Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA announces upcoming International Sourcing Conference
AAFA announces upcoming International Sourcing Conference
12
Feb '10
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced the location, dates, and preliminary agenda for its eighth annual International Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Integration Conference. This year's must-attend event will be held May 5 – 7, 2010 in Miami, Florida.

“For the last seven years, AAFA has used this International Sourcing Conference to help U.S. apparel and footwear companies navigate often complicated sourcing strategies,” said AAFA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “This past year was difficult for our industry. That is why we have built this year's theme on refocusing our efforts and moving forward as quickly as we can. We are thrilled that this year's program is shaping up to be our best yet.”

The 2010 AAFA International Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Integration Conference will highlight key and emerging issues currently facing U.S. apparel and footwear brands and their suppliers. Industry experts will share the critical knowledge necessary to move the industry forward after a tough 2009. Key agenda items and themes include: trade and sourcing alternatives, sustainability, product safety, customs, social compliance, and global logistics. Along with in-depth discussions, attendees will also tour the new UPS $30 million hub for Latin America at the Miami Airport and its supply chain distribution center.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Rick Darling, President, The Li & Fung Group. During his remarks, Darling will highlight China's economic growth and emergence as a global leader in international trade.

Special remarks will also be presented by Walker Morris on behalf of the Clinton Global Initiative/United Nations Office of Special Envoy. Morris will discuss many of the opportunities and challenges for economic development in Haiti.

“AAFA's Annual International Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Integration Conference is one of the industry's best forums to problem-solve the mechanics behind the international movement of product,” said AAFA Board of Directors Member Rick Helfenbein, President of TellaS, Ltd., the USA division of Luen Thai. “The agenda always highlights an expert from every step of our industry's expansive supply chain. 2010 is no exception.”

To date, apparel and footwear companies and suppliers represented by speakers or panelists include Anvil Knitwear, Bureau Veritas, Columbia Sportswear Company, Hanesbrands, Inc., Intertek, Luen Thai, Maersk Line, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, Port Import Export Reporting Service (PIERS), Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory, TradeCard, Inc., VF Corporation, Wings Logistics and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP). Additional industry experts representing global brands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sponsors of the 2010 AAFA International Sourcing, Customs, and Logistics Conference include Bureau Veritas, Intertek, Maersk Line, NYK Logistics,SAP and TradeCard, Inc.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports rise after EU GSP+ reinstatement

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports from January to September 2017 has...

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Nov 2017

Bangladesh plans 2 leather estates in Rajshahi, Chittagong

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said two more leather...

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

Textiles | On 18th Nov 2017

ASEAN, Hong Kong sign free trade agreement

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Hong Kong...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search