Thursday, November 9, 2017
295 5th Avenue, Buyer's Lounge
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Attendance is FREE for members! Non-members may attend for a rate of $50.00
The HFPA Annual Meeting is an opportunity to receive an activity update on YOUR association from President Jeff Kaufman and legal counsel Bob Leo. We are also excited to announce that Robin Lewis, Founder & CEO, of The Robin Report will serve as the keynote speaker and will address current trends in the retail space and how that will impact business in the future.
Robin Lewis is the founder and CEO of The Robin Report. He is an author, speaker, and consultant for the retail and consumer products industries. Previously, he was Vice President at Goldman Sachs, where he developed and launched a global retail consulting practice. Prior to Goldman Sachs, as Vice President and Executive Editor of Women's Wear Daily. Earlier in his career he held executive positions in strategic planning, business development, and brand and marketing management at DuPont, VF Corporation and Grey Advertising.
He is frequently requested by C-level management for advice, consultation and strategic presentations: among them are Bloomingdale’s, JC Penney, Macy’s, VF Corp., Kohl’s, Charming Shoppes, Estee Lauder, Nordstrom, Footlocker, and Ralph Lauren, as well as financial firms such as The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs and others.
He is the co-author of The New Rules of Retail, published by Palgrave- McMillan, and the recently released Retail’s Seismic Shift. He is often quoted in various trade and consumer publications such as Women’s Wear Daily, Time Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Brand Week, and Advertising Age, as well as appearing on CNBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Fashion Group International, and on the Advisory Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and has served on the Board of Governors for the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parson’s School of Design. His also an adjunct Professor for FIT’s Global Fashion Management Program