USA-ITA West Coast Seminar: The 2012 Outlook (and Beyond!) for Apparel Importers

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Join USA-ITA at our annual West Coast Seminar on Thursday, February 16th, in San Francisco, California. We will continue to update this page as we confirm details.

Our agenda for the day includes:

  • Trade Policy in 2012: An Overview, featuring Jon FeePartner at Alston & Bird LLP, Julia K. Hughes, President of USA-ITA, and David Spooner, USA-ITA Washington Counsel with Squire Sanders & Dempsey

  • Customs Keynote, featuring Richard DiNucci, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

  • A Conversation on Customs, featuring John Pellegrini, USA-ITA Customs Counsel with McGuireWoods LLP and Julie Engelbertson, Supervisory Import Specialist, Port of San Francisco

  • A Conversation with the Obama Administration, featuring Gail Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles 

  • The Korea FTA: What Now? featuring Jon Fee, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP, and Won Sok Yun, Director General & Chief Trade Commissioner at the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Los Angeles

  • A Conversation with Cotton, featuring Elizabeth King, Vice President of Importer Relations at The Cotton Board, and Mark Messura, Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Marketing at Cotton Incorporated

  • Business Case for Sustainability: Differentiate by Implementing Sustainable Design, featuring Brian Whitters, DVP Sustainability at SGS

  • A Conversation on TPP: The Importer's Perspective, featuring Helga Ying, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Wrap Up: How Retailers & Brands Can Affect Policy, featuring Julia K. Hughes, President of USA-ITA; John Pellegrini, USA-ITA Customs Counsel; and David Spooner, USA-ITA Washington Counsel

This event is approved for 6 CCS credits via NCBFAA. To be eligible for the credits, please give us your NCBFAA number when you register for the event.

February 16th, 2012 from  9:00 AM to  4:30 PM
Levi Strauss & Company
1155 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 202-419-0444
Event Fee(s)
EARLY BIRD USA-ITA Member Fee $200.00
EARLY BIRD Non-Member Fee $275.00
EARLY BIRD 2 or More USA-ITA Members Fee (Per Person) $175.00
EARLY BIRD 2 or More Non-Member Fee (Per Person) $250.00
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