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CH A N GE 10.15.2015 | NEW YORK

AMERICA’S COTTON PRODUCERS AND IMPORTERS. Service Marks/Trademarks of Cotton Incorporated. © 2015 Cotton Incorporated.

Take a closer look and you’ll discover that Cotton Incorporated is an educator and facilitator for the global cotton industry. The company draws on a wealth of information and expertise that aid textile businesses around the world. From sustainability, consumer market data and supply chain insights to textile innovations and fabric construction, Cotton Incorporated has the resources to help your business thrive.

Welcome to Sourcing Summit 2015 The apparel, textile and footwear business is becoming increasingly competitive and complex. Currency fluctuations, pending FTAs and a potentially unstable labor force are among the many issues keeping us on our toes in 2015. Our end consumers are more connected, better informed and evolving with help from technology faster than our industry can adjust. The fight for consumers’ attention and their dollars is more challenging than ever as their need for improved experiences supersedes their desire to buy just for consuming’s sake. Your job, no matter the responsibility, will become all the more challenging. Now more than ever we need to educate ourselves and prepare for the next of chapter of our sourcing story. Sourcing Journal’s growth is an indication that there is a need for exhaustive, up-to-date content that not only educates, but serves as a collective voice for our industry. Both Sourcing Journal and the Sourcing Summit would be nothing if not for the invaluable support of our sector. To our sponsors, who generously gave to ensure this year’s summit is the single best platform for discussing changing demands on sourcing; to our advertisers, who have helped us grow Sourcing Journal into an industry-leading publication; to the thousands of companies who support us by subscribing; and to you, the industry at large, who have gone above and beyond to help us mold Sourcing Journal into a publication that truly serves the needs of our community, we can only say thank you. I ask but one thing of you here today – talk to us. I’ve included my contact information below. Let me know how we’re doing. Be it advice or criticism, we want to hear all of it. Sourcing Journal has plans to launch more products, workshops and resources in the future, and as we move forward we want to be sure we’re working for the common good of the industry. Let’s work together and create a future that benefits us all. Edward Hertzman Founder and Publisher e. m. 516.459.2689


AGENDA 8:00 - 8:40 AM

Breakfast + Registration

8:40 - 8:45 AM Opening Remarks Edward Hertzman, Founder, Publisher, Sourcing Journal 8:50 - 9:15 AM The Dynamics of Speed to Market Munir Mashooqullah, Founder, Chairman Synergies Worldwide

Guido Schlossman, CEO Synergies Worldwide

9:20 - 9:45 AM Trade Update: The Latest on TPP, TTIP + AGOA Moderator: Rick Helfenbein, President, Luen Thai USA

Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President, AAFA

Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler,

Travis & Rosenberg

9:50 - 10:35 AM Sourcing and the Trends You Need to Know Kelly Caruso, President, Target Sourcing Services

Trent Janik, VP of Sourcing and Manufacturing, Kate Spade

David Bassuk, Managing Director, Retail, AlixPartners

Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Inc.

10:35 - 11:05 AM

Break + Networking

11:10 - 11:40 AM 3-D + Beyond: How Innovations Are Reshaping the Development Cycle Janice Wang, CEO, Alvanon

Hebe Schecter, President, Kaltex North America

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

Alexis Kantor, Director of Product Development, Target


AGENDA 11:45 - 12:45 PM Insider Insight: How to Work Trade Preference Programs Into Your Duty Free Sourcing Strategy Moderator: Gail Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles

Honorable Minister Joshua Setipa, Trade Minister, Lesotho

Dev Chamroo, Head of Mauritius Export Council

Mark D’Sa, Special Envoy for Haiti, U.S. Department of State

Gabi Bar, Israeli Economic Ministry, QIZ Director

Mohamed Saad Ashour, Minister Plenipotentiary, Consulate General of Egypt

Waleed El-Zorba, Managing Director, Nile Holding

Karla Magruder, Textile Consultant, Founder, Fabrikology International

12:50 - 1:30 PM Technology in the Supply Chain: What’s Really Going to Improve Efficiency? Joanne Martorelli, Head of Global Social Compliance & Product Safety, Brooks Brothers

Lee Goldenberg, CIO, John Varvatos

Gregory Bannister, COO, Sport Obermeyer

1:35 - 1:55 PM Fast Fashion Decoded: What Zara’s Doing Differently John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital 1:55 - 2:00 PM

Closing Remarks


ALEXIS KANTOR Director of Apparel and Accessories Product Development, Target Alexis is Target’s director of apparel and accessories product development, where she is responsible for developing and leading the product development teams, maintaining an environment where challenge is expected and risk is rewarded, where professional growth and personal balance is possible and achievements are celebrated, whether personal or professional. The product development team’s mission is to develop Target’s owned brand products that deliver exceptional guest experiences that fulfill the “Expect More. Pay Less” brand promise.  We do this though continuous innovation, research and collaboration.

GREGORY BANNISTER Chief Operations Officer, Sport Obermeyer Gregory J. Bannister is currently the chief operations officer at Sport Obermeyer. He was hired in April of 2012 specifically to select a new business system and to implement process changes throughout the company. Gregory holds a technical degree in Electronic Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Utah. At Sport Obermeyer, Gregory lead the effort to significantly improve margins on all product lines, reduce excess inventory and SKUS, then specified and implemented four integrated business systems (ERP, PLM, SCM and WMS). Concurrently, he architected the necessary process changes to match the new business systems. As a result, within two years, Sport Obermeyer is once again a profitable company with a solid foundation for the future.


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GUIDO SCHLOSSMAN President and CEO, Synergies Worldwide Ltd. Guido Schlossmann held top management positions in global sourcing & supply chain management in Germany, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Hong Kong and Thailand for USA and European-based fashion, apparel and sportswear customers. Recently, he joined as president and CEO of Synergies Worldwide Ltd., a virtual garment manufacturing and supply chain management company for more than 75 of the world’s most recognizable global fashion and apparel brands headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand and with sourcing and manufacturing centers in Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan.

HEBE SCHECTER President, Kaltex North America Hebe Schecter is the COO of Kaltex North America, president of Kaltex America Fabrics Division and CFO for Revman International (Home Textiles). Hebe is also a member of the boards of directors of Revman and Kaltex America. Kaltex North America is owned by Grupo Kaltex, one of the largest textile manufacturing companies in the world, headquartered in Mexico City. Hebe graduated from Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora in Argentina with a master’s degree in accounting. Following several years in public accounting, she began working for Kaltex America in New York in 1994. Hebe initially worked in the accounting department and later took responsibility for finance and operations, and became involved in all the divisions of the Grupo Organization: Yarn, Fabrics, Apparel and Home.


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JANICE WANG Chief Executive Officer, Alvanon Janice Wang joined Alvanon in 2002 and has since transformed the company into a global consultancy group attracting top-tier apparel analysts, business strategists and technical experts. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world.� Having been born into an apparel manufacturing dynasty, she spent her formative years learning about the fashion business. After leaving university with a double degree in economics and East Asian studies, she went on to hone her business management skills with such high profile organizations as Chase Manhattan Bank and industry giant Li and Fung Limited.

JOHN HARMON Senior Analyst, FBIC Global Research & Technology John Harmon is a senior analyst in the New York office of Fung Business Intelligence Center Global Research & Technology, specializing in identifying and analyzing emerging technology trends. He previously worked for CCG Investor Relations as a Senior Account Manager in New York and Beijing. Prior to that, he worked for over 10 years as a sell-side equity research analyst, most recently as a senior analyst at Needham & Co., covering telecommunications and electrical equipment. John holds a MS in engineering-economic systems, a BS in electrical engineering, and a MA/BA in German Studies from Stanford University.


JON DEVINE Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated Jon Devine is senior economist in the Corporate Strategy and Program Metrics division at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, he conducts economic research, including cotton price analysis and a range of other industry-specific projects. Jon delivers market outlook presentations at conferences around the world and is in regular contact with many of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies. Jon is the author of Cotton Incorporated’s Monthly Economic Letter and Executive Cotton Update. His research has been published in a range of trade publications and he has been quoted by leading news organizations including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. Jon’s market commentary is regularly featured on agricultural radio and television networks.

KELLY CARUSO President, Target Sourcing Services As president of Target Sourcing Services, Kelly Caruso is responsible for the global sourcing of Target’s Owned Brands, which focus on Apparel & Accessories, Home Textiles, and Décor. Additionally, Kelly is responsible for product safety & quality assurance and social responsibility & sustainability. Target operates sourcing and product quality offices in 13 countries around the world. Prior to her current role, Kelly was the vice president-general merchandise manager for Big Kids Apparel. Kelly joined Target in 1996 as a senior business analyst in merchandising. She has held a number of positions over the past 19 years – including senior buyer, director and vice president – across a range of product categories, including apparel & accessories, home, and merchandise operations. 2015 | SOURCING SUMMIT | SPEAKERS

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LEE GOLDENBERG Chief Information Officer, John Varvatos If you ask Lee what he does he’ll tell you that he solves problems. He’d tell you that in his 30-plus year career he’s done that best by applying and utilizing technology proactively and creatively. Lee has a unique ability to see the impact of issues across entire organizations. He also has the vision to view technology through the lens of his management experience in information systems, facilities, logistics and supply chain. Lee has used these skills to help develop and support the brands and to contribute to the success of organizations such as Josephine Chaus, Donna Karan and DKNY, Theory, Lord and Taylor and now John Varvatos. He is known for being a consummate professional, an integral member of various management teams, someone who understands how IT can and should impact a business and an inspiring leader.

WALEED EL-ZORBA Managing Director, Nile Holding Company Waleed El-Zorba is the managing director of Nile Holding Company. Nile consists of five companies with more than 11,000 employees that are leading the way for ready-made garment exports from Egypt. Waleed attended the University of Southern California from where he received his Bachelors degree in Economics from the School of Arts and Science. In 2005, he was appointed to the Export Council of Ready Made Garments and Council of Qualified Industrial Zones by Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry to help promote and continue the success of the textile industry in Egypt.


MUNIR MASHOOQULLAH Founder, Chairman, Synergies Worldwide A thought leader in global sourcing for over 25 years, Munir Mashooqullah is the founder and chairman of Synergies Worldwide, an apparel supply chain management firm with more than 20 offices in more than 10 countries. As an industry evangelist and frequent speaker at trade shows and conferences such as the WWD Forum, Sourcing Journal and various universities on supply chain, peers often look to Munir to share his unique insights. He has collaborated with top market analysts, turnaround consulting and private equity firms in developing strategies and transforming operations for some of the bestrecognized retailers and fashion brands.

NICOLE BIVENS COLLINSON President, International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Nicole Bivens Collinson leads the International Trade and Government Relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm’s operating committee. Nicole has more than 25 years of experience in government, public affairs and lobbying. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation, saving clients millions of dollars through the successful drafting, guidance and passage of legislation which reduces or eliminates duties.


RICK HELFENBEIN President, Luen Thai USA Rick Helfenbein, in his role as American Apparel & Footwear Association chairman, is a spokesman and advocate for USA Congressional trade issues, as well as supply chain economics for the manufacturing, logistics and retail communities. He writes frequently about trade legislation and matters of Congress for The Hill and for Sourcing Journal. For many years, Rick hosted a widely viewed public access TV Show in Westchester County, and has interviewed several notable politicians including former Senator Hillary Clinton. Rick is President of all USA operations for Luen Thai Holdings Limited (a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong Exchange – HK 311). Luen Thai is the largest listed manufacturing company on the exchange and specializes in apparel, footwear, accessories and supply chain services. Customers include Ralph Lauren, Coach, Dillard’s, Michael Kors, Adidas, Victoria’s Secret, Uniqlo and Ann Inc.

STEVE LAMAR Executive Vice President, AAFA Stephen E. Lamar is executive vice president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). As liaison to AAFA’s Government Contracts Committee, AAFA’s Government Relations Committee, and AAFA’s Brand Protection Council, Steve is responsible for the design and execution of AAFA lobbying strategies on a series of issues covering government procurement, counterfeiting/intellectual property rights, international trade, market access, customs, labor, environment and product safety. In these roles, Steve also advises AAFA member companies on legislation and regulatory policies affecting the clothing and footwear industries. In addition, Steve serves as the liaison to AAFA’s Legwear Committee.


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TRENT JANIK VP Sourcing & Manufacturing, Kate Spade & Company Trent Janik is the VP sourcing & manufacturing, at Kate Spade & Company. Her 20-year career in production and product development includes working at such companies as J.Crew, Banana Republic, The Gap, Williams-Sonoma and Levi’s. She also spent three and a half years in retail management consulting with Kurt Salmon Associates. She received her Bachelor of Science from Boston College and her MBA from Babson College.

HONORABLE MINISTER JOSHUA SETIPA Minister of Trade and Industry for Lesotho The Honorable Joshua Setipa is the Minister of Trade and Industry for Lesotho. Minister Setipa previously served as the CEO of The Lesotho National Development Corp. (LNDC). Prior to the LNDC post, he served as a senior advisor to the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2005 to December 2011. Minister Setipa’s experience in economic development, regional and global trade, along with his strong competence on economic issues and resource mobilization for capacity building has helped to make Lesotho a leading apparel producer under AGOA. Now as Trade Minister, he is set to help Lesotho take advantage of the 10-year renewal of AGOA by furthering investment and building on the strong textile and apparel industry that he has helped to build. 2015 | SOURCING SUMMIT | SPEAKERS

KARLA MAGRUDER Textile Consultant, Founder, Fabrikology International Karla Magruder has been in the textile industry for more than 25 years with global experience from fiber to finished garments. She founded Fabrikology International, a textile consulting firm, specializing in textile sourcing, education and business development in 2003. The company has worked in both the forprofit and non-profit sectors in building strategic development plans, launching new products and organizing tradeshow seminars and conferences. Karla has led her team in supporting the development of trade between US brands and retailers and garment manufacturers from Haiti and Africa through USAID sponsored programs. She has worked as a Textile Exchange Ambassador with the mission of facilitating the acceleration of sustainable practices in the textile value chain.

DEV CHAMROO Head of Mauritius Export Council Dev has more than 30 years of experience in developing international trade, investment and economic development. He is the former chief executive officer of Enterprise Mauritius, the National Trade Promotion Agency of the Republic of Mauritius and was responsible for developing and promoting exports from Mauritius with emphasis on capacity building for export readiness of SMEs to penetrate regional and global markets. Dev holds a master’s degree in Economics from Panjab University and an MBA from the University of Mauritius. He is the recipient of the Global Human Resource Excellence Award 2012.


GABI BAR Israeli Economic Ministry, QIZ Director 1977 – Joined the Ministry of Industry & Trade. 1980- Advisor to the Minister. 1988- Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Israel, Bangkok. 1991- Deputy Director, Center for Foreign Investments Promotion. 1996- Senior Regional Dire ctor, Head of the Middle-East and North Africa Division, Foreign Trade Administration, Dealing with trade and commercial relations between Israel and the Arab world. Co-Chairman of the Joint QIZ Committees Israel-Jordan and Israel-Egypt.

GAIL STRICKLER Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Gail W. Strickler, AUSTR for Textiles and Apparel, joined USTR after almost 30 years in the textile and apparel industry. She is responsible for supervising negotiations affecting textile and apparel products, advising Ambassador Michael Froman on textile and apparel trade policy matters and overseeing textile and apparel issues in FTA’s and preference programs. Gail served as president and CEO of Saxon Textiles Corp. and is the former VP for Global Apparel at Duro Textiles. Prior to joining USTR, Gail served as the associate director of The Institute for Textile and Apparel Product Safety (I.T.A.P.S.) at Philadelphia University (the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science).


MARK D’SA Senior Advisor for Industrial Development in Haiti, State Department Mark D’Sa is the State Department’s senior advisor for industrial development in Haiti. He joined the State Department following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, after being recruited by then Secretary Clinton’s top advisor. He brought more than 30 years’ experience in the apparel industry to the job of helping Haiti rebuild and expand following the tragedy.  To quote Mr. D’Sa it was “an opportunity to influence change and make a difference in people’s lives.” Prior to joining the State Department Mark was a senior director at GAP in charge of Latin America.

MOHAMED SAAD ASHOUR Minister Plenipotentiary, Head of the Economic and Commercial Office in New York, Consulate General of Egypt (USA) Graduated from the faculty of Law in 1979 from Ain Shams University, Egypt. Ashour was the head of the Qualified Industrial Zones “QIZ” Unit in the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade. Head of the Economic and Commercial office in Israel, Yugoslavia, Thailand, Spain, he participated in many trade negotiations with trading partners of Egypt. Ashour accomplished several studies in different countries such as “Trade Promotion Diploma” in the “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico” in Italy, “Trade Negotiations Diploma” from the “Camera de Comerc de Barcelona” in Spain…etc. He was in charge of following up the development projects in Bosnia and Kosovo. Head of the “Protocol Department” and was in charge of arranging several international events and conferences. Ashour was director for different departments in the Egyptian Commercial Service “ECS” such as EU department, East Europe department. 2015 | SOURCING SUMMIT | SPEAKERS

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ATTENDEES Richa Agarwal Director of Product Development Eileen Fisher Janet X. Ai EVP MSJC Group Jim Andriola Sales Representative Texollini Oliver Baran Managing Director Source2B Alberto Baravalle Sales Manager, Private Label Miroglio Fashion Dania Barbosa Director, GSC Sourcing PVH Corp Lawrence Batson Global Logistics Manager SanMar Corp. Anna Beaulieu Senior Director of Product Development Global Brands Group

Philip C. Berg Otterbourg Lisa Berg Sales Director Amber Road Caryn Berry Managing Director DZ Group Randy Bhanik Director, Production Global Brands Group Amol Bhorkar Vice President Gokaldas Images USA Inc Syed Binali VP of Global Sourcing Medline Industries Inc. Frazier Blair VP Merchandise Operations and Planning Orvis Bob Bland CEO/Founder Manufacture New York

Daniel Bloomgarden Analyst JP Morgan J Scott Bohling EVP CFO H.H. Brown Shoe Company Inc. Oliver Briars Analyst Marshall Wace Jenna Brown Sr. Mgr, GCS SIO PVH Corp. Victoria Cabaero Sourcing Associate KRD Imports Ltd. Nicole Callahan Designer Lysse Carlos Camacho SVP, Ops LF Sourcing Gretchen Carbone Director Global Sourcing Chico’s FAS


ATTENDEES Kristen Casteel Manager, Corporate and Western Hemisphere Sourcing Jockey International, Inc. Teresa Chan VP Merchandising & Sourcing MB Sport LLC Susana Charm Marketing Manager Alvanon Oscar Chavarria VP of Manufacturing Medline Industries Inc. Oliver Chen Managing Director Cowen & Co. Saima Chowdhury CEO Noi Solutions LLC Greg Clare Assistant Professor Oklahoma State University Sarah Clarke SVP GSC PVH Corp.


Mitchell Cole Global Director of Marketing - FHI Pantone

Francisco Delgado Manzanilla Manager Calzado Andrea

Radley Cramer Director of Marist Fashion Marist College

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

Rose Ann Cruz VP Sourcing Production Basic Resources, Inc

Stephen Domaratzki VP Sales Canaren Inc.

Aydin Cubukcu President Stella Sourcing LLC

Mary Ann Domuracki Managing Director MMG Advisors

Lorne Cytrynbaum VP Compliance The Men’s Wearhouse

Howard Dong Business Development MSJC Group

Alexandra D’Archangelo Show Director Edit Shows

Joyce Driscoll Senior Sourcing Director PVH Corp.

Gerard Daly Strategic Sourcing Specialist Vera Bradley

Mark Dudelson Vice President QST Industries Inc.

Chris DeGaetano Vice President Santa Fe Apparel

Ralf Duester President Setlog Corp.

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Emily Erusha-Hilleque Associate Product Design Director for Jewelry, Accessories, Shoes Target

Barbara Freitag SVP Distribution/ Logistics/ Customer Service DKNY

Susan Edelman CEO AZ Global Sourcing

John Favreau President Little Lake Partners, LLC

Peter Fritz Senior Product Manager Target

Ralph Ehinger Senior Sales Director, North America Alvanon

David Feig Senior Business Development Manager AsiaInspection

Daniel Fu Investment Analyst EMS Capital

Mike Elia CEI Gerber Technology

Priyan Fernando Chairman Brandix Ltd.

Peter Gabbe President/CEO Jump Design Group

Pamela Ellsworth Associate Professor and Chairperson, Global Fashion Management FIT

Shelley Foland CEO Boxercraft

Peter Gilmore Vice President Apparel Sourcing Under Armour

Bridget Foley Sr. Manager Sourcing Operations The Talbots Inc.

Michael Gilson VP Global Sourcing Hudson’s Bay Company

David Ford VP Sourcing Intradeco Apparel

Thomas W. Gladtke Director, Textile & Apparel Sales Applied DNA Sciences

Kimberlie Freund Senior International Trade Analyst U.S. International Trade Commission

Murali Gokki Director AlixPartners

Caitlin Elmes Sales Manager Messe Frankfurt Barbara Ende President Sycamore Marketing Group Inc. Chad Epling CEO Mamenta



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ATTENDEES Barbara Freitag SVP Distribution/Logistics/Customer Service DKNY Peter Fritz Senior Product Manager Target Daniel Fu Investment Analyst EMS Capital Peter Gabbe President/CEO Jump Design Group Peter Gilmore Vice President Apparel Sourcing Under Armour Michael Gilson VP Global Sourcing Hudson’s Bay Company Thomas W. Gladtke Director, Textile & Apparel Sales Applied DNA Sciences Murali Gokki Director AlixPartners


Alexis Gold Analyst HG Vora Capital Management Stuart M. Goldblatt President/COO Bill Blass Gina Gostisha Senior Project Manager - BPI Macy’s, Inc. William Grindle CMO Gerber Technology Ryan Gudovitz Marketing Coordinator Amber Road Douglas Guiley SVP Brand Strategy and Sourcing Williams-Sonoma Inc. Shelly Habinsky President INT Trading USA Pete Hagen Senior Product Manager Target

Melissa Halvorson Affiliate Lecturer, Fashion & Sustainability Marist College Eli Harari CEO Americo Group Amit Harel CEO Haama Ltd. Yaron Harel CEO Haama Ltd. Mike Harrington Sales Director Amber Road Jodi Hartmann Senior Professional Lecturer, Fashion Merchandising & Textiles Marist College Victoria Helinski Global Product Manager - Teflon Brand Consumer Products The Chemours Company



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Laura Holtzman Production Tri-Coastal Design

Nye Intaramanu Program Manager, Global Logistics SanMar Corp.

Irene Herold Director Design/Business Development Aspire Development Group

Philip Horowitz Vice President Ventura Enterprise CO.

Kathleen Jack VP International Marketing Sycamore Marketing Group Inc.

David Herridge SVP, GSC IT PVH Corp.

Debbie Horowitz VP of Sourcing and Production at Rafaella Women’s Sportswear Perry Ellis Intl.

Samuel Jacobs VP of Sourcing & Business Development KRD Imports Ltd.

Victoria Hu Business Process Analyst, GSC SIO PVH Corp.

Patricia Johnson Purchasing Director Boxercraft

Julia Hughes President USFIA

Deb Johnson Executive Director Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator

Jennifer Hunt SVP, Sales LF Sourcing

Sharon Jones Senior VP Merchandising H.H. Brown Shoe Company Inc.

Steve Hurwitz Sr. VP Prod Development, Manufacturing and Sourcing Tumi

Matt Kaden Partner & Co-Founder Matter Strategic Advisors

Liz Hershfield Chief Sourcing Officer Bonobos Inc. Jerry Hertzman SVP, Head of Managed Assets IDB Bank Yonatan Hizgilov Director QST Industries Inc. Carole Hochman CEO, COO Naked Brand Group Tara Hoffman MGF Sourcing


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ATTENDEES Ted Kaidas COO Free Country Ltd.

Asif Saeed Khan Commercial Counsellor Consulate General of Pakistan

Jeff Kreindel Director, Sales & Marketing North America Pearl Global USA

Suzanne Kapner Reporter The Wall Street Journal

Sal Khona President Pacific Wave Inc.

David Kroll VP Global Supply Chain PVH Corp.

April Kappler Director of Operations ColorZen

Michael Khorsandi Director, Trade and Regulatory Counsel Ross Stores

Art Krulish Director Setlog Corp.

Polina Karaseva Senior Manger, Fabric R&D J.C. Penney Jason Kashman CFO Lysse Tim Keith Vice President Sourcing Standard Textile Colleen Kelly CEO Alex Apparel Erin Kent Senior Manager of Programs Council of Fashion Designers of America


Alex Aesun Kim Managing Director Hansae Co Ltd. Coreen King Sourcing Agent Coreen King Consulting Elizabeth King VP Importer Services Cotton Board Jan Rogers Kniffen CEO J Rogers Kniffen WWE, LLC Laura Korte Global Product Manager, Surface Protection Solutions The Chemours Company

Misha Kuhn Director Global Sourcing Chico’s FAS Alvyda Kupinas Design Director Kaltex Natalie LaBella Marketing Manager AAFA Bansi Lakhani CEO/Apparel Manufacturer Krazy Kat Sportswear, LLC John Lamento Senior Manger, GSC SIO PVH Corp.

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ATTENDEES Mario Lang Director, GSC Sourcing PVH Corp.

Dan Levine Managing Partner Tenfore Holdings

Michael Londrigan Dean of Academic Affairs LIM College

Christian Lang Director SIO

Sharyn Lindblad Sourcing Director J.C. Penney

Karla Magruder Textile Consultant and Founder Fabrikology International

Sonia Lapinksy Director AlixPartners

Ben Lieberman CEO Terramar Sports / Lamour Hoisery

Sonali Malhan Chief Sourcing Officer Orchard Brands

Blanchy Lara Associate Manager Global Brands Group

Miriam Lieberman Product Development Terramar Sports

Sujay Maniktala VP Sales & Marketing ZXY International

Chad Lawrence Director of Raw Materials Spanx

Eric Linxwiler Vice President, Business Development CBX Software

Abe Mamiye Vice President Mamiye Brothers

Janis Lazda Senior Group Manager, Govt Affairs Target

Jamie Lippman Social Responsibility Manager J.C. Penney

Ann Marie Marshall Sales PM&J/Wuxi Jinmao

Paul Ledgett VP, Fashion Jeanswear Marketing Kaltex

Sharrie Lister Booker VP, Product Development & Production Lilly Pulitzer

Avillez De Mello Oliveira Martim Maria EVP Li & Fung

Paola Leocadio Production Assistant, Walmart, Amazon Private Labels Global Brands Group

Akiko Inui Group VP GSC

May Ling Martinez SVP Sourcing Perry Ellis Intl.


ATTENDEES Jennifer Mason VP Controller Kaltex

PJ McCord Sales Director, Americas Buhler Quality Yarns

David Miller Sr. Vice President - Global Sourcing Hudson’s Bay Company

Sayyaf Masood MBA Candidate NYU Stern School of Business

Michael McDermott CEO Mosaic Limited

Melanie Milton Senior Director of Production DKNY

Dennis Mastrangelo COO Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc.

Joseph McGowan Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain PVH Corp.

Michael Mitchell Account Executive, North America TradeStone Software

Michael Mastrangelo President Tri-Coastal Design Matthew Mastrangelo Production Tri-Coastal Design JC Mazingue Apparel Advisor East Africa Trade and Investment Hub David McCann Director, Strategy & Communications ColorZen Joseph McConnell Vice President, Continuous Improvement The Jones Group

William McRaith Chief Supply Chain Officer PVH Corp. Kate McShane Analyst Citi Krupali Mehta Manager, Business Development Synergies Worldwide

Seemanta Mitra Senior Director - Softlines Intertek Alan Moore Director, Special Projects Tumi Sabrina Morelli Director, Industry Relations AAFA

Michelle Mendoza Senior Director of Production DKNY

Lisa Morgado Director, Business Process Analyst, GSC PVH Corp.

Connie Menne Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Calvin Klein, Inc.

Nora Morrell Sr. VP of Operations & Sourcing NWH Jewelry Group


ATTENDEES Michael Morrell President Olah Inc.

Nicole Omsted Sales Director TradeStone Software

Robert Parvis Senior Director Sam’s Global Sourcing

Peter Mudgett Sales Director TradeStone Software

Cecile Origenes Equity Research Associate Cowen & Co.

Debra Paull Senior Director Sam’s Global Sourcing

Sharmishta Nath Vice President Sourcing Perry Ellis Intl.

Mike Oved Vice President The Oved Group

Cindy Payero Vice President, DK/DKNY Systems DKNY

Ruth Navarra President of Sales Brand Ministry

Ronnie Oved President The Oved Group

Jessica Polidoro Analyst Impala Asset Management

Darioush Nikpour CCO Setlog Corp.

Paul D. Pagano Vice President Milberg Factors Inc.

Emilie Ponsin Business and sales executive SgT

Andrea Nypen Director Sourcing Target

Albert Pardo Vice President Five Star Apparel

Jason Powell VP Flynn Enterprises, LLC

Ken O’brien COO Gemini

Youngju Park Sourcing Manager Full Beauty Brands

Joel Primus President Naked Brand Group

Emily Olah Managing Director Olah Inc.

Susan Parson Group VP Global Supply Chain PVH Corp.

James Pruden Senior Director, Public Relations Cotton Inc.


ATTENDEES Lisa-Maria Radano Producer Fashion Media Center Michael Rashti CEO Rashti & Rasthi Fereshteh Rawanian Marketing Consultant Linmark International HK Ltd. Elizabeth Reed Sr. Director Industry Development PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitiions Beth Ring Member Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Aine Roberts Director Sourcing & Production Kohls Corporation Alexis Rorke Director of Global Supply Chain Calvin Klein, Inc. Melissa Rousset VP Sourcing The Talbots Inc.


Sonia Roy Senior Professional Lecturer, Fashion Design & Merchandising Marist College Carlos Samper VP, Global Sourcing Big Lots Paula Scarpellini VP, GSC Desgin & Prod Dev Tech PVH Corp. Timothy Schifter Senior Advisor Blackstone Sarah Schlenger Key Account Manager The Woolmark Company Glen Schneer Vice President LaLame Heinrich Schultz Managing Director OrganiMark (Pty) Ltd. Michelle Scott Sr. Product Manager Target

Lisa Scott SVP Production Operations Kahn Lucas Dor Sela CEO Kahn Lucas Janet Seltzer Senior Director of Manufacturing Tommy John Steve Serbin EVP, Brand Sourcing Mast Global Carlos Serra VP of Sales Naked Brand Group John Shearman Executive Director of Marketing Applied DNA Sciences Lily Sidorovich Consultant Lily Sidorovich Advisers LLC Jenny Sim Vice President, Operations Support Foot Locker, Inc.

ATTENDEES Puja Singh Sales and Public Relations Associate Boy Meets Girl

Todd Solomon CFO Tri-Coastal Design Group, Inc.

Guy Sommerhalder Prabhjot Singh VP, Product Development and Sourcing CFO/COO Alexis Bittar Holdings, LLC Macy’s, Inc.

Michael Steiner CEO Michael Miller Fabrics David Stokoe VP Sourcing Sun Capital Partners

Jeff Sluder EVP, Global Supply Chain PVH Corp.

Andrea Spatola Analyst US Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund

Maureen Storch Senior Vice President, Membership AAFA

Michael Smith Product and Fabric Development Terramar Sports/Lamour Hoisery

Robert Stanley Development Manager GSC

Remy Stressenger Owner/Designer Remy Creations

Ronald Smith Director of Sourcing The Orvis Company

Anna Stec Manager, Textile Sales and Project Development Applied DNA Sciences

Alexis Stuart Showroom Director World Textile Sourcing Inc.

Shawn Smith Senior Product Manager Target Sourcing Services Molly Snyder Sr. Group Manager, Public Relations Target Stanley So Product Manager TellaS Ltd.


Richard L. Stehl Partner Otterbourg Debbie Steiger SVP Production & Sourcing The Limited Katherine Stein Director of International Business Dev. SGS North America Inc

Asa Sundberg Mackenzie Director, Product Development and Production Lilly Pulitzer Mark Sunderland Textile Engineer+Strategist Director of Academic Philadelphia University Samantha Talbot Operations Manager TGS

ATTENDEES Shannon Tarrant Senior Solutions Consultant CBX Software

Elizabeth Thompson Executive Vice President Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Corinna Van der Ghinst Analyst Citi

Edward Tawil President Tawil Associates, Inc.

Matthew Thornton Principal, Accounts Director Armchair

Jana Van’T Groenewout Product Director Macy’s, Inc.

Anil Teckwani Apparel Sourcing Manager Krazy Kat Sportswear, LLC

Kristie Tippner Sr. Manager SIO

Susan Vierling Purchasing Manager Phoenix Textile Corporation

John Teeter Director of Compliance HH Brown Shoe Company Inc.

Elyse Tosi MGF Sourcing

Matthew Wallace SVP, GSC PVH Corp.

Donato Tenore Director of Global Supply Chain Calvin Klein, Inc. Pracash Thiyagarajaa VP - Sourcing, Operations and Supply Chain Carter’s Inc. Teresa Thom Vice President Merchandising Springs Creative Products Group David Thomas Vice President Sourcing Fruit of the Loom

Tony Tumio VP Financial Services H.H. Brown Shoe Company Inc. Attique Ullah Production Head Brand Ministry Peter Unzueta Sales Representative Texollini Carol Valone SVP, Sourcing and Production Global Brands Group

Emily Walzer Editor Textile Insight Magazine MeiLin Wan Executive Director, Textiles & Project Dev. Applied DNA Sciences Justin Warshaw COO Justin Alexander, Inc. Larry Warshaw CEO Justin Alexander, Inc.


ATTENDEES Devin Weafer Key Account Executive Finotex USA Suzanne Willemin VP Product Development and Sourcing Noi Solutions LLC Kevin Williams VP, Marketing and Business Development Coville Bryan Wolfe Vice President, International Trade Ann Inc. Helen Gim Woronoff Research Analyst Lord, Abbett & Co. Margaret Wright EVP, Production & Sourcing Mast Global Janet Ydavoy Vice Chairman Cotton Board


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