Programs by Country

Australia

  • Series of Videoconferences with invited Australian Industry participants in Melbourne, Sidney,& Brisbane
    • Topic: “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel & Textiles”
    • Topic: “Bringing Global Fashion to the Los Angeles Market Week”
    • Queensland Fashion Export Video conference”– “Exporting Fashion to the United States”
  • Promoting Australian Designer Events
    • Showcase event at the Hollywood Palladium, January ‘09
    • Upcoming delegation of Australian Designs to Los Angeles Fashion Market, January ‘06

Brazil

  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Consulate General of Brazil – MAGIC / Las Vegas
    • Topic: “United States Market Entry” – Aug. 14′
  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Consulate General of Brazil – MAGIC / Las Vegas
    • Topic: “Fashion Retailing in the United States” –Aug. 13’
  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Consulate General of Brazil – MAGIC / Las Vegas
    • Topic: “Fashion Retailing in the United States” –August 12’ and Feb 12’
  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Consulate General of Brazil – PROJECT / Las Vegas
    • Topic: “Fashion Retailing in the United States” –Aug. ’11 and Feb. ”11
  • PowerPoint presentation for Consulate General of Brazil – Los Angeles
    • Topic: “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles” — Aug. ’10 and Feb. ’10

China

  • PowerPoint presentation for Alibaba campus, Hangzhou, China – March ‘13
  • PowerPoint presentation for California-China Office of Trade – Shanghai, China – March ‘13
  • PowerPoint presentation and Keynote Speaker at 2013 Global Apparel & Textiles Conference, Guangdong – June ‘13
  • PowerPoint presentation for Chinese Manufacturers – Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce – Feb. ‘12
  • Speakers panel for Chinese Manufacturers – MAGIC – Feb. ‘12
  • PowerPoint presentation for Shanghai Delegation — Sept. ’09
    • Topic: “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • PowerPoint presentation for Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Hainan Province — March ’09
    • Topic: “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • PowerPoint presentation for Jaingsu Procurement Mission – Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce — Dec. ’08
    • Topic: “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • Speakers Panel at Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai — Aug. ’08
  • CFA Speaker’s Bureau – “The China Conference”, Sept. ‘07
    • Topic: US Customs and Border Protection, Textile Law Enforcement Challenges.
  • Organized Fashion Presentation of L.A. Designers for Mayor Villairagosa –Oct. ‘06
    • Trip to Shanghai at Golden Eagle Shopping Center
  • International Fashion Center Conference, Shanghai. Featured Judge at Shanghai Designers Showcase.

Colombia

  • Promoted and consulted for COLOMBIAMODA 2014 on behalf of the Colombian Government Trade Office – July ’14
  • Promoted and consulted for COLOMBIAMODA 2013 on behalf of the Colombian Government Trade Office – May ‘13
  • Promotion of Proexport Colombia’s Apparel Business Matchmaking Forum and organization of CFA panels of experts.
  • PowerPoint presentation Topics: “Fashion Retailing in the United States” and”California’s Fashion Industry
  • …a Snapshot of ‘Hot Button’ Issues” – Nov. ’12 and June ‘13

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Promotion of U.S. Department of Commerce plan for a delegation to Dubai -Feb. 06 (trip cancelled)

France

  • French Trade Office of Foreign Investment – Meeting to develop business entry plans for French Market.
    • Topic:  “Business Development with France” Nov. ‘07
  • Planned program for fashion show presentation of French textiles, utilizing L.A. designers, Oct. 07
  • CFA Speakers Bureau breakfast with French textile delegation and leading L.A. industry experts, March 06

 Guatemala

  • Seminar for the Guatemala Trade Office – Los Angeles International Textile Show, March ‘12
    • Topic: “Why Guatemala? The Duty Free Sourcing Hub”

Hong Kong

  • PowerPoint presentation and seminar for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council – MAGIC/ Las Vegas
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles” — Feb. ’13
  • Member Event Bulletin: Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) presents “Hong Kong – Your Partner in Doing Business with China”, business luncheon — Aug. ’09
  • Member Event Bulletin: Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) sponsors first-time California Buyers at Hong Kong Fashion Week — July ’09
  • Power Point presentation and seminar for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    •  Topic:  “Retailing Opportunities in the U.S.”- January ‘07
  • CFA Calendar of Events: World Boutique Trade Show, Hong Kong Fashion Week
  • Member Service Bulletin: “Premier Connect”– defining customized business matching service to explore strategic relationships with Hong Kong industry.
  • Speaker at the International Conference on Textiles & Apparel for the Hong Tong Textiles Exchange

India

  • “Creating Product for the U.S. Market” – March Newsletter by CFA for Reach Technologies of India.
  • Power Point presentation for Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and the Alliance Group of India.  Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market”

Indonesia

  • Series of Video Conferences with invited industry participants Indonesia
    • The Effect of the Current Economy Crisis on Apparel & Textiles” – November ‘08
    • “Understanding U.S. Markets” –Indonesian Trade Promotion Center, working with Indonesia’s National Agency for Export Development (NAFED) and Ministry of Trade. November ‘07.

Italy

  • “Italy-American Roundtable – Exploring Trade Opportunities, Oct. ‘02

Korea

  • PowerPoint presentation for Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) delegation at the LA TEXTILE SHOW – Oct. ‘12
  • Consultation with FITI Testing & Research Institute, Korea for NEW offices in the U.S. (LA)
  • PowerPoint presentation for Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) and Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI) – February ‘12
    • Topic:  “Today’s Issues for U.S. Fashion Retailing”
  • Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) Speakers Panel, Oct. ‘11
    • Topic: “New Horizons for Textiles & Apparel: U.S.-Korea FTA, The Right Product at the Right Price”
  • PowerPoint presentation for Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) – February ‘11
    • Topic:  “The U.S. Market for Fashion Merchandise “
  • PowerPoint presentation for Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) — April ’10
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • PowerPoint presentation for Han Fashion Association — Aug. ’09
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • PowerPoint presentation for Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency — Oct. ’08
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”
  • Korea Office of Trade Promotion (KOTRA) Guest Speaker, Oct. ‘08
  • Power Point presentations at Kyung Hee University, Seoul  Korean Society of Clothing & Textiles
    • “How Different Cultures Effect World Wide Trends in Apparel & Textiles” April ‘08.
    • “Consumer Trends in a Multi-Cultural World Case Study: Los Angeles” April ‘08
  • Speakers Panel at  KOTRA delegation luncheon
    • Topic:  “Maximizing Textile Opportunities with Korea” Oct. ‘07

Mexico

  • Promoted and consulted for INTERMODA Fashion tradeshow in Guadalajara – July ’14
  • Promoted and consulted for Rancho Santiago CITD-INTERMODA 2013-Fashion Trade Exhibition in Mexico–May ‘13
  • Trade delegation and conference to Guadalajara for Latin Business Association – June ‘02
  • US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Conference Guest Speaker
    • Topic:  ‘Marketing U.S. Products in Mexico” – February ‘02
  • CFA Speakers Bureau meeting with Guadalajara delegation to L.A.

Pakistan

  • PowerPoint for visiting apparel and textile industry companies from Pakistan – The Consulate General of Pakistan.
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”- May ‘08
  • Various essays and reports develop for the Consulate General of Pakistan

Peru

  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Trade & Investment Promotion Office of Peru in L.A. & visiting delegation of Peruvian manufacturers.  Topic:  Discussing opportunities and issues of entry into the U.S. Market – Nov ’13
  • Promotion and consultation for Trade and Investment Promotion Office of Peru
    • PERU MODA- 15th International Trade Show for Fashion – April 12’
  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Trade & Investment Promotion Office of Peru in L.A.
    • Topic:  “Today’s Issues for U.S. Fashion Retailing” – August ‘11

Russia

  • “Russian Retail Federation” – February ‘02- (First visit to U.S.) Presentation and conference arranged by the CFA
  • “Delegation of Russian Retailers” – October ‘02 – Breakfast  conference and presentation hosted by the CFA

Singapore

  • PowerPoint presentation to I.E. (International Enterprises) Singapore visiting delegation to L.A.
    • Topic:  “Retailing Opportunities in the U.S.”
  • Interactive conference and discussion with members of I.E. Singapore in their Singapore headquarters.
    • Topic:  “Understanding the U.S. Market for Apparel and Textiles”-  March 08
  • Delegation at the Biltmore Hote to define business opportunities and strategic partnerships in Los Angeles. Follow-up meetings are in the planning stages.
    • Topic:  “Brand Entry Mechanisms” – August 07

Sri Lanka

  • PowerPoint presentation and CFA panel of experts for Consulate General of Sri Lanka – MAGIC / Las Vegas
    • Topic: “Fashion Retailing in the United States” –Aug. 13’
  • “Sri Lanka & Los Angeles” – CFA Speakers Bureau breakfast ad seminar Oct. ‘06
  • Speaking trip to Columbia on CFA panel, “Brand Building and Providing Design Content”- March ‘05

Tokyo, Japan

  • “Designers & Agents Trade Mission to Tokyo” – April  ‘02
    • “2nd Trade Mission to Tokyo” – Designers & Agents group: Export By Design project
    • JETRO conference  / Japan-American breakfast

United Kingdom

East Midlands

  • CFA Speakers Bureau presentation for East Midlands Development Agency Delegation to Los Angeles- March ‘05
  •  “East Midlands Development Agency”, Nottingham England
    • ‘Growth Strategies of the LA industry’  with a visual of our recent fashion ‘looks’ – May ‘03

London

  • Promotion of “European Fast Fashion Retailing” – Cal Poly University symposium, featuring Ken Watson of the London Industry Forum – May ‘07