Traceability & Sustainability Conference

 Join AAFA at New Balance this summer when we discuss supply chain traceability and sustainability! 

Tuesday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 26, 2023
the TRACK at new balance | Boston, MA


Join AAFA as New Balance Athletics, Inc. hosts the Traceability & Sustainability Conference in Boston on July 26! The conference is held in conjunction with AAFA’s Social Responsibility Committee and Environmental Committee Meetings, followed by a welcome reception on Tuesday, July 25 with the full-day conference on Wednesday, July 26. The committee meetings are open to AAFA members only and separate registration is required.


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 are invited to register. This program is closed to press attendance and coverage.


This program addresses the industry’s movement around supply chain mapping, and ESG 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.

Conference Location

the TRACK at new balance
91 Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135

Special thanks to our host

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Boston / Seaport District
295 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
AAFA rate: $270/night + taxes/fees
Deadline to reserve: July 3

Please click here to reserve a room directly with Hyatt Place Boston / Seaport District at AAFA's rate of $270/night + taxes and fees. The deadline to reserve a room in AAFA's block at our negotiated rate is Monday, July 3, 2023; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. Please note: Boston is very busy in the summer. We do expect the block to sell out prior to our cutoff date. Please book your travel ASAP. AAFA will provide transportation to/from the TRACK at new balance on July 26.

Registration Rates

  Member $395.00
  2nd Member Discount    $365.00
  Closed to press
*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 11, 2023. Substitutions are always permitted. 

Environmental & Social Responsibility Committee Meetings 

The Social Responsibility Committee will meet on the morning of Tuesday, July 25, followed by a joint lunch with the Environmental Committee at 12:30 PM ET. The Environmental Committee Meeting will conclude at 5:30 PM ET. Separate registration is required for each meeting. Attendees of both committee meetings are welcome to attend the Traceability & Sustainability Conference that evening! Participation in AAFA Committee Meetings is limited to AAFA members only. To join AAFA or to be added to a committee, contact


Katie Koscher

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