Webinar: Proactively Manage UFLPA & Establish Traceability

Thursday, January 25, 2024
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


UFLPA is impacting the apparel and footwear industry today, with more legislation coming from the EU is soon. Learn how companies are dealing with UFLPA detentions now, how to proactively prepare for UFLPA detentions, new laws anticipated for the future, and how to improve traceability in your supply chain overall. We're pleased to have Deckers Brands join us for this timely conversation!

Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • Direct Insights: Tackling UFLPA Challenges.
  • UFLPA Compliance Tactics: Developing Effective Approaches.
  • Tech's Role in Traceability: Practical Applications.


Headshot of Brian CarelliBrian Carelli
VP of Sustainability and Partnerships 
Infor Nexus

Brian combines over 20 years of technology experience with a dozen years in supply chain, to find innovative solutions for Infor Nexus' footwear and apparel customers.  Brian fused his passions for sustainability, technology and product into a new role focused on ESG in 2023.  He and his team are building clever applications to improve supplier traceability, to accurately calculate scope 3 carbon emissions and to produce better outcomes for people and the planet in general. Brian received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2000.

Headshot of Heidi Benko
Heidi Benko
VP Product Marketing and Strategy
Infor Nexus

Heidi Benko is the VP of Product at Infor Nexus, responsible for the Visibility and Orchestration solutions. Heidi has over twenty years of experience in supply chain product management, solutions strategy and marketing, delivering innovative supply chain solutions to companies across industries that help them transform their supply chain operations.

Headshot of Zeke BassZeke Bass
Director, Global Trade Compliance CoE
Deckers Brands

Zeke combines almost two decades of experience across corporate/ international tax, finance, and operations in his role as Director, Global Trade Compliance CoE at Deckers Brands. 

Zeke leverages his previous background within Deckers international tax, FP&A and operations departments and those of his amazing team to meet the ever changing landscape of supply chain compliance as global operations and the operational landscape constantly change. 


Headshot of Nate HermanNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy 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. 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. 

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Stephanie Paendong