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.
Check out the agenda here and see what topics will be discussed in August.
Meet the Keynote
William Foudy, Jr.
Senior Vice President and President, Owned Brand Sourcing and Development
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.
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.
|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
Hotel Information - BOOK YOUR TRAVEL NOW!
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
1101 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Minneapolis is very busy in the summer, we suggest you book your travel ASAP. AAFA has reserved a small block of rooms within walking distance to Target (0.2 mile). Please click here to make your reservation directly with the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis at AAFA's negotiated rate of $169/night plus taxes/fees. The AAFA room block cut-off date is July 22, 2019; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed.
Target Corporation Headquarters
Target Plaza North
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Thank you to our event host, Target!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Sponsorship opportunities are sold out for this event. For information on other opportunities, contact Susan Lapetina.
|Second person or more from the same member company
*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.