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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - DAY ONE
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Exhibits Open
10:00 - 10:45 am
Executive Issues Session #1
Guess Gets IT Right, Mike Relich, Sr. Vice President & CIO, Guess Inc.

Behind the fashion at Guess - its major brands include the upscale, youth-oriented GUESS?, the even more upscale, women's fashion-oriented GUESS by MARCIANO, and the affordable but aspirational youth brand G by GUESS - is an extraordinarily complex, but well-oiled operation which supports both a diversified product mix and diversified business model. Posting revenue exceeding $2.1 billion and net income of $242 million for fiscal 2010, Guess has been one of the most consistently profitable U.S. apparel companies in recent years, and its volume has more than tripled since 2003.
Relich will discuss Guess' information technology strategy and platform and how it supports a global enterprise that encompasses thriving businesses across wholesale, direct-to-consumer and e-commerce channels, touching on the firm's approach to collaboration, PLM, sourcing, mobile applications, assortment planning, loyalty programs and more.
10:45 - 11:15 am
Exclusive Exhibit Time
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Technology Solutions Session #1
PLM: Providing Visibility and Mobility throughout the Supply Chain, Nicholas Jouriles, Enterprise PLM Solutions Consultant, Gerber Technology
In today's market, visibility and mobility throughout the entire supply chain could mean the difference between success and obsolescence. Investments in PLM provide benefits throughout the business enterprise including time to market and cost control. Learn how using a comprehensive PLM solution to manage your supply chain processes allows companies to ensure that the right product is delivered to the right place at the right time.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch in Exhibit Area
1:00 - 1:45 pm Executive Issues Session #2
Forging PLM's Next Frontier -- The Sourcing Connection, Janet Suleski, Research Director, Retail, Gartner 

As apparel manufacturers and retailers get the basics of PLM in place, they are looking to the next horizon - linking sourcing functions very tightly with product design and development. And they are beginning to put pressure on their suppliers to become more active participants in the sourcing process. This research-based presentation will explore "Where do we go from here?" and the next frontiers for data sharing.
1:45 - 2:15 pm Exclusive Exhibit Time
2:15 - 3:00 pm Technology Solutions Session #2
Shopping Reinvented: Next-Generation Apparel Retailing, Scott Bonar, Senior Industry Consultant, Escalate Retail

Understanding how to leverage evolving technology to impact the way people search for, evaluate, and purchase is fast becoming critical to survival in the world of apparel retailing. Join Escalate Retail for a multi-media look at specific ways that apparel retailers can take advantage of the convergence of ubiquitous connectivity, persistent mobility, and pervasive social networking to find new ways to engage customers, drive more sales, and earn more repeat business.
3:15 - 4:00 pm Executive Issues Session #3
From Capitol Hill: The Apparel Industry Legislative Update

Speaker: Kevin Burke, President & CEO, American Apparel & Footwear Association
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) speaks on behalf of the U.S. apparel and footwear industries, and their suppliers, before Congress and a variety of federal and state agencies on issues ranging from trade policy to safety regulations, and as such is an influential voice on Capitol Hill and around the world. In this session, AAFA President and CEO Kevin Burke shares his insights on the November mid-term elections and the most pressing legislative events of the day impacting apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers.
4:00 - 5:30 pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Area
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - DAY TWO
9:00 am - 2:30 pm Registration
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Exhibits Open
9:30 - 10:15 am
Executive Issues Session #4
How to Protect Designs While Creating Valuable Intellectual Property Assets
Speaker: Christopher V. Carani, Esq., Shareholder, McAndrews Held & Malloy Ltd.

Get expert advice on how to acquire and when to use utility patents, design patents, trademarks or copyrights to protect and grow your bottom line. Referencing critical real-world cases, this session will explore what designers should do to avoid infringing other's intellectual property rights and how brands and retailers can acquire international design protection and license their designs.
10:15 - 11:15 am
Exclusive Exhibit Time
11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Technology Solutions Session #3
RFID for Retail Apparel - Getting the Business Case Right
Larry Arnstein, Sr. Director Business Development, Impinj Inc.

With more than 100 RFID apparel programs worldwide, and public validation from major retailers that tagging at the item level offers high ROI, the ramp-up has begun. Item-level RFID heralds a new data driven approach to optimizing on-shelf availability for customers by casting a spotlight on normally invisible parts of retail operations. But the decision to implement RFID remains challenging. In this session learn how retailers are using RFID at the source and in the store, how they are deploying across stores and categories, and a new method for determining the value of RFID for your business.

12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch in Exhibit Area
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Technology Solutions Session #4
Our Future Electronically-Enabled Supply Chain --The facts about item-level RFID engagement
Speakers: Bill Connell, Senior Vice President of Logistics and Operations, Macy's Inc. & Art Smith, CEO, GS1 Canada & VICS Board Member
Bill and Art are currently working with retail-industry stakeholders to identify applications and guidelines for the standardized use of RFID technology throughout today's vast, global supply chain. They will discuss how the industry is collaborating to establish use cases and potential adoption strategies for RFID and how attendees can become involved in the effort. They will also share their views concerning the ultimate value proposition: meeting the expectations of the consumer.

2:00 - 2:45 pm Executive Issues Session #5
Meeting the Multi-Channel Retail Challenge, Sahir Anand, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Retail, Hospitality & Banking, The Aberdeen Group
Today's consumers are more demanding than ever, and apparel retailers must be willing to adapt to their channel preferences. As the online and mobile channels continue to gain in prominence, consumers expect to receive the same brand promise and experience across all channels, making it an absolute necessity that retailers re-think their cross-channel stance. This research-based session will emphasize how to integrate channels across the retail portfolio.
2:45 - 3:30 pm Exclusive Exhibit Time 
3:30 pm Tech Conference Concludes