AAFA Announces 2011 Summit Speaker Roster

Arlington, VA - The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is pleased to announce the full roster of speakers slated to address more than 175 senior industry executives at the 2011 AAFA Annual Executive Summit being held March 2 – 4, 2011 in Washington, D.C at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. Key themes of the Summit include: the impact of social media, cotton and other commodity prices, global geopolitical issues, the changing face of Asia as a major supplier of the apparel and footwear industries, and America’s competitiveness in the world marketplace.

Media interested in attending the open press portions of the 2011 AAFA Annual Executive Summit must RSVP to AAFA’s Scott Elmore at (703) 797-9056. For more information about the 2011 AAFA Annual Executive Summit, please visit the AAFA Web site.

PLEASE NOTE: Audio and video recording for broadcast purposes is strictly prohibited for all portions of the 2011 AAFA Annual Executive Summit.

Wednesday, March 2
4:30 - 5:30 PM Building a Network: The Impact of Social Media
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

Jon Kubo
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Wet Seal

Michael Haines
Regional Vice President, Facebook

6:00 - 8:00 PM Opening Evening Reception
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

Thursday, March 3
8:30 - 8:45 AM State of the Industry Address
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

Kevin M. Burke
AAFA President and CEO

8:45 - 9:15 AM Cotton Prices: Key Factors and Market Effects
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

J. Berrye Worsham
President and CEO
Cotton Incorporated

9:15 - 10:00 AM Hot Spots at Home and Around the World
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

General Michael Hayden
Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Former Director of the National Security Agency

10:15 – 10:45 AM Challenges and Opportunities in the International Environment
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

Stephen Hadley
Former National Security Advisor

11:15 AM - Noon One on One with Hayden and Hadley
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

1:15 - 2:15 PM An Insider's View of China
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

David Eisenhower

2:15- 3:15 PM Asia in Transition - 2011 and Beyond
OPEN PRESS – RSVP REQUIRED

Henry Tan
CEO and President
Luen Thai Holdings

3:45 - 5:00 PM Politically Incorrect
OPEN PRESS/OFF THE RECORD – RSVP REQUIRED

Mark Shields and Patrick Buchanan

7:00 - 10:00 PM Gala Reception and Dinner
Halcyon House
CLOSED PRESS

Friday, March 4
8:30 - 10:00 AM Jobs, Economic Growth and Prosperity: Getting America Moving in the Right Direction
CLOSED PRESS

Newt Gingrich
Former Speaker of the House