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      Seminars 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.
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      2020 Featured Seminars


      Previous Year's Seminars

      August 19, 2019

      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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      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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      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. Together they will highlight the…

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      August 20, 2019

      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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      Building a Profitable Fashion Business

      11:00  -  11:45
      Fashion Lab

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

      11:45  -  12:30
      Fashion Lab

      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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      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
      Fashion Lab

      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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      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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      The Top 25 Things to Post on Social Media BEFORE you Even Have a Product to Sell

      3:15  -  4:00
      Fashion Lab

      The most common thing I hear from startup designers is, “I know I need to be using social media but I don’t have anything to post because my product is not done yet”.? Or worst yet, I have designers come…

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      Size North America – Addressing Fit Issues Using 3D Avatars, AI and Human Solutions Technologies

      4:00  -  4:45
      Fashion Lab

      Fit issues and resulting returns have been a hot topic in the apparel industry for a while now. Year after year, “Fit Experts” have been analyzing the same data in the same way and achieving the same poor results. The…

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      August 21, 2019

      Working with Your Manufacturer

      11:00  -  11:45
      Fashion Lab

      Manufacturers can be difficult to work with, not returning calls or dropping projects mid-production. Through years of experience, Anna Livermore, founder, and CEO of V. Mora has compiled a list of insider tips and tricks to successfully work with a…

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      Cotton to Alpaca – Incentives for Canadian-Based Brands and Retailers to Source in Peru

      11:45  -  12:30
      Main Stage

      Join our panelists Antonio Ramos, Trade Advisor for the Trade Office of Peru in Toronto, and Sigrid Rivas, Commercial Manager at Topitop for an informative overview of how Canadian Businesses can continue to benefit from apparel and textile sourcing in…

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      How to Calculate Cost and Price Your Products

      11:45  -  12:30
      Fashion Lab

      Costing is a huge hurdle for many designers. In this seminar, Anna breaks down how to efficiently cost out garments so designers make the money they need to be successful year after year.

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      Why Fashion Businesses Around the World Are Sourcing From Turkey

      12:30  -  1:15
      Main Stage

      In recent years the fashion industry around the globe has turned its sights towards Turkey, and for good reason. Turkey represents one of the largest apparel and textile exporting regions in the world specializing in mid to high-end products. This…

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      Advanced Facebook & Instagram Ads for eCommerce Brands

      12:30  -  1:15
      Fashion Lab

      In this seminar Kevin Moore, Founder & Facebook Ads Expert, Acquilead will deep into the strategies and tactics that are generating high returns for his portfolio of eCommerce clients. With over 10 years of experience in direct response marketing, Kevin…

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      Top Ten Mistakes Designers Make

      1:15  -  2:00
      Fashion Lab

      Mistakes are common with new designers. In this seminar, Anna Livermore, founder, and CEO of V. Mora provides solutions to avoid them and see them before they hit, saving valuable time and money.

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      Source Bangladesh: Manufacturing, Free Trade & Logistics

      1:15  -  2:00
      Main Stage

      This panel discussion moderated by Shakil Mahamud, First Secretary of Commerce for the Bangladesh High Commission in Ottawa, will discuss some of the most prevailing topics related to the garment sector including; improvement on workplace safety and other compliance issues,…

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