June 5, 2018 New York, NY
June 5, 2018
New York, NY
Upcoming Edition: June 5, 2018
Location: The Helen Mills Theater – New York, NY
Time: 09.30AM – 2.15PM

KINGPINS TRANSFORMERS: TRANSPARENCY

Transparency is the ultimate commitment by Brands and Retailers to sharing all the information they have about their products with consumers and the industry. A perennially important topic, Transformers will investigate the latest developments, issues and newsmakers surrounding transparency along the entire supply chain – from fiber through to garments.

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Kingpins Show / Kingpins Transformers
CEO - Olah Inc., Founder Kingpins Show, Founder Kingpins Transformers.

Since 1976, Andrew has worked in textile development and marketing. Under his guidance, Olah Inc. has grown from a simple textile agency firm to a full-service textile company. In 2004 he created the Kingpins Show. The show now hosts editions in New York, Amsterdam and China and has spun-off related events, including Kingpins Transformers, committed to creating, implementing and sharing the changes that need to happen in the jeans industry.
Andrew Olah
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
CEO

Jason has acted as the CEO and co-founder of PACT, an apparel company combining design, sustainability, and philanthropy. He served as Co-Founder and interim Executive Director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative that brings together people, organizations and businesses to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. He developed Freedom to Roam while working on environmental campaigns for Patagonia. He started his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on turnaround and product strategies for high-tech companies.
Jason Kibbey
The ZDHC Foundation
Executive Director

Frank has led the strategic development of ZDHC since 2015. ZDHC has grown to a collaboration of nearly 100 organisations and has expanded its geographical reach with ZDHC representation in key countries, including China and India.

Working with the ZDHC Board of Directors he is responsible for executing the strategic plan for growth, impact and scale of the organisation and the delivery of the roadmap-to-zero programme. By understanding synergies, how to multiply efforts and scale impacts, Frank is responsible for developing key partnerships, collaborations and other stakeholder relationships that support the achievement of ZDHC Mission and Vision.
Frank Michel
MyFarms LLC
Managing Director

Chris’s unusual background in farming, physics, and supply chain integration inform his no-nonsense approach to delivering cotton sustainability solutions. As the founder of MyFarms, a cloud-based software company, Chris is passionate about developing market-leading strategies that combine field data owned by farmers with the IT infrastructure used by the world’s biggest apparel brands. Today, the MyFarms data exchange is used by thousands of farmers and dozens of enterprises across the US and Australia.
Chris Fennig
Product DNA
Founder

In 1981 Robin founded a Swiss textile company and, for over 30 years, developed this activity through an ethical production. He is now active in the traceability of consumer goods with Product DNA Ltd, which he founded in 2005. For nearly a decade, Robin served on the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International (S.A.I) NY. Robin has degrees in Business Studies from the Lausanne Business School (HEC) and in Social and Political Sciences (SSP) from Lausanne University, Switzerland.
Robin Cornelius
Supima
VP Marketing & Promotions

Buxton has more than 25 years of experience in the cotton industry. His background includes working as a Strategy Consultant specializing in the retail and apparel for Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA). Previous to working at KSA, Buxton was the Director of Latin American Operations for COTTON USA. Buxton has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics and Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Buxton Midyette
Lenzing
Director Global Business Development, Denim – Lenzing Fibers – USA

Tricia has held positions in fabric sales and business development. More than seventeen years ago she started with Courtaulds Fibers NY to develop the marketing for an innovative new fiber, called TENCEL®. Her global sourcing experience assists brands and retailers to evaluate supply chains and realize effective means of using Lenzing Fibers. Currently Tricia manages Lenzing’s global business development for the denim market and is head of the team for USA brands and retailers.
Tricia Carey
Oritain
Business Development Manager

Oritain are global leaders in using forensic science to be able to determine the origin of food, pharmaceuticals, and most recently, fibres. Oritain analyse the actual fibre itself throughout all stages of the supply chain to prove origin, not being reliant on paper or barcode traceability. Ben has played a key role in facilitating Oritain's expansion and application of its technology within the cotton industry. Having graduated with first class honours from Henley Business School, Ben understands that being sustainably driven, benefits companies across all business departments - and traceability of raw materials plays a key role in this.
Ben Tomkins
E3
Head of Fiber Development

Jon believes that the U.S. Cotton Producers have the opportunity to lead the way in providing high quality cotton as a preferred fiber. This can be done through providing a quality product and also through differentiation in the marketplace. Through Certified FiberMax Cotton®, Authentic Stoneville® Cotton and the e3™ Sustainable Cotton Initiative, they are doing their best to provide unique opportunities that help producers achieve the goal of communicating differentiation of their production and practices.
Jon Mixson
Candiani Denim
Co-owner & Global Manager

Alberto represents the fourth generation of the Candiani family in the textile business.
Being all the Candiani's family homes located inside the facility compound, Alberto literally grew up in the mill, together with his parents and grand parents. The proximity to Denim and textile operations made him a true Indigo Child who always knew what the future was going to be. After the studies (Alberto graduated at IULM University of Milan in 2005), he officially joined the company and started to work close to his father. Starting his professional career as product developer and textile engineer, Alberto is also in charge of sales and marketing.
Alberto Candiani
SCHEDULE
Summit:
Coffee & tea buffet
09:00
Summit:
Introduction by Andrew Olah
09:30
Product DNA
Founder

In 1981 Robin founded a Swiss textile company and, for over 30 years, developed this activity through an ethical production. He is now active in the traceability of consumer goods with Product DNA Ltd, which he founded in 2005. For nearly a decade, Robin served on the Advisory Board of Social Accountability International (S.A.I) NY. Robin has degrees in Business Studies from the Lausanne Business School (HEC) and in Social and Political Sciences (SSP) from Lausanne University, Switzerland.
Summit:
Robin Cornelius, Product DNA
09:40
MyFarms LLC
Managing Director

Chris’s unusual background in farming, physics, and supply chain integration inform his no-nonsense approach to delivering cotton sustainability solutions. As the founder of MyFarms, a cloud-based software company, Chris is passionate about developing market-leading strategies that combine field data owned by farmers with the IT infrastructure used by the world’s biggest apparel brands. Today, the MyFarms data exchange is used by thousands of farmers and dozens of enterprises across the US and Australia.
Summit:
Chris Fennig, MyFarm
10:00
E3
Head of Fiber Development

Jon believes that the U.S. Cotton Producers have the opportunity to lead the way in providing high quality cotton as a preferred fiber. This can be done through providing a quality product and also through differentiation in the marketplace. Through Certified FiberMax Cotton®, Authentic Stoneville® Cotton and the e3™ Sustainable Cotton Initiative, they are doing their best to provide unique opportunities that help producers achieve the goal of communicating differentiation of their production and practices.
Summit:
Jon Mixon
, e3 Cotton
10:15
Lenzing
Director Global Business Development, Denim – Lenzing Fibers – USA

Tricia has held positions in fabric sales and business development. More than seventeen years ago she started with Courtaulds Fibers NY to develop the marketing for an innovative new fiber, called TENCEL®. Her global sourcing experience assists brands and retailers to evaluate supply chains and realize effective means of using Lenzing Fibers. Currently Tricia manages Lenzing’s global business development for the denim market and is head of the team for USA brands and retailers.
Summit:
Tricia Carey, Lenzing
10:30
Summit:
PANEL:
- Buxton Midyette of Supima
- Ben Tomkins of Oritain
- Hosted by Andrew Olah
10:45
From jeans to beans
Summit:
Coffee break + small bites
11:10
The ZDHC Foundation
Executive Director

Frank has led the strategic development of ZDHC since 2015. ZDHC has grown to a collaboration of nearly 100 organisations and has expanded its geographical reach with ZDHC representation in key countries, including China and India.

Working with the ZDHC Board of Directors he is responsible for executing the strategic plan for growth, impact and scale of the organisation and the delivery of the roadmap-to-zero programme. By understanding synergies, how to multiply efforts and scale impacts, Frank is responsible for developing key partnerships, collaborations and other stakeholder relationships that support the achievement of ZDHC Mission and Vision.
Summit:
Frank Michel – ZDHC Gateway Presentation
11:45
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
CEO

Jason has acted as the CEO and co-founder of PACT, an apparel company combining design, sustainability, and philanthropy. He served as Co-Founder and interim Executive Director of Freedom to Roam, a non-profit initiative that brings together people, organizations and businesses to enhance and protect wildlife corridors and landscape connectivity in North America. He developed Freedom to Roam while working on environmental campaigns for Patagonia. He started his career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he worked on turnaround and product strategies for high-tech companies.
Summit:
Jason Kibbey – Sustainable Apparel Coalition
12:00
Candiani Denim
Co-owner & Global Manager

Alberto represents the fourth generation of the Candiani family in the textile business.
Being all the Candiani's family homes located inside the facility compound, Alberto literally grew up in the mill, together with his parents and grand parents. The proximity to Denim and textile operations made him a true Indigo Child who always knew what the future was going to be. After the studies (Alberto graduated at IULM University of Milan in 2005), he officially joined the company and started to work close to his father. Starting his professional career as product developer and textile engineer, Alberto is also in charge of sales and marketing.
Summit:
Alberto Candiani – Candiani
12: 15
Summit:
Round table discussion with all speakers. Hosted by Andrew Olah
12:30
Summit:
End of Kingpins Transformers
13:45
LOCATION

June 5, 2018

TRANSPARENCY

The Helen Mills Theater
139 West 26th Street
NYC 10001
United States

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