GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN & TRADE CONFERENCE
SOLUTIONS TO CHALLENGING TIMES

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 
Washington, D.C.

Agenda

Tuesday, April 30

5:00 – 6:30 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by Amber Road 
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Wednesday, May 1

8:00 – 9:00 AM

BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

9:00 – 9:40 AM
WELCOME TO D.C. – LETS TALK TRADE
Review international trade turbulence direct from AAFA’s undertakings on Capitol Hill.
Mexico and Canada have been in the news, China still has on ongoing issues, the crystal ball is hazy but what could be next?
Learn what the trade war has taught us and what to take away from the commotion.

9:40 – 10:20 AM
KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
Colin Browne, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Under Armour, Inc. 

10:20 – 10:45 AM
NETWORKING BREAK 
 
10:45 – 11:25 AM
GOODBYE OR SEE YOU LATER? 
Creating a strategy for exiting China, quickly, safely, and efficiently has become a priority for many.
Complications of leaving one country could outweigh the benefits.
This session will dive into the things you need to consider if leaving China has been discussed within your organization. 

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM
THE UNITED STATES' ROLE IN THE VALUE CHAIN  
The industry has improved speed to market, the next challenge is to increase competitiveness.
Tapped markets may propel adjustments like where and how you manufacture. 
A lean supply chain leverages automation, 3D, technology and more.
Where can it be done efficiently?  How about in the U.S.?

12:15 – 1:05 PM 
LUNCH AND NETWORKING

1:05 – 2:35 PM
SOURCING DIVERSIFICATION: WHO CAN HANDLE IT? 
The next two sessions will explore regions of opportunity as well as the risks.

1:05 – 1:45 PM
CSR IMPLICATIONS  
Executives must embrace the importance of CSR in their supply chains.  
CSR initiatives that go without reassessment can be damaging if not continuously modified; risk mitigation, unauthorized subcontracting, migrant labor, capacity issues, and much more should be checked anytime you change your operations. 

1:45 – 2:35 PM
IMPACTS  OF RELOCATING RELATIONSHIPS 
Managing customs and logistics challenges should be on the short list before making any supply chain movements.  
Material sourcing, shipping capacity, transshipments, timelines, import and export costs, infrastructure – what needs to be on your checklist when determining your company’s future sourcing decisions?

2:35 – 3:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK 

3:00 – 3:40 PM
SOLUTIONS, LARGE AND SMALL 
Not all business can be moved out of China and what must stay there needs to be managed. 
How do you manage your supply chain in China to mitigate costs? 
First sale, de minimis, 9802, outward processing arrangements (OPAs), and more will be discussed to leave you with a feeling of “problem-mitigated.”

3:40 – 4:25 PM
GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 

4:25 – 4:30 PM  
CLOSING REMARKS

 

 

*Speakers/time subject to change

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