Thursday, March 13, 2014 MEN'S SURGING PASSION FOR FASHION
The world market for menswear is expected to exceed $402 billion in 2014, 60% of which is comprised of clothing and footwear. In recent years, luxury menswear has been growing at a 14% annual rate, twice that of women's wear.
Paulette Garafalo, Brooks Brothers' President of International, Wholesale & Manufacturing, will provide an expert insider perspective on this booming segment of the retail industry. Paulette's exceptional career has included key leadership roles at Hickey-Freeman, Ferragamo USA and Bally of Switzerland. Paulette will share invaluable insights into key strategies for capitalizing on this menswear demand surge, including leading merchandise categories, international expansion opportunities, effective marketing programs (including multi-generational strategies), omni-channel retailing initiatives and more.
Joining her is Kelly Thomas, Senior Manager of International Marketing and Public Relations with Brooks Brothers in New York City. Kelly has more than nine years of public relations and marketing experience focused on cross-promotional marketing, branding, corporate sponsorships, press outreach, philanthropic partnerships, and events. In her current position, she is responsible for the strategy and implementation of integrated marketing programs designed to drive brand awareness/recognition, sales and retention in targeted international markets. Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th St., New York, NY
Price: Members: $55 Non-members/Guests: $75
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Breakfast Meeting A CONVERSATION ABOUT LEADERSHIP with Michael Gould, Retired President & CEO, Bloomingdales Time: 8:15 am - 10:00 am Location: The David Dubinsky Center, FIT (Note: Space is limited; first priority for attendance will be given to RMS members and their guests.)
Monday, May 5, 2014 Half-day (morning) Conference FOCUS 2014 - TRENDS IN DIGITAL MEDIA: E-TAIL & RETAIL A half-day conference in partnership with The Center for Professional Studies, FIT Time: 8:15 am - 12:15 pm (Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 7:30 am) Location: Kate Murphy Amphitheater, FIT
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Luncheon Meeting WHAT MAKES A SPECIALTY RETAILER SPECIAL? Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th Street (between 7th and Broadway), NYC