AAFA at FN PLATFORM and SOURCING at MAGIC

When

February 12-14, 2018

Where

Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

AAFA will be speaking on February 12, 2018.

FN PLATFORM

10:30 – 11:30 AM Creating an Intellectual Property Rights Culture

LVCC/SOUTH HALL/ Room S229

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are a big part of our business. They tell our customers and competitors who we are, they govern our relationships with all our supply chain partners, and they protect our creativity, which is the lifeblood of the fashion industry. How well do you and your peers understand the role IPR plays in the competitiveness of your company, both the opportunities and challenges? Are you effectively enforcing your IPR and making sure you are not infringing on others? Please join our experts in IPR law as they discuss key steps you should take to create an intellectual property culture in your company to protect your identity, minimize your liabilities, and safeguard your bottom line.

Moderator: Steve Lamar, AAFA Executive Vice President

Panelists:

  • Deborah Greaves, Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP
  • Leah Evert-Burks, Michigan State University, Industry Fellow, Managing Editor, The Brand Protection Professional Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
  • Amber Mullenix, Director of Licensing, Jerry Leigh

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SOURCING at MAGIC

3:45 – 4:45 PM Global Value Chains and How They Can Shape U.S. Trade Policy

LVCC/NORTH HALL/ UPPER LEVEL, ROOM N251

Millions of Americans in our industry and others owe their jobs to the US global value chains that now thread throughout our economy and around the world. What can be done to ensure policymakers in Washington and beyond craft smart trade policies that recognize the role these value chains play in supporting profitable companies, great jobs, and consumer opportunities? Our panelists will share their insights.

Moderator: Steve Lamar, AAFA Executive Vice President

Panelists:

  • Julia Hughes, President, USFIA
  • Melissa Nelson, General Counsel, SanMar
  • Anna Walker, Senior Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, Levi Strauss & Co

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