LAWRENCE J. BRILL
Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), U.S. Department of Commerce
GLOBAL MARKETS: Characterized by rapid growth and industrialization, emerging markets represent enormous potential for retailers and brands. The second day of the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by international sales, marketing, and operations professionals in the apparel, footwear, and beauty industries.
Lawrence J. Brill
Lawrence J. Brill is a Senior International Trade Specialist in the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He specializes in export-related matters involving U.S. textile and apparel products. This includes sponsoring U.S. pavilions at major international trade shows, organizing trade missions, developing export conferences, and advising U.S. textile and apparel companies on export sales strategies. He has more than 30 years of experience in export trade matters.
Mr. Brill has held a variety of industry and policy positions in the Department of Commerce, and served as a Fellow in the Commerce Science and Technology Program. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing management from Syracuse University. Mr. Brill also received a juris doctor degree from the University of Baltimore.
Senior International Trade Specialist Lawrence J. Brill offers expert advice in export strategy. "If you don't have the big commitment from the top down, and not the bottom up, you're going to fail," says Brill.