Global Cotton Representatives Meet For Industry Summit

Sixth Biennial Sourcing USA Summit Convenes at Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Tuesday November 09, 2010
New York, NY

In a year in which a series of factors contributed to an historic high in cotton prices, global leaders of the cotton industry are convening at Rancho Palos Verdes in California to explore issues and opportunities. The event, which takes place from November 9 through November 12, is the sixth biennial Sourcing USA Summit presented by Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated. This year’s Summit will attract over 450 attendees from 24 countries, who represent the full spectrum of the global cotton supply chain.

“These Summits present an opportunity to share information and a take a global pulse of the key issues in the cotton supply chain,” said Wallace (Wally) Darneille, Cotton Council International President. J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated added, “As in previous years, this year’s Summit will include sharing information on cotton production, processing and trade; as well as economic outlooks.

Among the world-class speakers addressing the assembly will be:

  • Dr. Marci Rossell, former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-Host of SQUAWK BOX;
  • Mr. Jack Uldrich, a futurist and best-selling author;
  • Mr. John Anderson, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co.;
  • Mr. Kurt Cavano, Chairman and CEO of TradeCard; and
  • Mr. J. Berrye Worsham, President and CEO of Cotton Incorporated.

Since 1997, Cotton Council International and Cotton Incorporated jointly present the Sourcing USA Summits. The biennial meeting gathers global leaders along the cotton supply chain for an open exchange of ideas and the opportunity to share best practices, learn of emerging trends and new technologies to improve their individual business segments and the industry as a whole.

About Cotton Incorporated
Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.

About Cotton Council International (CCI)
CCI is the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) export promotions arm and carries out programs in more than 50 countries globally under the COTTON USA trademark. CCI's headquarters is located in Washington, D.C., with offices located in Memphis, London, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai, in addition to a global network of representatives.


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