WASHINGTON — March 16, 2011 — NCTO is working to put together a very thought-provoking and
informative line up of speakers. Following is a list of those speakers who are confirmed or invited
to address NCTO member companies during the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC April 11-13, 2011, as
well as a highlight of special events.
Charlie Cook, respected authority on U.S. elections and political trends and
publisher of the Cook Political Report will enlighten the audience during the group dinner on
Monday evening, April 11th. With his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, insider
information, and addiction to the latest poll numbers, Charlie Cook is one of Washington’s most
highly respected political analysts and commentators.
Alasdair Carmichael of PCI Fibres and
Anthony Tancredi of Allenberg Cotton Company will highlight an analysis and
discussion on Monday afternoon regarding prices in 2011 and beyond for cotton and man-made
Howard Coble (R-NC) and
Larry Kissell (D-NC), chairs of the Textile Caucus, have been invited to address
NCTO members and guests on the KORUS campaign and other issues the open general session on Tuesday
Trey Gowdy (R-SC),
Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and
Morgan Griffith (R-VA) also have been invited to address NCTO members and guests
during the open general session on Tuesday, April 12th. These congressmen are all new freshmen who
in key textile districts.
Mary O’Rourke, co-founder and managing director of the Jassin~O’Rourke Group, will
present new data on Tuesday morning on sourcing opportunities in the Western Hemisphere and new
trends that favor the Hemisphere over Asia suppliers.
Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM),
will also speak during the trade session and discuss AAM’s major grassroots and public relations
efforts on behalf of domestic manufacturers. AAM has been at the forefront of promoting the need
for fair trade policies and a robust manufacturing sector.
Kim Glas, U.S. Department of Commerce, and
Gail Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, will discuss TPP
negotiations, new Western Hemisphere promotion efforts and other trade topics during the Tuesday
The NCTO Congressional Reception will take place on Tuesday evening, April 14th at Sonoma
Restaurant. Special invitations have been extended to Members of Congress and their professional
Posted on March 18, 2011