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WELCOME TO SOURCING SUMMIT 2016 After meeting with several agents, factory groups, virtual manufactures and brands themselves while on a three-week fact finding trip throughout South Asia this year, it became clear what we would call this year’s summit. There was one word which repeated itself no matter the country, the size of the retailer or number of lines in the factory we visited, and that was uncertainty. I have written some provocative pieces over the past few months on the state of sourcing. I’ve made some bold statements and predictions that made me some friends and most certainty annoyed others. But I stand behind my belief that our industry is on the brink of massive change, and a combination of bad business, shifting consumer preferences and poor sourcing decisions will result in a very different retail landscape in the not so distant future. Unable to drive traffic, establish themselves online or create a sense of cool, traditional brands are slowly falling into extinction. Part of this some would say is natural brand and business cycles, some however is avoidable if good business principles are followed and companies stay relevant and adapt. Raw materials are seeing an increase after years at a relatively stable level and some predict they will continue to rise. The supply chain cannot afford upward pricing pressures right now. Prices at retail continue on a deflationary trend downward and fullfiling orders to meet these retail demands are becoming a very difficult task. Margins are just being eroded as rising costs and promotions are leaving nothing left. It seems every part of the supply chain is facing pressure as new players enter and old players struggle to reinvent themselves. This year’s conference is not about popular brands touting their successes. On the contrary, it is about companies, mostly looking at the industry and sourcing from the outside offering insight, recommendations and help for an industry riddled with stress, pressure and a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Edward Hertzman Founder and Publisher E: M: 516.459.2689


8:00 - 8:40 AM

Breakfast + Registration

8:40 - 8:55 AM

Is Poor Sourcing to Blame for the Dismal State of Retail?

Edward Hertzman, Founder and Publisher, Sourcing Journal 9:00 - 9:25 AM

The State of Sourcing

John Cheh, Vice Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group 9:30 - 10:05 AM

From 3D to DNA: How Companies are Using Technology to

Modernize their Supply Chain Angela Chan, SVP & Chief Sourcing Officer, Destination XL

Jeffrey Rosenstock, President, General Sportwear Co.

Dr. James Hayward, President and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences

Heidi Goold, VP Process & Technology Optimization, Kohl’s

10:10 - 10:45 AM

Near Sourcing: How to Enter the Western Hemisphere

Mike Todaro, Managing Director, AAPN

David Sasso, VP Sales, Buhler Quality Yarns

Juan Zighelboim, President, TexOps

Luis Aspillaga, CEO, World Textile Sourcing

Philip Poel, VP Global Manufacturing and Quality, Under Armour

10:50 - 11:30 AM

Break + Networking


What’s Happening with World Trade?

Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Rep for Textiles, USTR

Steve Lamar, EVP, AAFA

Nicole Rosso, Supervisory Import Specialist, U.S. Customs and

Border Protection

Andrew Samet, Principal, Sorini, Samet & Associates

Mario Giannobile, Senior Director N. American Sales, Maersk Line

12:10 - 12:55 PM

Predictions for Apparel in 2017

Mike Flanagan, CEO, Clothesource

Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated

Katie Smith, Senior Fashion and Retail Analyst, Edited

Jing Wang, Senior Research Associate, Fung Global Retail & Tech

1:00- 1:55 PM

The Zara Gap Part II

John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital

Followed By: Creating Efficiencies in the Supply Chain

Jose Suarez, Owner and Managing Director, Impactiva

Murali Gokki, Director, AlixPartners

Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon Inc.

1:55 - 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks



11:35 - 12:05 AM



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JOHN CHEH Vice Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group John received his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T and Honorary LL.D degree from the University of Western Ontario. From 1974 to 1994, he worked for the Canadian Government’s Treasury Board, Privy Council Office and Department of External Affairs and International Trade, and served in senior diplomatic positions in Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo. Prior to joining Esquel in 2003, John was the President, Asia, of Bell Canada International and later became the President of Bombardier China. John has been elected as Vice Chairman of the China Cotton Association, China Cotton Textile Association, China Chamber of Commerce for Textile Import and Export, and as a Board Member of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation.

JON DEVINE Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated Jon Devine is Senior Economist at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, he conducts economic research focused on the analysis of cotton prices and their effects downstream. Jon delivers market outlook presentations around the world and is in regular contact with many of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies. He is the author of Cotton Incorporated’s Monthly Economic Letter and Executive Cotton Update. His commentary and research have been published in a range of textile trade and news publications and Jon is consistently featured on agricultural radio and television networks.


LUIS ASPILLAGA Presidient and CEO, World Textile Sourcing Luis Aspillaga is a textile engineer with over 25 years of experience. He has vast experience in the entire textile chain process, running different factories from knitting to finished product. He founded Regent Global Sourcing (RGS) with a partner in 1995 and the company reached $120 million in sales with offices in 5 countries. RGS was split in 2009 and Luis founded World Textile Sourcing (WTS). He is a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the apparel committee, member of the export association and participates in various textile forums as a speaker.

ANGELA CHAN Senior Vice President & Chief Sourcing Officer, Destination XL Angela is the Chief Sourcing Officer & Senior Vice President for DXL Group, the largest Big and Tall menswear retail chain in the USA. She leads the end-to-end strategy and implementation of sourcing, product development, production, technical design, quality assurance and vendor compliance of private label and branded programs. Prior to joining DXL, she has worked with Macy’s, Red Cats, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom’s. Angela was also the founder of a design, manufacturing and retail company in New York & Hong Kong specialized in women’s contemporary fashion.


MIKE FLANAGAN CEO, Clothesource Since the mid-1990s, Clothesource has given the global apparel community the world’s largest collection of intelligence on price comparisons, supplier capabilities and national manufacturing resources in over 150 countries. It also manages apparel production in Eastern Europe for its Western clients. Before establishing Clothesource in the mid-1990s, Mike held senior international buying, marketing and operations posts in major European and US retailers. A graduate of Oxford University, he began his commercial career at US advertising agencies in the UK and Italy.   Clothesource is based in England’s Cotswolds.

MARIO GIANNOBILE Senior Director, North American Sales, Maersk Line Mario Giannobile was appointed Senior Director for the East Region of Maersk Inc. in August 2012, with responsibility for commercial activities for the East Coast of the United States. Mario joined Maersk in 1990. He has served in several Sales, Customer Service and Trade Management positions throughout his career. Prior to his current role, he was the Sales Director for the Northeast Region apparel and fashion market segments. A native of New York, Mario is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S. in International Business and holds Supply Chain Certificates from The Ohio State University and IMD Business School. Mario is married and has a daughter.


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MURALI GOKKI Director, AlixPartners As a director at AlixPartners’ retail practice, Murali Gokki focuses on apparel and footwear product development and sourcing. For the past 1 years he has been delivering high impact strategic and business transformational solutions for global retail and consumer product companies for the past 14 years at AlixPartners. His specific expertise in global sourcing and SG&A optimization has helped several retail and wholesale clients achieve sustainable reductions in COGS and corporate overheads. In addition, Murali works with clients to improve their innovation and product development processes. Murali holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a MS in Textile Technology & Management with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University.

HEIDI GOOLD VP of Process & Technology Optimization, Kohl’s Over the past 15 years, Heidi has held progressive leadership roles within Product Development at Kohl’s Department Stores located in Menomonee Falls, WI. As Vice President of Process & Technology Optimization, her focus is on developing and delivering best in class product development related processes and technology innovation which support Kohl’s Greatness Agenda, including speed to market initiatives for their proprietary brands. Prior to joining Kohl’s, Heidi held leadership roles within Technical Services at Gap, Inc. and J.Crew, both located in NYC. She is a current board member of the USDA Cotton Board and WI chapter of JDRF. Outside of work she enjoys tennis, hiking and paddle boarding with her family.


ED GRIBBIN President, Alvanon Ed Gribbin leads Alvanon teams around the globe helping apparel industry clients develop and implement robust data driven growth strategies in disciplines ranging from marketing and merchandising to product development and supply chain. He has worked with most of the world’s leading apparel organizations and is the eminent authority on strategic apparel practices and processes.

DR. JAMES HAYWARD Chairman, President & CEO, Applie DNA Sciences Dr. James Hayward is Chairman, President, and CEO of Applied DNA Sciences. With over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, life science and consumer product industries, James is committed to protecting global supply chains from theft, fraud, counterfeiting and diversion. Applied DNA Sciences keeps life real and safe by providing botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions and services that protect assets, products, brands, supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers.


BILL JACKSON Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, USTR Bill Jackson is the Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles. He leads U.S. negotiations affecting textiles and apparel, advises the U.S. Trade Representative on textiles trade policy matters, and works to expand the U.S. industry’s access to foreign markets. Bill served previously as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences and as Director for African Affairs at USTR. Before coming to USTR in 2002, Bill was Director of Government Relations and Policy at the Africa-America Institute and a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Georgetown University.

STEVE LAMAR Executive Vice President, American Apparel & Footwear Association As Executive Vice President and as liaison to AAFA’s Government Contracts Committee, Government Relations Committee, and Brand Protection Council, Steve Lamar is responsible for the design and execution of AAFA lobbying strategies on a series of issues covering government procurement, intellectual property rights, international trade, market access, customs, labor, environment, and product safety. Prior to AAFA, Steve was a trade analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce and served for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the southern African country of Botswana. Steve is also President of the Washington International Trade Association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Colgate University and a Master of Arts Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.


PHILIP POEL Vice President Global Manufacturing & Quality, Under Armour Philip Poel is the Vice President of Global Manufacturing Excellence and Quality for Under Armour Inc. Philip recently moved back the USA, after heading up the APAC/EMEA regions for Apparel, Footwear comprising 75% of all goods globally for the Under Armour brand. His experience and career path has provided him with a solid global operational and supply chain foundation, highlighted by senior roles in the automotive, furniture and sportswear industries. While his experience and accomplishments span several industries, his energy and passion revolves around the team and enabling a truly great work environment backed with trusted vendor relationships. Philip holds degrees in finance and engineering, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School - AMP program.

JEFFREY ROSENSTOCK President, General Sportwear Co. Jeffrey Rosenstock is President of General Sportwear Co., Inc, a leading manufacturer of private label bottoms for over 89 years. General produces over 7 million pants per year in their company owned and operated state of the art facilities in Nicaragua and Honduras. Through strategic partnerships with several factories in China, General offers their customers a unique duel sourcing strategy for one stop shopping on their basic core and fashion needs. General also owns and operates a distribution center in North Carolina, which utilizes RF scanning to ensure 99.9% pick and pack accuracy on all its replenishment programs. 


NICOLE ROSSO Supervisory Import Specialist, Apparel, Footwear & Textiles Center, US Customs & Border Protection Nicole Rosso started her career in 1996 with Legacy Customs as an Import Specialist within the Trade Operations Division. During this time, she worked as a commodity specialist in wearing apparel and enforced a wide variety of laws and regulations related to the importation of commercial cargo. In 2003, Nicole was promoted to Entry Specialist Team Leader and was actively involved with port policies and procedures related to entry processing operations. Her duties included admissibility, control, entry & export of merchandise, as well as revenue collection. In 2007, Nicole was promoted into her current position as a Supervisory Import Specialist. As a Supervisor, she has an integral role in streamlining and managing the work processes, while ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

ANDREW SAMET Principal, Sorini, Samet & Associates Andrew Samet is a principal in the trade consulting firm of Sorini, Samet & Associates LLC, where he counsels clients on trade agreements, legislation in the Congress, and decisions by the Executive Branch that impact their global interests. Prior to co-founding Sorini, Samet & Associates, Andrew served as Deputy Under Secretary of Labor for International Affairs in the Clinton Administration, and as a member of the deputies group of the White House National Economic Council, and as U.S. representative on the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization. Andrew previously served as Legislative Director and international trade counsel to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. 


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DAVID SASSO VP International Sales, Buhler Quality Yarns David Sasso has held various positions since 1983 ranging from production planning, manufacturing, engineering, and sales. Background is mostly in yarn spinning, but also includes, weaving, and knitting. Currently he is employed at Buhler Quality Yarns and since 2001 as VP of International Sales and Marketing for Buhler Quality Yarns, USA with a major focus in establishing retail and brand relationships and integrating ourselves into their supply chains as a major contributor in value added apparel. He has a BS in Textile Management from North Carolina State University.

KATIE SMITH Senior Fashion and Retail Analyst, EDITED Katie Smith is the Senior Fashion and Retail Analyst at EDITED. She has over nine years of experience in the fashion and apparel industry across London, Melbourne and New York. At EDITED, she uses retail data to unearth market and product opportunities for the industry. Prior to joining EDITED, Katie was a womenswear designer for independent labels in London. Katie’s research has been featured in various publications, including WWD, Washington Post, Business of Fashion, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Fortune, The Guardian, CNBC, The Economist and Forbes.


JOSE SUAREZ Owner & Managing Director, Impactiva Jose R. Suarez has been in the leather, footwear and apparel industry since 1991. Jose successfully founded and operated a number of companies until 2003 when he purchased the nascent quality control division of leatherXchange using it as the foundation to launch Impactiva that same year. The next 13 years Jose focused in creating the wide variety of services Impactiva offers today, driven by the certainty that the Fashion industry needed to benefit from the industrial engineering approach and modern manufacturing techniques other industries had already implemented. Jose has a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Engineering degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

JOHN THORBECK Chairman, Chainge Capital John S. Thorbeck founded Chainge Capital LLC, to develop and apply global speed and flexibility for retailers and brands. To “change the supply chain,” he has collaborated extensively with Warren H. Hausman, Stanford University, on process innovation and analytics for fashion manufacturing and sourcing. Their approach to sequential decision-making for style goods is known as Lead Time Optimization (LTO).™ Thorbeck and Hausman are also co-authors of the “Zara Gap” analysis, and related case studies taught at Stanford, to measure financial performance linked to supply flexibility. Thorbeck is a former CEO of Rockport (adidas) and G.H. Bass & Co. (PVH), and senior marketing executive for Nike, Timberland and the Aspen Skiing Company. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.


MIKE TODARO Managing Director, American Apparel Producers’ Network Mike is Managing Director of the Atlanta-based American Apparel Producers’ Network (AAPNetwork). AAPNetwork delivers three business and industry services: Business Network – continuous communications with over 600 executives, with daily interaction and ‘insider’ email broadcasts; Supply Chain – unique network of 200 organizations, the top companies in every link ‘from the dirt to the shirt’; Western Hemisphere – specialists in contacting producers and in sourcing from the Western Hemisphere. With over 26 years of industry and 48 of technology experience, Mike speaks at and moderates forums in the Americas, Europe and South Asia.

JING WANG Senior Research Associate, Fung Global Retail & Technology Jing Wang is a Senior Research Associate at Fung Global Retail & Technology, the knowledge bank and research division of the Fung Group/Li & Fung. Her research focuses on the intersection of retail and technology. She has spoken at various industry forums on topics such as emerging digital beauty trends at Makeup New York, top technology trends in retail real estate at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) fall meeting. Jing holds an MA in International Economics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in Economics from Dickinson College. She is based in New York City.


JUAN ZIGHELBOIM President, TexOps Juan co-founded El Salvador based Textiles Opico “TexOps” in July 2010. The company is currently producing stretch performance apparel for major U.S. retailers. The factory has assumed a leading role in CSR and sustainability. Initiatives include an on-site daycare center and clinic; classes in yoga, English, MBA’s. Community outreach programs include vocational training for single mothers, support of local orphanages and aspiring athletes. Juan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Florida.  He is current president of the Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN).



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Philippa Abeles SVP Global Sourcing ANN INC.

Melissa Bastos Director, Market Research Cotton Incorporated

Philip Berg Attorney Otterbourg

Shahid Nazir Ahmad CEO Masood Textiles Mills, Ltd.

Larry Batson Director, Global Logistics SanMar Corporation

Caryn Berry Managing Director DZ Group / DUFFY

Jim Andriola Textile Sales Consultant Texollini

Thomas Baudin Marketing and Promotion Premiere Vision

Randy Bhanik Senior Director Production Global Brands Group

Zack Arnold VP Sourcing Six Lincoln

Kelleen Baumbach Director, Production & Sourcing Bonobos

Amol Bhorkar Vice President Gokaldas Images USA Inc

Marc Babins President Kellwood Company

Anna Beaulieu Senior Director Global Brands Group

Syed Binali VP of Global Sourcing Medline Industries

Marc Bain Fashion Reporter Quartz

Jonathan Becton Manager, Talent Aquisition Gap - Global Supply Chain & Product Operations

Margaret Bishop Adjunct Professor Fashion Institute of Technology

Jeanine Ballone Vice President of Innovation PVH Corp. Dania Barbosa Director, GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp. Gary Barraco Director, Global Product Marketing Amber Road David Bassuk Managing Director, Retail AlixPartners

Darlene Beltran Senior Director Guess?, Inc. Pierluigi Berardi Global Marketing Director Nilit Andres Berdugo CEO Ci Jeans


Kate Black Reporter Magnifeco John Blackledge Equity Research Analyst Cowen & Co. Kevin Blair Senior Sourcing Manager Target Corporation Jean Blue Sr. Business analyst Kohls

Paul Cassilo President & CEO CFLNY, Inc

Emily Cooke Assoc. Manager Sourcing PVH Corp.

Nedra Boone-Cabbagestalk Sr Sourcing Mgr, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp.

Megan Castillo Account Executive NGC Software

Victoria Costa SVP Supply Chain Talbots

Roberto Botero Laundry Manager CI JEANS

Angela Chan SVP & Chief Sourcing Officer DXL Group

Anee Costruba Director of Production LF Sourcing (Millwork) LLC

Ron Braswell Sourcing/Compliance Manager Lanier Clothes

Sumant Chandiramani Sourcing Director Krazy Kat Sportswear. LLC

Guy Courtin VP Industry and Solution Strategy GT Nexus

Mark Burstein President, Sales, Marketing, R&D NGC Software

Brian Chang Head of Product Development Brian Brothers Inc

Yamel Cuevas Vice President AlixPartners

Leuba Butta Sr Sourcing Mgr, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp.

Mark Charlton VP Technical Services PVH Corp.

Yamel Cuevas Vice President AlixPartners

Jim Cahill Senior Account Director Lectra

Susana Charm Marketing Manager Alvanon Inc.

Lorne Cytrynbaum Vice President Compliance Tailored Brands, Inc

Carlos Camacho SVP Operations LF Sourcing (Millwork) LLC

Kristin Cho Production AEO

Kellie Davies Sr. Director Sourcing Target

Tricia Carey Director of Business Development Lenzing

Saima Chowdhury CEO Noi Solutions LLC

Kellie Davies Sr. Director Sourcing Target

Mason Carroll Chief Supply Chain Officer Hollander Sleep Products, LLC

Audra Christie Vice President - HR Global Sourcing Walmart

Hal B.Davis President SSA



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Jaime Duncan Associate Product Manager Macy’s Merchandising Group

Brett DeWeese Director International Sales PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions

Dirk Dunlap President MB Sport

Peter Di Minno VP Operations DDK Apparel Inc./Boston Traders Inc.

Ofra Eliav-Greenshtein SVP Pink Production Mast Global

Michael Diablo President & COO SGI Apparel LTD

Amy Farr Business Development Manager GT Nexus

Ann Diamante CPao Bamboo Rose

David Feig Senior Business Development Manager AsiaInspection

Irma DiMuro Director Sourcing Tractor Supply

Joel Fertel Associate Publisher Sourcing Journal

Nici DiPillo Production AEO

Seth Fischer Account Director Lectra

MaryAnn Domaratzki Managing Director MMG Advisors

Shelley Foland CEO Boxercraft

Steve Domaratzki VP Sales Canaren Inc

Bridget Foley Sr. Manager Sourcing Operations The Talbots Inc

Joyce Driscoll Sr Sourcing Director, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp.

David Ford VP Sourcing Intradeco

Karie Ford Global Brand & Communications Director Invista Kay Frank Technical Services PVH Corp.


Jasmine Davis Marketing Events Manager Lectra

Nathan Freeman Sr Sourcing Manager Target Kimberlie Freund International Trade Analyst USITC Joel Friedman SVP, Sales & Marketing- Dress Shirt PVH Corp. Peter Gabbe President / CEO Jump Design Group Prashant Gadodia CEO Creative Logistic Services Sarah Galvez Manager, Public Relations Cotton Incorporated Yen Gao Sr. Director Sourcing SanMar


Fernando Garibaldi CEO TEXTIL DEL VALLE S.A.

Richard Haddad Attorney Otterbourg

Jerry Hertzman SVP, Head of Managed Assets IDB Bank

Christina Gates Production AEO

Brittany Harris Senior Account Director Lectra

Michael Hinder Senior Production Manager Bonobos

Murali Gokki Director AlixPartners

Christian Harris 3D Product Owner Gerber Technology

Finn Holm-Olsen Director, Trade Promotion & AGOA East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Marisol Gomez Marketing Director NGC Software

Forrest Elliott Harris Adjunct Faculty LIM College

Richard Honig CFO/Director Berne Apparel Company

Jeremiah Griffiths President/Founder Agartha Studios

Jodie Hartmann Senior Professional Lecturer Marist

Debbie Horowitz VP Sourcing and Production Perry Ellis/Rafaella/Laundry

Ron Grilli VP of Business Development NGC Software

Marist Charley Heaney Sales Manager Pacific Textiles & Sourcing, Inc.

Philip Horowitz VP Sales Komar Brands

Bill Grindle Chief Marketing Officer Gerber Technology

Jonathan Helfat Attorney Otterbourg

Julia K. Hughes President USFIA

Wendy Gronich SVP Macys

Melissa Hellem Sr. Mgr Supply Chain, GSC CK Accessories PVH Corp.

Pam Hunter VP Sourcing J.C. Penney

Harold Grunfeld Partner GDSLK Shelly Habinsky President Nature Project

Liz Hershfield Chief Supply Chain Officer Bonobos


Nye Intaramanu Sr. Program Manager SanMar Corporation Kathleen Jack VP International Marketing Sycamore Marketing Group

Clay Jenkins SVP Caleres

Colleen Kelly CEO Alex Apparel

Susan Klapkin Director of Sourcing Dr. Leonards Healthcare Corp

Maria Jessup Senior Manager, Global Sourcing HanesBrands Inc.

Andrea Kennedy Adjunct Faculty LIM College

Jan Kniffen CEO J Rogers Kniffen WWE, LLC

Patricia Johnson Director Supply Chain Boxercraft

Frank Kenny Owner Standard Apparel

Angela Kornas VP Product Development & Sourcing Dolfin Swimwear

Haidee Johnstone President Johnstone Brands

John Kernan Equity Analyst Cowen & Co.

Molly Kremidas Marketing Manager NILIT America

Russell Jowell Communications Manager WRAP

Swati Kesarwani Debra Krivelow Raw Materials Planner- GSC Dress Shirt SVP PVH Corp.

Matt Kaden Managing Director MMG Advisors

Sal Khona President Pacific Wave Inc

Art Krulish Director Customer Experience Setlog Corp.

Howard Kahn Executive Chairman Kahn Lucas

Michael Kininmonth Project Manager Lenzing

Bansi Lakhani President / CEO Krazy Kat Sportswear, LLC

Polina Karaseva Sr Manager Fabric R&D J.C. Penney

Franziska Kirchgaessner Director Mens Global Sourcing HBC

Joanna Lam Assoc. Product Manager PVH Corp.

Ron Katanick VP- Strategic Sourcing Kohl’s Department Stores

Niklas Kirwel Vice President & CPO Setlog Corp.

Liza Lam VP of Global Sourcing DXL Group

Kay Kawamoto Sr. Director Gymboree

Kim Kitchings SVP, Consumer Marketing Cotton Incorporated

Wendy Lam Director of Production Tommy John, Inc.


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Faye Landes General Partner Back to Future Ventures

Mimi Levitas Ceo The Wilster apparel group

Mary Marino Apparel Consultant East Africa Trade & Investment Hub

Mario Lang Director, GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.

Eric Linxwiler Vice President CBX Software

Luciana Marsicano COO CoTW Holdings LLC

Jonathan Langman Vice President AlixPartners

Michelle Lu (GSC) VP, GSC CK Women’s PVH Corp.

Dennis Mastrangelo COO Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc.

Sonia Lapinsky Director, Retail AlixPartners

Doug Lynch Snr Manager Raw Material PVH Corp.

Matt Mastrangelo Production Director Tri-Coastal Design

Karen Lau VP of Sourcing & Production G Hensler

Asa Mackenzie Director of PD/Production Lilly Pulitzer

Michael Mastrangelo President Tri-Coastal Design

Lawrence Law Chief Technology Officer Esquel Brands & Distribution

Kate Maggi Sr Mgr-Strategic Initiatives, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp.

JC Mazingue Managing Director Bilcotex

Charles Lee SVP Supply Chain Fanatics, Inc. Juliana Lee Sourcing Manager, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp. Jorge Leo Commercial Manager Textil del Valle Tricia Lesser Vice President Gymboree

Evan McCauley Richard Malcolm Sr Mgr , Fabric -GSC Wholesale Global sourcing and production manager PVH Corp. Forever Collectibles Mark Messura Pouria Maleki Senior Vice President President, Global Supply Chain Cotton Incorporated Hybrid Apparel David Miller Sujay Maniktala SVP Owned Brands Operation VP Sales & Marketing Hudson’s Bay Company ZXY International Sabrina Morelli Senior Program Manager AAFA


Tomas Navarro Owner/ VP of Sales CI Jeans

Ronnie Oved President The Oved Group

Jeannine Morneau Technical Designer, GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.

Tom Nelson Vice President Global Product Supply VF Corporation

Anne Pachan Fabric Manager, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp.

Blair Morrison Director of Production Lilly Pulitzer

Teodora Nicolae Marketing Manager Messe Frankfurt

Paul D. Pagano Vice President Milberg Factors Inc.

Armando Murillo Snr Dir Technical Design & Product Development PVH Corp.

Simon O’Mahony Sr. Manager, Talent Aquisition Gap - Global Supply Chain & Product Operations

Maureen Pagliaro Director Women’s Sourcing PVH Corp.

Bud Murray Business Development Manager AsiaInspection

Juan-Manuel Olivera-Silvera Professional Lecturer Marist

Shireen Musa Professor FIT

Kristine Olson Director, Production & Sourcing Bonobos

Tricia Naden Director Target

Harold Ordonez VP of product development LF Sourcing (Millwork) LLC

Sharmishtha Nath VP Sourcing Perry Ellis International

Jill Orsini Director, Advertising Cotton Incorporated

Sara Nathanson Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Aritzia

Mike Oved Vice President The Oved Group


Pippa Morgan Executive Vice President of Retail Aritzia

Minhee Park CEO Alex Apparel Susan Parson Grp VP Sourcing, GSC Wholesale PVH Corp. Greg Parsons Senior Director, Product Development Kroger Co. Oshana Pinto PLM Product Manager Gerber Technology Leigh Placek DVP, Women’s Sourcing & Production Hudson’s Bay Comapny Andrew Postal Managing Partner MMG Advisors, Inc.


James Pruden Senior Director, Public Relations Cotton Incorporated

Aine Roberts Director - Strategic Sourcing Kohl’s Department Stores

Annmarie Savino Director of Production ADSutton

Nidhi Puri Sr. Director, Technical Services- GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.

Mark Robinson Owner Standard Apparel

Christian Schindler Director ITMF

Taylor Rolfe Calendar and Process Assoc. PVH Corp.

Guido Schlossmann President and CEO Synergies Worldwide

Mark Rose Production AEO

Erin Schmidt Research Associate Fung Global Retail & Technology

Gary Ross Chief Sourcing Officer Reitmans Canada LTD

Avedis Seferian President & CEO WRAP

Sonia Roy Senior Professional Lecturer Marist

Janet Seltzer Sr. Director of Innovation & Global Sourcing Tommy John

Sikandar Rasheed President Pacific Textiles & Sourcing, Inc. Elizabeth Reed Senior Director Industry Development PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions Jen Reed Vice President- Global Sourcing Ann Inc Sylvia Reyes Apparel & Textiles Director, USA ProColombia Liz Ricketts Co-founder The OR Maria Rios Transportation Manager BBC International Najeeb Rizvi President Sourcing group

Charles Russell Strategic Sourcing Category Manager Cintas Corporation

Jessica Shaw Director- Global Sourcing Ann Inc.

Judith Russell Marketing Strategic Planning Consultant John Shearman Markethink, Inc. Executive Director Marketing Applied DNA Sciences Emily Salnas Vice President Ken Shelton AlixPartners AVP Global Raw Materials and Color Mast Global/Victoria’s Secret Ted Sattler Advisor WRAP


David Stokoe Vice President Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Matthew Thornton Principal, Accounts Director Armchair

Lily Sidorovich President, North America Synergies Worldwide

Maureen Storch Senior VP, Membership AAFA

Debbi Tucker SVP VS Production Mast Global

PJ Singh VP Macys

Robyn Stotter Partner Motives Group

Peter Unzueta Sales Rep Texollini

Pamela Sinishtaj President Baby Products Division ADSutton

Sue Strickland Executive Director AAPN

Stefanie Valerio Solutions Consultant NGC Software

Gary Smith VP Production and Operations TR Designs, Inc.

Gail W. Strickler President Global Trade Brookfield Associates LLC

Carol Valone SVP Sourcing and Production Global Brands Group

Kim Smith-Bufton Marketing Manager, Fashion & Apparel Lectra

Alexis Stuart Showroom Manager World Textile Sourcing Inc

Luis Velasquez Director Business Development Lectra

Winnie So VP Private Label Spiraledge Inc.

Ada Suneson VP,Technical Services-GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.

Sue Vierling Sourcing & Procurement Mgr. Phoenix Textile Corporation

Josue Solano President/COO BBC International LLC

Alfred Sutton Director Supply Chain Operations LT Apparel Group

Rick Vizziello Account Director Lectra

Guy Sommerhalder CFO/COO John Varvatos Enterprises Inc.

Barry Tariq President Inno Knits, LLC

Nargis Soorty Executive Director Soorty Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd.

James Thorne EVP Direct Sourcing Tailored Brands, Inc

Kimberly Voronov Director, Inventory Management- GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.



Sanjeev Shrivastava VP, GSC CK Men’s PVH Corp.

Ryan Wallace Research Citi Research

Jim Zafrani COO Honeydew Apparel Group Inc.

Reese White Owner Alpenglow + Co

Inna Zubashko Director, GSC Dress Shirt PVH Corp.

Suzanne Willemin VP Product Development and Sourcing Noi Solutions LLC

Paula Zusi Global Operations Advisor Advent International

Kevin Williams Vice President Coville Brands Sarah Wilsterman Senior VP of design The Wilster apparel group Bryan Wolfe Vice President, International Trade Ann Inc. Bradley Wright Sourcing Analyst Tractor Supply Margaret Wright EVP Production & Sourcing Mast Global Andrea Wulfekotte VP of Production and Sourcing Mast Global Nicolas Yako Equity Research Associate Cowen & Co.




EDWARD HERTZMAN Founder and Publisher TARA DONALDSON Editorial Director LYNDSAY MCGREGOR Senior Editor GENEVIEVE SCARANO Staff Writer JOEL FERTEL Associate Publisher MICHAEL CARAVAGLIA Chief Operations Officer ERIC HERTZMAN Director of Business Development CELENA TANG Designer


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