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JANUARY 2014: "Customers & the New Brand Paradigm: Omni-Channel and 12 Areas of Business Impact"


Speaker Andrea Gulli Moore

DECEMBER 2013: "The Retail Future: Landscape or Landmines?"


Speaker Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report

NOVEMBER 2013: "Christmas '13: The Retail Forecast Conference"


"The Economic Outlook," with Ellen Zentner, Sr. Economist, Morgan Stanley


"The Future of Retail Begins Now," with Erica Orange and Jared Weiner, Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.


"The Holiday Outlook: Sales Forecast," with Jay Sole, Stephen Shin and Kimberly Greenberger, Morgan Stanley


Robin Lewis, moderator of "The Price is Right" panel


"The Price is Right" panel discussion about alternative pricing models and their impact on the competitive sales environment with Robert Burke, Robert Burke Associates; Mark Cohen, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; Robert Nemitt, Kurt Salmon; Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever"


"The Holiday Fashion Forecast" with Tom Julian, The Doneger Group

OCTOBER 2013: "Learning from Emerging Markets"


Paco Underhill, Founder & CEO, Envirosell

JUNE 2013: "Key Themes in Retailing: Trouble, Turnaround & Technology"


Panelists from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (l. to r.): Chuck Pinson Rose, CFA, Director (supermarkets and specialty hard goods); David Kuntz, Director (department stores and specialty apparel); Ana Lai, CFA, Senior Director (discounters and drugstores); Bob Schulz, CFA, Managing Director, Analytical Manager, Retail & Restaurants

MAY 2013: "Focus 2012: Trends in Digital Media: E-tail & Retail"


Keynote Speaker Lori Schafer


Kelland Willis, Forrester Research; Deborah Weinswig, Citi Investment Research; Kevin Swanwick, Verifone


Ronald Levine, Herrick Feinstein LLP; Bob Amster, Retail Technology Group


Will Felcon, Digitrix

MARCH 2013: "NYC: Where Bricks & Mortar Are Always in Style"


Speakers Haim Chera, Managing Principal, Crown Acquisitions & Laura Pomerantz, Principal & Founding Partner, PBS Realty Advisors

FEBRUARY 2013: "Leadership in the Age of Multi-Channel Retailing"


Walter J. Salmon, Stanley Roth, Sr., Professor of Retailing, Emeritus,
Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration

JANUARY 2013: "Retailing 2013: Key Trends & Issues"


Moderator Margaret Cannella, Professor, Columbia Business School with Carla Casella, Managing Director in High Yield Research, JPMorgan and Ginger Chambless, Executive Director & Senior Analyst, JPMorgan

JANUARY 2013: "A Conversation with Millard Drexler"


Speaker, Millard Drexler, Chairman & CEO, J. Crew Group

SEPTEMBER 2012: "The Inside Buzz About Fashion Bloggers"


Speaker, Digital Media Expert Dalia Strum

JUNE 2012: "My Life at Liz Claiborne"


Jerome Chazen (Speaker and former CEO, Liz Claiborne) with Bob Negron (RMS Board Member)

MAY 2012 CONFERENCE: "Focus 2012: Trends in Digital Media: E-tail & Retail"


Keynote speaker Lori Schafer, co-author, “BRANDED!”


Conference committee member Bob Amster, Retail Technology Group with panelist Mark Friedman, Steve Madden


RMS Board President Lloyd Lippman, Career Management Int’l with speaker Neil Rosen, eWay Direct


Panelist Perry Cooper, Rue La La


Bob Amster with speaker Bernie Brennan, The Brennan Group

APRIL 2012: “Fashion Mergers & Acquisitions Today” 


Allan Ellinger, Sr. Managing Partner, Marketing Management Group

MARCH 2012: "Is Talent Out of Fashion?"


Moderator: Lloyd Lippman, President, Career Management Int’l.


Panelists: Erin Armendinger, Managing Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center, The Wharton School & Megan Glickman, Director of Human Resources, Chanel USA


Panelist: Nancy Straface, Sr. V.P., Human Resources, Loehmann’s


Panelist: Gail Monroe-Perry, Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition, Warnaco

FEBRUARY 2012: "The Consumer is NOT Dead"


Marni Shapiro, Managing Partner, The Retail Tracker

JANUARY 2012: "What's Working & What's Missing in Customer Service"


Teri Agins, Wall Street Journal Columnist, Fashion Industry Writer & Author

DECEMBER 2011: "The Brand as the North Star"


Bill D'Arienzo, Founder & CEO, WDA Brand Marketing Solutions

OCTOBER 2011: "Report on Fashion Week"


Catharine Moellering, The Tobé Report

SEPTEMBER 2011: "Trends in Retail Mergers & Acquisitions"


John Secor, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

JUNE 23, 2011: "The Impact of Inflation on the Consumer," Panel Discussion with the Citi Investment Research Team


Steve Wieting, U.S. Economist & Managing Director


Jeff Black, Director & Sr. Analyst, Kate McShane, Director & Retail Analyst, Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director & Senior Retail Analyst

JUNE 1, 2011: "The Making of a Retail Concept"


Dan Nissanoff, Founder & CEO, Make Meaning

MAY 2011: "Trends in Digital Media Conference"


Keynote speaker Lori Schafer, co-author, “Branded: How Retailers Engage Consumers with Social Media"

APRIL 2011: "Gas & Growth in Retailing"


Speaker Richard Hastings, Macro & Consumer Strategist, Global Hunter Securities LLC

MARCH 2011: "The New Rules of Retail"


Speaker Robin Lewis, CEO, The Robin Report and co-author of the book, "The New Retail"

FEBRUARY 2011: "Pop-up Stores: More Than Just a Seasonal Strategy"


Speakers Rich Hauer, Managing Director, BDO Consulting; David Berliner, Partner, BDO Consulting; and Steven Silverstein, CEO, Spencer Gifts


Speaker Eric Sadi, Assistant VP, Simon Property Group

For more information about this meeting:
1. Visit www.greenpearl.com
2. Visit https://blog.bdo.com

JANUARY 2011: "Retailing and the LBO Market in 2011"


From left to right: Margaret Cannella, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School; Carla Casella, Managing Director, JPMorgan; Virginia Chambless, Executive Director, JPMorgan

DECEMBER 2010: "What Women Want"


Speaker Paco Underhill, Founder & CEO, Envirosell

SEPTEMBER 2010: "Cross Category Competition: The New Battle for Market Share"


Speaker Dee Warmath, Senior VP of Retail Insights, The NPD Group

JUNE 2010: "Automated Retail: A New Shopping Frontier"


Gower Smith, Founder & CEO, ZoomSystems, speaking at our June meeting

MAY 2010: "Everyday Challenges Facing the Vendor Community"


Allan Ellinger, Senior Managing Partner, Marketing Management Group, speaking at our May meeting

APRIL 2010: "Brand is the New Black"


RMS Board President Lloyd Lippman, Career Management International, with April speaker Dr. Robert Passikoff, Brand Keys

MARCH 2010: "Strategizing Definitive New Marketing Techniques to Motivate Consumers" 


Burt Tansky, Chairman & CEO, The Neiman Marcus Group

FEBRUARY 2010: "Changing Places: The Evolution of Retail and Wholesale Business Models"


Paul Charron, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus LLC; Former Chairman and CEO, Liz Claiborne Inc.

For more information about this meeting, visit www.greenpearl.com

JANUARY 2010:  “The New Retail”


Speaker: Marni Shapiro, Managing Partner, The Retail Tracker

For more information about this meeting:
1. Visit www.greenpearl.com
2. Visit www.lookonline.com - scroll down to January 22, 2010

DECEMBER 2009: "Fashion Fights Back: Conditions in the Garment District & the Future of NYC as a Fashion Capital"


Speaker: Robert Savage, President, Nanette Lepore


Speakers: Erica Wolf and Heather Pech, CEO, Nanette Lepore

For more information about this meeting:
1. Visit www.greenpearl.com
2. Visit www.weknowtvblog.blogspot.com

NOVEMBER 2009: "Social Media: Can Facebook, Twitter & Blogs Help Grow a Business?"


Speaker Tim Parry, Senior Writer & Social Media Strategist, Multichannel Merchant

OCTOBER 2009: "Christmas '09: The Retail Forecast"


RMS Board President Lloyd Lippman, Career Management International with speakers Kate McShane, Citigroup; Steven Wieting, Citigroup; Kimberly Greenberger, Citigroup


Speaker: Robert Negron, Sr., N Group NYC LLC


Speaker: David Wolfe, Doneger Creative Services


Panel on "Trends in Off-Price Retail: Carrie Geldner, Tanger Factory Outlet; Paul Hurley, ideeli.com; Jerry Politzer, Loehmann's

SEPTEMBER 2009: "The Current State of Factoring"


Stuart Brister, President & CEO, Wells Fargo Trade Capital

JUNE 2009: "Passion Brands"


Kate Newlin, author of “Passion Brands: Why Some Brands are ‘Just Gotta Have, Drive All Night For, and Tell All Your Friends About’ "

MAY 2009: "Credit Trends in Retailing & Apparel Manufacturing"


Jerry Hirschberg, Standard & Poor’s


Diane Shand, Standard & Poor’s


Jayne Ross, Standard & Poor’s


Jackie Oberoi, Standard & Poors

APRIL 2009: “Luxury Marketers: Changing Strategies to Survive”


Speaker: Greg Furman, Chairman, The Luxury Marketing Council


April Bonus Session: Update on retail sales trends by Angela Jameson, Manager, Research Programs & Projects, International Council of Shopping Centers

MARCH 2009: "Retail Real Estate Trends: 2009 and Beyond"



(l. to r.) Marshall Felenstein, President, Felenstein Was & Associates; Richard O’Connell, Executive VP, Legal & Real Estate, Talbots, Inc.; John E. DeWolf III, Executive VP, Real Estate and Strategic Initiatives, New York & Company, Inc.; Nicholas G. King, Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP, Prime Retail; Henry Goldfarb, Vice Chairman, Retail Group, Grubb & Ellis

FEBRUARY 2009: "The Troubled World of Retailing"

Speakers: Arthur Steinberg, Partner, King & Spalding Robert Raskin, Managing Director, SB Capital Group, LLC

JANUARY 2009 MEETING: "Chaos and Opportunity"

January speaker Paco Underhill, founder & CEO, Envirosell

Paco Underhill signing copies of his new book

DECEMBER 2008 MEETING: "The Migration from Catalog to Web"

December speaker Stephanie Sobel, Redcats Group USA

 
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