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!

Click here for Registered Attendees List!


AGENDA

Sunday, May 19th

7:00pm Welcome Reception 

Monday, May 20th: Full Day General Session 8:30am - 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 
  • Technology and Training: Hilando Oportunidades 
  • Machinery - What did we learn at ITMA?

Session 2: Sustainability 

  • Panel: Recycling and Circularity 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
  • Sustainability Systems Kevin Myette, Global Director of Brand Services I bluesign
  • Circling Back: Driving Competition with New Math & EcoParc Concepts

Session 3: The AAPN

  • AAPN Today and Tomorrow  Lynsey Jones, Executive Director I 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
  • 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

 


REGISTRATION

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

$1450
AAPN Emerging Talent (Millennial/Gen Z) $1195
Non-Member $1950
Spouse/Guest $495

Click here to register today! 

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


 HOTEL

 

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. AAPN's Discounted Rate will be available until April 24th or until our block is filled prior to that date.  Please click here to book your room for May 19th - 21st and use Group Booking ID# 9774Contact Lynsey if you have any hotel questions: 843 729 1477 or [email protected]


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+1 843 729 1477 or [email protected]