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SGS invites you to join our softlines technical experts for a special discussion addressing the constantly changing industry climate and trends that could impact your business. the world.


Jun 06, 2018, 07:30


Jun 06, 2018, 10:30


Columbus, United States


Key topics include:

  • Regulation Updates: How changes to Proposition 65 and State laws can affect your company
  • Microfiber Release – Fact or Fiction?
  • Understanding Sustainability and Chemical Management for the textile Industry
  • Innovation: Staying one step ahead

Event Details

Location: 4200 Regent Street, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43219

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Program: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: No charge

Registration Deadline:   May 28

Space is Limited. Register Now!


Louann Spirito is a Consumer and Retail Business Line Lead at SGS, North America, Inc. Consumer and Retail where she heads the US Technical, Sales and Account Manager Teams, and provides laboratory oversight. She holds a BS in Textiles from the University of Rhode Island and has more than 20 years of experience in the textile and apparel industries. Louann is an active member of AATCC and ASTM and sits on several technical committees in these associations.  She is also an active member of the Product Safety Committee of AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association) and has been closely involved with CPSIA. 

Dr. Min Zhu is the Technical Director, Softlines, at SGS North America, Inc. She leads the America’s Softlines technical team to develop testing programs and performance specifications, and provides technical support to US clients. She is an expert in product evaluation, testing and trouble shooting. Dr. Zhu holds a Ph.D. in textile chemistry and earned an MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.