Agenda

the Sourcing USA Summit will allow participants to hear expert speakers and learn information that could significantly impact your business.

The quality of speakers and information provided at the Summit is unparalleled and will give you the opportunity to participate in discussions that could significantly impact your business. As a part of the audience, you will be able to give immediate feedback on the current topic of discussion via an electronic voting system.

Please plan to arrive on Monday, November 9 and depart on Thursday, November 12, so you can take advantage of all Summit events.

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Sourcing USA Summit

Monday, Nov. 9

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Welcome Reception & Dinner Valley Promenade
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room Diversions - Hotel Lobby

Tuesday, Nov. 10

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Legends Lawn
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Costa Del Sol Foyer and Patios
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International


Keynote: The Algorithmic Leader
Mr. Mike Walsh
CEO
Tomorrow
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Business Forum I: Quality Costa Del Sol Ballroom
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Luna Ballroom
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Business Forum II: Innovation
Shifting Geopolitics: Global Trends, the U.S. Election, and World Trade
Mr. Willis Sparks
Director
Global Macro, Eurasia Group and U.S. Electoral Politics
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session
(A) Managing Cotton Market Risk - Futures and Options Market

(B) Textile Processing & Technology
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SoCal Beach BBQ Main Plaza
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room Diversions - Hotel Lobby

Wednesday, Nov. 11

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Legends Lawn
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Costa Del Sol Foyer and Patios
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks

Keynote: The Global Economy - An Unconventional Look
Mr. Vikram Mansharamani
Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, Author & Investor
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Business Forum III: Economic Outlook for the Cotton Market
Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economic Service
National Cotton Council


Mr. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO
Cotton Incorporated
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Summary Session
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Welcome Reception & Dinner Valley Promenade
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room Diversions - Hotel Lobby
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Legends Lawn
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Costa Del Sol Foyer and Patios
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International


Keynote: The Algorithmic Leader
Mr. Mike Walsh
CEO
Tomorrow
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Business Forum I: Quality Costa Del Sol Ballroom
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Luna Ballroom
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Business Forum II: Innovation
Shifting Geopolitics: Global Trends, the U.S. Election, and World Trade
Mr. Willis Sparks
Director
Global Macro, Eurasia Group and U.S. Electoral Politics
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Session
(A) Managing Cotton Market Risk - Futures and Options Market

(B) Textile Processing & Technology
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SoCal Beach BBQ Main Plaza
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room Diversions - Hotel Lobby
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Legends Lawn
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Costa Del Sol Foyer and Patios
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration & Information Center Costa Del Sol Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks

Keynote: The Global Economy - An Unconventional Look
Mr. Vikram Mansharamani
Global Trend-Watcher, Harvard University Lecturer, Author & Investor
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Business Forum III: Economic Outlook for the Cotton Market
Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economic Service
National Cotton Council


Mr. Berrye Worsham
President & CEO
Cotton Incorporated
Costa Del Sol Ballroom
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Summary Session
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International