Call For Speakers

Let your voice be heard at our events and beyond.

Speak at AAFA Events

Would you or a member of your team be interested in speaking at an AAFA program on the apparel and footwear industry’s hottest topics – sustainability, traceability, sourcing, and more? Have you spent your career focusing on supply chain, sourcing, transportation, brand protection, or product safety? Collaboration is important to our industry and your success.

AAFA is continually looking for diverse industry experts from apparel and footwear brands to share experiences, case studies, address challenges, and define best practices through our events. Event speakers provide AAFA members and industry attendees with expertise and thought-provoking perspectives to move the industry forward.

Speakers receive benefits through supporting AAFA events such as marking their position as industry influencers, elevating their company as leaders, and joining a community of industry professionals.

Topic Areas of Focus

Product Safety 
Regulatory Issues 
Chemical and RSL 
Traceability and Transparency 
Brand Protection

AAFA Event Speakers can expect to

  • Provide relevant takeaways for the audience.
  • Refrain from selling products and/or services during the session.
  • Speakers receive complimentary event registration.
  • Engage! Meet hundreds of industry professionals

Apply now to speak at an AAFA Event!

Speaker Application

Are you a supplier to the apparel and footwear industry?

If you are a service or solution provider interested in speaking, please contact Megan Balkovic to discuss available opportunities. Membership is required for sponsored participation, including thought leadership and high-visibility roles. Commercial and promotional content will not be considered.

Have topic ideas?

Not ready to speak but know what you want to hear about at AAFA events? Email on topics you want to see on future agendas.

Host an AAFA program!

Does your company headquarters have a large meeting space? Hosting members contribute to the educational portfolio of AAFA and the industry at large by creating opportunities for the industry to come together and have important and valuable discussions impacting the apparel and footwear landscape.

Please note:

As a not-for-profit trade association, AAFA does not cover speaking fees, travel or, other expenses related to speaking.

Each speaker submission is carefully reviewed to assess the fit with themes and topics each event will cover.