Agenda

November 14, 2017

Apparel Importers Pre-Conference Seminar & Reception Hosted by PwC 

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

 

08:00 AM to 09:00 AM - Registration & Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

09:00 AM to 09:20 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

 

09:20 AM to 09:30 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

 

09:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Sourcing Keynote: Redefining Sourcing Strategy

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

 

10:00 AM to 10:20 AM - Sustainability Communications in the Fashion Industry: Pivoting from Risk Management to Value Creation

  • Zeke Hart, Director of Sustainability Services PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2017

 

10:20 AM to 10:45 AM - Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

 

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 12:10 PM - Trends in Data Analytics

  • Jack Lee, Director of Consumer Markets Analytics for PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2017

 

12:10 PM to 01:45 PM - Networking Lunch & Celebration of AISA's 30th Anniversary

 

01:45 PM to 02:15 PM - A Conversation with U.S. Customs

  • Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Trade
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of Trade Services for GEODIS, USFIA's Customs Broker Partner for 2017

 

02:15 PM to 03:00 PM - Politics & Policy with the Insiders

  • 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
  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) - Moderator 

 

03:00 PM to 03:05 PM - Break

 

03:05 PM to 03:55 PM - Social Compliance, Sustainability, and the Need for Traceability & Collaboration in 2018

  • Michael Singer, Vice President of Customs & Social Compliance at Macy's Merchandising Group and Co-Chair of the USFIA Social Compliance & Sustainability Committee - Moderator
  • Brittney De Stefano, Business Development Manager for BSI Supply Chain Solutions & Services, USFIA's Sustainability Partner for 2017
  • Leah Butler, Vice President for the Responsible Business Alliance
  • Daren Abney, Membership Engagement Manager at the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)
  • Amanda Carr, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Canopy
  • Hong Mei, Director of Compliance Assurance at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)
  • Lorne Cytrynbaum, Global Sourcing Executive

 

03:55 PM to 04:30 PM  - Innovative Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

  • William C. Duggan, Jr., Head of Trade Finance, North America for Maersk Group - Trade Finance & Shipping Under One Platform
  • Robert House, Director of Cyber Security for PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2017 - Cybersecurity Update: Key Insights from PwC's Global State of Information Security Survey 

 

04:30 PM to 04:35 PM - Closing Poll 

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

 

04:35 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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