2019 pro:Americas Annual Conference

May 5 - 7 | Faena Art District | Miami, Florida

The Annual Conference is the premier AAPN Members-Only networking event in the Americas textile/apparel industry 
Non-members are welcome to attend one AAPN Annual Conference but must join the AAPN in order to attend more than one event.

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REGISTERED ATTENDEE LIST

Location

Faena Forum
The Faena Art District is located in Miami Beach and enjoys a unique site that stretches between Indian Creek and The Atlantic beachfront and between 3200 and 3500 Collins Avenue.  The Annual Conference will take place at the Faena Forum with our evening networking taking place at the Hotel Faena.  Hotel rooms are blocked at the Hotel Faena, Casa Faena and The Palms Hotel & Spa --- see below for more information.  They are all located within easy walking distance of each other. 

 

Agenda at a Glance

General Sessions, Breakfast & Lunch will at the Faena Forum; Evening events will be held at the Hotel Faena

Sunday, May 5

  • 4:00p -  AAPN Board of Directors Meeting (Faena Forum)
  • 6:30p - Welcome Reception / Pickup Badges  (Faena Hotel)

Monday, May 6

  • 7:00a - Buffet Breakfast  (Faena Forum)
  • 8:15a - General Session (Faena Forum)
    • KEYNOTE: Nancy Giordano
    • Jim Hardy, COO, Fanatics - FANATICS: REDEFINING SPEED & AGILITY
  • Noon - Buffet Lunch
  • 1:00p - General Session
    • Kurt Cavano, Founder/GT Nexus - 2019 TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
    • Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner, RSR Research - THE STATE OF RETAIL 2019: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH CHANGE
    • PANEL ON NEARSHORING
      • Moderated by Kim Macaulay, President/Kim Macaulay Associates, Inc.
      • Panelists
        • Lynsey Jones, VP Global Sourcing, Carter's
        • Linda Tiberi, Managing Director LATAM - Apparel Sourcing, Under Armour
        • Pam Peale, Director of Sales, North America, DeSL
        • Maggie Martinez, VP Sales, Seaboard
        • Jill Coleman, Business Development Director, Alvanon
        • Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner, RSR Research
  • 6:30p - Speakeasy Food & Beverages in the Faena Theatre and Saxony Bar, Hotel Faena

Tuesday, May 7

  • 7:00a - Buffet Breakfast  (Faena Forum)
  • 8:30a - General Session
    • Anthony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer, Haggar & Roni Start, Dept Chair Apparel Industry,  Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise - HAGGAR CLOTHING/FIDM SUPERLAB
    • Suzy Ganz, CEO, Lion Brothers, Inc - DISRUPTION: IT'S IMPACT TODAY ON THE INDUSTRY, COMPANIES AND PEOPLE AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO PROMOTE AN ECOSYSTEM OF WELL BEING
    • Matt Hornbuckle, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Stantt Shirt - THE TRADITIONAL WAY OF SOURCING versus THE STANTT WAY
    • GENIUS PANEL
      • Moderated by Rick Horwitch, VP Global Retail & Supply Chain Strategy, Bureau Veritas
      • Panelists
        • Jennifer Knight, President/COO, American Woolen Company
        • Keith Dartley, President, Swisstex Direct
        • Chase Johnson, Sales, Contempora Fabrics
  • Noon - Adjourn

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Nancy Giordano 
Nancy Giordano, leading futurist and branding guide for purpose-driven companies 

We will also hear from ---

Suzy Ganz  Matt Hornbuckle  Paul Rosenblum  Kurt Cavano

Suzy Ganz
CEO
Lion Brothers

Matt Hornbuckle
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Stantt Shirt

Paula Rosenblum
Managing Partner
RSR

Kurt Cavano (Retired)
Founder
GT Nexus 

 Jim Hardy      

Jim Hardy

COO

Fanatics Brands at Fanatics Inc.

     

 


EVENT REGISTRATION

Fees include all scheduled meals and activities.

Registration Fees - 

  • First attendee from an AAPN Member Company - $1195 
  • Each additional attendee from an AAPN Member Company - $1070
  • Spouse/Guest - $400
  • Non-Member - $1750.00
AAPN Members CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Non-Members CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Cancellation Policy --- Registration fees may be refunded if attendance is cancelled before 5p (EDT), April 26th.  Substitutions are encouraged but please notify AAPN.

Dress Code - 

  • Resort Casual during the day
  • Summer Elegance Resort Attire during the evening hours - no athletic/sportswear, shorts, flip flops or sleeveless shirts [for gentlemen]

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

AAPN's room blocks are full but there are lots of hotels nearby within easy walking distance.

Rooms have been blocked at three (3) hotels in the Faena Art District as follows:

Faena Accommodations - AAPN has blocked rooms at two (2) Faena hotel properties

AAPN's discounted rates at Casa Faena and Hotel Faena are available until Wednesday, April 3, 2019 or until our block is filled. Reservations received by 5p local time at Hotel on this date will be accepted at the prevailing rate, based on room type availability. AAPN negotiated rates include --

  • Complimentary Faena Beach Butler Service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • Resort Fee has been waived
  • Discounted rate available 3 days pre/post event based on availability
  • Daily valet parking is available for $35 + tax for events; overnight valet parking is available for $60 + tax with 24-hour access

 

Casa Faena1. CASA FAENA is located at 3500 Collins Avenue and is next door to the Faena Forum where our meetings will take place.

Rate:  $225/night single or double + taxes and Housekeeping Gratuity of $3/day
Click here to make a reservation or email  [email protected]    SOLD OUT


 

Hotel Faena

2. HOTEL FAENA is on the beach at 3201 Collins Avenue. Our evening events will be held at Hotel Faena,

  • Rates: SOLD OUT
  •  
    • (Ocean King) - $295/night single or double + taxes and Housekeeping Gratuity of $3/day
    • (Bay View) - $295/night single or double + taxes and Housekeeping Gratuity of $3/day
    • (Partial Ocean View Junior Suite) - $350/night single or double + taxes and Housekeeping Gratuity of $3/day
  • To make a reservation

Palms Hotel

3. THE PALMS HOTEL & SPA is located at 3025 Collins Avenue, just 2 doors south of Hotel Faena   SOLD OUT

AAPN's discounted rate is available until Wednesday, April 5, 2019 or until our block of rooms is full. Reservations received by 5p local time at Hotel on this date will be accepted at the prevailing rate, based on room type availability. AAPN negotiated rates include -- 

  • 20% discount on all AVEDA Spa services
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Usage of Fitness Center
  • Beach chairs/towels
  • Discounted rate available 3 days after the event based on availability
  • Rate:   
  • Ocean View - $275/night single or double + taxes and Discounted Hotel Fee of $19 per room per night
  • To make reservations --  refer to AAPN to get discounted rate

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Contempora logo Lectra logo YKK logo
 Coats logo    

 

GOLD SPONSOR

 Gerber logo           Seaboard logo   


SILVER SPONSORS

 

Polygon logo

 

 

 DeSL logo

 

 

 

 

 Alvanon logo

 Avery Dennison logo      

 

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