2016 Sourcing Journal Summit

2016 Souring Journal Summit: The Year of Uncertainty

September 20, 2016
8 AM – 2 PM
Espace: 635 W 42nd St

The Sourcing Journal Summit is the most exclusive gathering of supply chain executives leading the sector’s latest initiatives. In 2016, top thought leaders shared key insights challenging consumers, declining retail foot traffic, sourcing companies’ bid for greater efficiency, emerging technology and changing global dynamics in the face of Brexit.

350 + Attendees:

250+ Senior Level Attendees
15+ Speakers
100+ Companies
12 Sponsors

Demographic

66% North America
23% Asia
14% Europe
3% Other

Key Takeaways:

  1. Better understand all of the elements of apparel cost, from the obvious to the hidden or not-so-obvious ones
  2. Understand the impact of politics, tax and trade policy on your apparel sourcing decisions
  3. Hear about the cost considerations keeping major retailers and brands awake at night and what they’re doing about it

Agenda

Breakfast + Registration
Is Poor Sourcing to Blame for the Dismal State of Retail?
The State of Sourcing
From 3D to DNA: How Companies are Using Technology to Modernize their Supply Chain
Near Sourcing: How to Enter the Western Hemisphere
Break + Networking
What’s Happening with World Trade?
Predictions for Apparel in 2017
The Zara Gap Part II
Creating Efficiencies in the Supply Chain
Closing Remarks

Speakers

John Cheh

John Cheh
Vice Chairman and CEO
Esquel Group

Jon Devine

Jon Devine
Senior Economist
Cotton Incorporated

Luis Aspillaga

Luis Aspillaga
President and CEO
World Textile Sourcing

Angela Chan

Angela Chan
Senior Vice President & Chief Sourcing Officer
Destination XL

Mike Flanagan

Mike Flannagan
CEO
Clothesource

Mario Giannobile

Mario Giannobile
Senior Director
North American Sales, Maersk Line

Murali Gokki

Murali Gokki
Director
AlixPartners

Heidi Goold

Heidi Goold
VP of Process
Technology Optimization, Kohl’s

Ed Gribbin

Ed Gribbin
President
Alvanon

James Hayward

Dr. James Hayword
Chairman, President & CEO
Applied DNA Sciences

Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles
USTR

Steve Lamar

Steve Lamar
Executive Vice President
American Apparel & Footwear Association

Phillip Poel

Philip Poel
Vice President Global Manufacturing & Quality
Under Armour

Jeffrey Rosenstock

Jeffrey Rosenstock
President
General Sportwear Co.

Nicole Rosso

Nicole Rosso
Supervisory Import Specialist
Apparel, Footwear & Textiles Center, US Customs & Border Protection

Andrew Samet

Andrew Samet
Principal
Sorini, Samet & Associates

David Sasso

David Sasso
VP International Sales
Buhler Quality Yarns

Katie Smith

Katie Smith
Senior Fashion and Retail Analyst
EDITED

Luis Aspillaga

Jose Suarez
Owner & Managing Director
Impactiva

John Thorbeck

John Thorbeck
Chairman
Chainge Capital

Mike Todaro

Mike Todaro
Managing Director
Amercan Apparel Producers’ Network

Jing Wang

Jing Wang
Senior Research Associate
Fung Global Retail & Technology

Juan Zighelboim

Juan Zighelboim
President
TexOps

Sponsors

2016 SJ Summit Sponsors

Gallery

Speakers on a panel

Break + Networking

Woman looking at SJ Summit Booklet

SJ Name Tags

Two people chatting at a table

Three men chatting with drinks

John Cheh

Two people chatting before the event

Three men chatting and drinking coffee

Breakfast setting

Three men chatting

Two women chatting