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SGS SOFTLINES SEMINAR PROGRAMME APPAREL LABELLING AND FLAMMABILITY REGULATIONS FOR THE USA/CANADIAN MARKET North American buyers have renewed interest in sourcing in Vietnam due to Vietnam is one of nations negotiating to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2014. Once this trade agreement is effective, it will open up the huge market for Vietnam’s import - export, foreign direct investment flows, and close ties with international production chains. Moreover, Vietnam is the developing country so more and more investors forecast that Vietnam can be potential for production and make benefits, mainly textile & apparel and footwear. Taking the opportunity of AAFA (American Association of Footwear and Apparel) event held in May in Ho Chi Minh City, SGS- Vietnam would like to invite all manufacturers who are interested in the Northern American market to attend a knowledge sharing seminar conducted by SGS Global Softlines Deputy Vice President Dr. Karen Kyllo. This seminar will take place on May 12th, 2014 which is the day before the AAFA International Product Safety and Restricted Substances Conference. This is an opportunity to hear international experts on topics vital for your business. Together, let’s be prepared for our expanded market opportunities.

Starts

12 May 2014, 08:30

Ends

12 May 2014, 12:00

Location

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

OVERVIEW

North American buyers have renewed interest in sourcing in Vietnam due to Vietnam is one of nations negotiating to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2014. Once this trade agreement is effective, it will open up the huge market for Vietnam’s import - export, foreign direct investment flows, and close ties with international production chains. Moreover, Vietnam is the developing country so more and more investors forecast that Vietnam can be potential for production and make benefits, mainly textile & apparel and footwear. Taking the opportunity of AAFA (American Association of Footwear and Apparel) event held in May in Ho Chi Minh City, SGS- Vietnam would like to invite all manufacturers who are interested in the Northern American market to attend a knowledge sharing seminar conducted by SGS Global Softlines Deputy Vice President Dr. Karen Kyllo. This seminar will take place on May 12th, 2014 which is the day before the AAFA International Product Safety and Restricted Substances Conference. This is an opportunity to hear international experts on topics vital for your business. Together, let’s be prepared for our expanded market opportunities.

AGENDA

  • Fibre Content Labelling Requirements

  • Care Labelling Requirements

  • General Apparel and Children’s Sleepwear Flammability Requirements . 177-179 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Q&A

  • ABOUT THE SPEAKER

  • Dr. Karen Kyllo is the Deputy Vice President of Global Softlines for SGS. In this capacity, Dr. Kyllo is responsible for devising business strategy in the Americas as well as her global responsibilities for the textile and footwear industry. Dr. Kyllo has extensive experience in providing technical and regulatory advice for retail clients, developing training on regulatory requirements, general textiles, dyeing and finishing, and interrelationship between textile properties and performance for international clients and global staff. Dr. Kyllo also works with clients in development of performance specifications and customized testing programs. Dr. Kyllo is a recognized speaker on textile topics and especially on US regulations.

  • Dr. Kyllo has a PhD in textiles from Purdue University, a MS from Kansas State University and a BS from Iowa State University in the US. She is very active in both AATCC and ASTM and has held numerous positions in the organizations and has been a US delegate to ISO committees on washing and colourfastness for the past 16 years.

  • SEMINAR INFO

  • Date: 12th May 2014 (Monday)

  • Duration: 8:30AM – 12:00PM

  • Venue: Venue Liberty Central Saigon Hotel 177-179 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Language: English

  • Speaker: Dr. Karen Kyllo

  • Seminar Fee: Free of Charge

  • Application Deadline: 8th May, 2014 (Thursday)

  • Please fill in the attached application form for registration.

  • For further information, please contact

  • Ms. Diem Ha

    T: +84 8 3816 0999 Ext: 140

    Email: diem.ha@sgs.com

    Ms. Hong Dang

    T: +84 8 3816 0999 Ext: 115

    Email: hong.dang@sgs.com