2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour

Please find the Participant List and Itinerary for the 2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour. There are currently 24 textile executives participating in the Tour, along with 5 staff members for a total of 29 people.

The tour will meet with cotton industry members in the following cities:

Monday, September 25th, Raleigh, NC: Reception and Dinner-Angus Barn-6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 26th, Memphis, TN: Meeting-The Peabody Hotel, Hernando Desoto Room-5:00 pm
Reception and Dinner-Cotton Museum-7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 27th, Dallas, TX: Reception and Dinner-Tower Club-6:00 pm

Thursday, September 28th, Lubbock, TX: Reception and Dinner-Cotton Creek, New Home, TX-6:30 pm

Friday, September 29th, Visalia, CA: Meeting-Marriott Convention Center-5:00 pm
Reception and Dinner-Vintage Press-7:00 pm

Please contact the ACSA office with your plans to attend the September 25th, 26th or 29th events.

2017-0831 2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour Participant List

2017-0831 2017 COTTON USA Orientation Tour Itinerary

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