2023 pro:Americas Annual Conference

July 9-11 | Eden Roc Miami Beach

AAPN's pro:Americas Annual Conference is a one-of-a kind networking event. It uniquely brings together CEOs, owners, senior management & emerging talent from world class organizations in the Americas. All 30 links of the textiles and apparel supply chain come together under one roof to learn, exchange ideas and network! This year we have 2 KEYNOTE speakers and a thrilling roster of additional speakers and panels...it is not to be missed!

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Keynote Speakers
Eric Ackerman Bill McRaith

Eric S Ackerman, PhD
VP Commercial Technology
Perry Ellis International

"Are we ready for SkyNet?
What could go wrong?"

Bill McGraith
Retired CSO at PVH
Current Climate Change Champion

"Supply Chain 2030"
Followed by an AAPN Success Story



Sunday July 9th

7pm Welcome Reception & Badge Pick-up (Outdoor venue, Dress code: Beach Casual)

Monday July 10th

7am Buffet Breakfast

8:30am General Session (Indoor meeting room, Dress code: Business Casual)

Welcome & Opening Comments with Mike Todaro, Tony Anzovino & Lynsey Jones

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Eric S. Ackerman Ph.D., VP Commercial Technology | Perry Ellis International

Are we ready for SkyNet? What could go wrong? 

PANEL: Textile DisruptionModerated by: Randy Harward

    • Chad DoubGlobal Market Segment Manager, Casual Wear & Home I NaiaTM from Eastman
    • Jaime Miguel, CEO I Intradeco Apparel/Central American Spinning Works
    • David Sasso, President I DNY-Innova Textile Consulting
    • Cheryl SmyreDirector Advanced Materials I Parkdale Mills

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill McGraith, Retired CSO at PVH & Current Climate Change Champion 

Supply Chain 2030, followed by an AAPN Success Story moderated by Mike Todaro, Managing Director I AAPN

    • Luis Aspillaga, CEO I World Textile Sourcing Inc
    • Sherri Barry, Owner I Arizona Fashion Source 

The Apparel Market, from an Entrepreneur's Point of View

Jeff StreaderFounder & Managing Partner I Go Global Retail

Operation WARM Fireside Chat & Call to Action

    • Dick Sanford, Founder & CEO I Operation WARM 
    • Stephanie Cohen, CFO Operation WARM 
    • David Sanford, Supply Chain Director I Operation WARM 

Awards Ceremony “May We Present: The Walters"

5:00 pm Adjourn

5:30 pm Women’s Cocktail Reception

6:30pm Cocktails & Dinner (Outdoor venue, Dress code: Beach Casual)

Tuesday July 11th

7am Continental Breakfast

8:30am General Session  (Indoor meeting room, Dress code: Business Casual)

Let’s talk about Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Tony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising I Haggar and also AAPN President

Lynsey JonesTransition Advisor I AAPN

A Washington Update 

Nicole Bivens Collinson, President, International Trade & Government Relations I Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P. A.

Digital Product Passport

Jon Day, Global Business Development Manager, Sustainability I Avery Dennison

General Discussion and Closing Remarks

12pm Adjourn



Includes all scheduled events including meals, receptions and educational track for executives doing business in the textile/apparel supply chain. Spouses/Guests must be accompanied by a registered Executive Attendee and may attend the evening activities on Sunday and Monday, only.

Registered Attendees List

Registration Category  
AAPN Executive  $1350
AAPN Emerging Talent (Millennial/Gen Z) $1095
Non-Member $1750
Spouse/Guest $450



 AAPN has reserved a block of rooms at the Eden Roc Miami Beach at a discounted rate of $299/night (Single/Double); $349/night (Triple), $399/night (Quad). A Resort Fee of $30 per room per day + taxes will apply to all guest rooms. The Resort Fee includes:

  • High Speed Internet Access
  • 24 Hour Fitness Center access
  • Access to fitness classes
  • Two (2) beach lounge chairs

AAPN's discounted rate will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after our Event Dates subject to availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation, at hotel's discretion. AAPN's Discounted Rate will be available until 5pm local time (EDT) MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023 or until our block is filled.





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