Fashion Industry to Meet Post-Midterm Elections to Discuss Expected Impact on Trade & Business Outlook

In What's New, Industry News by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

The U.S. midterm elections are November 6th, and on November 7th, global fashion brands, retailers, importers and industry service providers will face uncertainties about what the election results mean for them.

Fortunately, the 30th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference, to be held in New York City on November 7th, will help these groups sort things out.

Hosted by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and American Import Shippers Association (AISA) in conjunction with USFIA Premier Partner & Host Sponsor PwC, the conference invites executives in compliance, logistics, sourcing, supply chain management, government relations and corporate social responsibility to discuss the impact of the elections on trade and business, as well as other hot topics.

The one-day agenda will cover challenges in the morning, and solutions in the afternoon, with expert speakers from across the supply chain.

Many discussions will focus on the U.S.-China trade tensions and how companies can mitigate the impact of the Section 301 tariff increases.


  • Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles
  • David Spooner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, former Chief Textile & Apparel Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration
  • Erin Ennis, Senior Vice President of the U.S.-China Business Council
  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) who will discuss factory safety and compliance considerations for companies considering shifting sourcing to combat price increases.

In addition to trade policy, the conference will include discussions on retail, sustainability, and innovation, including experts from Levi Strauss & Co., Macy’s Merchandising Group, BSI, Canopy, Lenzing, and PwC, as well.

One of the industry’s most important transportation and logistics events, the conference will likewise feature speakers from The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, The Port of Long Beach, GEODIS USA, Bamboo Rose, and more.

Details: The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th at PwC, 300 Madison Avenue between E 41st and E 42nd Streets, New York, New York. Current registration rates are $499 for members and $699 for non-members.

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