Keynote: Trade & Your Business: Is DC A "Swamp" or a Sand Trap?

Keynote: Trade & Your Business: Is DC A "Swamp" or a Sand Trap?

January 24, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Orange County Convention Center

In this session, American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Rick Helfenbein will share unique perspectives from Washington within the context of his more than 40 years of experience in the apparel, footwear and accessories industry.  With continually evolving U.S. policy towards global trade, a challenging retail landscape, and transforming consumer purchasing habits, the apparel and footwear supply chain is one that is experiencing unprecedented shakeups.  With candor and a bit of wit, Helfenbein will discuss how the climate in Washington could shape your commercial realities today, tomorrow and for years to come.


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