Agenda

Sourcing USA Summit X 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 12 and depart on Thursday, November 15, so you can take advantage of all Summit events.

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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Welcome Reception & Dinner Hacienda Plaza & Trellis
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Meet at Spa
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast Princess East Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International

KEYNOTE:
Lessons in Leadership: Competing With Creativity

Mr. Mark King
President
adidas Group North America
Princess Ballroom D-F
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM I: QUALITY & SUSTAINABILITY
U.S. Cotton Sustainability
Mr. Ted Schneider
President
Cotton Council International


U.S. Cotton Update - Ask the Experts
Mr. Ron Craft
Chairman, National Cotton Council
Owner, New-Tex Gin Company


Mr. Darryl W. Earnest
Deputy Administrator
USDA, AMS Cotton & Tobacco Programs


Mr. Keith Lucas
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association


Mr. Raymond Faus
CEO
Omnicotton Inc.


Mr. Coalter Paxton III
Owner and President
Paxton Bonded Warehouse


Mr. Ted Scheely
President
AzCal Management Company
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Princess Ballroom H
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM II: INNOVATION
Opening Remarks
The Honorable Sonny Perdue (invited)
Secretary
U.S. Department of Agriculture


What's New in Cotton

Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International


Blockchain - Technologies Impacting Cotton's Supply Chain
Mr. Mark Pryor
Chairman & CEO
The Seam
Princess Ballroom D-F
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
(A) Managing Cotton Market Risk - Futures and Options Market
Mr. Trabue Bland
President
ICE Futures U.S.


Mr. William Barksdale
President and Managing Director
Cargill


Mr. Wayne Boseman
President
Cotton Growers Cooperative


(B) Textile Processing & Technology
Mr. Mike Shen
Vice President of Product Development & Implementation
Cotton Incorporated


Dr. Roger Gilmartin
Managing Director
Triblend Consultants


Dr. Yehia Elmogahzy
President and Founder
El-Mogahzy Learning, LLC

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Scottsdale Backyard BBQ Reception & Dinner Sunset Pool
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Meet at Spa
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Princess East Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Ron Craft
Chairman
National Cotton Council


KEYNOTE:
Global Economic Outlook: Where is the Growth in the World Economy?

Mr. Harry Broadman
CEO and Managing Partner, Proa Global Partners LLC
Director, Johns Hopkins' Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets
Princess Ballroom D-F
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM III: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR THE COTTON MARKET
Economic Outlook for the Cotton Market
Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economic Services
National Cotton Council


Cotton: Staying Competitive in the Global Market
Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cotton Incorporated


Bull & Bear Panel
Moderator

Mr. Jerry Marshall
Owner
The Yiyang Company


Mr. Hank Reichle
Executive Vice President
Staplcotn


Mr. Joe Nicosia
CEO, Allenberg Cotton Co.
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Commodities


Mr. Jarral Neeper
President & CEO
Calcot, Ltd.


Mr. Colin Iles
Trader
Glencore Agriculture BV


Mr. Sadek Dossa
CEO
Dossa Cotton & General Trading (Pvt) Limited


Mr. Horace Wang
Senior Manager
Chinatop (Beijing) Trade Development Co. Ltd.
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Summary Session
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:45 PM - 12:45 PM Summit Adjourned
Afternoon Free for Individual Activities
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cotton Farm Tour
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Farewell Reception & Dinner Princess North Foyer/Princess Ballroom H-I
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Depart Per Individual Schedules

Monday, Nov. 12

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Welcome Reception & Dinner Hacienda Plaza & Trellis
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar

Tuesday, Nov. 13

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Meet at Spa
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast Princess East Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International

KEYNOTE:
Lessons in Leadership: Competing With Creativity

Mr. Mark King
President
adidas Group North America
Princess Ballroom D-F
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM I: QUALITY & SUSTAINABILITY
U.S. Cotton Sustainability
Mr. Ted Schneider
President
Cotton Council International


U.S. Cotton Update - Ask the Experts
Mr. Ron Craft
Chairman, National Cotton Council
Owner, New-Tex Gin Company


Mr. Darryl W. Earnest
Deputy Administrator
USDA, AMS Cotton & Tobacco Programs


Mr. Keith Lucas
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association


Mr. Raymond Faus
CEO
Omnicotton Inc.


Mr. Coalter Paxton III
Owner and President
Paxton Bonded Warehouse


Mr. Ted Scheely
President
AzCal Management Company
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Princess Ballroom H
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM II: INNOVATION
Opening Remarks
The Honorable Sonny Perdue (invited)
Secretary
U.S. Department of Agriculture


What's New in Cotton

Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International


Blockchain - Technologies Impacting Cotton's Supply Chain
Mr. Mark Pryor
Chairman & CEO
The Seam
Princess Ballroom D-F
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
(A) Managing Cotton Market Risk - Futures and Options Market
Mr. Trabue Bland
President
ICE Futures U.S.


Mr. William Barksdale
President and Managing Director
Cargill


Mr. Wayne Boseman
President
Cotton Growers Cooperative


(B) Textile Processing & Technology
Mr. Mike Shen
Vice President of Product Development & Implementation
Cotton Incorporated


Dr. Roger Gilmartin
Managing Director
Triblend Consultants


Dr. Yehia Elmogahzy
President and Founder
El-Mogahzy Learning, LLC

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Scottsdale Backyard BBQ Reception & Dinner Sunset Pool
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar

Wednesday, Nov. 14

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga (Optional) Meet at Spa
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration & Information Center Princess Ballroom Foyer
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Princess East Foyer
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
Opening Remarks
Mr. Ron Craft
Chairman
National Cotton Council


KEYNOTE:
Global Economic Outlook: Where is the Growth in the World Economy?

Mr. Harry Broadman
CEO and Managing Partner, Proa Global Partners LLC
Director, Johns Hopkins' Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets
Princess Ballroom D-F
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM III: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR THE COTTON MARKET
Economic Outlook for the Cotton Market
Dr. Jody Campiche
Vice President, Economic Services
National Cotton Council


Cotton: Staying Competitive in the Global Market
Mr. J. Berrye Worsham
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cotton Incorporated


Bull & Bear Panel
Moderator

Mr. Jerry Marshall
Owner
The Yiyang Company


Mr. Hank Reichle
Executive Vice President
Staplcotn


Mr. Joe Nicosia
CEO, Allenberg Cotton Co.
Executive Vice President, Louis Dreyfus Commodities


Mr. Jarral Neeper
President & CEO
Calcot, Ltd.


Mr. Colin Iles
Trader
Glencore Agriculture BV


Mr. Sadek Dossa
CEO
Dossa Cotton & General Trading (Pvt) Limited


Mr. Horace Wang
Senior Manager
Chinatop (Beijing) Trade Development Co. Ltd.
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM Summary Session
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International
Princess Ballroom D-F
12:45 PM - 12:45 PM Summit Adjourned
Afternoon Free for Individual Activities
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cotton Farm Tour
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Farewell Reception & Dinner Princess North Foyer/Princess Ballroom H-I
9:30 PM - 1:00 AM The Cotton Club - Networking Room The Plaza Bar

Thursday, Nov. 15

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Depart Per Individual Schedules