AAFA EXECUTIVE SUMMIT
March 3 - 5, 2020

Conrad Washington, DC

Agenda

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Tuesday, March 3

1:30 – 2:15 PM
REGISTRATION & WELCOME REFRESHMENTS
2:15 – 2:30 PM
EXECUTIVE SUMMIT OPENING

Gary Simmons, Director, Intradeco Apparel, Inc., AAFA Chairman
Colin Browne, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Under Armour, Inc., AAFA Vice Chairman

2:30 – 3:00 PM
AAFA TOWN HALL

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA

3:00 – 3:50 PM
STRATEGIC & GLOBAL RESET: BIG CHANGES IN BUSINESS

Erik Peterson, Partner and Managing Director of A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council & Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

3:50 – 4:00 PM
LEADERS CIRCLE PRESENTATION
David Klein, Co-founder and Managing Director, Inspectorio Inc.
4:00 – 4:45 PM
A GLOBAL STRATEGY

William Foudy, Jr., SVP & President, Owned Brand Sourcing & Development, Target Corporation

4:45 PM
CLOSING REMARKS

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA

5:00 – 6:30 PM
OPENING RECEPTION - Conrad Hotel

Wednesday, March 4 

8:30 – 9:00 AM
BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
 
EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT: the day will focus on environmental stewardship and socially responsible manufacturing
9:00 – 9:35 AM
CORPORATE STRATEGY FOR A NEW TOMORROW

Morten Lehmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Fashion Agenda
Introduction by Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA

9:35 – 10:10 AM
THE INDUSTRY NEEDS A NEW SUPPLY CHAIN

Spencer Fung, CEO, Li & Fung
Michael Preysman, CEO and Founder, Everlane

10:10 – 10:45 AM
FINANCING THE FUTURE

Henrik Jones, CEO, Buckhill Capital

10:45 – 11:15 AM
NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 – 11:50 AM
KNOW THE PLAYERS

Morten Lehmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Fashion Agenda
Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Brittany Burns, Director of Strategy & Development, Fashion for Good
Moderator: Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA

11:50 AM – 12:25 PM
CAN YOU HEAR IT? THE CONSUMER IS TALKING

Tommy Caldwell, Climbing Ambassador, Patagonia
Introduction by Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia, Inc.

12:25 – 1:10 PM
LUNCH
1:10 – 1:45 PM
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY - PART ONE
Barruch Ben-Zerky,
Senior Director, New Business Models, VF Corporation
Jim Bob Hume, Senior Vice President, Zumiez
Moderator: Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia, Inc.
1:45 – 1:55 PM
LEADERS CIRCLE PRESENTATION - Tracey Walker, Vice President, Cultural Diversity and Inclusion RSM US LLP
1:55 – 2:30 PM
THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY - PART TWO

Dr. Jesse Daystar, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Cotton Inc.
Thomas H. Caudle, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer, Unifi
Stacy Flynn, CEO and Founder, Evrnu
Moderator: Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia, Inc.

2:30 – 3:00 PM
NETWORKING BREAK
3:00 – 3:15 PM
RECAP: KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM OUR EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia, Inc.

3:15 – 3:25 PM
LEADERS CIRCLE PRESENTATION - Sunrise Technologies
3:25 – 4:20 PM
TURN OUT TO VOTE

Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor for The Atlantic and CNN Political Contributor,
Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Professor of Journalism & Political Science at City University of New York

 
Conversation with The Next Generation: a fireside chat about politics, fashion, and business with a millennial and Gen Z panel
4:20 – 4:30 PM
OFFICER INDUCTION

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA

6:00 – 6:15 PM
BUS DEPARTURE from the Conrad
6:30 – 9:30 PM
CLOSING DINNER: A Private Evening at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
9:30 PM
BUS RETURN to the Conrad


Thursday, March 5

DEPARTURE

*Speakers/time subject to change