|Calendar:||USA-ITA Event Calendar|
|Title:||MAGIC Seminar: Sourcing Outlook for 2013|
|Date:||19.02.2013 13:00 - 14:00|
|Location:||SOURCING at MAGIC, Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S229|
|Description:||Leading global players give their views on the complex considerations of apparel and accessory sourcing: areas to investigate for future sourcing initiatives, the use of private-label specialists to meet specific needs in multiple markets, creating local sourcing strategies within an international structure and the new set of rules when introducing brands into international markets including laws, free trade agreements, benefits and more.|
Katherine Stein, DIRECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SOFTLINES, SGS NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Ken Mangone, FORMER EVP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND SOURCING, JCPENNEY
Courtney O’Keefe, SVP PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND SALES, NORWEST USA/PDS MULTINATIONAL
Crystal Button, VP GLOBAL SOURCING/TECH DESIGN, ONESTOPPLUS (REDCATS USA)
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The United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) was established in January 1989 by nine companies with a vision to create a unified voice for textile and apparel importers across the country. USA-ITA provides education, information, and advocacy to executives active in textile and apparel sourcing, importing, compliance, and logistics. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA-ITA represents the needs of American retailers, brands and importers, as well as related service providers, with the objective to remove barriers to business and to trade.