2024 pro:Americas Annual Conference

May 19 - 21| Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, FL

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!

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Sunday, May 19th

7:00pm Welcome Reception 

Monday, May 20th: Full Day General Session 8:00am - 5pm

7:00am Breakfast Buffet 

Session 1: Technology 

  • Welcome & Opening Comments  Tony Anzovino, President I AAPN
  • Keynote Speaker: Joe Parrish, Co-Founder I The Variable Agency              Inspire Seminar: Benefits of AI Adoption in your Business 
  • Disruptopia Kurt Cavano, CEO I Nimblymade.com 

Session 2: Sustainability 

  • A 2nd Life: Textile to Textile Recycling Panel Moderated by Ana Costa I Naia™ from Eastman 
    • Caitlyn Holt, Director of Product and Business Innovation I Cone Denim at Elevate Textiles
    • Chad Bolick, Vice President - Brand Sales I Unifi
    • Raymond Randall, Sr Manager, Textiles - Sustainability Growth Systems I Waste Management, Inc
  • Best Practices & Case Studies to Drive the Race to the Top Kevin Myette, Global Director of Brand Services I bluesign
  • Open Discussion: Driving Competition with New Math & EcoParc Concepts Moderated by Randy Harward, Founder I Onward, LLC 

Session 3: The AAPN

  • Awards Ceremony
  • A Tribute to Sue Strickland & Mike Todaro

6:30pm Dinner & Networking Reception

Tuesday, May 21st: 1/2 Day General Session 8:30am - 12pm

7:00am Breakfast Buffet

Session 4: Connecting the Dots

  • Regional Progress Report Tony Anzovino, President I AAPN
  • Fireside Chat with Amy Bircher Bruyn, Founder & CEO I MMI Textiles, Inc and Matt Anglemeyer, COO I Pinehurst Manufacturing
  • Discussion: What's Happening in Washington? 
    • Jennifer Knight, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods & Materials I OTEXA/Department of Commerce
    • Nicole Bivens Collinson, International Trade and Government Relations Practice Leader I Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

12:00 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. 

Registration Category Fee

AAPN Executive *use code: earlybird to enjoy a discounted rate of $1250 before March 1st

AAPN Emerging Talent (Millennial/Gen Z) $1195
Non-Member $1950
Spouse/Guest $495

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Prior Years' Annual Attendees Composition:
Executives from Brands/Retailers, Factories, Textiles, Trim, Logistics, Design, Compliance, Software, Embellishment, Machinery and much more, including those from emerging areas like Sustainability, AI Technology & Green Fiber/Chemical Development



AAPN has reserved a block of rooms at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables at a discounted rate of $339/night (Single/Double). A Resort Fee of $10 per room per day + taxes will apply to all guest rooms. As of May 1st, the AAPN's room block has closed, however the discounted rate may still be available.  Please click here to book your hotel directly with the hotel and then email Shari Goza [email protected] your confirmation number so she can inquire with the hotel on your behalf.  







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