singer, Vice President of Customs & Social Compliance for Macy's Merchandising Group and Chair of USFIA's Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee
  • J. Berrye Worsham, President & CEO of Cotton Incorporated

2:20 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Future Fashion: Innovations in Fabric & Design

  • Maytee Pereira, Managing Director in PwC's Customs & International Trade Practice (Moderator)
  • R. Michael Tyndall, Vice President of Product Development & Innovation at Cotton Incorporated
  • Tricia Carey, Director of Business Development for Denim at Lenzing Fibers
  • Jay Hertwig, Vice President of Global Brand Sales, Marketing & Product Development for Unifi, Inc.

3:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Afternoon Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Navigating Retail's Next Mile - Interactive Session with Mobile App

  • Tim Laseter, Managing Director of PwC's Strategy&

4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Wrap Up: The Future of Trade Policy & the Global Fashion Industry

  • Robert Antoshak, Managing Director of Olah, Inc.
  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
  • Stefanie Rotta, Senior Director of Global Sourcing at URBN Inc. (Urban Outfitters & Anthropologie)
  • Domenick Gambardella, Partner & National Practice Leader in PwC's Customs & International Trade Practice
  • Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing for Amber Road

5:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


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