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Please join us upon your arrival to Minneapolis for a welcome reception sponsored by Inspectorio, Inc. at The News Room, just steps from Target Plaza North. The reception will start following the Environmental Committee meeting.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
8/6/2019 5:30 PM

We look forward to ending the day with a networking reception sponsored by Amber Road, following the seminar, on the rooftop of Rojo Mexican Grill in downtown Minneapolis.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
8/7/2019 5:00 PM


AAFA Traceability Seminar

AAFA Traceability Seminar
This program delivers business solutions, resources, and initiatives to keep to people and the environment safe through supply chain transparency.
Achieving transparency in a company’s supply chain is not only the right thing to do but consumers and stakeholders are demanding it. Brand reputation, environmental repercussions, labor discord, and more are at stake. This program delivers business solutions, resources, and initiatives to keep people and the environment safe.

Registration is now closed for this event. If you would like to attend, please contact for access.

Meet the Keynote 
William Foudy, Jr.
Senior Vice President and President, Owned Brand Sourcing and Development
Target Corporation

As SVP & President of Owned Brand Sourcing & Development, Bill leads a multi-national team responsible for the global sourcing of all of Target’s Owned Brands which today includes Apparel, Accessories, Footwear, Home, Hardlines, and Essentials/Beauty. In addition to Sourcing, his responsibilities include Target's Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability teams. Bill and his team develop competitive sourcing strategies that deliver product that is responsibly sourced, high quality, and a great value that brings joy to our guests, from a brand they can trust.  Bill’s experience in the retail sector spans over 25 years with companies such as Walmart, Adidas, and Nike, across areas in global sourcing, supply chain, strategy, and product development. His positions within these companies have given him the opportunity to live in Taiwan, Thailand, India, and Hong Kong which has allowed for hands on learning and cultivated a broad and deep understanding of the retail landscape.

 Check out the agenda here and see what topics will be discussed on August 7. 


Tuesday, August 6
Environmental Committee Meeting
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM*
Welcome Reception sponsored by Inspectorio, Inc.
The News Room, 990 Nicolett Mall
 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, August 7
Full-day Traceability Seminar 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Networking Reception sponsored by Amber Road
Rojo Mexican Grill, 921 Nicolett Mall
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Thursday, August 8
Social Responsibility Committee Meeting 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Traceability Seminar is presented in conjunction with AAFA's Environmental Committee and Social Responsibility Committee meetings. The seminar is open to the industry. Committee meetings are for AAFA members only. 

Seminar Location

Target Corporation Headquarters
Target Plaza North 
1000 Nicollet Mall 
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hotel Information

The deadline to make a reservation in AAFA's room block at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis has passed. The hotel does still have some rooms available at their published rate.  

There are several other nearby hotels with availability. We suggest using a travel search engine to find a hotel that suits your needs. The address for the meeting location is Target Plaza North, 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403.


Thank you to our event host, Target!


Thank you to our sponsors!

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are sold out for this event. For information on other opportunities, contact Susan Lapetina.

Event Contact

Katie Koscher

Registration Rates

AAFA Member  $365.00
Second person or more from the same member company $300.00*
Non-Member $695.00
*please note: to receive second person rate, there must be a paid registration at the member rate. If registering multiple people, complete one registration first to see second person rate. For technical difficulties please contact Sarah Vincent
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after July 24, 2019. Substitutions are allowed.

8/7/2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Target Corporation Target Plaza North 1000 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403 UNITED STATES