Christmas ’12: The Retail Forecast

A Half-day Conference:
The Economic Outlook, Consumer & Fashion Trends, The Holiday Sales Outlook, The Future Outlook and The Impact of Pricing Models

Presented by
Retail Marketing Society in partnership with
The Center for Professional Studies, FIT & Morgan Stanley

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

7:30-8:15am REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:15-8:30am WELCOME

8:30-9:00am THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Vincent Reinhart, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

9:00-9:30am THE HOLIDAY FASHION FORECAST
David Wolfe, Creative Director, Doneger Creative Services

9:30-10:15am THE FUTURE OF RETAIL BEGINS NOW
Erica Orange, V.P. & Jared Weiner, V.P., Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc.

10:15-10:45am BREAK

10:45-11:30am THE HOLIDAY OUTLOOK: SALES FORECAST
Kimberly Greenberger, Managing Director & Specialty Apparel Retailing/Softlines Analyst, Morgan Stanley
David Gober, Executive Director & Hardlines Analyst, Morgan Stanley
Scott Devitt, Executive Director & Consumer Internet Specialist, Morgan Stanley

11:30-12:15 pm Panel Discussion: THE PRICE IS RIGHT: Alternative pricing models and  their impact on the competitive environment for the upcoming holiday  season
Robert Burke, Robert Burke Associates
Mark Ellwood, author, “Bargain Fever”
Tom Julian, Tom Julian Group
Robert Nemett, Kurt Salmon
Moderator: Robin Lewis, Robin Lewis, Inc.

LOCATION: Katie Murphy Amphitheater
Fashion Institute of Technology
Building D- Northwest corner of Seventh Ave. & 27th St.
New York, NY

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Robin Lewis About Robin Lewis

Robin Lewis has over forty years of strategic operating and consulting experience in the retail and related consumer products industries. He has held executive positions at DuPont, VF Corporation, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), and Goldman Sachs, among others, and has consulted for dozens of retail, consumer products and other companies. In addition to his role as CEO and Editorial Director of The Robin Report, he is a professor at the Graduate School of Professional Studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology.