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Join USFIA on February 9, 2023 at The City Club of San Francisco in San Francisco, California

What to Expect

USFIA's west coast seminar brings together U.S. government officials and industry experts with companies from across the country who want to take advantage of the opportunity to hear updates on key Customs & Border Protection activities and industry issues for the year ahead.

The 2023 Fashion Forward event is currently full, but if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email info@usfashionindustry.com. 

This seminar is traditionally attended by industry professionals who are decision-makers in areas including sourcing, global trade compliance, CSR, supply chain management, and logistics. Past conference attendees included executives from the following companies:

  • Amazon
  • Crowley Maritime
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • EY
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
  • Gap, Inc
  • J.C. Penney
  • KPMG
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Nordstrom, Inc.
  • SanMar Corporation
  • Under Armour
  • VF Outdoor, LLC
  • Walmart 

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

 

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9:15 AM - Politics and Trade Policy Outlook 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 

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10:15 AM - Coffee Break, sponsored by the Port of Long Beach

 

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10:30 AM - Biden Administration Textile Trade Policy Update

  • Natalie Hanson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

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11:00 AM - ESG and Forced Labor: A Global Overview of Developments by PwC

  • Maytee Pereira, Managing Director in PwC’s Customs and International Trade Practice
  • Craig Pinkerton, Managing Director, Orange County
  • Lucy Wan, Senior Manager, LA
  • Thais Pupio,  Director, North Carolina

 

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

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1:00 PM - Update from CBP Headquarters: Top Issues for the Fashion Industry

  • Eric Choy, Executive Director, Trade Remedy Law Enforcement, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

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1:30 PM - Update from the CEE

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

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

 

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2:30 PM - Managing UFLPA and Forced Labor WRO's in 2023: A View from the Trenches

  • Arthur Bodek, Partner, GDLSK

 

3:00 PM - Enhanced Practices for Supply Chain Compliance

  • Andy Van Vleck, CFA, IntegrityRisk International

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3:20 PM - The West Coast Perspective for Logistics

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

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

Speakers

Our Sponsors & Partners

 Interested in sponsoring USFIA's Fashion Forward 2023 seminar?
Download our sponsorship guide or contact info@usfashionindustry.com

2023 Reception Sponsors

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2023 Coffee Break Sponsors

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