2nd Biennial Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum
The Department of International Trade & Marketing (ITM), Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, in partnership with faculty from the Departments of Cosmetics Fragrance Marketing (CFM), Fashion Business Management (FBM), Home Products (HP) & Textile Development Marketing (TDM) Invites you to attend its 2nd Biennial Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum
March 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fashion Institute of Technology
John E. Reeves Great Hall, 7th Ave. @ 27h Street, New York City
Join us to hear dozens of speakers, including Fashion Designers, CEO’s, Brand Executives, Global Managers, FIT Professors and students, discuss current sustainable global sourcing trends, challenges, and opportunities along organizations’ supply chains and product life cycles.
9:15 am – Welcoming Remarks: Dean Steven Frumkin, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business & Technology, Fashion Institute of Technology
9:30 am – 10:30 am - Transparency in the Supply Chain
Description: Panelists will discuss the importance of informing and educating stakeholders about sustainability issues that affect the Supply Chain.
Moderator: Kate Black, Founder of EcoSessions
Panelists: TBA; speakers will include a representative from the Sustainable Apparel Coalition
10: 45 am- 11:45 am– Sensory Sustainability
Description: Panelists will discuss how the beauty sector focuses on sustainability and Fair Trade.
Moderator: Professor Virginia Bonofiglio, Chairperson, FIT’s Department of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
Panelists: TBA; speakers will include executives from Estee Lauder, Givaudan, Natura and Croda
12 – 1pm – NYC Fair Trade Coalition Panel
Description: Panelists will introduce the audience to the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and discuss what the organization is doing to promote Fair Trade and why that is important.
Moderator: Andrea Reyes, Chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and ITM Alumna
Andrea Reyes, A. Bernadette, & Chair NYC Fair Trade Coalition
Joseph Pino, Same Sky
Daphna Lewinshtein, Craft Talk
Chrissy Kim, Global Goods Partners
Stephanie Benedetto, Queen of Raw (Co-Founder & CEO), 2016 NASA/NIKE/U.S. Dept. of State LAUNCH.org Innovator, Material Is Your Business (Co-Host), NYC Fair Trade Coalition (Board of Advisors)
1 – 2pm – The Future of Sustainability in the Home Products Industry
Description: Panelists will discuss their views on sustainability in the Home Products Industry from raw material to retail.
Moderator: Professor Shannon Maher, Chairperson, FIT’s Department of Home Products and/or Student Club Representative
2 – 3pm – Empowering customers to make responsible purchases
Keynote Speaker: Enrique Villa, CEO and Founder of Povigy will discuss how to connect with retail customers in an age of transparency. The focus of this discussion will center around interests associated with purchasing goods that align with the customer’s values. Given the need to present goods that address social and environmental concerns, what is the best way to let your customers know about your corporate responsibility efforts?
3 – 4pm – BCorps and the Fashion Industry
Description: Panelists will define BCorps and explain why they matter in the business world from sourcing to production.
Moderator: Professor Ann Cantrell, Fashion Business Management Department
4 - 5pm – Sustainable Sourcing and Textile Technology
Description: Sustainable and responsible sourcing is the current holy grail in the global textile industry. Advances in textile materials and technology hold the key in the march towards sustainability. This session will discuss the latest technological advancements in bio-based materials, ecologically benign textile processing, and requirements for evaluation, testing and certification of sustainably sourced textiles.
Moderator: Professor Ajoy Sarkar, Ph.D and Professor Min Zhu, Ph.D. Textile Development Marketing Department
*Agenda is subject to change. Please note that this page will be updated periodically with the names and descriptions of speakers and panels.
Organized by Professor Shireen Musa and Stacey Sedereas
**Picture ID is Required for Entry.
To see photos and agenda of the 2015 Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum, please view the following link. http://blog.fitnyc.edu/globalandgreen/2015/04/05/itms-sustainable-global-sourcing-forum/