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Leading Through Change

Date: October 2nd, 2012
Location: New York

We are in the midst of major change, influenced by a critical political season, dramatic global expansion, and an increased focus on environmental and social responsibility. In October, the WWD Global Sourcing Forum will serve as a platform for discussion and debate with the greatest minds in sourcing and supply chain management. Offering insights that will unearth new possibilities, the forum will provide the information you need to adapt and succeed in these changing times.

Topics will Include:

Corporate Social Responsibility: Protecting the people and places throughout the global supply chain
Beyond China: Where are the next big sourcing opportunities?
Politicking: How the upcoming election will affect the industry
What���s Next: The evolution of the global supply model


Under Armour
Janet Fox
Senior Vice President, Sourcing
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Kevin M. Burke
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sandler, Travis &Rosenberg, P.A.
Thomas G. Travis
Managing Partner
Eileen Fisher Inc.
Amy Hall
Director, Social Consciousness
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Edwin Keh
Synergies Worldwide
Munir Mashooqullah
President & Founder
New Balance
Gabriella Wortmann
Seniors Manager, Global Business Operation
Hanesbrands Inc.
Jerry Cook
Vice President, Government & Trade Relations
Kellwood Company
Luciana Marsicano
Senior Vice President, Sourcing & Production, Contemporary Brands
Sri Lanka
Janaka Ranayake
Chairman & Chief Executive, Export Development Board
Sri Lanka Apparel
Channa Palansuriya
Deputy Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel & Chairman, Orit Apparel
Proexport Columbia
Sylvia Reyes
Director, Apparel & Textiles Sourcing
Arcade AlixPartners Infor Proexport Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
MAGIC Synergies Worldwide Synergies Worldwide

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Tuesday, October 2
  • 8:00am���8:30am // Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30am���10:30am // Session One
  • 10:30am-10:45am // Networking Break
  • 10:45am ���12:30pm // Session Two
  • 12:30pm���1:30pm // Lunch
  • 1:30pm���3:30pm // Session Three

Attendance at the WWD Global Sourcing Forum is limited to senior and mid-level executives in the apparel, footwear, beauty, and retail industries. This meeting, peer-to-peer in nature, is designed to offer a forum for industry leaders to access focused business intelligence on the critical issues of the day, gain a sense of future issues and direction, and hear case studies and real solutions. It also offers a high-level networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.

Past attendees include executives from:

  • American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
  • Ann Taylor Stores Corp.
  • Anvil Knitwear Inc.
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carter's Inc.
  • Casual Male Retail Group
  • Converse Apparel
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Fishman & Tobin Inc.
  • Foot Locker
  • Free Country Ltd.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Guess Inc.
  • Hampshire Group Ltd.
  • Hanesbrands Inc.
  • Hugo Boss USA
  • Interbrand LLC
  • JCrew Group
  • JanSport
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • Kohl's Corp.
  • Lafayette 148 Inc.
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Limited Brands
  • Liz Claiborne International Ltd.
  • Lululemon Athletica
  • Maggy London International Ltd.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Marc Jacobs International LLC
  • Marchon Eyewear
  • New York & Company
  • Nine West Group
  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.
  • Quiksilver Inc.
  • Reitmans Canada Ltd.
  • Talbots Inc.
  • Target Corp.
  • The Bay, Hudson's Bay Company
  • Tommy Hilfiger USA
  • Tory Burch LLC
  • TUMI Inc.
  • Urban Outfitters Inc.
  • VF Corp.
  • Wal-Mart
  • Weatherproof
  • White House Black Market
  • Wolverine Worldwide Inc.
  • Woolrich Inc.

For more information on attending, please contact Patricia Reidy at 212.630.5926 or Patricia_Reidy@fairchildfashion.com


"It was time extremely well-spent���the presentations were quite thought-provoking and informative. I will look forward to attending again next year!"
"Strong, informative, thought provoking."
"Strategic & insightful."

Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Global Sourcing Forum provide direct access to the most influential executives involved with global sourcing through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and all are highly customizable to meet your marketing objectives.

For information on sponsoring, please contact Kristin McFadden at 212.630.4425 or Kristin_McFadden@fairchildfashion.com

Fairchild Summits connects the titans of industry at focused gatherings designed to inform and inspire through content curated by Fairchild Fashion Media���s renowned editorial team. Attended by senior executives in the global fashion, beauty and retail industries, each event offers unique perspectives from those who are successfully navigating the ever-changing landscape.

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