Wednesday, September 17, 2014 RETAIL INDUSTRY REVIEW & OUTLOOK: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH EXPERTS FROM STANDARD & POOR'S RATINGS SERVICES Our panelists will consider the following questions facing the retailing and supermarkets industries in 2015: - Sears & J.C. Penney: Headed in Different Directions? - Myths and Realities: The Long-Term View of Online Retail vs. Bricks and Mortar - Mergers, Acquisitions and Leveraged Buy-Outs: What's Hot? What's Not?
Panelistsfrom Standard & Poor's Ratings Services: Bob Schulz, CFA, Managing Director, Analytical Manager, Retail
Ana Lai, CFA, Senior Director, Analytical Manager, REITs and
Homebuilders Toby Crabtree, Director (department stores, apparel, online
Chuck Pinson-Rose, CFA, Director (supermarkets and specialty hard goods)
Moderator: Margaret Cannella, Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School, former retailing analyst
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Location: Arno Ristorante, 141 West 38th St. (between 7th & Broadway), NYC