The College of Design convenes a forum, “Retail Connect: Succeeding in an unpredictable marketplace,” where retail and consumer trend experts share their insights, foresights, and strategies.
“The Midwest and the Twin Cities are home to some of the world’s leading retailers, including Target, Best Buy, and Christopher and Banks, and we want to provide an opportunity to share and learn from each other innovative ideas concerning how to successfully navigate the current challenges facing the industry,” said Kim Johnson (Retail Merchandising).
The forum takes place on Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:30-9:00 p.m., in University Hall of the McNamara Alumni Center and features Mike Dervos, senior vice president and regional director of stores, Macy’s North Region; Roberta Bonoff, chief executive and president, Creative Kidstuff; and Vickie Abrahamson, Panoramix Global. The event is open to the public but space is limited. The cost of attendance is $20 ($5 for students) and registration is required.
- UMNews media advisory: “How to succeed in an unpredictable marketplace: U of M College of Design convenes top minds in retail and consumer trends on Oct. 21“