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2011 Apparel Executive Forum


Comments from some of the executives who attended the 2010 Apparel Executive Forum:

“The Apparel Executive Forum is a fantastic environment to validate strategy and to learn about the most current issues that affect the soft goods industry.”
Luis Paez, CIO, Perry Ellis

“Very insightful and a great learning experience.”
Bill Schroeder, CIO & VP, Destination Maternity

“Excellent venue to network with peers and to be kept current on new business expectations and to hear from business innovators.”
Nancy Marino, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Gloria Jeans

“It is a rare gathering of experts in their fields – all from apparel, all relevant.”
Randy Harward, Sr. Director of Research & Quality, Patagonia Inc.

“This is a great way to break down the buffers between the various links in the supply chain and provide the attendees with ideas and understanding they would previously not have had. The Forum helps me to develop strategy and to enhance my understanding of all aspects of the apparel supply chain.”
Chris Devous, Director, IT, Antigua

“The Apparel Executive Forum is still the premiere apparel event for me every year. It is important to meet other apparel executives and learn what they are doing. I find the knowledge base of the participants is very deep. I learn something every year regarding how and where different companies do business.”
Charles Sheppard, VP Supply Chain, Superior Uniform Group

“Attending allows me to think differently about our business strategy and processes. It’s a gathering of knowledgable executives who are willing to share their experiences. The content is always stimulating and the contacts are extremely helpful.”
Jim Alperin, CEO, Astro Apparel Inc.

“The Apparel Executive Forum covered a broad range of topics important to businesses today which served to stimulate thought and discussion on best practices, innovation, trends and strategies being deployed by leading companies in the apparel industry – well worth the time.”
Gregg Winn, Director of Operations, White Knights Engineered Products

“The information I gained at the Forum will enable me to improve my bottom line.”
Joy Maples, Vice President, Product Development & Sales, Earth Creations

“Excellent presenters addressing relevant topics within our industry today.”
Will Duncan, VP Business Development, [TC]2

“Loved the out-of- the-box topics and great presenters. AEF opens your mind to future challenges coming in our industry.”
Carlos Arias, President, Denimatrix

“Year after year the Apparel Executive Forum is probably the most professionally run conference I attend. It is thought provoking on business challenges and opportunities – a great networking opportunity.”
Walter Wilhelm, President, Walter Wilhelm Associates

“I found the format at the Forum very conducive to learning and networking. The content was enlightening.”
Janice Henry, Vice President, Marketing, Superior Uniform Group