April 15, 2009
Helen Mills Theatre
New York City


Sarah Thorn, Director, International Trade
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Rick Darling, President
Li & Fung USA

Marcela Manubens, Senior Vice President, Global Human Rights and Social Responsibility
Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.

Mike Sheehy, Senior Manager, Global Monitoring
L.L. Bean Inc.

Susan Arnot Heaney, Director Corporate Responsibility
Avon Products Inc.

David Schwarz, Vice President, Merchandise Support and Global Sourcing
Redcats USA

Caroyl Miller, Deputy Textile Negotiator
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Simon Constantinides, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Trade and Supply Chain U.S.

Diane D’Erasmo, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking

David Birnbaum, Author and International Business Consultant

Munir Mashooqullah, Principal and Founder
Synergies Worldwide

Laura Commike Gitman, Director Advisory Services
Business of Social Responsibility

Kathryn M. Cullen, Vice President
Kurt Salmon Associates

Mark Burstein, Vice President, PLM Solutions
New Generation Computing


BRANDS AND RETAILERS with titles similar to: CEO, CIO, COO; Corporate VP, Manufacturing and Sourcing; Director, Global Sourcing, Operations, Product Development, Merchandising; EVP, Manufacturing; Owner; President.

For more information on attending this event, contact Jennifer Macaluso at 212.630.4947 or jennifer.macaluso@fairchildpub.com


SOURCING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND SOLUTIONS PARTERNERS/SERVICE PROVIDERS are invited to participate as Sponsors of the Forum, including a feature position in the WWD Partners + Solutions Pavilion.

For more information on becoming a Sponsor, contact Joy Murphy at 212.630.4655 or joy.murphy@fairchildpub.com

HSBC With 140 years of global experience, HSBC provides businesses with an unparalleled array of commercial and personal banking services. HSBC’s Apparel team recognizes that successful businesses require a higher level of banking services, business solutions, individual attention, and understanding. Watch video

KSAKurt Salmon Associates is the leading global management consulting firm specializing in the retail and consumer goods industries. We leverage our unparalleled industry expertise to help business leaders make strategic, operational and technology decisions that achieve tangible and meaningful results.

Synergies Worldwide Synergies is a low-cost, real sourcing and product development company currently serving over 50 clients and still growing amidst this economic meltdown.

Pro ExportCOLOMBIA: YOUR COMPETITIVE APPAREL SOURCING ALTERNATIVE: With a proud tradition of workmanship, quality and experience serving the United States markets, today’s Colombia with the ATPDEA approved duty-free treatment provides unique opportunities for apparel and textile sourcing. Watch video

Core Design Core, a design services company, provides cost-efficient graphics, technical packages and CAD’s to apparel, footwear, accessories and home furnishings clients.

Apparel SingaporeA collective brand identity for Singapore-managed apparel companies, Apparel Singapore aims to be the partner of choice for global retailers. Watch video

MaerskMaersk Line is the core liner shipping activity of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, and the leading container shipping company in the world. With a fleet of over 470 vessels and capacity over 1.9 Million TEU, Maersk Line ensures comprehensive coverage worldwide. We are the reliable, stable and dependable partner of your critical supply chain. Watch video

TradeStone SoftwareTradeStone’s private label and global sourcing solutions enable the world’s most successful retailers to bring their innovative private label and branded products to market at record speeds. Watch video

NGCThe only global sourcing and PLM software company offering CPSIA compliance software with 10+2 management capabilities for retailers and brands. Watch video


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