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Education Program

Browse the Texworld USA/Apparel Sourcing USA Winter 2020 Educational Program Schedule. The Lenzing Seminar Series are organized by Lenzing Fibers, Inc. All sessions are complimentary and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats are limited.

*Schedule and speakers subject to change without prior notice.

Sunday, January 19

Speaker: Madeleine Gong | Lead Apparel Engineer | Wearable X

Location:
FashionINNOVATE
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Text Media

Moderator: Charles Beckwith | Co-Founder | MouthMedia Network

Panelists:
Natasha Franck | Founder & Chief Executive Officer | EON
Andrew Wyatt | CEO | CALA
Melissa Rusinek | Recycling Consultant | Diverse Recycling Solutions LLC
Tia Nicolae | Marketing Manager | Lectra

Location:
FashionINNOVATE
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Listen to a panel discussion on some of the technology tools needed to compete in today’s fashion industry. This panel will explain insights into blockchain technology, circular tracing and the newest software to reduce lead times and waste.

Moderator: Celeste Lilore | Director of Industry Engagement | Textile Exchange

Panelists:
Lauren Johnson | Sustainability Manager, Global Sustainability | Eastman
Dr. Luke Haverhals | Founder & CEO | Natural Fiber Welding

Location:
FashionINNOVATE
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Join Textile Exchange on a journey from the birth of biosynthetic materials to the transition and widespread adoption of fossil fuel-based synthetics. TE will visit the present before taking you to the future of these materials. This session will include a panel discussion with industry experts and audience Q&A.

Speaker: Nicole Giordano | Founder | Startup FASHION

Location: Seminar Room 1C04

Join StartUp FASHION for a discussion about how to create a plan for growth in your business for the New Year by focusing on brand development, business mindset, and thoughtful marketing.

Moderator: Tara St James | Founder, Re:Source Library | Owner & Creative Director Study NY

Speakers:
Dr. Luke Haverhals | Founder & CEO | Natural Fiber Welding
Mike Savarie | Sustainability Enterprise Catalyst | Hemp Black
Daniel Mota Pinto | Director of Strategy & Business Development | Scoop
Ericka Gutierrez | Manager Business Development - Marketing North America | Lenzing Group
Courtney Cruzan | Vice President of Sourcing & Product Development | brrr°

Location:
Textile Talks
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Join us on an Explore the Floor Tour of our Innovation Spotlight where you will see, feel and learn about the newest innovations in bio-synthetics, smart textiles, and circular design solutions. Also learn about how established fibers and fabrics are evolving to keep up with circular and sustainable design needs.

Monday, January 20

Speaker:
Romney Jacob | Director of Consulting | The Doneger Group

Location:
Textile Talks
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Join us for a trend presentation from Roseanne Morrison, Fashion Director at The Doneger Group who will discuss the upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2021.  Titled The New Dimension, the presentation will discuss the dynamics taking hold in a now global marketplace:  The modernization of classic and an appreciation of treasured artisanal elements. Here fashion meets sustainability and durability, traditional complements high tech and form marries function.

Moderator: Dina Coker | Founder & CEO | Blink LLC

Panelists:
Emily Walzer | Editor in Chief | Textile Insight
Tricia Carey | Director Global Business Development - Denim | Lenzing Group
Cindy McNaull | Global Brand and Marketing Director | INVISTA
Lexi Schladenhauffen | Senior Vice President Marketing, Product Development & Design | 1888 Mills
Deborah Gildersleeve | Vice President Sales | Kayser - Roth Corporation

Location:
Lenzing Seminar Series
Room 1C04

No one can argue the important role women play in the textile industry, from every segment of the supply chain to the store and beyond. Join us for an exciting seminar featuring some of our industry’s most compelling success stories, all told from a woman’s perspective. This seminar will feature both trailblazers and new comers, all of whom will help inspire and guide the audience to change the industry’s future for the better.

Moderator: Maggie Kervick | Director of Strategy & Integrated Partnerships | Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC)

Panelists:
Walter Bridgham | Senior Business Development of Home Interiors, Manager | Lenzing Group
Lee Tyler | Director of Assurance & Operations | Textile Exchange
Lori Wyman | Representative | GOTS – Global Organic Textile Standard

Location:
Lenzing Seminar Series
Room 1C04

Most of your product’s impact comes from the raw material stage. Robust sustainability goals must start with an understanding of where your impacts are highest and how to improve. There are fibers and materials that can help you deliver on your sustainability goals and industry-leading standards to help you verify the content of your products. Join us in understanding fiber standards and traceability for GOTS, Organic Cotton and Wood-based Cellulosics.

Moderator: Clay Hickson | Senior Vice President | WRAP

Panelists:
Geerish Bucktowonsing | Head of Department - Manufacturing (Traditional Sector) | Economic Development Board Mauritius
Arif Currimjee | Managing Director | Le Tricot
Eugene Havemann | USA Customer Development | CMT

Location:
Textile Talks
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Listen to a presentation by the Economic Development Board and Apparel Manufacturers from Mauritius on the benefits developing business relationships in a country with more than 50 years experience in the textile and apparel industry. Mauritius has maintained a strong economic growth in this sector and tops many indexes in Africa.

Moderator: Dina Coker | Founder & CEO | Blink LLC

Panelists:
Karel Williams | Global Business Segment Leader | DuPont
Greg Vas Nunes | Chairman, CEO | TTG Inc.
Nora Shaughnessey | Director of Product | BN3TH

Location:
Lenzing Seminar Series
Room 1C04

Research shows that Millennials are more interested in unique experiences than they are in materialistic items.  This massive generation has forced brands and retailers to rethink how their apparel enhances consumer's user experience, changes it or personalizes it.  This seminar will look at some of the unique fabric and garment technologies that are allowing users to experience the world as they choose, in a manner customized to their needs.  Can technology in garments truly deliver on the" personalization" promise?

Tuesday, January 21

Moderator: Edward Hertzman | Founder and President | Sourcing Journal

Panelists:
Gretchen Jezerc | Senior Vice President Marketing | First Insight, Inc.
Kathy Leake | Founder/CEO | Trendalytics
Billy Naveed | Head of Strategy | Zilingo

Location:
Textile Talks
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Often, trends come and go in under six weeks. But, for fashion manufacturing, which traditionally has lead times of 3 – 6 months, jumping on the fad of the moment can lead to leftover inventory and profit loss. But, when companies use tech to aggregate trends data over multiple retailers and manufacturers, they can begin to predict trends. What’s more, using technology to increase efficiency can reduce production and shipping lead-times to drive products that are on trend in as few as three weeks.  During a panel discussion, experts that are integral to the supply chain ecosystem will discuss how they have been able to produce, ship and receive trend-right product in a short window while maintaining profitability.

Speaker: Sharon Graubard | Co-Founder | MintModa

Location:
Resource Row
Booth F03

Explore the floor with Sharon Graubard, co-founder of MintModa as she connects her top trends to Texworld USA exhibitors on the show floor.

Moderator: Karla Magruder | Textile Consultant & Founder | Fabrikology International

Panelists:
Kate Kitchener | Chief of Staff | Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability NYC Department of Sanitation
Lennox Thomas | EVP Retail Operations | Goodwill NYNJ
Tricia Carey | Director Global Business Development - Denim | Lenzing Fibers

Location:
Lenzing Seminar Series
Room 1C04

How do we kick-off circular supply chains? By developing robust collection systems, the ability to sort materials according to the needs of downstream processing and turning used garments and materials into new ones. These steps will make or break functioning circular supply chains that will allow for reductions in textile waste and the need for new raw materials.

Moderator: Julia Hughes | President | USFIA (US Fashion Industry Association)

Panelists:
Yelena Mogelefsky | VP Sourcing & Production | Komar Brands
Nesli Danisman | President & Partner | Angora Group

Location:
Textile Talks
Show Floor, Hall 1D

Listen to a panel discussion on the current world trade policies and how they are shaping the textile and apparel industry sourcing choices.

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