This is Going to Be Good: It’s Almost Time For AAPN’s First Fireside Chat


We had hoped to draw at least 100 people to our first ever AAPN Fireside Chat. It looks like 3 times that number already. THIS is going to be fun. Do us a favor – share this information and invitation with everyone you care about in this industry. This is as hard a time as it has ever been, so maybe some good news, and great discussion, will help. Thanks and hang tough…Mike Todaro

You are invited to an AAPN Online Event via Zoom

When: Jun 18, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Activating Our Industry to Confront an Existential Crisis

Description: A fireside chat with our current president, Ed Gribbin, discussing how AAPN reached across association boundaries to unite, connect and motivate hundreds of industry stakeholders to meet critical medical product needs. Ed will discuss how this initiative began, where it stands today and what the future looks like as many companies have committed to ensuring the establishment of a permanent Made in USA and Made in the Americas supply chain for critical medical supplies.

Register in advance for this webinar here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you need to join the webinar.

About Ed Gribbin (CEO @Gribbin Strategic LLC)

Ed Gribbin is the founder and CEO of Gribbin Strategic LLC, a boutique consultancy focused on the apparel/fashion and retail sectors and offering services in the areas of growth strategy, business development, product development and supply chain innovation, executive coaching and change management.

Ed is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the apparel industry and serves on numerous global boards dedicated to the success of the retail, apparel and textile sectors.

In recent months, in his role as current president of AAPN, Ed has helped organize contributors to AAPN Covid-19 Discussion Boards and connect companies to facilitate the production of critical protective equipment for hospitals and government agencies. Much of Gribbin Strategic’s focus today has shifted to producing PPE both in the US and FTA partners in the Western Hemisphere.