The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has announced plans to host its semi-annual Information Systems Committee meeting in conjunction with the April 21-23, 2009 edition of Technology Solutions Miami Beach. The decision gives the committee's senior-level IT executive membership the cross-over benefits of participating in the meeting and exploring the latest industry innovations and introductions at Technology Solutions, the premier exposition and conference for the information technology enabling today's sewn products industries.
"Technology is our industry's bedrock, driving innovation, growth, and setting the stage to capitalize on emerging marketplace opportunities," remarks Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, AAFA. "With the ISC's meeting to coincide with Technology Solutions, it provides a rich forum for the best in our industry to come together to learn and exchange best practices. We look forward to a great turnout."
"We decided to hold our spring meeting in conjunction with the trade show so our IT executives can take advantage of the various technologies that will be displayed, visit with the extensive assortment of solution providers exhibiting, and attend some the educational sessions that will be offered. This is what you call a 'Two for One' strategy augmenting a regular scheduled ISC meeting with a one-stop global sourcing and technology event for committee members," said Jim Ashley, ISC Chairman and VP of Global Information Technology, Williamson-dickie Manufacturing Company.
Through the resources of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), and other leading organizations like the American Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) and the National Textile Association (NTA), Technology Solutions offers a collaborative approach across the supply chain - from fabric to production to distribution to retail - to provide industry members with the products and information needed to gear up for changing technologies and other developments.
In addition to the AAFA ISC meeting, other initiatives for the April 2009 edition of Technology Solutions include:
FASHION-iT SEMINAR SERIES - Organized and produced by Rick Ludolph, President, Productive Solutions, LLC, this series will feature four in-depth programs addressing the issues of Design & Merchandising Solutions, Product Development Solutions, Sourcing & Supply Chain Management Solutions, and Logistics & Distribution Solutions. Conducted in an interactive panel discussion format, each of the one-hour sessions will be comprised of a variety of companies, strategies, technologies and business case studies.
IT HEADLINER EVENT - Technology Solutions Expo will feature a special presentation on Wednesday, April 22, that will bring together some of the IT industry's top names and innovators.
More details on these programs and advance registration will be online soon at www.techsolutionsexpo.com
SUNRISE TECHNOLOGIES TO HOST MICROSOFT ACROSS AMERICA EVENT - Sunrise Technologies, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has announced plans to bring the Microsoft Across America truck to the April 21-23, 2009 edition of Technology Solutions at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Part of a nationwide road show, the state-of-the-art truck will give visitors the chance to see live demonstrations and receive hands-on experience with the Microsoft solutions that Sunrise Technologies specializes in and represents including Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and Sunrise's Textile-apparel-footwear Solution.
EVEN MORE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL LEVELS OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
In addition to the expanded educational conference, Technology Solutions will bring together an unrivaled representation of software, solutions and services from every industry category including: planning and forecasting; design and merchandising; product development; pre-production and engineering; sourcing and supplier relationship management; supply chain and production management; logistics and warehouse management; customs and global trade management; product identification and retail systems; and enterprise resource planning.
As an official event of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Technology Solutions Expo will also run concurrently with Material World Miami Beach, the global fashion production, supply chain and technology event. As a high profile 'show within a show', Technology Solutions has been an integral part of Material World Miami Beach for nearly six years. The debut west coast edition is scheduled to run alongside Material World West September 30 - October 2, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
MATERIAL WORLD/technology SOLUTIONS APRIL 09 QUICKFACTS:
Show Dates: Tuesday, April 21 - Thursday, April 23, 2009
Show Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall D, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Travel: For discounted hotels, call Connections at 800.262.9974 or 404.842.0000
Show Info: For exhibitor or attendee information on Material World, call 678.285.3976
Website: www.techsolutionsexpo.com or www.material-world.com