GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN & TRADE CONFERENCE
August  25-27, 2020 | VIRTUAL EVENT

Agenda

August 25
 1:00 PM ET
AAFA WELCOME 
Steve Lamar
, President & CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
 1:05 PM
OPENING REMARKS 
Patrik Frisk
, Chief Executive Officer and President, Under Armour, Inc.
 1:15 PM
OPENING KEYNOTE – WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT 
Colin Browne
, Chief Operating Officer, Under Armour, Inc.
Sarah Clarke
, Executive Vice President PVH Supply, PVH Corp.
Incoming AAFA Chairman and Vice-Chairman will team-up for a fireside chat to discuss the biggest issues facing today's supply chains, how to stay prepared, and the paths forward for future resilience
 1:55 PM
VIDEO BREAK
 2:00 PM
A VALUE CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK 
Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
Moderator: Rick Horwitch
, Vice President, Global Retail Lead, Supply Chain Strategy, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Trade matters have only intensified in 2020. Efforts to get out of China and diversify in a sustainable way might have been your priority leading into the year, but things swerved, and the world found itself dealing with a global pandemic. Now each of us of are thinking about the other side of COVID19 and how to make it there. Supply chains stopped or shifted, some turned to making PPE, and in tandem, you now are working to understand duty deferral, customs, and trade deals that impact your new products and supply chain operations, or, discovering how to streamline them. New opportunities have emerged, along with new risks. 
 2:40 PM
VIDEO BREAK
 2:45 PM
IT’S ALL ABOUT “I”: INNOVATION, INTELLIGENCE, IMPROVEMENT & INSIGHTS 
Ajay Badiga
, Director Global Sourcing & Quality Control, Helly Hansen
Stephane Boivin
, Co-Founder, President and CEO, Pivot88
  • Innovative Virtual Solutions to common sourcing, factory compliance and supply chain obstacles and risks
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence to enhance product quality and sourcing intelligence
  • Process Improvement in supply chain operations to stay ahead in a saturated market
  • Sharing Valuable Industry Insights on an online learning & collaboration platform
 3:15 PM
DAY ONE WRAP UP 
Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
August 26
1:00 PM ET
WELCOME REMARKS 
Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
1:05 PM
TRANSFORMERS: THE VALUE CHAIN’S BIGGEST CHANGES AND CHALLENGES 
Thomas Heckroth
, Strategic and Responsible Sourcing Director, Stitch Fix, Inc.
Gary M. Barraco
, Senior Director, Product Marketing, E2open
Moderator: Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy
Today’s value chains sit in an ecosystem that needs protecting from global events. Some of today’s biggest issues buffering industry growth are the trade war, e-commerce, evolving markets, logistics, and of course, COVID19. This session will examine the challenges restricting new market growth.
1:45 PM
VIDEO BREAK
1:50 PM
CASE STUDY: IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITY AND SHOWING STRENGTH 
Karsten Newbury
, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, Gerber Technology
COIVD-19 presented challenges for production. Companies were faced with needing to accelerate conversion to create personal protective equipment (PPE) and challenged with capacity, there were new material wastes and export restrictions. All the sudden the focus was to master nimble and pliable operations with consistent results and understand compliance. During a time of crisis and adversity the list of tasks kept growing – find suppliers, find buyers, create a playbook with a long-term strategy for crisis response. As an industry, banding together and looking at the lessons learned will keep driving us into the future.  
2:25 PM
VIDEO BREAK
2:30 PM

DEALING WITH IT: FIX THE VALUE CHAIN, NOW!
Maria Hinchcliff
, Vice President, Purchasing and Raw Material Service, Wacoal America, Inc.
David Klein, Cofounder and President, Inspectorio, Inc.
Moderator: Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
Earlier discussions covered supply chain challenges, but the next step is creating a game plan to deal with them. It’s no secret that there are more factors contributing to business success now than in years past – or even months past. Since there isn’t a crystal ball in the break room, you need to plan for sudden threats to your business, like a coup, strike, or global pandemic. This session will outline what type of information is out there to help you to be prepared and plan for risk prediction to help your company kick things back in gear.

3:10 PM
ELECTION 2020, ARE YOU READY?
Doug Palmer, Senior Trade Reporter, POLITICO
Moderator: Steve Lamar, President & CEO, AAFA
The forthcoming election could shock your company. This “inside-the-beltway” exclusive conversation will discuss the 2020 election and how the results could impact trade and our industry – both in the months leading up to the November 3 election, and beyond. POLITICO reports news on politics and policy. Joining the agenda is a 15-year veteran trade reporter, Doug Palmer, who will reverse his typical role of asking the questions and instead give us some answers.
3:30 PM
CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS
Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
August 27
1:00 PM ET
WELCOME REMARKS
Beth Hughes
, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
1:05 PM

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION IN THE VALUE CHAIN
Bryan Landreth
, Vice President, Global Transportation, Carter’s
Stuart Lund, Global Vice President, Compliance & Trade Advisory Services, UPS Customs Brokerage
Moderator: Nate Herman
, Senior Vice President, Policy, AAFA 
Today, getting product to the U.S. but also getting it from multiple places to multiple places keeps getting more complicated. And it will continue down that path even more, post COVID-19. Inputs are going to new places instead of moving locally. The supply chain is stretched-out but speed to market is still demanded by consumers. Do you have a contingency – tariffs can be put in place tomorrow or there could be another pandemic – how would you adjust if that happened?
1:40 PM
VIDEO BREAK
1:45 PM
TARIFF MITIGATION – THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE 
Jason Given
, Senior Manager, Tax, Trade and Customs, KPMG LLP
Ron Sorini, Principal, Sorini, Samet & Associates, LLC
Moderator: Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
Navigate through the noise, this micro-training session will take an in-depth look at the real tariff mitigation options going forward and the challenges with each. Explore de minimis, first sale, 9802, country of origin, trade preferences/FTAs, and other possible approaches to gain insight on how existing mitigation solutions can benefit your business.
2:25 PM
VIDEO BREAK 
2:30 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
Alexander Perkins
, Senior International Government Affairs Director, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US 
Kathleen Black
, Director, Federal and Diplomatic Government Relations, The Coca-Cola Company
Moderator: Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA
Looking to neighboring industries, we will drive through the elements of their supply chain and trade practices, especially in light of the recent crisis, that relate to apparel and footwear to think outside the box and turn their lessons and successes into practice in our industry. Operations, trade, to government relations, your supply chain is a puzzle that needs all pieces to work together to be complete. 
3:10 PM
EXTRA CONTENT: STAY TUNED IN FOR A LIVE BROADCAST COVERING LABOR ISSUES 
MANAGING THE IMPACTS OF LABOR AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES ON GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS
Marissa Pagnani McGowan
, Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, PVH Corp. 
Michael Levine, Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Under Armour, Inc.
Moderator: Nate Herman
, Senior Vice President, Policy, AAFA
Labor and human rights issues have challenged our industry’s efforts to reimagine and reinvent global supply chains. From the Xinjiang Uyghur issue threatening industry supply chains in China and beyond and the welfare of supply chain workers during the current pandemic to the growing array of country-based labor and human issues faced by companies as they diversify their supply chains, learn how companies are taking an integrated, holistic supply chain approach to CSR so that they can sleep through the night.
3:45 PM
CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS
Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade and Customs Policy, AAFA

*Speakers/time subject to change.
*Closed to press.