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August 23, 2017

Bangladesh Export Update

2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

Dewan Mahmud sits down with three leading members of major export organizations from Bangladesh and discusses the current state of the business and why Canada is so important to Bangladesh. Members will include BGMEA President MR.Siddiqur Rahman and bgmea vice…

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August 20, 2018

Use Intellectual Property Laws to Protect Against Fashion Design Piracy

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Every fashion designers’ greatest asset is their creative ingenuity. Attend this free legal seminar to gain insights into how intellectual property protection can be used to protect your fashion designs.

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Sustainable Sourcing and The Bottom Line Supply Chain Panel Discussion

2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM

The panel includes participants from various Canadian based apparel companies including Giant Tiger, Kendor Textiles, Eco Equitable and WRAP. They will engage in a discussion about how they enhance their levels of sustainable supply chain management. Typical approaches include sustainable product…

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August 22, 2018

Least Developed Countries Update (LDC) & the Import/Export process.

11:00 PM  -  12:00 PM

Germain LeBlanc, of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will provide an update on the Least Developed Countries Program, and outline how CBSA audits the program. He will also give an overview of common trade practices  when importing goods into Canada….

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August 19, 2019

Amazing India – How Private Sector and Trade Organizations are Collaborating to Engage Global Buyers

1:15  -  2:00
Main Stage

With global competitiveness looming from all around Asia – India is the powerhouse that has elevated its designs, trend research, social practices – all to the benefit and interests of buyers and retailers worldwide to see it as one of…

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Canadian Apparel and Textile Trade Policy Update 2019

11:00  -  11:45
Main Stage

Canadian Apparel Federation Executive Director Bob Kirke will provide an update on the key issues and developments in Canada’s trade policy, including NAFTA, Sourcing in Developing Countries, and free trade agreements impacting the Apparel sector. Canada has also reiterated its…

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Shifts in North American Apparel Retail Trade

11:45  -  12:30
Main Stage

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) President Julie Hughes will provide an update on the key issues and developments in North American trade policy for 2019 and beyond. Due to the tariffs and retail disruptions, it can be difficult…

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Good Companies Make Great Brands: Embracing Social Responsibilities and Diversity and What it Means for Growth

2:00  -  2:45
Main Stage

Learn from the experts on Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity Marketing, and Knowing how to speak to your audience. How you run your company and how you convey your message is how customers remember your brand.

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Choosing Your Suppliers: Evaluating Factories & Brands based on Corporate Responsibilities and Sustainability Footprint

2:45  -  3:30
Main Stage

How you decide who you will source from is a task that faces all companies large and small. Currently the topic of sustainability is one of the most important factors in choosing a vendor, however, the concept of sustainability has…

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Global Sourcing – Where is the next China?

3:30  -  4:15
Main Stage

Although the trade tariffs imposed by the current US Administration have not impacted sourcing for Canada, there are many macros considerations that brands and retailers must consider in today’s ever-changing world. Jeff will look at the key criteria for sourcing…

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The Next Frontier for Canadian Sourcing Executives and Brands in Africa

4:15  -  5:00
Main Stage

Organized by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, this fireside chat will include Samuel Dentu, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Finance and Operations for Ghana Export Promotion Authority and Steve Tipman, Executive Director of TFO Canada.

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August 20, 2019

Think Local Go Global: The Art of Launching a Brand in Todays Crowded Market

1:15  -  2:00
Main Stage

What it takes to launch a brand in today’s crowded market. Former DKNY and Adidas Exec walks us through the success stories of start ups and legends and what we can learn from leading CEO’s. Join us for a conversation…

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Secrets and Struggles of Sourcing Panel – The Fashion Zone at Ryerson University

1:15  -  2:00
FashionLAB

It’s no secret that Fashion is global trade. With suppliers, manufacturers, and customers coming from all around the world, sourcing can be both an asset and a challenge. The sourcing process has many moving parts, time zones, and people involved,…

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Building a Profitable Fashion Business

11:00  -  11:45
FashionLAB

Creating a profitable business in the fashion industry takes both a creative mind and savvy business skills. While walking you through the steps of production, Anna breaks down which steps you should delegate to your left-brained staff, and which ones…

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Always one Step Ahead: How OEKO-TEX® Drives Sustainable Textile Production

11:00  -  11:45
Main Stage

When it comes to sustainable textile production OEKO-TEX® doesn’t cut any corners. The production certification, STeP by OEKO-TEX®, verifies that textiles are produced in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible way – including such aspects as chemical management, waste disposal,…

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The EXACT Step by Step Strategy of What You Need BEFORE you Launch Your Line

11:45  -  12:30
FashionLAB

One of the biggest pitfalls new designers make is not properly preparing for the launch of their line or launching too soon and then not getting any sales. Wouldn’t it be awesome to know EXACTLY what to do so that…

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How Social Compliance Boosts Business Competitiveness

11:45  -  12:30
Main Stage

WRAP President and CEO Avedis Seferian will discuss how ethical sourcing can aid your company in becoming (and remaining) a competitive force in today’s rapidly evolving global apparel marketplace.

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ATS Canada Fashion Show

2:00  -  3:00
Main Stage

Now an industry spotlight – Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada includes a professional runway show and an opportunity to network. The Fashion show is held on day 2 of the event. We showcase international brands, collections from top students, and the…

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Customer is Always Right: Building Brands To Resonate with Todays Consumers

3:00  -  3:45
Main Stage

How do we differentiate our brand to stand out in a crowded marketplace? As Brand Ambassador of Korite Jewelry Analucia discusses authenticity and messaging and Arthur as a veteran image-consultant walks us through how our brands need to feel the…

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September 14, 2021

Opening Ceremony

09:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Trade Policy & Sourcing

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Join Washington, D.C. Industry Insiders Julie Hughes, President – United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Rich Harper, Director of Government Affairs – Outdoor Industry Association take a closer look at trade policy and political agenda. Joining the conversation will…

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Sustainability from the Designer’s Perspective

12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Don’t miss Albania Rosario, Founder & CEO of Fashion Designers of Latin America(FDLA) NYFW, Jose Forteza, Senior Editor of Vogue + GQ Mexico & Latin America, Karla Urbano, Creative Director of Dante Luxury Footwear – Mexico, and Yas Gonzalez, Fashion…

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10 mistakes to avoid as a new designer

03:00 PM ET
ONLINE

As a new designer, every dollar, every step you take is essential to your success. In this seminar Anna Livermore, founder of V.Mora, walks you through what common mistakes to avoid and what steps you absolutely can not skip to help save…

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September 15, 2021

COP26: Is the apparel and textiles industry doing enough to tackle climate change? 

09:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November, Just Style’s editor Laura Husband hosts a panel with leading members of the industry on the challenges and opportunities we’re all facing right now. The panel will…

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Effects of the Pandemic – Four Industry Narratives

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Hear four Canadian apparel leaders discuss how the pandemic has uniquely affected their corner of the apparel and fashion market.  Hear the common threads and unique maneuvers taken by these leaders – and find out what’s coming next! Canadian Apparel…

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UN Sustainable Development Goals: Reducing the Carbon & Water Footprint Throughout the Supply Chain with OEKO-TEX®

12:00 PM ET
ONLINE

The apparel sector is growing fast and with it, its environmental footprint. Around 7% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from apparel production industry. Therefore, we need committed action to support value chain participants to reduce their carbon…

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Perspectives on Social Compliance: Buyer, Manufacturer and Program Viewpoints.

01:30 PM ET
ONLINE

Join Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production CEO Avedis Seferian as he talks social compliance with Gildan Social Compliance Senior Manager German Reyes and Mr. Daniel Sepulveda Foreign Trade Manager from the Mexican association CICEG.  How these views work to come together…

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Sustainable Influencers: How to embrace and advocate for sustainability

03:00 PM ET
ONLINE

Sustainability Fashion Influencers Inspiring us to do a little better every day. For many of us, 2020 is the year we’ve made the resolution to do our small part to contribute to a more sustainable way of living and When…

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September 16, 2021

Mongolian Ambassador Interviews Producers of Cashmere & Wool

09:00 AM ET
ONLINE

Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada Ariunbold Yadmaa and participating exhibiting members of the Mongolian Wool and Cashmere Association discuss the challenges and rewards of producing and sourcing the majority of cashmere exported to North America.  This unique life path is…

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Sustainable and Inclusive trade in Apparel, Home Décor and Handicraft sectors

10:30 AM ET
ONLINE

Join TFO-Canada Join Steve Tipman, Executive Director of TFO Canada – the Non-Profit assisting developing countries’ SME exporters succeed in the Canadian market – as he talks with three leaders from around the world.  Hear about sustainable and inclusive trade…

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