Thank you for attending Fashion Forward 2024!


Fashion Forward 2024 will run from 9am until 4pm.

This agenda is preliminary and subject to change prior to the event.

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration & Networking

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9:15 AM - Outlook for 2024: Politics, Trade Policy, and Customs Issues for the Fashion Industry

  • Julia K. Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)
  • David Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel and Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP 
  • Angela Santos, Partner and Customs Practice Leader, ArentFox Schiff
  • Walter Fong, Sr. Director, Global Trade Compliance, Levi Strauss & Co.



10:30 AM - Coffee Break, sponsored by the Port of Long Beach


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10:45 AM - The West Coast Perspective for Logistics

  • John Tullis, Senior Manager, Business Development, Northwest Seaport Alliance


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11:00 AM - What's on the Horizon for the Fashion Industry in 2024

  • Maytee Pereira, Managing Director and Co-Leader, PwC Customs and International Trade Practice, New York
  • Thais Pupio, Director, PwC Customs and International Trade Practice, North Carolina


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11:30 AM - How to Maximize Value in Trade Operations

  • Craig Pinkerton, Managing Director, PwC Customs and International Trade Practice, Orange County
  • Lucy Wan, Senior Manager, PwC Customs and International Trade Practice, Los Angeles



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12:00 PM - Lunch Break, sponsored by Sayari


Potter Colby 

1:00 PM - Using Public and Commercial Data to Prepare for a Changing Regulatory Environment

  • Colby Potter, Senior Analyst


Seferian Avedis

1:30 PM - Forced Labor Due Diligence: What to Do on the Ground Level

  • Avedis Seferian, President and CEO, WRAP


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2:00 PM - From Forced Labor to Responsible Sourcing: The Continuing Challenge in Uzbekistan

  • Bennett Freeman, Co-Founder, The Cotton Campaign


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2:15 PM - Coffee Break, sponsored by the Northwest Seaport Alliance 


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2:30 PM - Update from CBP Headquarters: Top Issues for the Fashion Industry

  • Felicia Pullam, Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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3:15 PM - Update from the CEE

  • Eric Batt, Center Director, Apparel, Footwear, and Textiles Center
  • Alice Buchanan, Assistant Center Director, Apparel, Footwear, and Textiles Center



4 PM to 5 PM
Networking Reception, sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Our Sponsors & Partners

 Interested in sponsoring USFIA's Fashion Forward seminar?
Download our sponsorship guide or contact info@usfashionindustry.com

2024 Lunch Sponsor


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2024 Reception Sponsor


2024 Coffee Break Sponsors

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2024 Media Sponsors

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2024 USFIA Sponsor

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