ReMODE: The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion
Nov
13
to Nov 14

ReMODE: The Premier Event for Disruptive and Sustainable Fashion

REMODE will curate a high-touch, informative and inspirational experience for established and upcoming fashion brands. Brand leaders, along with technology, manufacturing, raw material, media and service companies and investors, will come together to share innovative ideas, find practical solutions and forge new connections.

We are proud to launch this event in Los Angeles, CA – a growing creative center for the renewable fashion industry.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Philadelphia
Dec
5
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Philadelphia

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS @ WEAR YOUR VALUES
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS @ WEAR YOUR VALUES

With the explosion of “Fast Fashion”, the industry has been facing increased scrutiny. Our clothing is often made in an unethical manner, rife with human rights abuses throughout the supply chain, ranging from forced labor to inhumane work conditions. Emerging technology is increasingly seen as a way to create transparency in this supply chain, and secure the rights of fashion workers. This panel will discuss the way that technology, ranging from AI to Blockchain, might be leveraged to create a more sustainable fashion industry.

Panelists: Martine Jarlgaard, Leonardo Bonanni (Sourcemap), LanVy Nguyen (Fashion 4 Freedom), and Mounir Ibrahim (True Pic)

Moderated by Ben Siegel, ConsenSys

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ElixirConf
Sep
4
to Sep 7

ElixirConf

Sourcemap's Alex Dovzhanyn is presenting his blockchain work at ElixirConf, the premier conference for the Elixir community where Elixir developers from around the world gather.

ElixirConf® is dedicated to advancing the Elixir programming language and the communities and companies surrounding it by bringing together the technically minded to establish relationships for work, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Washington DC
Jul
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Washington DC

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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P&G Signal 2018
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

P&G Signal 2018

Sourcemap CEO Leonardo Bonanni will be presenting at P&G Signal in Cincinnati. This high-powered event will provide an introduction to supply chain mapping and how it is transforming global business relationships towards greater dynamism, growth and sustainability.

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Change Fashion Forum @ New York Academy of Sciences
Jun
27
8:30 AM08:30

Change Fashion Forum @ New York Academy of Sciences

The Change Fashion Challenge (CFC) focuses on creating innovation to pioneer the future of fashion and create a new sustainable ecosystem in the fashion industry.  This means innovation throughout the entire product lifecycle, toward a circular and regenerative model -- changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by introducing disruptive science and technology and new business models.

The Change Fashion Forum and Workshop is an invitation-only event bringing together leaders from the fashion industry, academia, and non-profit organizations to begin the development of a prioritized sustainable fashion research agenda and roadmaps for the priority areas identified in the agenda.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Dallas
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Dallas

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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Business “Un”usual: Aligning Critical Intersections of Agriculture, Health and Food
Jun
3
to Jun 5

Business “Un”usual: Aligning Critical Intersections of Agriculture, Health and Food

  • Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AIARD 2018 Annual Conference will focus on issues at the interface of agriculture, food and nutrition and their impact on human health. Challenges facing all societies in this agro-economic space require solutions that are interdisciplinary in nature, based on a food systems approach, and that bring about positive socio-economic transformation. We will combine our exploration of technical interventions, cultural factors, behavior change communication, and the key role of policy development both in the U.S. and abroad.

This multifaceted discussion will enable the conference attendees to develop a sound understanding of how, by working together, we can generate the stimulus needed for sound decision making and improvements in human health worldwide.

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Sustainability Leadership Forum Atlanta
May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum Atlanta

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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2018 Oslo Freedom Forum
May
28
to May 30

2018 Oslo Freedom Forum

The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) marks the 10th anniversary of a unique gathering of the world's bravest human rights activists with creative entrepreneurs, intrepid reporters, cutting-edge technologists, and bold artists, united by their commitment to making today's world more peaceful, prosperous, and free. 

OFF has evolved from an annual human rights event into a thriving international community with satellite events in cities like New York and San Francisco.

The 2018 Oslo Freedom Forum will feature even more powerful stories of courage, struggle, perseverance, and resilience in the face of tyranny. We will celebrate the real-life heroes who have become an essential global human rights community that has broken barriers between nations and united activists in the struggle for freedom.

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Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Canadian Centre for Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics

The Supply Chain Transparency Revolution

Unthinkable a few short years ago, supply chain transparency has become business-as-usual for industries ranging from food to fashion and electronics. The motivations go far beyond marketing: transparency has emerged as an essential business process for ensuring that supply chains are as efficient as can be while avoiding short-term disruptions and ensuring long-term sustainability. A rapid shift is underway in how brands and manufacturers communicate with their supply chains, and new rules of engagement are emerging that favor transparency and data-rich approaches to sourcing.

This latest Alliance Pipeline seminar will provide a real-world perspective on how this transformation occurred, including case studies of the motivations, benefits and implementation challenges to implement transparency.

About the speaker:

Dr. Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and CEO of Sourcemap, the supply chain mapping company. Since 2008, Sourcemap has developed software for companies and consumers to trace the origins of products to master the social, environmental, and operational risks. Based in New York City, Sourcemap software powers supply chain transparency for Hershey’s, Eileen Fisher, and sustainability benchmarking for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which is used by leading brands including Walmart, Nike and H&M. For more information on Sourcemap visit www.sourcemap.com

Leo has been named among America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs and 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. He is an entrepreneur and an advocate for supply chain transparency. Prior to Sourcemap he was a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab where the underlying technology was developed. For more information on Leo visit www.leobonanni.com

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Sustainability Leadership Forum New York
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Sustainability Leadership Forum New York

The first Sustainability Leadership Forum (SLF) launched in Atlanta in 2008 with the purpose of gathering likeminded Sustainability VPs and Directors of Fortune 500 Companies to identify and address the complex issues regarding environmental and societal problems and opportunities in their businesses. Working through their issues, with the help of outside experts, SLF members develop viable, innovative best practices that their respective organizations sanction and implement within their organizations. Sustainability Leadership Forums are structured to succeed.

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REACT Fashion Business Forum 2018
May
2
to May 4

REACT Fashion Business Forum 2018

  • Hotel Real Intercontinental (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A nonprofit forum dedicated to creating Latin American solutions to the apparel industry’s global problems across every sector of production: because interdisciplinary collaboration and action is fundamental to secure an equitable and sustainable future. 

REACT joins the Fashion Week realm with the purpose of generating more tools to develop the local industry, generating alliances and joint strategies between different sectors and agents of national and international change to strengthen the Costa Rican product through innovation, managing to create profitable, sustainable and purposeful ventures.

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Can Fashion Save The World? [Fashion Revolution Week Panel]
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Can Fashion Save The World? [Fashion Revolution Week Panel]

Can #fashion change the world? Join Leonardo Bonanni (@sourcemap) Tara St James (@StudyNY) Abrima Erwiah (@Studio189NYC) Tabitha St Bernard (@tabiijust) & Stephanie Benedetto (@queenofraw) in conversation @parsonsdesign’s #FashionRevolution panel on 04.27! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-fashion-can-change-the-world-tickets-44858719638 …

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CameraModa INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

CameraModa INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABILITY 2018

  • Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On 20 March 2018, in Milan, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will be holding the 2nd International Roundtable on Sustainability, an event designed for international luxury brand CSR managers. The initiative is one of several organized by the Sustainability Committee and Sustainability Work Group co-ordinated by CNMI to provide a forum for discussion and training on sustainability issues in the luxury fashion industry. The agenda features contributions from experts in this segment and conferences on specific themes.

The 1st edition (28 March 2017) was attended by high-profile personalities from numerous major Italian and international brands. The proceedings were opened by CNMI president Carlo Capasa, who illustrated results achieved and new objectives on the CNMI Sustainability Roadmap, completion of which is scheduled for 2020. The morning programme also included an interview of Livia Firth and Simon Evans from the UK consultancy Eco-Age by Lucy Siegle.

CNMI held three roundtable sessions on themes it has studied in depth in recent years: “The chemical issue” (moderated by Mauro Rossetti, director of Associazione Tessile e Salute), “Sustainable Retail: how and why” (moderated by Isabella Goldmann, Managing Partner, Goldmann&Partners) and “Activating and communicating sustainability and supply chain shift” (moderated by The Guardian journalist Lucy Siegle).

The event provided a highly useful sharing of participants’ objectives and activities and enabled CNMI to present its own important and innovative objectives/achievements through its Sustainability Work Group and Sustainability Committee.

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Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

AIM-PROGRESS Membership Meeting

AIM-PROGRESS is a forum of leading Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturers and common suppliers, assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. It is a global initiative supported and sponsored by AIM in Europe and GMA in North America.

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Jan
22
to Jan 25

Texworld USA: Traceability, Transparency, Integrity and Trust in Textile Supply Networks

Texworld USA’s trend showcase returns for Winter 2018 created by Texworld USA’s Art Directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud. This French duo brings their vision and expertise regarding global trends for the upcoming season.

New to the show floor, Texworld USA has launched the Explore the Floor series featuring tours that allow attendees to walk the show floor with seasoned industry experts in an intimate setting. These tours will allow attendees to gain knowledge on different exhibitors that are relevant to what they need and be able to ask questions in an open format. Texworld USA offers all attendees three days of sourcing, networking and education AND complimentary access to two shows – all under one roof.

Texworld USA January 2018 Seminar Series highlights include a session entitled Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line, by Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder and Director - Global Purchasing Companies. A seminar dedicated to Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency + Explore will be held by Jeff Wilson, Sr. Business Development Manager – Sustainability - NSF International, Edward Hertzman, Founder & CEO - Sourcing Journal, Dr Leonardo Bonanni, Founder & CEO – Sourcemap, and Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials & Transparency Manager - Eileen Fisher, Inc. Spring/Summer 19 Trends for Women’s & Junior Markets will be presented by Trend Council. The importance of a circular economy for the future of fashion will also be discussed.

Texworld USA’s Textile Talks return once again for winter 2018, featuring a series of intimate discussions suitable for all levels in the industry. Discussions will feature various topics relevant to the textile industry on the show floor.

www.texworldusa.com

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Nov
13
9:00 PM21:00

Sustainable Brands New Metrics Boot Camp: Supply Chain Management

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Sourcemap's VP of Product Rhea Rakshit will be speaking at this year's Sustainable Brands: New Metrics conference in Philadelphia.

This year’s New Metrics conference will begin with four orientation boot camps, one for each of the four tracks of the event – Strategy & Operations, Finance & Investor Relations, Supply Chain Management, and HR & Employee Engagement. Each of these four new boot camps is designed to offer a focused guide to understanding and applying New Metrics for the purposes of managing previously-ignored risks and benefits associated with sustainability impacts.

The Supply Chain Management Boot Camp will progress in five parts, as follows: 1. The What: An Introduction to New Metrics in the Context of Supply Chain Management 2. The Why: Making the Business Case for New Metrics 3. The Who: Examples of Notable Case Studies 4. The How: An Overview of Leading Tools for Supplier Engagement, Product-level Impact Assessment, Visualizing Supply Chains, and Carbon Farming 5. Issue in Focus: Defining and Tracking Social Value across the Value Chain.

The main objective of this new offering is to consolidate years of existing New Metrics material into a single format that can bring newcomers up to speed over the course of half a day, while also helping experienced practitioners reconnect with the latest trends in the evolution of New Metrics. Boot Camp instructors are recognized leaders in the space who bring carefully-curated world-class content. Each boot camp will be 5.5 hours long, including a coffee break and a lunch break.

 

LOCATION: Commonwealth C

DATE:November 13, 2017

TIME:9:00 am - 2:30 pm

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World Cocoa Foundation Innovators' Forum
Oct
25
9:00 AM09:00

World Cocoa Foundation Innovators' Forum

Sourcemap CTO Bennington Purcell is presenting at the annual World Cocoa Foundation partnership meeting to introduce our bean-to-blockchain initiative: see the description below.

Chocolate Blockchain: Bean to Bar Traceability for the Cocoa Supply Chain

Until recently it was impossible to trace cocoa from hundreds of thousands of smallholder farms to finished goods. In 2013, Sourcemap introduced the first graph database connecting cocoa farmers to manufacturers in near-real time, and it’s used to map more than 150K cocoa farmers every season. Today we’re integrating blockchain to provide continuous assurance of bean-to-bar traceability without violating any privacy concerns along the end-to-end cocoa supply chain.

 

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CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention
Sep
19
to Sep 21

CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention

  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT ) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every year we gather together our community of scientists, researchers, technologists, development experts, policy analysts, donors, advocates, change agents, last mile implementers, and many others to a convention at the intersection of big data and agriculture.

Our goal is simple: embracing big data approaches to solve agricultural development problems faster, better and at greater scale than ever before.

Please join us!

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CGI/NYAS Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

CGI/NYAS Webinar: Innovations in Supply Chain Traceability

According to the UN Global Compact, corporations rank supply chain practices as the biggest challenge to improving their sustainability performance because of the scale and complexity of global supply chains. The opacity of these multi-layered systems and the lack of direct control over suppliers further down the chain make it extremely difficult for companies to monitor and ensure compliance with high environmental, health and safety standards, and respect for labor and human rights in their operations. 

Supply chain traceability – the process of mapping a product or component’s path from raw material to finished good – is therefore critical to identify and manage social and environmental risks along the supply chain, and advance sustainability goals. This webinar will convene innovative thinkers in supply chain traceability who are using cutting-edge technology and data analytic solutions to create greater transparency in global supply chains.

Speakers

§  Leonardo Bonanni, CEO and Founder, Sourcemap

§  Natasha Franck, CEO and Founder, Etology

§  James A. Hayward, Chairman, President, and CEO, Applied DNA Sciences

§  Moderator: Jennifer L. Costley, PhD, Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering, The New York Academy of Sciences

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Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award Ceremony at CES Asia
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Green Electronics Council Catalyst Award Ceremony at CES Asia

SOURCEMAP, XEROX WIN THE 2017 GEC CATALYST AWARDS

 

Unveiled at CES Asia, the winners were recognized for innovation in supply-chain sustainability. LG Electronics, Cisco and a Vodafone/Good World Solutions collaboration were selected as Honorees.

SHANGHAI, CHINA – June 8, 2017 – The Green Electronics Council (GEC) announced at CES Asia today that Xerox Corporation, a global document solutions, technologies and services corporation, and Sourcemap, Inc., the supply chain transparency company, won its 2017 GEC Catalyst Awards. GEC’s annual Catalyst Awards seek to inspire innovation in the design, manufacture and use of electronics to advance global sustainability.

GEC’s Catalyst Awards honor sustainability achievements in two categories. The “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” award recognizes the large-scale impact leading corporations can have when changing the design, manufacture and intended use of their products. GEC’s “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” award recognizes cutting-edge technologies that raise sustainability to a whole new level.

Xerox won the Catalyzing Impact at Scale Award for a global reverse supply-chain initiative that methodically analyzes ROI for remanufacture, refurbish, parts reuse, recycle, and broker sales. Sourcemap won the Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation Award for its supply-chain transparency community that ensures the sustainability of supply chains down to the raw material.

“The negative environmental and social impacts resulting from complex global supply chains are among the greatest challenges currently facing the IT industry,” said Nancy Gillis, CEO of the Green Electronics Council. “We congratulate this year’s Winners, Honorees, and Finalists for demonstrating ways to address this challenge and exhibiting sustainable supply chain leadership and innovation.”

An independent, expert Judging Committee selected the top Catalyst Award Winners and, for the first time, recognized three special Honorees. LG Electronics and Cisco Systems were each named “Catalyzing Impact at Scale” Honorees. A collaboration between Vodafone and Good World Solutions was selected as a “Catalyzing Disruptive Innovation” Honoree.

Xerox has long been recognized as an industry leader in end-of-life management, and over the past few years Xerox has optimized the global reverse logistics system to further enable a sustainable supply chain. The optimization utilizes a centralized control system, which calculates the value associated with sending a product through one of five potential processes, then selects the process that will create the greatest value. Through this optimized system and process improvements, Xerox has realized millions of dollars in cost benefit, achieved significant greenhouse gas savings and enabled numerous social sustainability benefits.

Sourcemap’s Supply Chain Transparency Community is a powerful new approach to providing industry-wide assurance of sustainability and compliance across the extended supply chain. It works through a shared repository of pre-competitive information on suppliers’ social and environmental performance fed by real-time data from a supplier social network, independently verified by machine learning algorithms and independent auditors. For the first time brands can achieve continuous supply chain assurance at low cost, while suppliers benefit from visibility and actionable benchmarks to help achieve best-in-class performance.

The five Finalists for the 2017 GEC Catalyst Awards were the Chinese Environmental United Certification CenterKaiser PermanentePacific Gas and Electric Companytoxnot PBC, and Umicore.

The Judging Committee for the 2017 Catalyst Awards included Walter Alcorn, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability at the Consumer Technology Association; Michael Massetti, Executive Partner, Supply Chain at Gartner; Karen Pollard, Environmental Protection Specialist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Steve Rochlin, Americas Co-Manager at the Global E-Sustainability Initiative; Joel Sutherland, President of Envoy Inc.; and Matthew Swibel, Director, Corporate Sustainability at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

GEC announced the winners at CES Asia in Shanghai, China as an official program partner of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Past GEC Catalyst Awards winners include PuzzlePhone, AMD, and Dell, Inc.

The 2018 Catalyst Awards theme will be announced later this year.

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Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in Our Brave New World
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sustainability of Ethical Fashion in Our Brave New World

  • 24 West 12th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a discussion moderated by Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative (United Nations & World Trade Organization), and six leaders at the forefront of ethical and sustainable fashion across the world:

  • OSKAR METSAVAHT, artist, fashion designer, and founder of Osklen
  • ZOLAYKHA SHERZAD, humanitarian artist and founder/director of Kabul-based Zarif Designs
  • ANDREW ONDREJCAK, creative director, theatre director, and artist
  • MOLLY YESTADT, fashion designer and founder of Yestadt Millinery
  • VALERIYA SAFRONOVA, fashion columnist for The New York Times
  • LEONARDO AMERIGO BONANNI, founder & CEO of Sourcemap

Dialogues in Languages and Humanities is a new initiative from the NYUSPS Division of Language and Humanities. The Dialogues' mission is to host events that engage the NYU community and public in provocative conversations on timely and meaningful topics that link the liberal arts, language, and international education.

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