USFIA Presents our Virtual Seminar:

FASHION FORWARD 2021

February 3 & 4, 2021

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

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The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) invites you to join our virtual seminar Fashion Forward 2021. This two-day event will feature keynote presentations and interactive panels to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2021. The event will take place on February 3rd and 4th from 1:00 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET each day.

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 3

1:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Opening Remarks

  • Anna Walker, USFIA Chair
  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

 

 Overview of Policy and Politics for the Global Fashion Industry

  • Julia K. Hughes, President, United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

  • David M. Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP

2:00 PM to 2:15 PM 

 Break

2:15 PM to 2:45 

 

Global Trends in Cotton – Update on Cotton Markets, Price Fluctuations and Trends

  • Robert Antoshak,CEO, Textile Projects LLC

2:45 PM to 3:15 PM

 

 Brexit by PwC

  • Chris Johnson,IP and Commercial Solicitor, PwC UK

  • Matthew Clark,Head of Customs, Excise & International Trade, PWC UK

3:15 PM to 3:35 PM

Trends to Watch in 2021

  • Sheng Lu,Associate Professor at the University of Delaware Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies

3:35 PM to 3:55 PM

The Future of Supply Chain Transparency with Serai

  • Vivek Ramachandran, Chief Executive Officer, Serai
  • Lindsey Hermes, Head of Serai Enterprise Solutions, Serai

3:55 PM to 4:05 PM

 Wrap-up

Thursday, FEBRUARY 4

 

1:00 PM to 1:10 PM

 Opening Remarks

  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

 1:10 PM to 1:40 PM

 Customs Policy and Outlook for 2021

  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of Trade Services at GEODIS USA, USFIA’s Customs Broker Partner for 2021
  • John Pellegrini,USFIA Customs Counsel

 1:40 to 2:15 PM

 Classification Trends—What You’ll Be Wearing Next From What We Are Classifying Now!  The NISs Share Their Insights about Fashion Trends
  • Erin Williamson, Compliance Manager,GEODIS USA, USFIA’s Customs Broker Partner for 2021 – Moderator
  • Renee Orsat,National Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Antoinette Peek-Williams,National Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Maryalice Nowak,National Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Nicole Rozzo,National Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Timothy Petrulonis,National Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 2:15 to 2:25

 Break

 2:25 PM to 2:55 PM

 Update from CBP Headquarters:  Forced Labor Enforcement and the Impact on the Fashion Industry
  • Therese Randazzo, Director, Forced Labor Division -Trade Remedy Law Enforcement, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 2:55 PM to 3:55 PM

 Update and 2021 Outlook from the CEE
  • Eric Batt,Center Director, Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center
  • Alice Buchanan,Assistant Center Director, Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center
  • James Snider,Assistant Center Director, Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center

3:55 PM to 4:00 PM

 Closing Session

  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

 

What to expect?

Registered Attendees will receive

  • Access to exclusive conference sessions.
  • Session recordings and slide decks will be available after the live sessions.
  • Opportunity to ask your questions to industry experts.

What are some of the topics covered?

  • Trade Politics & Policy Outlook- and Predictions for a New Administration 
  • Global Trends in Cotton - Updates on Cotton Markets, Price Fluctuations and Trends
  • Key Trends in Customs Activities for Trade Facilitation and Enforcement
  • Updates from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Center of Excellence & Expertise (CEE) for Apparel, Footwear, & Textiles
  • Classification Trends Update by the National Import Specialists at U.S. Customs & Border Protection 
  • How to Navigate Existing and Emerging Regulatory Challenges 
 

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