The denim market is undoubtedly one of the most unique sectors of the industry and for the first time ever, the leaders who have shaped the business will come together for one day, in one place with one agenda���to thwart the challenges of a tough economy and identify opportunities for global growth.

May 10, 2011 at the Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles

The first-ever WWD Denim Forum will focus on everything brands and retailers need to know to successfully forge ahead. Both leading veterans of the industry and emerging influencers will be on hand for networking opportunities, panel discussions and keynote presentations touching upon:

Rising trends in design and product development

The future of retail and new merchandising concepts

Global markets to watch

Trends in the digital space and effective digital marketing strategies
Citizens of Humanity & GoldSign
Adriano Goldschmied
Partner & Executive Vice President, Product Development
Diesel SpA
Stefano Rosso
Head of Strategic Brand Alliances
Ron Herman Inc.
Ron Herman
Levi���s XX
Maurizio Donadi
Senior Vice President

J Brand Inc.
Jeff Rudes
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

People StyleWatch
Susan Kaufman

Guess Inc.
Paul Marciano
Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman

Denham the Jeanmaker
Jason Denham

Christophe Loiron

Marithé + Fran��ois Girbaud
François Girbaud

Olah Inc.
Andrew Olah
Chief Executive Officer

Hudson Jeans
Peter Kim
President & Chief Executive Officer

Martelli Lavorazioni Tessili SpA
Giovanni Petrin
General Manager

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9:00am Registration & Breakfast
9:30am First Session
11:15am Refreshment Break
11:30am Second Session
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Third Session
4:00pm Networking Cocktails

150+ retail and denim/contemporary brand executives.


Sponsorship opportunities at the WWD Denim Forum provide direct access to the most influential executives in the men���s wear industry 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, contact Tina LoRegio at 212 630-2449 or

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Since 1994, Fairchild Summits - a division of the Fairchild Fashion Group - 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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