Apparel Summit logoApparel Summit of the Americas

November 27 - 29, 2018 | San Pedro Sula, Honduras

 

THE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN


Clearly, the floodgates of incremental volume are open, being powered by unusually broad collaborative partnerships across the region anchored by the Honduras 2020 visionary project. Just one of the goals of Honduras 2020 is to elevate Honduras from the 7th to the 5th largest exporter of apparel to the US, surpassing Indonesia and Mexico. 

We are assembling a world class program of speakers and agenda, networking and interaction, tours and take aways. So, set aside the week of November 26 for one of highest valued trips you’ll take in 2018 - one that changes the formula of speed, ease, cost and your success. 

 Speaker Bios | Hotels & Venues 


 

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  • Registration is open to all executives in the textile/apparel supply chain. AAPN membership is not required.
  • Registration Fee includes all scheduled events, meals and ground transportation.
  • Early Bird Registration: $945/person until September 30
  • Registration After September 30: $1195/person

Simon Mainwaring KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Simon Mainwaring is the founder of We First, a leading brand and leadership consultancy that provides purpose-driven strategy, content, and training that empowers businesses and associations to lead, shape culture, and better our world.

Simon is a member of the Executive Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Steering Committee of the Business Alliance for the Future, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London and the World Business Academy in the U.S. He was interim CMO at TOMS, helping lead the popular apparel company’s innovative marketing strategies.


 

 SPEAKERS

 Jesus Canahuati

 
 Tony Anzovino    
Jesus Canahuati
President
Elcatex
Anthony Anzovino
Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer
Haggar Clothing Co
 

Kurt Cavano

 

 

 
 

 Ed Gribbin

 

 

 
 

 Walter Wilhelm

Kurt Cavano
Founder & President
GT Nexus an Infor Company

Ed Gribbin
CEO, Gribbin Strategic LLC
Senior Advisor, Alvanon

Walter Wilhelm
CEO
WWA Advisors LLC

 John Strasburger

 

 

 

 Steve Cochran

 Mike Todaro

John Strasburger
President, U.S. & Latin America
TexRay Industrial Co Ltd

Steve Cochran
CEO
Tegra Global

Mike Todaro
Managing Director
AAPNetwork

 


 

 HOTELS & VENUES

 AAPN has blocked rooms at several area hotels.  Click here for more information...


CONFERENCE ATTIRE

Please dress comfortably (business casual for all Summit events; closed toed, flat shoes are required for all plant tours) .  Note, we will be in the rainy season so please be prepared with a light rain-proof wind breaker and/or umbrella).  

TOURS

The afternoon of day 1 and the morning of day 2 are reserved for guided tours. New and strategic textile mills will be the centerpiece. Additional stops will include production of trim; knitting/dyeing; cut/sew production; bio-mass energy plant; pioneering planned community for employees and more.

Honduras is the #1 destination for USA yarn exports globally totaling over $1b annually and is the #1 country of origin for USA imports of Cotton T-Shirts and sweatshirts. The New strategic textile investments are focusing on synthetic knits, adding to the region’s importance in this growing category. As a result, the entire supply chain is active in-country and the tours will allow to see each link in action.


AGENDA At A Glance

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 pm  

Welcome Reception | Intercontinental Hotel

Wednesday, November 28

8:00 am - Noon

General Session | Copantl Convention Center

Noon - 1:00 pm

Buffet Lunch

1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Industry Tours

7:00 pm

Fashion Show, Reception & Gala Dinner | Club Hondureño Arabe 

Thursday, November 29

8:00 am - Noon

Industry Tours

Noon - 1:00 pm

Buffet Lunch

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

General Session | Copantl Convention Center


 

 


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Silver Sponsors

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