AAFA's Executive Think Tank is the preeminent apparel and footwear industry gathering for executives doing business in Hong Kong. Each year since its inception in 2014, we convene the most dynamic brands, retailers, and executives from across the supply chain. This year's agenda will take us on a journey through the factory of the future, supply chain transparency, diversification and capacity, digitization, e-commerce, and more.
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Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact Susan Lapetina to be added to the wait list.
2019 Keynote: Willie Tan
CEO, Luen Thai Enterprises Limited
CEO, Skechers China Limited
Mr. Willie Tan has over 30 years of business management experience in various disciplines including apparel manufacturing, fishing, logistics including cargo airline and shipping, wholesale and retail operations, travel & tourism, insurance, and financial and health care services. The son of Dr. Tan Siu Lin, he joined the apparel division in 1985 and has held the positions of Executive Vice President and later Chief Operating Officer prior to his appointment to lead the privately held businesses. Willie has successfully built the retail business of the Tan Family.
Willie is currently the External Vice President of the Philippine-China Business Council, Chairman of the Confederation of Garment Exporters of the Philippines, and was appointed Honorary Ambassador-at-Large for Guam, USA in 2007. In 2016, Willie was conferred the Order of Lakandula, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Philippine Government on individuals contributing to the country's growth.
Meet the Speakers & Moderators
TESTEX Melbourne and New Zealand
American Apparel & Footwear Association
Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA)
Synergies Worldwide Ltd
Silk Road Associates
Li & Fung
- Next Steps in Boundaryless Retail
- A Look Inside Washington, DC
- The Supply Chain of the Future – A Look Inside the Factory
- The Supply Chain of the Future – A Look Inside Compliance
- The Biggest Retail Market in The World: What's Your China Strategy?
- Unlocking the E in E-Commerce
- Outlook on Asia with Award-Winning Journalist Andrew Stevens
- The Business of Trade – A Fireside Chat
- Leading to a New Tomorrow
Thank You to our Sponsors!
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Social Compliance Workshop: November 6
New this year, AAFA and WRAP will be holding a Social Compliance Workshop, the day before the Executive Think Tank. We hope you can join us on Wednesday, November 6 at Target's corporate office in Hong Kong.
A limited number of sponsorships are available for this event. Contact Susan Lapetina for more information!
Registration Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after October 18, 2019. Substitutions are allowed.