More Big Names Sign On to FN Summit

More Big Names Sign On to
Liz Rodbell, EVP of merchandising at Lord & Taylor

More big names have signed on as panelists at the upcoming 2011 FN CEO Summit, to be held April 27-29 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.

In addition to the individual speaker lineup, there will be three panels during the event.

The first, “What’s In Store — Five Strategies to Revolutionize Retail,” will feature Liz Rodbell, EVP of merchandising at Lord & Taylor; Fred Mossler, head of merchandising at Zappos.com;  Tarek Hassan, president of The Tannery; and Ron White, CEO and creative director of Ron White Shoes.

A second panel, “The Class of 2011 — Four Designers at the Tipping Point,” will spotlight designers Alejandro Ingelmo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Jerome Rousseau and Yeardley Smith.

“Sold & Told — Company Owners Discuss Life Post-Sale” will feature three shoe executives who recently sold their businesses, as well as Gilbert Harrison, chairman of investment banking firm Financo Inc. Panelists will include Tina Aldatz, president and founder of Foot Petals; Sam Edelman, president of the Sam Edelman division at Brown Shoe Co.; and Jim Tarica, co-president of footwear at LF USA.

Spaces are still available to attend the summit, which kicks off with a special evening keynote address by designer John Varvatos. For more information, contact Marne Friedman at 212.630.4379 or marne_friedman@condenast.com.  

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