Premier Sponsors

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From apparel, footwear and toys to consumer electronics and hard goods, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS), provides a full range of quality and safety compliance testing, inspections and consulting services on an ongoing basis to help protect your reputation and brand. BVCPS can work with you to identify quality concerns prior to distribution, monitor your private label brands throughout their life cycles, and assess all your products, including textiles, apparel and home furnishings for regulatory compliance.
ICIX helps the retail industry’s leading companies collaborate across trading partner networks to achieve Active TransparencyTM. ICIX solutions enable companies to safeguard consumers, protect their brand, and build trust – all while improving margins. Its cloud-based SaaS platform brings unparalleled visibility and efficiency to the extended supply chain for product safety, compliance, and corporate social responsibility. Over 20,000 businesses are active members of the ICIX network, including leading retailers and manufacturers, their trading partners and over 50 testing, inspection, and certification companies. For more information about the company and its portfolio of products, visit icix.com.
At GT Nexus, we built a company around a simple but very powerful idea: put a single cloud-based collaboration platform at the center of a huge but enormously inefficient industry — global trade and logistics — and give companies a rapid, low-cost way to enable hundreds of inter-company supply chain processes on a global scale, across entire trading communities, to drive new levels of operational efficiency and business agility. We provide the industry-wide collaboration platform that leaders from nearly every sector rely on to automate trade and logistics operations across their global partner networks. For these companies and their trading partners, GT Nexus is where global trade happens. Today, GT Nexus is the developer and operator of the largest cloud supply chain platform of its kind.
The International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology (OEKO-TEX®) is a union of 18 independent textile research and test institutes in Europe and Japan and their worldwide representative offices. The member institutes are responsible for the joint development of test methods and limit values which form the basis of the product labels according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® and LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® as well as the production site certifications according to STeP by OEKO-TEX® (Sustainable Textile Production) and the chemical management tool DETOX TO ZERO by OEKO-TEX®. They are also entitled to carry out the corresponding laboratory tests and site audits. Additional services of the OEKO-TEX® Association are the MySTeP database for supply chain management and the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification for the verification of chemicals and auxiliaries. On the basis of their wide-ranging activities and core competencies the OEKO-TEX® member institutes provide important impulses for innovations within the textile and clothing industry. Through close cooperation with the manufacturers their accredited test system also makes a substantial contribution to the development of high-quality textile products.
JD.com, also known as Jingdong and formerly called 360buy, is a Chinese e-commerce company headquartered in Beijing. It is one of the two largest B2C online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue, a member of the Fortune Global 500 and a major competitor to Alibaba-run Tmall. As of March 2017 it currently has 236.5 million active customer accounts.
QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection) is a leading provider of supply chain compliance solutions, that partners with brands, retailers and importers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply network.

QIMA has on-the-ground presence in 85 countries, combining industry-leading experts for onsite inspections, supplier audits and lab testing with a digital platform that brings accuracy, transparency and intelligence for quality and compliance data.

For all our clients in 120 countries who use the QIMA platform and benefit from 24/7 support in over 20 languages, QIMA is Your Eyes in the Supply Chain™.
TÜV Rheinland, a leader in independent testing and quality assurance services, provides technical expertise, dedicated client service & support, customized solutions, and integrated services offering a comprehensive approach to product safety, compliance, quality, brand protection and supply chain management.
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, USA with offices in Hong Kong and Bangladesh and full-time staff in India and Southeast Asia, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.

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Supporting Sponsors

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Alvanon, Inc.
American & Efird LLC
Applied DNA Sciences
Bamboo Rose
Centric Software, Inc.
Customized Brokers, a Crowley Company
ECT Testing Group
Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Gerber Technology
Inspectorio, Inc.
Livingston International
Micro-Pak Ltd
Newtimes Group Limited
NGC Software
Oracle's NetSuite
Port of Long Beach
Setlog Corp.
Super Dry International Pte Ltd
Vibram USA
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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AAFA Sponsors highlight their business solutions and maximize relationships with key industry leaders through a variety of education platforms. AAFA events and webinars create a level of superior corporate visibility and recognition among association members. The variety of benefits enables sponsors to gain access to members and showcase your company. Sponsored programs include events such as the AAFA Executive Summit, domestic and international product safety seminars, a sourcing conference, webinars, and co-branded events.

To learn more, contact Candice Austin at (202) 853-9354.