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.
The Atlantic and CNN
Under Armour, Inc.
Fashion for Good
Dr. Jesse Daystar
William Foudy Jr.
Li & Fung
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)
Jim Bob Hume
Global Fashion Agenda
Erik R. Peterson
A.T. Kearney and Senior Advisor at CSIS
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Intradeco Apparel, Inc.
See agenda for speakers not yet pictured.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event! For more information, contact Susan Lapetina.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Hotel Information - BOOK NOW!
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 14, 2020; however, the room block is very close to selling out and the hotel is sold out on the night of March 2. Once the block is sold out, rooms and rates cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to make a reservation at the Conrad, please try our overflow room block listed below.
Secondary Hotel Option
AAFA has secured an overflow room block directly across the street from the Conrad at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. To book a room at our negotiated rate of $309/night plus taxes/fees, please click here to make your reservation. The room block cut-off date is February 11, 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 hotel 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
| 5:00 - 6:30 PM
|Wednesday, March 4, 2020
|Executive Summit Program
| 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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: Closing Dinner
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. Please be sure to add your RSVP to the Wednesday closing dinner during the registration process.
*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.
|2nd person or more from same AAFA member company*
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after February 18, 2020. Substitutions are always permitted.