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Networking Functions

This rate is only open to non-industry spouses/significant others of a paid attendee.
2/28/2018 2:00 PM - 3/1/2018 10:00 PM
2/28/2018 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2/28/2018 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
3/1/2018 12:00 PM
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3/1/2018 6:00 PM

Event Details

Executive Summit 2018

Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policymakers at the Executive Summit!

The Executive Summit brings together senior level executives from retail, apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory brands around the U.S. and around the globe for two days of thought-provoking dialogue. From straight talk to networking, you’ll walk away with unparalleled insights on what’s trending, what’s changing, and how these dynamics will affect your business. 

Stay tuned for full agenda and speaker lineup!

A look back at the 2017 AAFA Executive Summit

AAFA Chairman Paula Zusi with outgoing Chairman Rob DeMartini

Next Gen Influencers panel including Strypes, Loomia, ShopShops

Keynote speaker Governor Mitt Romney

AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein

Registration Rates

AAFA Member   $2495.00
Second Person or More from Same Member Company   $2195.00
Non-member   $4995.00
Spouse/Guest (not from the industry)   $425.00

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after February 14, 2018. Substitutions are allowed.

Hotel Details

The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Please click here to make your room reservation directly with the Watergate Hotel at AAFA's negotiated rate of $285 per night (plus taxes & fees). The AAFA guest room block cut-off date is February 5, 2018; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rate cannot be guaranteed.

Sponsored by:

Leaders Circle Brand Protection Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor


Sponsorship opportunities are available and reserved for AAFA member companies. Supplier members can choose from tailored packages that offer prime access to executive networking or single, exclusive sponsorships that enhance corporate visibility. Brand and retailer members can take advantage of our popular registration and corporate recognition package. For more information contact Megan Balkovic.


Susan Lapetina

2/28/2018 - 3/2/2018
The Watergate Hotel 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20037 UNITED STATES