The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) invites you to join our virtual seminar Fashion Forward 2022 on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. This event will feature keynote presentations and interactive panels to help you stay ahead of the curve in 2022. 

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Agenda

You can download a pdf copy of the agenda here

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 2

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Opening Remarks and Overview of Policy and Politics for the Fashion Industry in 2022

  • Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)
  • Chris Lucas, USFIA Vice Chair, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
  • David M. Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
  • John Pellegrini, USFIA Customs Consultant
  • Erin Williamson, Director of Product Management - Customs Brokerage Product at GEODIS USA, USFIA's Customs Broker Partner

1:15 PM to 1:30 PM

 Break

1:30 PM to 1:55 PM 

 Forced Labor Enforcement and the Impact on the Fashion Industry with Acting Executive Director Eric Choy, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

2:00 PM to 2:45 

 

Update and 2022 Outlook from the CEE
**off the record for press**

  • 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
  • Mitchel Landau, Assistant Center Director, Apparel, Footwear and Textiles Center

2:45 PM to 2:55 PM

 Break

2:55 PM to 3:30 PM

The Importance of ESG Beyond the "S" - What You Need to Know Apart From Social Responsibility

  • Scott McCandless, Principal | Washington National Tax, PwC
  • Belinda Rowsell, Tax Principal | Sustained Outcomes, PwC

3:35 PM to 4:00 PM

Supply Chain Update from Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Long Beach

4:05 PM to 4:45 PM

Tariff Engineering: Lower Product Costs Through Design Changes

  • Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated
  • Janet Ydavoy, Archangel Advisors

4:45 PM to 4:45 PM

 Wrap-up

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

Media Advisory

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
  • 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
  • How to Navigate Existing and Emerging Regulatory Challenges 
 

Special Thanks to our Partners

2022 Partners

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