SYFA 2022 Fall Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, November 3, 2022

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Complimentary Lunch Served During Registration

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Opening Remarks: SYFA President – Hardy Sullivan, Thies Corp.

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Fiber Markets in a Volatile World”
Speaker: Laura Murphy, Research Director Fibres, Wood MacKenzie

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. “ Building Manufacturing Ecosystems in America”
Speaker: Julie Rader, Director US Manufacturing & Sourcing, Walmart

2:50-3:10 p.m. Break

3:10-3:15 p.m. Honorary Introduction of TYAA/SYFA Co-Founder – Mr. Norman Cohen

3:15-3:30 pm. Comments from Joseph (Joe) Plasky, TYAA Past President, E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Retired

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Panel – “Past, Present & Future”

Amy Bircher, MMI Textiles
Cameron Hamrick, Hamrick Mills
Charles Heilig, Parkdale Mills, Inc.
Eddie Ingle, Unifi, Inc.
Leib Oehmig, Glen Raven, Inc.
Jeff Price, Milliken & Company

Moderator: James Borneman, Textile Industries Media Group LLC

Cocktail reception at 5:30 Thursday followed by Dinner at 6:30 sponsored by

Friday, November 4, 2022

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks: SYFA President – Hardy Sullivan, Thies Corp.

8:10 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. “RPET in Fibers – What is Next for Sustainability”
Speaker: Alasdair Carmichael, program Director, NAPCOR

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. “Gildan’s ESG Journey”
Speaker: Nello Masciarelli, Director of Energy, Gildan

9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “The Homeland Security Case for Investing in Manufacturing in North America and Central America

Speaker: Dr. Andre West, Director, Zeis Textiles Extension, Associate Professor, Wilson College of Textiles, NC State University

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. “The Future of Fibers”
Jeff Dugan, President, Jeff Dugan Consulting

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

SYFA President – Hardy Sullivan, Thies Corp.

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SYFA Spring Conference

April 20 – 21, 2023

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