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Apparel's Excellence in Sourcing Summit 2008

Agenda

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / ARRIVAL DAY
3:30 - 3:45 pm

Opening Comments
Susan Black, Publisher, Apparel Magazine
Kurt Cavano, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, TradeCard

3:45 - 4:05 pm

Highlights Presentation: Apparel's Excellence in Sourcing Study

Presenter: Jeffrey Sauls, Senior Manager, Kurt Salmon Associates

Our opening segment will focus on a presentation of highlights from the Apparel "Excellence in Sourcing" Study that Apparel magazine has conducted in partnership with leading consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA). The Study highlights will reveal benchmarks and statistics relative to methods of buying, sourcing locales, sourcing lead times, volumes, fill rates and inventory turns, vendor performance measurement, purchasing methods, transportation, supply chain visibility and technology and more.

4:05 - 4:10 pm Panelist Introductions
4:10 - 4:55 pm

Executive Discussion: Apparel's Excellence in Sourcing Study

Moderator: Tony Ward, Principal, Kurt Salmon Associates

Executive Participants:
1) Michelle Landgrebe, Vice President Production (Sourcing), VF Sportswear (Nautica)
2) Tom Slone, Vice President of Sourcing, Carhartt, Inc.
3.)Kathleen Peterson, Director of Sourcing, REI Gear and Apparel, Recreational Equipment, Inc.

In the second segment of today's presentation, Tony Ward of Kurt Salmon Associates will moderate a panel of leading apparel and retail sourcing executives who will discuss the Study highlights, as well as global sourcing challenges and solutions that impact your business the most.

4:55 - 5:00 pm

Closing Comments
Susan Black, Publisher, Apparel Magazine

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Exclusive Networking Reception

Our event ends with a networking reception providing an exclusive opportunity for presentation attendees to network with each other and today's presentation participants.

Please note that Apparel's Sourcing Summit will be held on the First Floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center at Sourcing at MAGIC. Sourcing at MAGIC will be held from August 25-27, 2008. More information about the show is available by clicking here

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