On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, The Retail Leaders Circle staged the “Re-Configuring The New State of Retail” Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York. RLC Founder, Panos Linardos, also Executive Director of the New York Institute of Management, stated, ” THE RLC NYC Summit is an annual invigorating gathering of the foremost retail icons, key industry opinion leaders and game-changers to engage in deep and strategic conversations on the most critical challenges, opportunities and innovations that shape the retail future.”
The Headline Speaker was legendary designer Tommy Hilfiger, who spoke with Marigay McKee, CEO & Founder of MM Luxe Consulting, on the “Power of Disruption”.
The Opening Key Note Speaker was David Jaffe, Chairman & CEO of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. a leading specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls which generates $7 billion in annual sales and operates 4,500 stores across the US and Canada, including Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Jutice, Dressbarn, Maurice’s and Catherine’s, who spoke on “The State of the Retail Industry.”
Related Urban President & CEO, Kenneth Himmel, talked about “Hudson Yards: Creating a Global Neighborhood”
Financo Chairman Gilbert Harrison moderated a discussion on “Retail’s Seismic Shift.”
Jill Granoff, CEO of Eurazeo Brands, was amongst the panelists who discussed “Powering Growth through Investments in Luxury: Strategic vs. Financial Buyers”
Alina Cho, Editor at Large for Ballantine Bantam Dell, interviewed Moda Operandi Founder Lauren Santo Domingo, Trey Laird, Jenny Baik of Orchard Mile, and Tony King on “Disrupting Traditional Luxury Online.”
And, Steve Mormoris, Former CMO, Coty & Industry Consultant, moderated a discussion on “The Future of Fragrances in the Beauty Industry” with Achim Daub, President Scent & Care at Symrise; Camille McDonald, Former President, Bath & Body Works; Firmenich President Armand de Villoutreys; and Marcus Freeman, Group CFO, Chalhoub Group.
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