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Sourcing Journal Presents: Sourcing Summit 2014 Insight & Outlook

Sourcing Journal (http://www.sourcingjournalonline.com/)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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This year's event, "Sourcing Summit 2014: Insight and Outlook," will bring together the industry's top thought leaders across the sourcing spectrum, from high-level executives at leading sourcing companies and retailers, to officials from government agencies, heads of NGOs and representatives from foreign trade associations. Speakers and topics have been planned to encourage industry insiders to discuss the current most pressing issues impacting the sourcing sector. The event will not only be a vital hub for sharing sourcing information and insight, but will also provide an outlook on the ever-shifting landscape.

Top industry executives will discuss the below hot topics in a candid conversation about sourcing today and what's expected for the future of the sector.

Summit Agenda

BREAKFAST + REGISTRATION 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

OPENING REMARKS - EDWARD HERTZMAN 8:45 AM - 8:55 AM

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS  - 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Marc Compagnon, president of Li & Fung Sourcing opens the Sourcing Summit reflecting on 2014 and discussing the ways LF's Three-Year Plan was revised to reflect retail and sourcing trends, and how the world's largest sourcing and trading company will position its Global Brands business to compete in today's highly competitive retail market.

RETAIL TODAY: OVER-DISCOUNTING, UNDEREMPLOYMENT AND THE RISE OF THE YOGA PANT - 9:35 AM - 10:15 AM

Industry analysts discuss the state of retail today, looking at how price sensitivity is affecting margins, how off-price has become the new real price and how athleisure is reshaping shopping. 

SOURCING TRENDS 2015 - 10:20 AM - 11:05 AM 

Top sourcing execs from leading brands and retailers talk about the ever-shifting sourcing landscape, the increasing need for compliance and transparency, and how they've adjusted their sourcing models to account for today's demands. 

COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING - 11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

TRADE POLICY, SOURCING DECISIONS AND CUSTOMS CHALLENGES: FIRST SALE - 11:35 AM - 12:10 PM

Smart sourcing demands consideration of existing and proposed free trade agreements and preferences. Seasoned sourcing executives and trade experts will discuss new opportunities--like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)--and how sourcing executives balance duty free opportunities with commercial realities and customs compliance.

 

INNOVATION IN A REGULATED WORLD - 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

 

Experts discuss how to maintain industry-leading innovation when compliance regulations are compounding and adding complexities beyond the already challenging objectives of function, aesthetics, location and price. 

EMERGING MARKETS: FROM AFRICA TO THE AMERICAS - 1:05 PM - 1:55 PM 

With rising prices and the need for greater speed to market, companies are working to take advantage of free trade agreements and looking to under-developed nations as new sourcing locales. Expert trade advisors look at how Africa, Cambodia, Myanmar and Latin America will fit into today's global sourcing matrix.

CLOSING REMARKS - 1:50 - 2:00 PM


Confirmed speakers include:

Marc Compagnon, President, LF Sourcing (Keynote)

David Bassuk, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Bill McRaith, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH

Bryan Riviere, Vice President, Global Supply Chain Product Development & Sourcing, Levi Strauss

Jody Beattie, Business Solution Consultant, Lululemon Athletica

Stuart M. Goldblatt, President/COO, Bill Blass, LLC

Randy Harward, Vice President Materials, Under Armour

Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated

Don Howard, Executive Director AlvaInsight at ALVANON

Tom Travis, Managing Partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

Faye Landes, Managing Director, Cowen Group

Janet Ydavoy, VP International Operations & Customs Compliance, Jones Group

JC Mazingue, Apparel Trade Advisor, USAID East Africa Trade Hub

Joe Walkuski, CTO and Founder, TEXbase

Rick Helfenbein, President, Luen Thai USA / Chairman of the Board, AAFA

Ambassador Ronald J. Sorini, Prinicipal & Co-Founder, Sorini, Samet & Assoc.

Shahidullah Azim, Vice President BGMEA

John Kernan, CFA/Director, Cowen and Company

Juan J. Del Real, Textile & Apparel Executive Representative, ProExport Colombia

Ian Spaulding, Senior Partner, ELEVATE
 
 


*Please note: Dress code is business casual.


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Harmonie Club
4 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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With more than 50,000 readers, Sourcing Journal knows that intelligent business decisions are based on strategic, time-sensitive information. With continuous updates on global market conditions, breaking news stories, top-tier investigative journalism and industry white papers, we make sense of an increasingly complex sourcing landscape.

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