The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 - New York City

The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 - New York City

What's the focus of the Leadership Series in New York City?

In its ninth year, The ELEVATE Leadership Series in New York City shines a spotlight on today’s sustainability and supply chain performance solutions that are delivering transformation now. For supply chain management, this means protecting your business while also investing in the right improvement opportunities. 

Hear from leading speakers who will examine 2018 trends that include supply chain consolidation and segmentation, vendor growth and new opportunities for supplier ownership, the ever-present risk of unauthorized subcontracting and forced labor, and emerging technologies and analytics that are transforming the way we assess, manage and improve our supply chains.

Benefits of attending

  • Cross industry discussions on the stages of transformation of supply chain management, corresponding risks and their resulting opportunities for effective solutions
  • Evolving legislation, policies and procedures in the U.S.
  • Our celebrated ‘lightning round’ where experts share trends and industry-disrupting technologies and advice for staying on track despite the many distractions
  • Additional topics ranging from pathways to supplier ownership and bottom up models to unauthorized subcontracting, at-risk populations, and leveraging rich datasets


This is the event you’ve come to trust for open, frank dialogue and pragmatic approaches that are ready for rollout. We’ve processed the learnings from recent years, and today, we’re focused on highlighting the approaches that are delivering transformation now.

We hope you’ll join us at The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 in New York City. Register here.

New York City Event

2 August 2018 08:30 PM

92 Days

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) is hosting its Responsible Sourcing Committee meeting on Aug. 1, 2018, the day before The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 in NYC. All retailers are welcome to attend this RILA meeting to share leading practices for managing responsible sourcing, and to network with peers. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more or register.


Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer, ELEVATE

Ben Skinner

Founder and President, Transparentem

Rick Darling

Executive Director of LF Americas

Martha Anker

Independent Researcher

Richard Anker

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Marco Baren

Head of Supplier Development, Supplier Sustainability and Market Intelligence, Royal Philips

Dr. Kevin Franklin

Senior Vice President, ELEVATE

Casey O’Connor Willis

Sani Fellow, Research and Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights

Rick Relinger

Director, Corporate Responsibility, PVH

Felipe Arango

Partner, BSD Consulting

Ashia Sheikh

Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer, Nest

Sam Shiroff

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Signets Jewelers

Helen Sahi

Global Senior Director of Sustainability, Avery Dennison

Lauren Gula

Senior Manager, Social Sustainability & Gender Equality, United Nations Global Compact

Brian Kramer

Director, Global Sustainability, PepsiCo

Christie Daly

Director, Corporate Programs, SAI
Aaron Halegua

Aaron Halegua

Research Fellow, NYU School of Law

Stephanie Wilson

Senior Manager for Innovation and Partnership at Social Accountability International (SAI)

Kara Chan

Founder, Balanced Equation

Meghan Quinlan

Vice President, Client Services, ELEVATE

Andrew Savini

Vice President, ELEVATE

Amy Waynik

Senior Project Manager, ELEVATE

Liz Lipton-McCombie

Senior Responsible Sourcing Manager, ELEVATE

Catherine Nazarian

Responsible Sourcing Manager, ELEVATE

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The ELEVATE Leadership Series 2018 New York City

2 August 2018
The Convene

237 Park Ave, NY, NY