SEAMS Conference To Help Sewn Products Companies Ride The Reshoring Wave

COLUMBIA, S.C. — April 09, 2013 — SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products
Industry, is now accepting registrations for its Spring 2013 Networking Conference planned for
April 26-27 at the historic Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. Entitled “The Reshoring
Wave,” the event is expected to attract professionals from virtually every segment of the diverse
fashion and industrial sewn products industry to discuss and learn about ways they can leverage the
opportunities brought about as a growing number of retailers, brands, and OEMs move production back
to the United States and the Western Hemisphere. Conference information and registration is
available by phone at 1-803-772-5861 or through the SEAMS website at

“Reshoring is top of mind for SEAMS members and the customers they serve,” explains SEAMS
Executive Director Sarah Friedman, “We have put together a concise agenda that will engage
attendees in the discussion and deliver practical strategies they can use to position their
companies to benefit from these and other new business opportunities that are available in a
recovering economy. Whether they design, sell, or produce apparel, military gear, or industrial
softgoods, all industry professionals are invited to take part in this timely and important event.”

Scheduled presentations include:

– Reshoring: Practical Steps Manufacturers Can Take – Margaret Bishop, Adjunct Professor,
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

– Attracting New Business: Practical Tips for Brands, Manufacturers, and Suppliers – Rick
Ludolph, President, Productive Solutions LLC

– Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Update – Mike Hubbard, Vice President, National Council of
Textile Organizations (NCTO)

Panel Discussions:

– Reshoring Business – Keith Crisco, Matt Anglemyer, Patrick Hickey, Frank Henderson,

– Onshoring: Things are Happening in the US – Dan St. Louis, Micaiah Bethune, Molly
Hemstreet, Elroy Pierce

Attendees will also enjoy peer and professional networking opportunities, including an
opportunity to introduce their business to all attendees, a special networking reception, and ample
breaks. Social events will include a group dinner complete with entertainment and door prizes and a
pre-conference (April 25) putting contest and golf outing. SEAMS members will be introduced to the
recently installed board of directors and receive association business and upcoming tradeshow and
event updates.

Posted on April 9, 2013

Source: SEAMS