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February 14, 2014

World-Class Speakers Headline Sourcing USA Summit

Keynote speakers at the upcoming Sourcing USA Summit will offer thought-provoking discussions to engage the world’s top executives in the cotton textile and export industries. The invitation-only Sourcing USA Summit, the U.S. cotton industry’s premiere networking event, will be held Nov. 11-14, 2014, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ.

Thomas A. Glaser, Vice President of VF Corporation and President - Supply Chain, will give an overview of global cotton apparel sourcing.

Attendees will find out how to outthink the competition and see options that others ignore from Kaihan Krippendorff, a recognized expert of strategy and innovation who has been featured in Businessweek, Fox Business, MSNBC, Fastcompany and National Public Radio.

The audience will get an expert’s perspective on the global economy from Professor Jeffrey Rosensweig, a distinguished economic educator who specializes in global investing, as well as financial, macroeconomic, and business forecasting.

Cotton Council International (CCI), Cotton Incorporated, and the U.S. cotton industry host the Sourcing USA Summit, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS).

The 2014 Summit Exporter Sponsors include: Jess Smith & Sons Cotton, White Gold Cotton LLC, Allenberg Cotton Co., Cargill Cotton, Omnicotton, ECOM Cotton, Toyoshima, Staplcotn, J.G. Boswell Company, San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton Growers Association, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Glencore Trading, Calcot, Eastern Trading, Cotton Growers Cooperative, Toyo Cotton Company, Noble Cotton, Olam and Supima. The 2014 Summit Allied Industry Sponsors include: Cargo Control Group, Cotton Market and Risk Management Consulting, Monsanto, ICE Futures U.S. Cotton Outlook, Wakefield Inspection Services, Bayer CropScience and e3 cotton, Generation 10, TransGlobal Inspections and CoBank.

COTTON USA Connects with Italian Consumers via Facebook

COTTON USA’s Facebook page in Italy has garnered more than 1,600 fans since its launch in December 2013, and in January it globally counted a total reach of 90,000 people.

From everyday cotton tips to communication on its latest activities, COTTON USA interacts directly with consumers via the Facebook page.

A post on the Italian passion for denim reached 7,900 people, and 6,700 read a story covering the launch of the COTTON USA T-shirt book in Italy.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 14 – 18, 2014
London Fashion Week
London, England

Feb. 17 – 20, 2014
Texworld & Premiere Vision
Paris, France

March 11 – 12, 2014
COTTON USA Retail and Marketing Leadership Summit
Berlin, Germany

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