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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Breakfast Meeting

Presented in partnership with FIT, Professional Studies


President & CEO, The Children's Place

Our annual "A Conversation with . . ." program features a renowned retail talent. This year we are honored to have Jane Elfers, President & CEO of The Children's Place, as our guest. Her epic turnaround of The Children's Place over the past few years is a success story not to be missed!

Jane Elfers joined The Children's Place as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. She quickly formulated a strategic growth plan focused on Best-in Class Talent, Superior Product, Business Transformation through Technology, Alternate Channels of Distribution, and Fleet Optimization. Jane has delivered several years of industry-leading shareholder returns through a talent upgrade across the company, a relentless focus on product, a complete overhaul of the company's planning and allocation systems, expansion into multiple international markets, the introduction of a digital and brick and mortar wholesale strategy, and most recently, the development of a multi-pronged strategic digital transformation of The Children's Place brand.

Jane is a 34-year retail veteran and a turnaround expert. She previously served as president and CEO of Lord & Taylor, during which time she transformed the ailing brand, saving it from extinction.

Jane began her retail career at Macy's and is a graduate of Bucknell University where she earned her B.S. in Business Administration and currently serves on their Board of Trustees.

The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America. The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place,” "Place" and "Baby Place" brand names. As of February 3, 2018, the Company operates 1,014 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, has an online store and has 190 international points of distribution open and operated by its seven franchise partners in 19 countries.

Conducting the conversation:

Robin Lewis

CEO, The Robin Report



RMS Members: $65

Guests: $85

Students: $22.00* **

*Offer limited to currently enrolled students only; bring student ID; preregistration required. 

** There is no charge for FIT students but FIT students must confirm in order to attend; call (212) 217-4617 to be added to the roster.  


8:15 am-10:00 am

(Check-in & Continental Breakfast: 8:15 am-9:00 am; Program: 9:00 am-10:00 am)



Fashion Institute of Technology

David Dubinsky Center, Bld. A, 8th floor

(Northeast corner of 27th St. & 8th Ave., NYC)


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