Retailers of branded consumer products face dramatic challenges. Headlines declaring a "Retail Apocalypse", news stories tracking store closings, and noticeable mall vacancies all depict existing turmoil. Yet, opportunities abound. The future is spurred on by technology including the convenience of on-line shopping, personalization of product, the advent of value-added in-store experiences and investor desire for proven or trending brands.
Join us on November 17 for an expert panel discussion on the current state of retailing branded consumer products. Spanning the CEO, CFO, COO and GC functions of the C-Suite, our expert panel will share their recent experiences in leading New England based consumer product companies through these transformative times. Discussion will include procedures used to accomplish orderly and value-enhancing results for various stakeholders. While highlighting lessons learned from their decades of substantial experiences, the panel will offer practical tips for others working to navigate and flourish in the current environment.
Robert Kliewe, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at The Fitzpatrick Companies, the Western Massachusetts-based parent company of Country Curtains which recently announced the commencement of an orderly wind-up of operations.
Nancy Babine Kucinski, formerly CEO of Fetco Home Decor, an Eastern Massachusetts-based wholesaler of photo frames, photo albums, wall decor, mirrors and home accent accessories focused on craftsmanship, innovative design, and value which recently completed an out of court sale of all assets.
Michael J. Wall, Foley & Lardner LLP ; formerly executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Performance Sports Group Ltd., a Southern New Hampshire based designer and manufacturer of hockey, baseball and lacrosse equipment and apparel under the Bauer, Easton and Cascade/Maverik brands which recently completed an in court sale of all assets.
Marjorie Kaufman, Getzler Henrich, managing director of the northeast region and based in the Boston office whose recent experiences include advising various manufacturers, distributors and retailers of consumer products.
7:00-7:45 AM- Registration & Networking
7:45-9:00 AM- Breakfast & Program
No cancellations will be accepted within 48 hours of the event. Substitutions are allowed and must be submitted in writing (e-mail is acceptable). If the substitute is not a TMA Member, the difference in registration fee will be required. Please note that if you register for the event after the cancellation deadline has passed, you will not be eligible for a refund should you need to cancel your registration. Registrants who fail to attend the event and do not provide written notice in accordance with these policies and deadlines are responsible for full payment.