Thursday, April 27th - Le Parker Meridien - New York City

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Plan to Attend Thinking Retail NYC 2017

This year's Thinking Retail NYC will examine the business processes and technology essential to merchandising success in the age of anywhere/anytime retailing. The days of one-plan-fits-all stores has been replaced in the store with precise Merchandise Planning, localized assortments and online with curated offerings specific to the shopper. Discover how leading retailers are leveraging merchandising tools and techniques to win the customer and to fend off retail competitors including Amazon, both online and off.  

This is your chance to learn from leading retailer voices on  and then to take those lessons back to align your organization and solutions so that you are better prepare to address the merchandising challenges facing retailers today.

Join retail planning thought-leaders from successful global retail and brand companies for a day of insights and networking on April 27th, 2017 in New York.

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Who Should Attend?

This information-packed event is designed specifically for Executives, Management and Practitioners involved with Merchandise Planning, Buying, Allocation, Replenishment, Assortment Planning, Product Design, Product Development, Supply Chain, Merch Analysis, and Retail Merchandising Operations as well as those in IT/Solutions in charge of systems and transformation in the retail and fashion industry.

The event is exclusively for professionals representing Major Retail, Brand and Fashion Companies.

Top Five Reasons to Attend Thinking Retail NYC

  • Network with retail and brand leaders focused on planning
  • Stay up to date on merchandise planning best practices and latest trends
  • Learn about techniques and solutions beneficial to staying competitive
  • Gain exposure to advanced planning solutions
  • Enjoy great content in a thought-compelling atmosphere at this one-of-a-kind event

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LeParker Meridien 

119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019
TEL 212.245.5000

*Please call the hotel to check on room availability*

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Registration, Welcome coffee & pastries

Transforming Merchandise Management to Support Retail's Rapid Changes,  Simone Pozzi, CEO, TXT Retail



Planning Solution Scenario: Collections that Fit, Cheryl Beinetti, TXT Retail

Top Five Merchandising Challenges Facing Retailers,  Nikki Baird, Managing Partner, RSR-Retail Systems Research

Creating Customized Assortments for all Channels...even Amazon,  NYDJ Apparel, Eric Prengel, VP of Planning

Expert Panel - OmniChannel Focus - with DFS Group, Finish Line, Columbus, RSR

Digital Transformation: DFS' Journey to Revolutionalize Planning, DFS Group, Linda Canada, SVP Planning, Allocation & Replenishment

Planning Solution Scenario: Focused Collections, Christine Girodroux, TXT Retail

Networking break

Thinking Retail is a high value event for any retail planning professional to stay informed and competitive.

Holly Boggs, Retail Planning Executive

* Topics & Timing are subject to change

Thinking Retail’s speakers, content, and networking opportunities are invaluable.

Stuart Aldridge, Columbus Consulting

I highly recommend Thinking Retail NYC for the Merchandise Planning Community. I will be back!

Loreta Stamo, Perry Ellis International

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Customer Focused Assortments - Real Wins!   Mike Mausteller, Director Planning Systems Merchandise Control, Thirty-One Gifts

Networking break

Networking Lunch

9:00am - Sessions begin

4:30 Conclusion

Expert Panel - Assortment Focus - with REI, Thirty-One Gifts, NYDJ

Retail 2020,  Peter Charness, SVP & CMO, TXT Retail

Planning Inventory & Assortments in an All-Channel World, Jon Beck, CEO, Columbus Consulting