2023 Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference

November 8, 2023

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Join USFIA on November 8, 2023 in New York, New York

Hosted by the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) in conjunction with Host FIT Baker School of Business and Technology.

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) invites you to the 35th Annual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference in New York City, where we will discuss the trade, transportation, and compliance challenges for fashion brands and retailers.


Early bird registration rates through September 30th! $399 for members and $599 for non-members.

USFIA members/affiliates, please login to the website to access the discounted member rates.

What to Expect

Our largest annual event brings together professionals from companies across the supply chain for a day full of insights from policy makers and industry experts. This year we are meeting in person and will analyze the impact of the mid-term elections, hear the outlook for trade policy and customs policy, and learn more about solutions to eliminate forced labor while preparing for supply chain disruptions. 

The conference is traditionally attended by 150-200 professionals ranging from coordinators, managers, directors, and vice presidents to the C-suite. The attendees are decision-makers in areas including sourcing, global trade compliance, quality assurance, supply chain management, logistics, and marketing for small, mid-sized, and large national and global companies. Past conference attendees included executives from the following companies:

  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ascena
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Eddie Bauer LLC
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kohl’s
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Macy’s
  • MGF Sourcing
  • Primark
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Under Armour
  • Urban Outfitters
  • VS & Co
  • Walmart 

Visiting NYC

FIT is located on West 27th Street, between Seventh and Eighth avenues. This midtown location, the center of the fashion industries, is easily reached by every subway line, major railroad line, and bus route in the city. There is no on-campus parking, so the best way to reach FIT is via public transportation. The closest subway station is the 28th Street Station. The Katie Murphy Amphitheater is located at 218 W 28th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. Click here to view it on Google Maps.

For air travel, nearby NYC-area airports include LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark Liberty. Public transportation into Manhattan is available at all three.

FIT provides directions to their campus by public transportation, by air, and by car on this website.

Click here to check out FIT's preferred hotels.


The 35th Annual Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference will run from 9am until 6pm.

Conference topics include:

Policy Outlook for Trade and Customs

Forced Labor and How to Manage Your Supply Chain

Sourcing Today

Outlook for Supply Chains and Logistics

Sustainability Initiatives

Our Sponsors & Partners

 Interested in sponsoring the Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference?
Download our sponsorship guide or contact info@usfashionindustry.com

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