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The editors of Women's Wear Daily will assemble the titans of the industry for a two-day summit focusing on leadership. Staged at New York City's iconic Plaza Hotel, it is attended by 250+ apparel and retail presidents and CEOs. The conference is designed to inspire and provoke, offering unique perspectives from those who are successfully realizing their visions in an ever-changing landscape.

Topics will Include:
• The Changing Face of Commerce
• The Future of China
• Designers + Brands���Striking the Right Balance
• The Inversion of Influence
• Rethinking Leadership for the 21st Century
• And More


Karl Lagerfeld
Artistic Director
J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Ron Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Rosen
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Marc Jacobs
Designer, Marc Jacobs International & Artistic Director, Louis Vuitton
Manny Chirico
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
JWT North Asia and Greater China
Tom Doctoroff
Chief Executive Officer
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator
Value Retail PLC
Scott Malkin
Proenza Schouler
Lazaro Hernandez
Designer & Co-Founder
C. Wonder
J. Christopher Burch
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
China Interactive Media Group
Huang Hung
Chief Executive Officer
Herbert Mines Associates
Harold D. Reiter
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Proenza Schouler
Jack McCollough
Designer & Co-Founder
Chico���s FAS Inc.
David F. Dyer
President & Chief Executive Officer
Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions
R. Shawn Neville
FiftyThree Inc.
Georg Petschnigg
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
FiftyThree Inc.
Andrew Allen
Gary Hamel
Professor, London Business School & Director, Management Innovation Exchange (MIX)
McKinsey & Company
Nathalie Remy
MasterCard Worldwide
Cheryl Guerin
Senior Vice President & Group Head, U.S. Marketing
MasterCard Worldwide
Craig Vosburg
Group Executive, U.S. Market Development
AlixPartners American Express Americana Manhasset Avery Dennison BDO USA LLA
Berglass + Associates Cbiz CGS Clothes4Souls destinyUSA
ENK Fit-Predictor First Insight Google Herbert Mines Associates
InStyle Karen Harvey Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Martens & Heads mastercard
McKinsey MeAlity Oracle Parker Avery Group PayPal
RKF SelectNY Tanger Outlets Texworld TSG Consumer Partners
Value Retail PLC

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Monday, January 7
  • 7:30 – 8:30am
  • Registration & Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Morning Program
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Lunch
  • 2:00 – 4:30pm
  • Afternoon Program
  • 4:30 – 5:30pm
  • Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm
  • Cocktails
  • 7:30pm
  • Dinner and Keynote
Tuesday, January 8
  • 7:30 – 8:30am
  • Networking Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Morning Program
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Lunch

Attendance at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit is limited to CEOs and Presidents in the apparel and retail industry. 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 from CEOs both inside and outside the industry. It also offers a high-level networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.

Past attendees include executives from:

  • Aéropostale
  • American Eagle
  • Ann Taylor
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple Computers
  • A|X Armani Exchange
  • Babystyle
  • Balenciaga SA
  • Barneys New York
  • The Bay, Hudson's Bay
  • Bebe Stores
  • Belk
  • Benetton
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Bisou Bisou
  • Bliss World LLC
  • Bloomingdales
  • Boston Proper
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Burberry Group plc
  • Calvin Klein
  • Casual Male
  • Century 21
  • Celine
  • Chanel Inc.
  • Christian Dior
  • Coach
  • Coty Inc.
  • Converse
  • Cosabella
  • David Yurman
  • Donna Karan
  • Elie Tahari
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Esprit
  • Estée Lauder
  • Everlast Worldwide
  • Federated
  • Ferragamo
  • Free Country
  • French Connection
  • Furla
  • Gant USA
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Giorgio Armani
  • Greg Norman
  • Grupo AXO
  • Gucci Group
  • Hanesbrands Inc.
  • Hot Topic
  • Hugo Boss
  • ideeli Inc.
  • Intermix
  • J. Brand
  • J. C. Penney
  • J.Crew
  • J.Jill
  • JanSport
  • Jones Apparel Group
  • Juicy Couture
  • Kellwood Company
  • La Perla
  • Lands' End
  • Lanvin
  • La Rinascente
  • Le Ch��teau Inc.
  • Li & Fung
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Liz Claiborne
  • London Fog
  • Lord and Taylor
  • L'Oreal
  • Luxottica Group
  • LVMH
  • Macy's
  • Maidenform
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Max Mara
  • Mitchells/Richards
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Nautica
  • Nike Inc.
  • Nordstrom
  • Olive & Bette's
  • Oscar de la Renta
  • Payless Shoe Source
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Prada
  • PVH
  • Saks Inc.
  • Sass + Bide
  • Scoop NYC
  • Sean John
  • Spanx Inc.
  • Stella McCartney
  • Stride Rite
  • Theory LLC
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Tory Burch LLC
  • True Religion
  • Under Armour
  • Urban Outfitters Inc.
  • Valentino
  • Vera Wang Group
  • Versace
  • VF Corp.
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Warnaco
  • YouTube
  • Zara USA

For more information on attending, please contact Jennifer Macaluso
at 212.630.4270 or


"I have been attending the CEO summit for nine years and I have never been disappointed with the speakers or the content. It's the best two days I spend each year."
"It all boils down to whether I would go again...the answer is a resounding 'yes.'"
"The CEO Summit is a retail who's who for gaining knowledge, insight and great networking. The first class accommodations provide a retreat atmosphere to work ON your business as opposed to IN your business back at the office."
"It was an invaluable networking opportunity. It is a rare opportunity to have so many of these remarkable leaders in the same room."
"I am energized back at my own brand, feeling empowered and ready to put my new ideas into action."

Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit provide direct access to the most influential executives in the apparel and retail industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and all are highly customizable to meet your objectives.

For information on sponsoring, please contact Kristin McFadden at 212.630.4425 or

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Fairchild Summits connects the titans of industry at focused gatherings designed to inform and inspire through content curated by Fairchild Fashion Media's renowned editorial team. Attended by senior executives in the global fashion, beauty and retail industries, each event offers unique perspectives from those who are successfully navigating the ever-changing landscape.

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