Our fifth annual summit featured an analysis of how the new U.S. administration has changed taxes, trade and regulations, and the impact each has had on our industry. We investigated the seismic shifts hitting retail and how the entire supply will have to adjust to meet the new consumer demands. Discussions highlighted the way in which innovation is changing the supply chain, including production, sustainability, transparency and retail transactions.
Speakers and panelists included: Robert D’Loren, Chairman CEO, XCEL Brands; Robert Sinclair, President, Li & Fung; Mike Dennison, President, FLEX; Bill McRaith, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH; Mark Rose, SVP Global Sourcing + Production, American Eagle Outfitters; Liz Hershfield, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Bonobos; Bjorn Bengstsson, Chief Merchandizing Officer, Untuckit; Peter Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, Softwear Automation; John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital; Carlos Moncayo, CEO, Inspectorio; Marleen Vogelaar, Founder + CEO, Zielwear; Pano Anthos, Founder + Managing Director, XRC Labs; Jade Huang, CEO, StyleSage; Joel Hoff, Director of Consumer Insights, FullBeauty Brands; Gail Strickler, President of Global Trade, Brookfield Associates; Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President, AAFA
October 17, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Espace: 635 W 42nd St
Technical innovations in apparel sourcing are being developed at a rapid pace, but which will prove the most beneficial and how well is the industry adapting?
- Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing
- MeiLin Wan, Vice President, Textile Sales, Applied DNA Sciences
- Janett Liriano, CEO, Loomia
- Pete Santora, Chief Commercial Officer, Softwear Automation
The changes facing retail were rapid and relentless in 2017, pitting traditional retailers against new upstarts—all under the specter of Amazon.
- Edward Hertzman, president, Sourcing Journal Media
- John Kernan, managing director, Cowen and Company
- Kurt Cavano, president, GT Nexus
- Murali Gokki, managing director, AlixPartners
Consumer expectations are putting an increasing amount of pressure on the supply chain and the apparel industry is racing to adapt to a timeline that’s faster and more responsive—but which new initiatives will prove successful?
- Mark Burstein, President & Chief Strategy Officer, NGC
- Marleen Vogelaar, Founder & CEO, Ziel
- Joseph Mellaci, VP of Business Development Americas, Impactiva
- John Thorbeck, Chairman, Chainge Capital, LLC
Missed the Summit? Read Our Post-Event Coverage
- Positive Vibes Drown Out Negative Chatter at the Sourcing Summit
- How Big Will On-Demand Manufacturing Actually be For Apparel Sourcing?
- Amazon: Apparel’s Friend or Foe? Sourcing Executives Weigh In
- What Sourcing Executives Really Think About Using Agents
- Apparel Must Look to Outside Sectors if There’s Any Hope of Transformation
- Next Step for Sourcing? Go Where No Supply Chain Has Gone Before
- With the BAT Defeated, What Call to Action Should the Apparel Industry Answer Next?
- Li & Fung on Why Speed is the New Currency
- The Seismic Shifts at Retail are Bending, Not Breaking Flexible Brands
- Your Supply Chains Are Out of Date and This is the Tech That’s Taken Over
- Consumers Are Telling You What They Want to Buy—Are You Listening?
- Trump’s Trade Policies Come Under Fire as Hurting US Standing