San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The conference, “Sourcing 2013: Reflections and Projections,” will bring together key industry leaders from across the professional spectrum: top executives from sourcing companies and retailers; officers from government departments and regulatory agencies; heads of NGO’s and representatives from major foreign trade associations will all be in attendance. The event is certain to become not only an essential hub for the sharing of vital sourcing information and insight, but also an exceptional networking opportunity.
Here is a complete list of the scheduled conference panels:
“Sourcing Trends 2014,” facilitates top executives from leading global sourcing firms to discuss the shifting landscape of sourcing, the changes in their clients’ needs, and how they are evolving their business to stay relevant during the shift to factory direct.
“The Current State of Retail,” top Investment analysts and consultants discuss the success of the off price market, why mall based retailers continue to struggle, what retailers are positioned to gain in 2014, and the outsized impact the hedge fund community and private equity investors are having on retail business models.
“Alternatives to China,” responds to the fact that rising labor and raw material costs demand new savings strategies in order to keep sourcing from China viable. This panel will investigate new ways to minimize costs within China as well alternative sourcing destinations.
Confirmed speakers include:
Robert Sinclair, COO, LF Sourcing
Kevin M. Burke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Munir Mashooqullah, Principal and Founder, Synergies Worldwide
Rick Helfenbein, President of TellaS Ltd (Luen Thai USA) and Vice-Chairman of the American Apparel and Footwear Association
Thomas G. Travis, Managing Partner of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg (STR)
Jerry Cook – Vice President, Government and Trade Relations, Hanes Brands, Inc.
Faye Landes, Managing Director, Cowen Group
Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade and Government Relations of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg (STR)
David Bassuk, Managing Director, AlixPartners
Maytee Pereira, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Allan Ellinger, Senior Managing Partner, MMG
Jeff Streader, Operating Partner, Retail, Marlin Equity Partners
Sylvia Reyes, Apparel and Textile Director USA, Proexport-Colombia
John Kernan, Vice President, Cowen Group
Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
Keith Hoover, Vice President, Material & Color Innovation, Under Armour
Louise Bohmann, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, WMS Customs and International Trade Practice
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