Audience: Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.
Licensing continues to grow in our industry as the power of a brand name helps sell product. Both the licensor and the licensee have responsibilities to help ensure that the brand is protected, and part of that responsibility is ensuring that the licensed product is safe and compliant. During this webinar, learn best practices for both the licensor and the licensee that can help mitigate risk throughout the supply chain, protect the brand, and continue to build customer loyalty.
Topics covered during this webinar include:
- Responsibilities of the licensor and licensee.
- Best practices to mitigate risk and protect the brand.
- Building safety and compliance into any licensing program.
Senior Technical Consultant
Susan DeRagon is a Senior Technical Consultant at AI. With more than 30 years of experience she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children's products, promotional, and licensed goods. She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service and technical expertise in the area of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations, and inspections.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s government relations department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. Nate also leads the association’s work on sustainability, transportation, logistics, and customs issues. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992.