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
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
Remarks
Mr. Ted Schneider
President
Cotton Council International

Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Princess Ballroom H
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM II: INNOVATION
What's New in Cotton
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International
Princess Ballroom D-F
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
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
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


Global Fiber Competition
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
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

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
Remarks
Mr. Ted Schneider
President
Cotton Council International

Princess Ballroom D-F
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon Princess Ballroom H
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUSINESS FORUM II: INNOVATION
What's New in Cotton
Mr. Bruce Atherley
Executive Director
Cotton Council International
Princess Ballroom D-F
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
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

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


Global Fiber Competition
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
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