COLUMBIA, S.C. — September 25, 2012 — SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products
Industry, will focus the agenda of its Fall 2012 Networking Conference on strategies that textile
and sewn products contractors, brand manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers can use to better
manage in today’s uncertain economic environment. The event will be held October 12-13 at the
Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Companies and individuals
involved in the global sewn products industries may register to attend by phoning SEAMS at
+1-803-772-5861 or by downloading the registration form at http://www.seams.org.
According to SEAMS President and Milliken & Company executive Mike Diemer, “Navigating
the path to success in the textile and sewn products industry has always been challenging. To
ensure continued success, we need to learn from and collaborate with our successful leaders and
peers. This year’s SEAMS Conference is dedicated to providing professionals from all aspects of our
diverse industry with the information, networking, and release they need to succeed in today’s
business and economic climate.”
Scheduled presentations include:
• US Textile/Apparel Trade Policy: Recent Developments and Outlook –
Jonathan Fee, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
• Advances in Manufacturing: A Look Ahead – Dr. Mike Fralix, President
& CEO, [TC]2
• The Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act Decision: Impact on Employers –
Edward Rawl, Associate, Fisher & Phillips LLP
• Looking at Total Cost – Gloria McConnell, Manager, Industrial
Special “What it Takes” Panel Discussion featuring:
• Marty Bailey, President of Manufacturing, American Apparel
• Frank Henderson, Owner & President, Henderson Sewing Machine Co.
• Stefanie Zeldin, Chief Marketing Officer and Director of Sustainability,
Attendees will also enjoy numerous industry networking opportunities, including an
opportunity to introduce their business to all attendees, two special networking receptions, group
meals and ample breaks. Social events will include a putting contest and golf outing on Thursday
Oct. 11; and a wine and cheese social for meeting attendees’ guests.
SEAMS Members will also receive an association business update, elect and install new
officers and directors, and hear from the SEAMS Person of the Year at this meeting.
Posted on September 25, 2012