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Opening reception at the Conrad DC!
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
3/3/2020 5:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled closing dinner and networking event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum! Times include transportation.
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
3/4/2020 6:00 PM

Event Details

Executive Summit 2020

Join senior level executives in Washington, DC at the Executive Summit!

Join your fellow retail, apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory executives for two days of straight talk, networking, and innovative viewpoints from visionary leaders across the industry. With a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, and one-on-one interviews – take away actionable ideas to address the complex dynamics impacting your business every day. We hope to see you at the brand new Conrad Washington, DC! Please note this year's program days are Tuesday and Wednesday, with departure on Thursday. 

Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, watch our 2019 video

Opening Keynote: Erik R. Peterson

Erik Peterson Partner at A.T. Kearney & Managing Director, A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council (GBPC)
Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Erik R. Peterson has devoted more than three decades to assessing long-range global trends and determining what they mean to leaders in government, business, and civil society. Having addressed business leaders in more than 45 countries about the current and future implications of sweeping change, Peterson’s context is that we have reached a seminal point in history in that geopolitics, economics, technology, population, resource management and the environment, and society have reached major and interrelated, inflection points.  Changes in any one of the areas would be important, but we are likely to see profound and disruptive transformations that come when several of them occur simultaneously.  The result is a highly complex mix of opportunities and risks that will serve to magnify the challenges—and the rewards—to leaders. Peterson untangles these complex trends and examines the real-world implications—present and future—of accelerating change and abbreviated time frames for decision-making.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event! For more information, contact Susan Lapetina.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Hotel Information -

Conrad Washington, DC
950 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This is a very busy week in our nation's capital, be sure to book your travel ASAP! Please click here to make your reservation directly with the Conrad Washington, DC in AAFA's room block at our negotiated rate of $359/night plus taxes/fees. The AAFA room block cut-off date is February 10, 2020; however, the room block may sell out prior to this date. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. Make sure to book your reservation for departure on March 5, so you can stay to enjoy the closing dinner!

Event Schedule At-a-Glance

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Board of Directors Meeting & Capitol Hill Briefing 
(Board Members/Invite Only) 
 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Registration & Welcome Refreshments
 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Executive Summit Program
 2:15 - 5:00 PM
Opening Reception
 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2020  
Executive Summit Program
 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closing Dinner
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (transportation included)
 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020  

*times subject to change

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

AAFA is excited to announce that our closing dinner and networking event will be held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in DC on Wednesday evening, March 4. The museum (including its sister property in Chantilly, VA) attracts 8 million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country! We hope you'll join us for a private, exclusive experience as we dine and drink among the most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts.

Registration Rates

AAFA Member
2nd person or more from same AAFA member company*

*To receive the 2nd person discount, there must first be a paid registration at the member rate. If registering multiple people, complete one registration first and then it will apply the discounted rate for any additional registrations from the same company. If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Sarah Vincent
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after February 18, 2020. Substitutions are always permitted. 


Susan Lapetina

3/3/2020 2:00 PM - 3/5/2020 8:00 AM
Conrad Washington, DC 950 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001