Event: Sourcing In The Americas Summit and Pavilion 2011
(Endorsed by: Companies)

Location: Las Vegas, Convention Center

Date of Event: 08/21/2011-08/24/2011

Products: Fibers, Yarns, Fabrics, apparel, Footwear and Accessories

Project Officer: Kim-Bang Nguyen 202-482-4805

Official Show Website: http://sourcing.magiconline.com


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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), along with endorsements and support from major U.S. and Western Hemisphere textile, apparel, and footwear associations are organizing the Sourcing in the Americas Pavilion & Summit at this summer’s edition of the MAGIC Sourcing Show, which takes place August 21-24 in Las Vegas. This event will feature a U.S. Department of Commerce Pavilion with exhibitors representing the entire Americas supply chain as well as a Summit on August 21 and 22. The Summit will feature a series of seminars with key U.S. government decision makers and top executives of textile, apparel and footwear suppliers and importers discussing sourcing in the Americas. Companies are invited to participate in the event.
For additional information on these events, please contact Jackie Lynn Ray (NCTO) at 202-822-8027 or via email at jray@ncto.org, Julia Hughes (USA-ITA) at 202-419-0444 or via email at jhughes@usaita.com, or Nate Herman (AAFA) at 703-797-9062 or via email at nherman@apparelandfootwear.org.

Event Highlight: Under Secretary of Commerce for the International Trade Administration, Francisco Sanchez will participate in the events and will be a key note speaker at the Summit on Sunday 8/21, 2011.

Events and Schedule
SOURCING IN THE AMERICAS SUMMIT AGENDA
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Upper Level
August 21-24, 2011 Las Vegas, NV

Competitiveness of Nicaragua’s Apparel Industry and Nicaragua’s Cotton Production Project

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st 1:00 PM LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER – ROOM S231

Join this fascinating seminar and discover Nicaragua’s excellent competitive position for apparel production versus other countries worldwide. Moreover, learn how Nicaragua’s upcoming cotton production project will contribute to the vertical integration of its textile and apparel industry, strengthening the country’s value chain by supplying local raw material.

SPEAKERS:

      Mary O’Rourke, President, O’Rourke Group Partners

      Javier Chamorro, Executive Director, PRONicaragua

“The New Western Hemisphere Supply Chain – Way Beyond the Basics” Sourcing Summit (By Invitation Only)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21st 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER – ROOM S229

Whether it’s speed to market or a competitive cost structure, the Western Hemisphere is an emerging leader for sourcing opportunities. The Western Hemisphere Sourcing Summit will bring key sourcing executives to hear from brands, manufacturers, and experts regarding the new opportunities in the Western Hemisphere.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

      Mr. Francisco Sánchez, Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration, Commerce Dept.

      Mr. Ken Mangone, Executive VP product development, design, and sourcing, JCPenney

      Mr. Lorne Cytrynbaum, VP for Sourcing, The Men’s Wearhouse

      Mr. David Sasso, Vice President of International Sales, Buhler Quality Yarns

      Mr. Alfonso Hernandez, General Manager, Argus International

      Mr. Wally Darneille, President, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association

      Mr. Roger Berrier, President and COO, Unifi Inc.

      Mr. Carlos Arias, President, Denimatrix

      Mr. Matt del Vecchio, Vice President, Abercrombie & Fitch

      Note: MAGIC in the Americas Reception 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Directly following the Sourcing Summit in the America’s Pavilion.

“National Export Initiative & Sourcing in the Americas” Seminar

MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER – ROOM S230

This seminar is open to all MAGIC Show participants and includes discussions with lead manufacturers and producers in the region. Join us for this one hour special seminar that highlights the U.S. National Export Initiative and the Western Hemisphere.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

      Moderator: Ms. Julie Hughes, President of USA-ITA

      Mr. Francisco Sánchez, Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration

      Mr. Jim Hopkins, Vice President, Sales, Hamrick Mills

      Mr. Randy Price, Vice President of Global Internal Manufacturing

      Mr. Marty Moran, CEO of RadiciSpandex Corporation

      Mr. Gary Ross, Vice President, Global Non Beauty Supply Chain, Avon Products

Sourcing Issues Forum (By invitation only)

Monday, August 22nd 5:30 PM– 7:30 PM LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER – ROOM S229

This session is a forum to discuss sourcing issues with U.S., CAFTA-DR, and other trade preference suppliers. The session will focus on regional integration issues and how to enhance our trade opportunities in the region.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

      Ms. Gail Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles

      Ms. Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Textiles and Apparel

      Ms. Natalie Hanson, Textile/Apparel International Trade Specialist, U.S. CBP

      Mr. Cass Johnson, President, National Council of Textile Organizations

      Mr. Nate Herman, VP of International Trade, American Apparel & Footwear Association

      Mr. Marcos Cherem, President of CANAIVE

Mr. Rodolfo Garcia Muriel, Mexico Fits

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