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,
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
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.
JANUARY 2010: “The New Retail”
DECEMBER 2009: "Fashion Fights Back: Conditions in the Garment District & the Future of NYC as a Fashion Capital"
Speaker: Robert Savage, President, Nanette Lepore
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 &
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 &
FEBRUARY 2009: "The Troubled World of Retailing"
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