SOURCE: Apparel Magazine

Apparel Magazine

July 07, 2014 14:28 ET

Execs From VF Corporation, Speedo, Luen Thai, Lolly Wolly Doodle, Kurt Salmon to Speak at Apparel's 8th Annual Sourcing Summit at MAGIC

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwired - Jul 7, 2014) - Executives from VF Corporation, Speedo, Luen Thai, Lolly Wolly Doodle and Kurt Salmon will participate in a panel discussion, "New Sourcing Paradigms: The Realities, Risks & Rewards," at Apparel's 8th Annual Sourcing Summit at MAGIC, taking place in Las Vegas on August 18, 2014.

An official program of Sourcing at MAGIC, Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC also will feature exclusive new research and analysis from Apparel Magazine and Kurt Salmon on Excellence in Global Sourcing, based on their eight annual survey. The event, sponsored by Proexport Colombia, will be held from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center (South Hall), to be followed immediately by a networking reception. 

Panelists for the session, which will be moderated by Tony Ward, Principal, Kurt Salmon, and includes an open mike Q&A, are:

  • Rick Helfenbein, President, Luen Thai USA & Chairman, American Apparel & Footwear Association;
  • Dianne Jefferies, Vice President, Sourcing and Production, Speedo, Division of PVH;
  • Jim Lunney, Vice President, Sourcing/Direct Procurement, Americas, VF Corporation;
  • Courtnay Thomas, Manager, Kurt Salmon and;
  • Joyce Wooley, Vice President of Sourcing, Lolly Wolly Doodle.

"This year's panel represents a truly unprecedented level of executive sourcing experience," said Apparel's publisher Susan Nichols. "We're looking forward to a very meaningful exchange of opinions."

Sourcing at MAGIC, which runs August 17-20, 2014, is an event featuring everything from apparel and footwear manufacturers, to fiber and fabric, to trims, to supply chain service providers, showcasing more than 1,100 resources from around the globe. It is held in conjunction with MAGIC Market Week, taking place August 18-20, 2014.

Registration for Apparel's 8th Annual Sourcing Summit at MAGIC is complimentary for qualified apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers only at: apparelmag.com or by contacting rkeenan@edgellmail.com. In order to attend the Summit registration is also required for Sourcing at MAGIC, which is complimentary for qualified attendees.

For sponsorship details please email snichols@apparelmag.com

About Apparel

Apparel magazine offers technology and business insight from concept to consumer, providing competitive, actionable information to executives representing the world's most successful apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers. Its targeted content addresses Retail Intelligence, Supply Chain, Sourcing & Logistics, Concept-to-Spec and Fiber-to-Fabric. An Edgell Communications publication, Apparel also produces the Apparel Executive Forum, Apparel Business and Technology Leadership Conference in New York, the Apparel Tech Conference West in Los Angeles, numerous web events, e-Newsletters, apparelmag.com, a variety of leading-edge industry research reports, custom marketing programs and more.

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