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2017 AAFA Executive Summit

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - Friday, March 03, 2017

All Day Event

The Watergate Hotel
2650 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC , 20037

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Join us for a mix of on-stage presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policymakers at the 2017 AAFA Executive Summit! 

AAFA17-1200x627The Executive Summit brings together senior level executives from retail, apparel, footwear, and fashion accessory brands around the U.S. and around the globe for two days of thought-provoking dialogue. From straight talk to networking, you’ll walk away with unparalleled insights on what’s trending, what’s changing, and how these dynamics will affect your business. 

The 2017 Executive Summit will be held at a location synonymous with our country's biggest political scandal. Experience firsthand the legendary revival of The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort in Washington, D.C.

Washington, the nation, and the policies that impact our industry all face a common thread of change and transformation - join us for this year's theme of "Rebels, Influencers, & Transformers." 

Hear from Birchbox, Chico's, Loomia, Lululemon Athletica, New Balance Athletics, Inc., Spanx, Strypes, ShopShops, TexOps, The Doneger Group, Xcel Brands, and more! And check out who else is attending.

Meet the Keynotes!


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Governor Mitt Romney, 
2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States and former Governor of Massachusetts
Todd Kahn, President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary of Coach, Inc. Major Garrett, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent 

Sessions to include:

Guest Experience Breakthroughs

Supply Chain Rebels – Optimize Lead Time, Maximize Profit

Inside The White House

Trade Transformers in the Trump Era

The Pros and Cons of Fast Fashion

Next Gen Influencers


Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorship packages are committed for 2017. Contact Megan Balkovic, 202-853-9354, for details on sponsoring the 2018 event.  


For program information please contact Susan Lapetina.

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