Complimentary Performance Textile Fair Education Program

We have created a complimentary education program for those looking to learn more about:

  • Trends including new technology & innovation
  • Trade/duty saving opportunities
  • Compliance issues in new markets and near sourcing
  • Made in the USA opportunities

Join industry experts from allied associations and organizations such as AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association), WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accreditation Production) and AAPNetwork (Americas Apparel Producers Network) as they share their industry knowledge and insights.

2018 Schedule At A Glance (PDF)

Complimentary Education Conference Sessions
Performance Textile Fair Stage

As of December 8, 2017

Wednesday, January 24

Innovations in Fiber & Fabric
David Sasso, VP of Sales, Buhleryarns, Charles Haryslak, Sr. Product Dev. Engineer, Polartec, Bruce Athlerly, Executive Director, Cotton Council Inter’l , Tricia Carey, Director Global Business Development, Lenzing Fibers Inc., 
Mike Shen, VP & Managing Director, Product Development & Implementation, Cotton, Inc. & Edward Hertzman, Founder & President, Sourcing Journal–Moderator

Manufacturing Innovation (Seams)
Nicolae Teodora, Lectra

Keynote: Trade & Your Business: Is D.C. a “Swamp” or a Sand Trap?
Rick Helfenbein, President & CEO, AAFA

Thursday, January 25

Innovations in Fiber & Fabric

Five Trade Agreements that are Beneficial to the Active Wear Community
Gail W. Strickler, Pres. Global Trade Brookfield Assoc, LLC

Performance Shirtings
Katelyn Sexton, Product Development Manager, Burlington

Digitalizing your Supply Chain
Mark Burstein, Pres. & Chief Strategy Officer, NGC Software

Quality & Compliance 4.0: Accelerating The Digital Transformation Of The Inspection Industry
Fernando Moncayo Castillo, Chief Sales Officer & Co-Founder, Inspectorio, Inc.

Building Portfolio Of Preferred Fiber/Materials With Textile Exchange
Celeste Lilore, Director of Industry Engagement, Textile Exchange

2018 PGA Merchandise Show


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