Retail Frontier Event
Robin Lewis, Founder and CEO of the essential retail trade, The Robin Report, and Former Vice President of Goldman Sachs and Executive Editor of Women's Wear Daily will return to keynote its second annual "Retail Frontier Event" on February 28, 2013 in Founders Hall at the historic Charles Town Landing site. He will be joined by Marshall Merritt from iCore Consultants.
The topic of this year's Retail Frontier Event is "The Jobsian Era: The Art & Science of Retail Converge". Mr. Lewis, who co-authored, The New Rules of Retail, brings an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the industry. He brings perspective from having worked with the top retail and consumer facing businesses globally including Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder and Amazon. Apple has been included in both Mr. Lewis' book and his retail article on the Jobsian Era.
He will be joined by Marshall Merritt, an Apple Consulting Expert whose company, iCore Consultants, brings the secure and mobile MAC platform to businesses throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. He is currently a 10.6 Apple Certified Systems Administrator and Technical Coordinator, and he is certified with Mac OS X Security & Mobility with Mobile Technical Competency and LightSpeed POS complete retail solutions.
Ms. Krekel said, "After last year's sold-out event, we are delighted Robin is coming back with a complete new twist on retail. Adding to the excitement of the evening will be Apple expert, Marshall Merritt, who will discuss how retailers can use the newest technology to their advantage and create outstanding brand loyalty." Mr. Lewis said, "I look forward to coming back and being a part of another FGI Charleston Retail Frontier Event. Last year we talked about the fundamental transformation taking place in the retail world. I look forward to continuing the discussion and moving it to 2013 and beyond with a technological focus."
The February 28 event is open to the public and begins with 6:00 p.m. cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by the program and a Q&A with the audience. The event will end at 9:00 p.m.
About Fashion Group International Inc.
The Fashion Group International Inc., founded in 1930, is a global, non-profit organization of dynamic professionals in all areas of the fashion and design-related industries of apparel, accessories, beauty and home. FGI's mission is to be the preeminent authority on the business of fashion and design, and to help members become more effective in their professional lives. FGI Charleston was licensed in 2011 to support the local fashion and design industries. It has become the fastest growing region of FGI in the world.
Founder's Hall at Charles Towne Landing (View)
1500 Old Towne Road
Charleston, SC 29407
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