|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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Julia Hughes (USA-ITA) at 202-419-0444 or via email at email@example.com, or Nate Herman (AAFA) at 703-797-9062 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
“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.
“National Export Initiative & Sourcing in the Americas” Seminar
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.
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.
Sourcing Issues Forum (By invitation only)
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
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.
Mr. Rodolfo Garcia Muriel, Mexico Fits
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
List of Participants