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Miami Host Committee





From left to right:  Tim Lyons, The Lyons Den Group LLC, Robin Lewis, Founder & CEO/The Robin Report; Ed Gribbin, President/Alvanon; Kurt Cavano, President/Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network, Roberto Ramos, SVP, Global Strategy & Communications/The Donegar Group

Conference Summary by Mike Todaro

Devin Steele's eTextileCommunications Conference Summary "Disruption: An apropos buzzword".  

Registered Attendee List

LEADERSHIP AWARDS - click here. 


Monday, May 7th:

  • Welcome & Announcements
    • Anthony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer at Haggar Clothing Company 
    • Mike Todaro, Managing Director AAPN
  • OTEXA Update
    • Anthony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer at Haggar Clothing Company 
  • Connecting the Dots: Sourcing in the Americas & AAPN 
    • Laura Guthrie, Sr. Production Manager at Haggar Clothing Company
    • Paulina Loyo, Manager Global Social Compliance at Haggar Clothing Company
    • Find the 'Connecting the Dots' presentation here.
    • Find the 'State of the Industry' presentation here.
  • Day One Keynote "Determined Disruption"
    • Tim Lyons, Founder of The Lyons Den Group
  • Technology Update "Disruptopia" 
    • Kurt Cavano, President at Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network
  • Retails Seismic Shift: A Fireside Chat with 
    • Robin Lewis, Founder & CEO The Robin Report
    • Moderated by Ed Gribbin, Sr Advisor at Alvanon and CEO of Gribbin Strategic LLC
  • "What's Your AIQ? A Case Study on the Carolina Mill Tour" Moderated by Mike Todaro
    • Ron Roach, President, Contempora Fabrics
    • Jay Hertwig, Group VP/Global Brand Sales, Unifi
    • Aaron Ledet, VP Americas Sourcing, VF Corporation
    • Laura Guthrie, Sr Production Manager, Haggar Clothing Co

Tuesday, May 8th:

  • Day Two Keynote "Futurecast: Retail Innovation & Sourcing's New Role" (Note, this presentation is not available)
    • Roberto Ramos, SVP Global Strategy & Communications at The Doneger Group
  • Panel Discussion Moderated by Rick Horwitch, VP Global Retail & Supply Chain Strategy at Bureau Veritas
    • Ed Gribbin, Senior Advisor, Alvanon
    • Kurt Cavano, President, GT Nexus
    • John Strasburger, President, US & Latin America, 
      TexRay Industrial Co
    • Tony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer,
      Haggar Clothing Co
    • Juan Zighelboim, President, TexOps

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