We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh for AAFA's Traceability & Sustainability Conference. 

Traceability & Sustainability Conference

Wednesday, July 27 - Thursday, July 28, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA

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The 2022 Traceability & Sustainability Conference will be hosted by American Eagle Outfitters in their hometown of Pittsburgh, PA! This conference will be held in conjunction with AAFA's Social Responsibility Committee and Environmental Committee Meetings. Click the tabs above to view the agenda and schedule, learn about our speakers and sponsors, and view our Health & Safety hub.

Audience

All apparel, footwear and fashion retail industry professionals are encouraged and welcome to participate including compliance, supply chain, corporate social responsibility, environmental, and sustainability professionals. This program is closed to press.

Description 

AAFA will hold this conference, in-person, kicking off with a welcome reception on July 27, followed by a full-day program on July 28. This program delivers business solutions, resources, and initiatives in addressing the industry’s movement around environmental, social and governance (ES&G) goals. Achieving transparency and sustainability throughout the supply chain is essential to foster responsible policies and practices. With brand reputation, environmental repercussions, labor discord, and more at stake -mapping and prioritizing the supply chain is essential to prove commitments to the consumer and prevail in meeting internal values and targets. Co-located with this conference, AAFA’s Environmental and Social Responsibility Committee meetings provide attending members with expanded resources and alignment. 

Conference Location 

The Circuit Center Ballroom
5 Hot Metal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(adjacent to American Eagle's headquarters)

Special thanks to our member host, American Eagle Outfitters!

Hotel Information

Hyatt House Pittsburgh - South Side
2795 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

AAFA has a block of rooms within walking distance to the Circuit Center Ballroom and American Eagle Outfitter's headquarters. Please click here to reserve a room directly with the Hyatt House Pittsburgh South Side at AAFA's rate of $126/night + taxes/fees. The deadline to reserve a room in AAFA's block at our negotiated rate is July 11, 2022; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. 
Important Hotel Note: The Hyatt House is close to selling out over our dates. if you are unable to secure a room at the Hyatt House please use the information below to book at our overflow hotel.

Overflow Hotel: Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Southside Works
2950 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Springhill Suites is also walking to distance to both the Circuit Center Ballroom and American Eagle Outfitter's headquarters. Please click here to reserve a room directly with the Springhill Suites Pittsburgh Southside Works at AAFA's rate of $129/night + taxes/fees. The deadline to reserve a room in AAFA's block at our negotiated rate is July 14, 2022; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. 

Registration Rates

AAFA Member
 $365.00
2nd person or more from same AAFA member company*
 $300.00
Non-Member
 $695.00

Government and Educator rates are available. Contact Corinne Suder for more information 

*To receive the 2nd person discount, there must first be a paid registration at the member rate. If registering multiple people, complete one registration first and check out to complete the registration process. Once the first person is completely registered, then it will apply the discounted rate for any additional registrations from the same company. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Sarah Vincent
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after July 13, 2022. Substitutions are always permitted. 

Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee Meetings

The Environmental Committee Meeting will meet on Wednesday, July 27, beginning with a working lunch to allow members to travel to Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning. The Social Responsibility Committee Meeting on Friday, July 29, will conclude by 3:00 PM ET to allow members to depart Pittsburgh in a timely manner. Participation in AAFA Committee Meetings is limited to AAFA members only. To join AAFA or to be added to a committee, contact membership@aafaglobal.org. Separate registration is required for each day for the committee meetings and for the Traceability & Sustainability Conference. 

CONTACT | QUESTIONS

Corinne Suder

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