2014 Outlook Conference schedule

Monday, May 5, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On-site Registration, Heritage Ballroom Pre-Function

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch meet and greet, Heritage Ballroom B

12:00 p.m.
Opening remarks

12:30 p.m.
Congressional speakers

1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.
The Economic Recovery: Myths and Realities, Heritage Ballroom C

Dr. John E. Connaughton, Babson Capital Professor of Financial Economics and Director of the Babson Capital/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2:45 p.m.
Global High Tenacity Fiber Review, Heritage Ballroom C

Alasdair Carmichael, President – Americas, PCI Fibres

3:45 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Update on Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Free Trade Agreements, Heritage Ballroom C

Kim Glas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of commerce, International Trade Administration
Gail Strickler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles and Apparel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President

6:30 p.m.
Reception, Mountain View Terrace

Allen Gant, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Glen Raven, Inc.

7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Evening Remarks, Skyline Room

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

7:00 a.m.
Breakfast, Heritage Ballroom B

8:00 a.m.
USIFI Annual Meeting and Elections, Heritage Ballroom C

8:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Berry Amendment and Military Update, Heritage Ballroom C

Ron Houle, Vice President of Government Relations, DRASH

10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Important National Security Issues of Our Day, Heritage Ballroom C

Secretary William S. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of the Cohen Group, Former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Senator and U.S. Congressman

11:30 a.m.
Final Observations

Tuesday afternoon activities

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Annual Outlook Golf Tournament

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brewery Tour

12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Historical Asheville Tour

6:30 p.m.
Reception, Country Club Terrace

7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Closing Remarks, Country Club