Sessions

Session at Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada cover a wide range of topics presented by successful members of the apparel industry or government. Topics include Fashion, Sourcing, Logistics, Marketing, Best Practices, Government/Trade Agreements and more.  View the list of Speakers

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2017 Featured Sessions

August 21, 2017

Canada Importing Update-Border Services Breaks Down Benefits

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Learn the most updated ways to benefit from preferential market access and how to minimize audits, taxes, duties, fees, paperwork, time and energy. The Canadian Apparel Federation-sponsored presentation will be…

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CANADA TRADE POLICY UPDATE-TRADE AGREEMENTS

12:00  -  1:00

Canadian Apparel Federation Executive Director Bob Kirke will provide an update on the key issues and developments in Canada’s trade policy, Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and other free…

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DIRECT, STRATEGIC SOURCING – AN INNOVATIVE AND DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS MODEL FOR TODAY’S APPAREL INDUSTRY

1:00  -  2:00

Jean Dubé, Co-founder and Managing Director of Vertical RISC Inc. will discuss disruptive technologies in the apparel industry and explore how e-commerce is beating brick-and-mortar.  The apparel industry is one…

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THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND GLOBAL RETAIL

2:00  -  3:00

Jeff Streader is a Global Apparel Industry Leader with over thirty-years experience leading multi-channel organizations for some of the industry’s leading brands and retailers. His segment, The Supply Chain &…

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SOURCING 101- CREATING YOUR BRAND STRATEGY

3:00  -  4:00

This seminar will examine the various steps a new company should take to begin this important brand building process. Creating a logo, trademark, and a good background story can lead…

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SOURCING 101 – SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION

3:00  -  4:00

Executive Director of Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), Trish Concannon, will talk about the ever-streamlined apparel supply chain and what to expect moving forward.  Gains are related to opportunities that improve…

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See Last Year's Sessions Lineup

August 22, 2016

Lead Time Optimization: The Key to Profitability

10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM

Lead time optimization is the most important priority in the fashion industry – and no one does it better than Zara, the most successful retailer on the planet. How can…

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Canadian Designer Dan Liu’s International Super Model Contest

11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM

Dan Liu is a fashion icon for suppliers eager to crack the Canadian buying culture. His brands are currently in Hudson Bay, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and more. The Model Search…

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Sourcing 101 – Trends In Sourcing

1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM

Executive Director of Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI), Trish Concannon, will talk about the current sourcing landscape and what changes are likely to occur in the near future. While dramatic sourcing…

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Marilyn Tam: Sourcing Force – Executive, Founder, Author

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

The ATSC is pleased to introduce Marilyn Tam.  For more than two decades one of the most powerful forces in the apparel sourcing arena. She has held Executive Leadership roles such as…

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Defining Omni-Channel Customer Engagement Assessing Business Impact, Benefits, Requirements, and the Importance of Proper Implementation

4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM

In a world where information is available anytime, anywhere, it is no surprise that the concept of omnichannel and its implementation is a key priority for retailers across the globe.…

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How the Future of Retail and Omni-Channel Growth is Dependent on The Supply Chain

5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM

Jeff Streader is a Global Apparel Industry Leader with over thirty-years experience leading multi-channel organizations for some of the industry’s leading brands and retailers. His segment, Bridging the Gap, will…

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August 23, 2016

New Trends of Functional Technology

10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM

The apparel industry is fast changing with more and more technology being introduced every day. With the introduction of microchips into the production machines, garments and finished goods quality is…

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Apparel Executive Panel

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

The apparel industry is a fast paced environment where the business landscape is constantly evolving. Hear from industry leaders, Jeff Streader, Marilyn Tam, Garry Bell, Neil Roar and Jesse Guth…

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Direct, Strategic Sourcing – An Innovative and Disruptive Business Model for Today’s Apparel Industry

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM

The Readymade Garment (RMG) global supply chain currently has the intense international attention on working conditions and a shared desire for higher standards in the factories that produce the inexpensive…

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Least Developed Countries Program: How Canadians Can Benefit

1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM

Dewan Mahmud, First Secretary Commerce Canada for Bangladesh, Steve Tipman, Executive Director of TFO Canada, a non-profit organization helping SME exporters from developing countries achieve success in the Canadian market…

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“Protecting your Name: How Social Compliance Secures Your Business Reputation”

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

In this era of global instant communication there is no more important task than ensuring one’s risk mitigation by proactively preventing the bad.  Avedis H. Seferian, President & CEO of…

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Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Association: Turkish Economy & Apparel

3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM

Volkan Atik, Vice President of ITKIB, founder/owner of the fashion company AVVA and Board Member of the Istanbul Textile Association will take look inside Turkey’s apparel industry. His segment, presented…

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Transparency & Sustainability: The Consumer, The Brands, & The Future

3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM

Executive Marc Sidler, Head of Marketing & Sales for TESTEX will discuss 2 main topics which fully reflect Made in Green by OEKO-TEX®: Transparency & Sustainability. The Consumer demands for…

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NAFTA & How Canada Can Benefit

4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM

The seminar on NAFTA and How Canadian Business Can Benefit will be presented by Rodrigo Contreras, the Trade & Investment Commissioner of Mexico, based in Toronto Canada.  Since his arrival to…

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Sourcing 101 – Entering the US Market

5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM

Understanding the United States Demographics and Life Style is a critical element for manufacturers planning to enter the US market. This seminar is essential to understand the mix of customers…

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August 24, 2016

Take Your Online Business to the Next Level

10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM

The apparel and accessories category is the top-selling e-commerce category in the U.S. and Canada. The boom in online sales has been a catalyst in transforming the apparel retail sector.…

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Global Ethical Manufacturing of Apparel and Textiles | featuring Wrap & Testex Executive Panelists

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Understanding where you are sourcing your products from, and how ethically they are manufactured is more important than ever to today’s consumer. This seminar, moderated by Canadian Apparel Federation Executive…

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Sourcing 101 – Fundamentals of a Starting a Fashion Business

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM

To become a fashion designer, then an entrepreneur in the apparel business means being aware of all the important new changes happening around you and being able to predict new…

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ATSC Fashion Education Panel

1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM

The ATSC Fashion Education Panel features representatives from six of the most recognized colleges and universities, with fashion related programs from Toronto and the surrounding area. This is a great…

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Multi-Channel and the Secondary Market

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

Canada-based VP & General Manager of Liquidity Services John D. Lee will be explaining how the secondary merchandising market and the multi-channel approach can benefit Canadian businesses. The secondary market…

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