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Date: October 28-29
Location: New York City

This year, the WWD CEO Summit will feature a full program exploring the success���and strategy���of those dynamic executives and designers we are calling ���the transformers.��� They are the leaders who are thinking differently and viewing change as opportunity.
At the Summit, these transformers from inside and outside of the global apparel and retail industries will offer their insight on adapting business to meet new challenges.with topics including:

• Borderless Commerce
• Global Fast Fashion
• A Look Inside the Creative Process
• Customer Engagement 360
• The Art + Science of Brands
• Corporate Culture & Community


Nasty Gal
Sophia Amoruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Patrizio di Marco
President & Chief Executive Officer
Sydney Finkelstein
Author, Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn From Their Mistakes
Mark Frost
General Manager
Luen Thai USA
Rick Helfenbein
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.
Brendan Hoffman
President & Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Charles Kernaghan
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.
Michael Kors
Principal Designer & Co-Chairman
The New England Patriots
Robert K. Kraft
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Kay Krill
President & Chief Executive Officer
Coach Inc.
Victor Luis
President & Chief Commercial Officer
Macy's Inc.
Terry Lundgren
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.
William L. McComb
Chief Executive Officer
U.S. House of Representatives
George Miller
CBS Corp.
Leslie Moonves
President & CEO
MasterCard Worldwide
Sarah Quinlan
Group Head, Information Solutions ��� Market Insights
Herbert Mines Associates
Harold D. Reiter
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
McKinsey & Company
Nathalie Remy
Nick Robertson
Chief Executive Officer

JC Penney
Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III
Alexander Wang
Creative Director, Alexander Wang & Creative Director, Balenciaga
Emily White
Senior Director, Business Operations
Anna Wintour
Artistic Director, Cond�� Nast & Editor In Chief, Vogue
VF Corporation
Eric C. Wiseman
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Note: We are confirming speakers for this event on an ongoing basis. Please check back often for an up-to-date list of speakers.

aafa AlixPartners Alliance Data Amazon Webstore American Express
Americana Manhasset Berglass+ Associates CBIZ CMH Channel Advisor Fashion Island
FIRST INSIGHT Fit Predictor Haynes & Company Hearst Hedrick & Struggles
Herbert Mines infor INNOTRAC Jackman Jonas Group
Karen Harvey Katten MARK MONITOR MasterCard Advisors McKinsey & Company
Multimedia Plus Oracle PAYPAL Prism Skylabs ProExport Colombia
Pyramid Management Group RMN ShopperTrak Tanger Outlets TSG Consumer Partners
Value Retail Zappos Couture

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Monday, October 28
  • 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
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Cocktails
  • 7:30pm
  • Dinner and Keynote
Tuesday, October 29
  • 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
  • Alex and Ani LLC
  • 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
  • Eurocvh
  • 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 Château Inc.
  • Li & Fung
  • Lilly Pulitzer
  • Liz Claiborne
  • London Fog
  • Lord and Taylor
  • L'Oreal
  • Luxottica Group
  • LVMH
  • Macy's
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Max Mara
  • Mitchells/Richards
  • Nautica
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • 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
  • Sccoop 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


"I have attended multiple Summits and have always come away with learnings I can apply to our business and my management style. It is also one of the few events where the networking is coordinated and encouraged and the speakers seem to make an attempt to be available for further dialog."
"The WWD CEO summit for me, is really a potent collage of interesting and informative inputs, and while WWD does a fanatstic job of making sure there is a common thread to each summit , it's up to me to then use the materials to craft my own world. My staff and I truly feel energized after each CEO summit."
"This was my first time attending the Summit. Although we are a small company, I gained invaluable knowledge and some new ideas that can be applied���The speakers were really great and quite approachable. And for a fairly new company, it gave us hope and excitement at the same time."
"WWD CEO is a worthwhile event to connect with leaders in the industry, gain insight into companies and their leaders and stimulate your thinking for futute growth of your own company."
"It was an invaluable networking opportunity. It is a rare chance to have so many of these remarkable leaders in the same room."

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 Larry Oliver at 212.630.4824 or

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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