2020 Carolina Mill Tour

September 28 - October 2

The Carolina Mill Tour is open to executives who source fabric, production or trim directly for a brand/retailer.  AAPN reserves the right to determine eligibility.  There are only 25 slots available

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, September 28

  • Fly into Fayettevile (NC) Regional Airport (FAY) - plan to arrive by mid-afternoon where we will pick you up. Fayetteville is about an hour from Lumberton
  • Check in to SpringHill Suites Lumberton
  • Group Dinner in Lumberton, NC

Tuesday, September 29 

  • Tour Contempora Fabrics
  • Drive to Charlotte after lunch in Lumberton
  • Check in to Omni Hotel Charlotte 
  • Welcome Reception at the Omni - Dinner on your own

Wednesday, September 30

  • Morning: Group Educational Seminar at the Omni
    • Open discussion about AAPN and how you can use it
    • Panel - Other Resources in the U.S.
      • David Sasso, VP Sales @ Buhler Quality Yarns
      • Ken Kiser, Business Development Manager - North America @ Nanotex 
      • Travis Greer, Business Development Director @ Milliken & Company
  • Afternoon: 2020 Charlotte Regional Event ( registration fee is included)
    • Seminars
    • Tabletop Exhibits
    • Networking Reception

Thursday, October 1

  • Tour Hamrick Mills, Carolina Cotton Works, Parkdale Mills, Gaffney, SC
  • Lunch in Gaffney + Happy Hour & Dinner at Old Mecklenberg Brewery

Friday, October 2

  • Tour & lunch at American & Efird
  • Departures from Charlotte Douglas Int'l Airport after lunch at A&E


AAPN Member Brand/Retailer:  $995

Non-Member Brand/Retailer:  $1345

Fee includes everything except airfare as follows: 

  • Five (5) mill tours
    • Contempora Fabrics
    • Parkdale Mills
    • Carolina Cotton Works
    • American & Efird
    • Hamrick Mills
  • Registration fee for 2020 Carolina Regional Conference in Charlotte on September 30
  • Four nights in hotel
    • Monday night at SpringHill Suites in Lumberton
    • Tuesday - Thursday at Omni Hotel in Charlotte
  • Most meals (Monday evening through lunch on Friday)
  • Ground Transportation - Starting in Fayetteville  (Monday) through drop-offs at Charlotte Airport on Friday




Carolina Mill Tour Sponsors

Contempora logo

Hamrick Mills logo

Carolina Cotton Works logo

Parkdale logo

Elevate logo
Buhler logo  Nanotex logo

 Indera Mills logo

 Milliken logo

Unifi logo