Footwear Materials Summit Agenda

Final Agenda

 

Day 1: Material Development, Management, Innovations

8:00 am    Load buses at the Aloft Hotel

8:15 am    Arrive at NC State: Registration, Coffee, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am    Welcome and Summit Overview

Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA

9:15 am   Panel and Open Audience Discussion on Executing Textiles

Tom White, Senior Director of Material Innovation, Under Armour
Joanne Stetson, Director of Materials, Ariat
Jon Ervin, Footwear Product Specialist, Avery Dennison

10:00 am   Knitting Production Advances Impacting Design and Development (Tube and Flat Knit, etc.) – PART 1, PART 2

Dr. Andre West, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, NC State University

10:30 am   What’s New With Textiles: Understanding and Executing Plastic Layered Textiles, Coated Textiles, Fused Textiles and Polymers

Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, NC State University  

11:00 am    Exhibits, Networking and Coffee Break

11:30 am    Digital Materials: Tools Changing Material Management (Demo, Explanation and Audience Discussion of Scanning to Database Search to Design Software)

Dr. Marc Ellens, Senior Software Engineer and TAC Specialist, XRITE
Jean-Marc Pedeboy, Vice President, Roman CAD/Strategies
Chris Hillyer, Innovation Director, Deckers Brands, presenting on behalf of Material Exchange

12:15 pm    Leather Cost Update, Trends and Issues You Should Know

Jeff Dougherty, Director of Materials, Wolverine Worldwide

 12:30 pm   Global Packaging Costs, Insights and Innovations

Rick Hawley, Product Development Manager, BillerudKorsnas

12:45 pm   Lunch and Exhibits

1:45 pm     A Look at PU Leather Innovations Featuring TFL Hydro PU

Dr. Jürgen Christner, Global Head of R & A, TFL Ledertechnik AG

2:30 pm    PU Foam – Exploring the Material Science Behind the Top 5 Types of Underfoot Cushioning

Kelly Nelson, Senior Technologist for Footwear, Rogers Corporation (PORON)

3:00 pm    Exhibits, Networking and Coffee Break

3:30 pm    New Methods in Textile Wearable Electronic Materials Development

Dr. Jesse S. Jur, Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science, NC State University

4:00 pm   A Critical Look and Audience Discussion on New Footwear Materials in the Marketplace

Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA
Andy Polk, Senior VP, FDRA

4:30 pm   Conclude Day 1 and load buses back to Aloft for reception

5:30 pm   Reception at Aloft Hotel (2 hours)

 

Day 2: Sustainability, Compliance, Quality Control

8:00 am    Load buses at the Aloft Hotel

8:15 am    Arrive at NC State: Coffee, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 am   Sustainability in Practice – Social Enterprise as an Effective Response

Buddy Teaster, CEO, Soles4Souls

9:15 am    A Technical Look at Material Development with Sustainability in Mind

Dr. Karen K. Leonas, Professor, Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, NC State University

10:00 am Chemicals Compliance 2.0 – Updates on Prop 65, REACH, FDRA’s Chemical Test Report, and TUV SUD New Risk Management Program

Thomas Crockett, Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, FDRA
Andrew Farhat, Senior Director, Global Sales and Technical, TUV SUD
Ben DeVito, Technical Director, TUV SUD

10:45 am    Networking and Coffee Break

11:15 am   Quality Control Issues (Markings, Mold, etc.)

Peter Erren, Owner, Erren Recondition
Michael Levinson, Senior Director of Sales, Quality Corrections, and Inspections

11:45 am     Material and Shoe Tariff, Trade Update

Thomas Crockett, Director of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs, FDRA
Gary Raines, Economist, FDRA

12:15 pm     Program Closing and Recap

12:30 pm    Lunch/ Tour of NC State Material and Textile Labs

1:15 pm     Buses from NC State to airport (paid by FDRA)

  

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