GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN & TRADE CONFERENCE
April 30, 2020 | Under Armour Headquarters
2601 Port Covington Drive | Baltimore, MD 

Agenda

Wednesday, April 29
6:00 – 7:30 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
Phillips Seafood, 601 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD

Thursday, April 30
8:00 – 8:45 AM
BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
Under Armour Headquarters
2601 Port Covington Drive, Baltimore, MD 21230

8:45 – 9:00 AM
OPENING REMARKS
Steve Lamar, President & CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Patrik Frisk,Chief Executive Officer and President, Under Armour, Inc.

9:00 – 9:40 AM
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.

9:40 – 10:05 AM
NETWORKING BREAK 
10:05 – 10:35 AM
A VALUE CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK 

The trade war has only intensified efforts to get out of China. However, value chains are global and other countries are emerging as players with a stake in the game and will compete to be incorporated into your value chain. But with new opportunities come new risks. The only way forward is to understand the full picture.

10:35 – 11:15 AM
TRANSFORMERS: THE VALUE CHAIN’S BIGGEST CHANGES AND CHALLENGES 

Today’s value chains sit in an ecosystem that needs protecting from global events and growth of new markets. Three of today’s biggest issues buffering the industry are the trade war, e-commerce, and, evolving markets. This session will examine the challenges to help your company prepare. 

11:15 AM -12:00 PM
Breakout 1A
Logistics & Transportation in the Supply Chain  

Breakout 1B
Innovation & Automation in the Supply Chain

12:00 – 12:55 PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING

12:55 – 1:35 PM
DEALING WITH EXTERNAL FACTORS 

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. Since a working crystal ball isn’t in the break room, you need to plan for sudden threats to your business, like a coup or strike. This session will outline what type of information is out there to help you to be prepared and plan for risk prediction. 

1:35 – 2:15 pm

Breakout 2A
Circular and Safe
  

Breakout 2B
Impacts of Trade
2:15 – 2:40 PM
NETWORKING BREAK 

2:40 – 3:20 PM
TARIFF MITIGATION – THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE 

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.
3:20 – 4:00 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP 

4:00 PM  
CLOSING REMARKS

4:00 - 4:30 PM 
DEPARTURE
 
 

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