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This rate is only open to non-industry spouses/significant others of a paid attendee.
3/3/2020 2:00 PM - 3/5/2020 8:00 AM
3/3/2020 2:00 PM

Opening reception and networking 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 listed 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. 

Agenda Available

COVID-19 Precautions

The immediate health and safety of our members, attendees, and everyone in and around the AAFA community is always our highest priority. AAFA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to follow the guidance of the CDC and the WHO to monitor all new developments pertaining to the Coronavirus. We will be implementing protocols and basic protective measures throughout the event, that may become the “new norm” for the time being. 

  • AAFA will be providing personal-sized hand sanitizer to all attendees and will have hand sanitizer dispensers located throughout the event space. 
  • Please minimize physical contact with other attendees and consider a “no-handshake” policy and refrain from hugs, using alternative greetings such as a wave or nod. 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue and immediately throw the tissue into the trash. 
  • The Conrad hotel is also taking protective measures including increasing the rate of disinfecting frequently touched areas such as elevator buttons, door handles, railings, public bathrooms, etc.

As a reminder, you can find these and other helpful preventive measures on the CDC and the WHO websites.


Peter Beinart
The Atlantic and CNN

Barruch Ben-Zerky
VF Corporation

Colin Browne
Under Armour, Inc.

Brittany Burns
Fashion for Good

Tommy Caldwell
Patagonia, Inc.

Tom Caudle

Sarah Clarke
PVH Corp.

Kellie Davies Brown
Target Corporation

Dr. Jesse Daystar
Cotton Inc.

Stacy Flynn

Avi Garbow
Patagonia, Inc.

James Grabert
United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)

Jim Bob Hume

Cem Item

Henrik Jones
Buckhill Capital

David Klein

Steve Lamar

Morten Lehmann
Global Fashion Agenda

Erik R. Peterson
A.T. Kearney and Senior Advisor at CSIS

Amina Razvi
Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Harsh Saini
Fung Group

Adam Shapiro
Yahoo Finance

Gary Simmons
Intradeco Apparel, Inc.

Kimberley Smith

Tracey Walker

See agenda for speakers not yet pictured.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Hotel Information

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

The deadline to make a reservation in AAFA's room block was February 14. You can still make a reservation at the Conrad's current published rate. Another nearby hotel option is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center, directly across the street from the Conrad.

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: 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. 

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 UNITED STATES