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Intended for professionals in the fashion, footwear, and beauty industries, the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum included 2 days of programming:

DAY ONE - GLOBAL SOURCING: From rising cost challenges to international trade, the first day of the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum focused on issues affecting all involved in the business of global sourcing and supply chain.

DAY TWO - 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 focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by international sales, marketing, and operations professionals in the apparel, footwear, and beauty industries.

September 22 & 23, Cond�� Nast Building, New York City

Day One Topics Included:
- Capitalizing on unpredictable geo-political trends
- Mitigating currency and inflation risk
- Social responsibility and sustainability
- Navigating international trade and governmental issues
- Leveraging new technologies
- Supply chain cities

Day Two Topics Included:
- Global market outlook: assessing the opportunities and retail's hottest emerging markets
- International expansion strategy: global readiness assessment, market selection, and go-to-market strategy
- Local market tactics: choosing partners, finding local-global financing, and leveraging digital opportunities

Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce
Dr. Jay S. Golden
Director
Day 1
American Apparel & Footwear Association
Stephen E. Lamar
Executive Vice President
Day 1
Luen Thai USA
Rick Helfenbein
President
Day 1
McGrath International LLC
Peter M. McGrath
Founder
Day 1

Grupo M, S. A.
Fernando Anibal Capellán Peralta
Founder And President
Day 1

Sri Lanka Apparel
Aroon Hirdaramani
Industry Representative, Sri Lanka Apparel and Director, Hirdaramani Group
Day 1

Levi Strauss & Company
Helga Ying
Senior Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Public Policy
Day 1

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
David E. Cohen
Member
Day 1

Pantone/ X-Rite
Ann Laidlaw
Textile Color Supply Chain Manager, X-Rite
Day 1

ANN INC.
Jeannette Ferran Astorga
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Day 1

Pantone/ X-Rite
Brooks G. Tippett
Vice President, Operations, Pantone LLC
Day 1

Wolverine World Wide Inc.
Michael F. McBreen
President, Global Operations Group
Day 2

U.S. Department of Commerce
Lawrence J. Brill
Senior International Trade Specialist, Office Of Textiles And Apparel
Day 2

The Estée Lauder Companies
Cedric Prouvé
Group President, International
Day 2

Coach Inc.
Ian Bickley
President, Coach International
Day 2

American Apparel & Footwear Association
Kevin M. Burke
President & Chief Executive Officer
Day 2

Marvin Traub Associates
Mortimer Singer
President
Day 2

Genesis Luxury Fashion Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjay Kapoor
Managing Director
Day 2

Tory Burch LLC
Lydia Park Forstmann
Vice President International and Licensing
Day 2

Azadea Group
Said G. Daher
Chief Executive Officer
Day 2

A.T. Kearney
Michael Moriarty
Partner
Day 2

FiftyOne Global Ecommerce
Michael DeSimone
Chief Executive Officer
Day 2

Warnaco Inc.
Stanley P. Silverstein
Executive Vice President, International Strategy and Business Development
Day 2

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

7:30 ��� 8:30 am // // Registration // Fourth Floor Reception Area // Breakfast // Executive Dining Rooms
8:30 ��� 10:00 am // Session One - Condé Nast Theater
10:00 ��� 10:30am // Networking Break - Executive Dining Rooms
10:30 am ��� 12:15pm // Session Two - Condé Nast Theater
12:15 ��� 1:15 pm // Lunch - Executive Dining Rooms
1:15 ��� 3:00 pm // Session Three - Condé Nast Theater

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

7:30 ��� 8:30 am // // Registration // Fourth Floor Reception Area // Breakfast // Executive Dining Rooms
8:30 ��� 10:00 am // Session One - Condé Nast Theater
10:00 ��� 10:30am // Networking Break - Executive Dining Rooms
10:30 am ��� 12:15pm // Session Two - Condé Nast Theater
12:15 ��� 1:15 pm // Lunch - Executive Dining Rooms
1:15 ��� 3:00 pm // Session Three - Condé Nast Theater

Attendance at the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum is limited to senior and mid-level executives in the apparel, beauty, and retail industries. This meeting, peer-to-peer in nature, is designed to offer a forum for industry leaders to access focused business intelligence on the critical issues of the day, gain a sense of future issues and direction, and hear case studies and real solutions. It also offers a high-level networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.

Past attendees include executives from:

  • American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
  • Ann Taylor Stores Corp.
  • Anvil Knitwear Inc.
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Calvin Klein
  • Carter���s Inc.
  • Casual Male Retail Group
  • Converse Apparel
  • Eileen Fisher
  • Fishman & Tobin Inc.
  • Foot Locker
  • Free Country Ltd.
  • Gap Inc.
  • Guess Inc.
  • Hampshire Group Ltd.
  • Hanesbrands Inc.
  • Hugo Boss USA
  • Interbrand LLC
  • JCrew Group
  • JanSport
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • Kohl���s Corp.
  • Lafayette 148 Inc.
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Limited Brands
  • Liz Claiborne International Ltd.
  • Lululemon Athletica
  • Maggy London International Ltd.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Marc Jacobs International LLC
  • Marchon Eyewear
  • New York & Company
  • Nine West Group
  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corp.
  • Quiksilver Inc.
  • Reitmans Canada Ltd.
  • Talbots Inc.
  • Target Corp.
  • The Bay, Hudson���s Bay Company
  • Tommy Hilfiger USA
  • Tory Burch LLC
  • TUMI Inc.
  • Urban Outfitters Inc.
  • VF Corp.
  • Wal-Mart
  • Weatherproof
  • White House Black Market
  • Wolverine Worldwide Inc.
  • Woolrich Inc.

For more information on attending, please contact Marne Friedman at 212.630.4379 or marne_friedman@condenast.com.

Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum provide direct access to the most influential executives involved with global sourcing and global markets through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and all are highly customizable to meet your marketing objectives.

For information on sponsoring, please contact Kristin McFadden at 212-630-4425 or Kristin_mcfadden@condenast.com.

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Since 1994, Fairchild Summits ��� a division of the Fairchild Fashion Media ��� has brought together senior-level executives in the global fashion, retail and beauty industries to learn from, and interact with, thought leaders from a wide variety of disciplines. Providing rich content designed by Fairchild editors, the Summits focus on topics intended to strengthen the way today's decision-makers run their businesses. In convening all segments of each industry ��� from resources to services to manufacturing to retail ��� Fairchild Summits provide both attendees and sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity to network with their peers and potential partners.

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