The Sourcing Journal Summit is the most exclusive gathering of supply chain executives leading the sector's latest initiatives. Top thought leaders will share key insights, talk about the hottest topics in the industry and discuss the latest in technology and new platforms reshaping sourcing--all through interactive panels designed to bring today's sourcing issues to life.
We'll have speakers from Li + Fung, Target, Kate Spade, John Varvatos and Cotton Inc., among others, sharing expert insight into their best business practices and varied—but always relevant—experiences. We are still in the process of confirming top-level sourcing leaders and brands and will be announcing more names over the next few weeks.
With 250+ high level executives from the biggest brands in the business in attendance, networking opportunities are unparalleled.
Evolving topics and themes include:
> Sourcing and the Trends You Need to Know - From what's new in the market to what's happening with costs, currency, how commodity prices are affecting the market and how technology is reshaping the sector.
> Insider Insight: How to Work Trade Preference Programs Into Your Duty Free Sourcing Strategy - Assistant U.S. Trade Rep Gail Strickler and delegates from Africa, Haiti, Egypt and Israel will talk about current and emerging sourcing opportunities in countries with U.S. preference programs.
> Technology in the Supply Chain: What's Really Going to Improve Efficiency? - Decode PLM, ERP, SCM and 3D and find out how each can really benefit business, speed up supply chains and boost efficiency.
> Trade Update: The Latest on TPP, TTIP + AGOA - Experts will tell you what's happening with major pending trade agreements, how new FTAs will change sourcing and where the next sourcing hub will be and what the real potential is there.
> The Dynamics of Speed to Market - Founder and chairman of Synergies Worldwide and new CEO of Synergies Worldwide, who was also the former EVP of Li + Fung, will discuss the elements of speed to market and how to improve it. With a client list including Inditex, Mango and KiK, these thought leaders can speak on fast fashion at its best.
> 3-D + Beyond: How Innovations Are Reshaping the Development Cycle - Find out about the latest pre-production and technology innovations, how 3-D is changing the product development lifecycle and what's on the horizon.
> Fast Fashion Decoded: What Zara's Doing Differently - Learn how Zara's supply chain model is setting a standard and how retailers are meeting the demands of buy now, want now. By John Thorbeck.
Kelly Caruso - President | Target Sourcing Services
Mark Rose - SVP Global Sourcing + Production | American Eagle Outfitters
Joanne Martorelli - Head of Global Social Compliance + Product Safety | Brooks Brothers
John Thorbeck - Chairman | Chainge Capital
Trent Janik - VP of Sourcing + Manufacturing | Kate Spade
Lee Goldenberg - CIO | John Varvatos
Janice Wang - CEO | Alvanon
John Harmon - Senior Analyst | Fung Business Intelligence Centre
Alexis Kantor - Director of Product Development | Target
Guido Schlossman - CEO | Synergies Worldwide
Munir Mashooqullah - Founder, Chairman | Synergies Worldwide
Gail Strickler - Assistant U.S. Trade Representative
Honorable Minister Joshua Setipa - Trade Minister | Lesotho
Dev Chamroo - Head of Mauritius Export Council
Mark D'Sa - Special Envoy for Haiti | U.S. Department of State
Gabi Bar - Israeli Economic Ministry | QIZ Director
Mohamed Kassem - Director | Egyptian Ready Made Garment Association
Waleed El-Zorba - Managing Director | Nile Holding
Karla Magruder - Textile Consultant | Founder, Fabrikology International
Nicole Bivens Collinson - President, Intl Trade + Government Relations | STR
Steve Lamar - Executive Vice President | AAFA
Mark Burstein - President of Sales, Marketing, R&D | NGC
David Bassuk - Managing Director, Retail | AlixPartners
Gregory Bannister - COO | Sport Obermeyer
Hebe Schecter - President | Kaltex North America
Rick Helfenbein - President | Luen Thai USA
Jon Devine - Senior Economist | Cotton Inc.
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With more than 70,000 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.