Skechers USA Inc. celebrated in style on Monday night when it threw a party in honor of its 20th anniversary.
The company’s distributors, joint-venture partners, subsidiaries, licensees and sourcing teams — 1,400 people from more than 100 countries — joined in the celebration, held at the Diamond Ballroom at JW Marriott L.A.
The event was timed to coincide with the firm’s first global conference.
“We brought everybody in from around the world for one single conference,” said Skechers President Michael Greenberg. “Traditionally, we’ve broken it up. We’d have our Asian conference, our European conference and the Americas conference. This is the first time we brought the entire world together under one roof. It’s a celebration.”
And for his part, CFO David Weinberg said even bigger celebrations await the company in the future as it prepares to expand in Brazil, China and Japan.
“We think those three countries together can be as significant as anything we’ve ever done,” he said.