The International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) have announced that Tom Glaser, an industry veteran with extensive experience, will be a keynote speaker at the 38th World Fashion Convention.
The convention, themed "Our Industry in Transition: Building Stronger, Smarter, and More Sustainable Supply Chains," will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from October 22-25, 2023.
Glaser has a successful career spanning various renowned companies, including Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH), VF Corporation, and Tapestry, Inc. His expertise in sales, sourcing, and operations positions him as an ideal speaker to share insights on the industry's past, present, and future.
Ed Gribbin, SPESA Chairman and IAF Treasurer, expressed enthusiasm about Glaser's participation, highlighting his comprehensive understanding of end-to-end supply chains across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The event aims to gather leaders from the global apparel supply chain, fostering collaboration and addressing the industry's pressing challenges and opportunities.
The Convention will be held at Philadelphia's historic Bellevue Hotel, featuring networking events and additional activities like the IAF Golf Tournament and a Study Tour. Early bird registration is currently open, offering discounted rates for SPESA and IAF members. The event promises to be a platform for valuable insights and meaningful connections among industry professionals and stakeholders.