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City Source Symposium
June 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The City Source Symposium, an extension of the City Source local supplier showcase, provides an educational forum for manufacturers, designers and brands to learn about the latest technological innovations that are transforming apparel manufacturing today. The event will also focus on the programs offered to manufacturers, designers, and brands that are available to assist the local manufacturing effort.
The program features three panel groups, as well as a speed networking event at the end of the program so everyone can access the available resources.
The first two panels discuss tools that add efficiency, reduce costs, and add value to the local manufacturing effort. Understanding these tools is the key to unlocking the value that exists in local manufacturing for everyone along the supply chain. These panels focus on design and pattern, and samples and production.
The last panel is about programs that are available to manufacturers, designers, and brands. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), Workforce Development Institute, and New York City Business Solutions, as well as the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Pratt have programs available to assist businesses in the areas of production assistance, finance, relocation, training, and equipment acquisition.
The last component of the program is a speed networking event to help connect manufacturers, designers, and brands with each other as well as with the program providers. It provides the opportunity to network with attendees as well as the program providers and to ask the questions that are most pertinent to participants’ specific needs.
Noon–12:15 pm: Overview of the symposium and introduction with Andrew Ward
12:30–1:45 pm: Design and Pattern
2–3:15 pm: Samples and Production
3:30–4:45 pm: Programs for Manufacturers, Designers, and Brands
5–6 pm: Networking event with light food and drinks
This event is $25; get tickets here.