This workshop will bring together the experts to present on what you need to know about:
- The hottest footwear sourcing markets
- U.S. trade policy, looming tariffs, and international regulations
- A 2023 outlook including "Made in the U.S.", customization, automation, and 3D manufacturing
- Forecast on the leather and hide industry including sustainability factors
Meet the Keynote: Dave Wheeler, Executive Vice President, Value Chain, New Balance Athletics
Dave Wheeler is Executive Vice President of Value Chain at New Balance Athletics based in Boston, Massachusetts.
In his role, Dave's responsible for the company's end-to-end global supply chain operations for footwear and apparel
including demand forecasting, strategic sourcing, company-owned manufacturing, quality, transportation and
distribution – delivering 90 million pair of athletic shoes and 10 million garments sourced from 14 countries globally.
Dave earned a B.S.E.E. from Merrimack College and an M.B.A. from Miami University. He resides in the Boston area with his wife of 27 years and two daughters.
AAFA Member: $175
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after September 13, 2018. Substitutions are always allowed.
A special thank you to our host!
Thank you to our sponsor!
Sponsorships are available for this event. For more information, contact Candice D. Austin.
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