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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Evening Event

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In Partnership with RSM US LLP

Head into 2019 armed with insights on top-of-mind issues

that are vitally important to the retail community

Join us for a Fireside Chat that will cover a range of topics, including
         • the market forces that are influencing the ways consumers shop for products
         •  the market drivers that are shaping millennial shopping habits
         •  the impact of tariffs on sourcing and profitability for those in the apparel, footwear  and textile industries
         • how the volatility of diplomacy will have an impact on the marketplace

Gene Shear, Partner, Assurance Services Consumer Products, RSM US LLP
Gene's industry expertise includes working with consumer product companies, specifically including the retail, luxury fashion, and health and beauty industry. He leads audit teams serving clients dealing with accounting issues pivotal to this industry, including revenue recognition, lease accounting, inventory valuation and sell-through consideration.

Edward Hertzman Founder and President, Sourcing Journal
Eddie spent more than a decade working as a top executive for major sourcing companies all over the world, including Synergies Worldwide and Pearl Global. He has partnered with globally recognized retailers and wholesalers with special expertise in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and China. He continues to consult widely on sourcing and supply chain matters. In 2009, in response to a gaping need in the industry, he founded Sourcing Journal Online. With more than 60,000 subscribers, it is the largest trade journal devoted to the sourcing apparel and textile industry supply chain in the world.

Conducting the conversation:

Marie Driscoll, Managing Director, Luxury & Fashion, Coresight Research, Inc.
Marie is a highly experienced and respected industry analyst focusing on apparel brands, apparel retailers, and luxury goods. She has served in key analytical and business development roles in leading financial research firms, including Director of Consumer Discretionary Retail, Standard & Poor’s Equity Research Department. Marie was recognized three times in The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey. She has been a part of Coresight Research since 2014 as a consultant to the firm and recently joined on a permanent basis.

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RSM is excited to welcome us to their new space at 4 Times Square, the greenest skyscraper in the country! The newly renovated and beautifully designed space boasts a large outdoor terrace overlooking Times Square and various NYC landmarks.

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Wine tasting, compliments of FitVine Wine. FitVine Wine was born when friends made a pact to craft amazing wines that also fit their lifestyles. Their team is always on the go, whether doing CrossFit, cycling, running, skiing, paddle boarding, or just enjoying the outdoors. FitVine combines a love for wine and fitness with an ethic for sustainability.


RMS Members: $40

Guests: $60

Students: $22.00* 

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



5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Check-in and networking: 5:30 pm-6:00 pm

Program begins at 6:00 pm




4 Times Square, NYC

(151 West 43rd St.)


To register, click on the "Register" button in the upper left corner of this page.

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