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SOURCING at MAGIC - August 13-16, 2017

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is pleased to support SOURCING at MAGIC, the largest sourcing show in the United States with over 40 countries represented. USFIA President Julia K. Hughes will moderate two seminars, The Go-To Sourcing Destination: Vietnam Continues to Lure Firms, and 2050: Key Apparel Sourcing Countries – Future View, featuring several speakers from USFIA’s members and network including USFIA Premier Partner PwC, USFIA Board Member Lanier Clothes, USFIA Member Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), and Dr. Sheng Lu of the University of Delaware, the author of our annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study. These seminars are free to anyone with a show badge for any of the UBM shows in Las Vegas. 



USFIA Seminars at SOURCING at MAGIC

THE GO-TO SOURCING DESTINATION: VIETNAM CONTINUES TO LURE U.S. FIRMS

Monday, August 14, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251

Shifting global sourcing strategies affect fashion sourcing executives of all levels as they attempt to find the appropriate mix of regions, countries and product requirements. Vietnam has become a leading force in the U.S. supply chain and today’s expert panel will explore the ins and outs of their experiences working in this world-class production hub.

SPEAKERS:

  • Steve DiBlasi, VP of Global Sourcing, LANIER CLOTHES
  • Ron Klein, Director Retail & Consumer Management, PWC
  • Dr. Sheng Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION (WRAP)
  • Chris Walker, Apparel Production Advisor/Author, VIETNAM GARMENT INSIDER
  • Julia K. Hughes, President, UNITED STATES FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (USFIA) - Moderator



2050: KEY APPAREL SOURCING COUNTRIES - FUTURE VIEW

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251

Constant shifts in policy, supply chain optimization, security and innovation are keeping sourcing executives on their toes. What might the future landscape of apparel sourcing look like in 2050? Join our expert speaker from PwC as he reveals the key elements of their recent sourcing report that focuses on potential strategies impacting the manufacturing of fashion.

SPEAKERS:

  • Ron Klein, Director Retail & Consumer Management, PWC
  • Julia K. Hughes, President, UNITED STATES FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (USFIA) - Moderator



Other Seminars at SOURCING at MAGIC

SOURCING SHAKE UP: HOW TO STEER YOUR WAY THROUGH 2017 & BEYOND

Monday, August 14, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251

With the new Administration shaking up global trade policy, tax structures, and more, sourcing got a lot more complicated in 2017. What hasn’t changed is the challenges that were already on the board: converging shopping channels; the imperative for clear visibility in supply chains; complex fulfillment and distribution systems; and the pressure to get the sourcing mix right. Smart sourcing strategies will blend industry intelligence, the latest technologies and collaborative partnerships with responsible and responsive players.

SPEAKERS:

  • Charles McMurray, Sr. Director of Branded Product Development and Global Sourcing, CABELA'S
  • Rajiv Malik, Sr. VP of Products and Sourcing, KOHLS
  • Michelle Matthews, VP/Director of Global Sourcing, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for MONARCH GROUP
  • Praveen Kishorepuria, Managing Director, KURT SALMON
  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC. - Moderator



ROBOTS, AUTOMATION: MADE IN USA SOURCING

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251

For manufacturing in the U.S. to really expand requires a major change in thinking, strategy, and execution on the part of brands, retailers, and manufacturers. This dynamic presentation will address robotics, automation, new sourcing and supply chain models, the associated cost equation, and the modern model factory. Please join us to learn about these amazing technologies and innovative approaches to grow Made in the USA.

SPEAKERS:

  • Will Duncan, CEO of WILL DUNCAN AND ASSOCIATES and Executive Director for SEAMS ASSOCIATION
  • Dr. Mike Fralix, President/CEO of [TC]2 and Technology Evangelist for SOFTWEAR AUTOMATION
  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC. - Moderator



YOU CAN’T SEE TOMORROW WITH YESTERDAY’S EYES. NEW TALENT REQUIRED FOR THE CHANGING RETAIL LANDSCAPE

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Buyer’s Suite at The Collective Show, Aisle 33000 (Near Booth 33052)

A panel regarding the latest skills required in the new retail world order and how to recruit, train and retain this talent. Discussing the challenges, solutions and efforts to capitalize on these opportunities.

SPEAKER:

  • Sam Archibald, Omni DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes, MACY'S
  • Dan Dahl, VP Sales Specialty Wholesale, LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
  • Lisa Marie Ringus, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, 24 SEVEN TALENT
  • David Katz, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, RANDA ACCESSORIES - Moderator 



USFIA Members & Affiliates at SOURCING at MAGIC


PROCOLOMBIA at MAGIC August 2017

The Colombian Government Trade Office invites you to visit the Colombia Pavilion at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, from August 13-16, 2017. This year, meet 14 top companies manufacturing sportswear, casualwear, shapewear, lingerie, swimwear, footwear, and accessories. PROCOLOMBIA will also host exclusive guided tours of the pavilion, led by a Colombian government trade specialist who will provide detailed information on how to take advantage of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, logistics, and more. For more information visit www.procolombia.co/en or contact Sebastian Echavarria, PROCOLOMBIA's Textiles & Apparel Representative for the West Coast, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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