USFIA and AISA present the
2020 Virtual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference

November 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2020

Registration: $195 for non-members/$95 for members

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The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and the American Import Shippers Association (AISA) invites you to join us for our 2020 Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference. This year, we will be holding the conference totally virtual for four days from Tuesday, November 10 to Friday, November 13.

This four-day event is a must for the fashion industry. Brands and retailers will learn the latest on the outcome of the election, the retail outlook, sourcing trends and opportunities, logistics and how the industry can support Conscious Fashion. 

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Schedule

Download the latest PDF schedule here.

See a calendar of the sessions & download to your personal Google or Outlook calendar here.

Tuesday, November 10
1:00pm-4:00pm ET

POLITICS AND TRADE POLICY

Sessions include:

  • Updates From The Election And Trade Policy Forecast
  • Trade Policy Outlook
  • Key Issues on the Agenda with U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • New Challenges for Compliance: Updates on the EU E-Commerce Rule and Responding to Forced Labor Allegations

Wednesday, November 11
1:00pm-4:00pm ET

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK AND SOURCING PERSPECTIVES

Sessions include:

  • Keynote: The Future of Retail & The New Normal
  • Sourcing Perspectives from an Industry Leader
  • How Material Exchange & Kingpins has created "a new normal" by connecting Denim Mills with buyers digitally
  • How Sourcing Is Changing For the Fashion Industry
  • Sourcing Environment in Turkey: Changing from Physical to Digital
  • Future Diversification in Apparel Sourcing: Leaving China - Where Will Global Fashion Companies Manufacture Next

Thursday, November 12
1:00pm-4:00pm ET

LOGISTICS

Sessions include:

  • Transpacific Ocean Carriers' Rates, Surcharges, and Service Policies
  • Status of the PONYNJ Gateway in a COVID World
  • Navigating the New Normal in Long Beach
  • Weaving the Data Silos Together to Gain Predictive Visibility of Your Global Shipments

Friday, November 13
1:00pm-4:00pm ET

CONSCIOUS FASHION

Sessions include:

  • Sustainability and Fashion: Making the Most of Resources for Cotton
  • Conscious Fashion: A Look at Collaboration and Technology
  • Tackling Forced Labor in the Supply Chain: Audit Perspectives




What to expect?

Experience USFIA in a whole new way! This event will be hosted through our conference mobile platform. Watch live conference sessions, interact with other conference attendees, and meet with virtual exhibitors.

Registered Attendees will receive

  • Access to exclusive conference sessions
  • Session recordings and slide decks will be available after the live sessions and will be sent to all participants after the end of the conference
  • Opportunity to ask your questions to industry experts
  • Interact with other conference attendees through the mobile platform
  • Meet with our virtual exhibitors – service providers and industry experts
  • Attendees will have access to the mobile platform during the two weeks following the event (until November, 27) including access to presentations, recordings, and more. 

Who are the companies that will speak at the conference?

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Cotton Incorporated
  • Cargo Smart Ltd
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • GEODIS
  • IHKIB
  • Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association
  • J. Jill
  • Lanier Clothes
  • Lenzing
  • Material Exchange
  • MGF Sourcing
  • ONE
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of New York and New Jersey
  • PwC
  • SustainChain
  • Textile Genesis
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

What are some of the topics covered?

  • Updates From The Election And Trade Policy Forecast
  • Trade Policy Outlook
  • Updates from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • The Future of Retail and the New Normal
  • Compliance Challenges: EU e-Commerce Rule & Forced Labor
  • Sourcing Perspectives
  • The Future of Retail
  • Sourcing in Turkey
  • Transpacific Ocean Carriers
  • Ports & COVID-19
  • Conscious Fashion Today
  • Sustainability & Fashion
  • Tracking Forced Labor and the Supply Chain

 

How it works

Register here for the conference

Be on the lookout for a confirmation email from info@usfashionindustry. com

Closer to the conference you will receive a log-in to the conference mobile platform

Create your profile on the mobile platform and explore all conference sessions, networking, and visit our virtual exhibitors

 

 

Special Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

2020 Partners

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Mobile Platform Sponsor

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Event Sponsors

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Be sure to visit the exhibitors below in our Virtual Exhibit Hall!

 

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