Business Networking with AAPN

.... it was a successful meeting for me.
Met with Walter and Gabrielle Sampietro of WWA
Got support for our Made in USA high-end retail product
Renewed old friendships with the Darlington/GCMoore
Spoke to Target about our product
Talked to A&E about cut & sew plants.
Met w/ Ron Roach at Contempora.
Spoke to Joseph Blumberg of Grupo M
Re-introduced to Bob McKee of Infor
Spoke to the Lenzing attendees
Met Liztex attendees to discuss their weaving capabilities.
Jeff Streader was absolutely helpful
Spoke to Paul Geller about something I am sourcing.
Unifi talked up some of their fibers we are using
Tom Nelson and Kurt’s presentations were insightful and impactful.
On break, met with Orvis, CCW, FilSpec, LL Bean, ProDept, Tuscarora and United Knitting
Networked with Brooks, David Sasso, Coville, Kaltex and TexOps
... holy cow!  I could not have gleaned the knowledge I acquired and made as many new contacts in a few days otherwise.

We asked our members to tell us why they attend the AAPN Annual Meeting and here's what they said:

Kevin Williams, Coville, Inc. - Sharing experiences and information, networking with the supply-chain and learning from the experts.  It's the most informative event I attend all year.
Tom Nelson, VF - To understand more about Western Hemisphere sourcing
Kim Hall, Springs Creative Products Group - Inspiration, learning from the best of the best, and networking
Jorge de Leon, Gerber Technology - I get to meet with several of my customers in a networking, business but relaxed environment; it is a unique opportunity which literally saved me weeks of intensive travel to meet with decision makers in the region. Further, it is a great learning experience.