TechWorks of Gaston County
52A Ervin Street
Belmont, NC  28012 

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Textile Technology Center, Kimbrell Campus 
7220 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC 28012

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2019 Summer Marketing Forum

  U.S. Textile & Apparel Industry Rising Through Sustainability, Innovation, Reinvention

Register Now! Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Meet & Greet

6:00 - 8:00 PM
TechWorks of Gaston County
52A Ervin Street
Belmont, NC  28012-3327

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Forum Agenda

8:30 AM

9:00 AM
Introduction & Program Overview
Jim Booterbaugh, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Spinning Co., Inc.
STA Past President

9:10 AM
"Economic Update"
Roger Tutterow, PhD, Professor of Economics & Director Econometric Center
Dept. of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis
Michael J. Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University

9:40 AM
"CICLO: Sustainable Textile Technology"
Cheryl Smyre, Director Business Development Advanced Materials
Parkdale Mills

10:10 AM
"Innovaknits - Flat Knit Innovations Made in the USA"
Jason Wilkins, Managing Partner
Innovaknits, LLC

10:40 AM

11:00 AM
"Textile Trade Policy Update"
Sara Beatty, Senior Vice President, NCTO Secretary
National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

11:30 AM
"Competitiveness of the U.S Textile and Apparel Industry"
Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials
Office of Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials Industry and Analysis
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration

12:00 Noon
"Reinventing Tailored Clothing in America"
John M. Martynec, Executive Vice President
Hickey Freeman Company

12:30 PM
"Retail's Apocalypse or a New Dawn?"
Tony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer
Haggar Clothing Company

1:00 PM