GIII SPORTS' CARL BANKS TO DELIVER 2019 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show will be hosting its 3rd annual Industry Breakfast and Keynote Address, Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30 am. All registered attendees and exhibitors are invited to join us for a hot breakfast and to enjoy this year’s keynote speaker – Carl Banks, former New York Giant and President of G-III Sports.
Banks is a former All-Pro NFL linebacker, two-time Super Bowl Champion, and Michigan State Hall of Famer. In addition to his football background, he also has 30+ years of fashion and licensing industry experience. He will be sharing stories from both careers, as well as how he built his business and his views on the current licensing landscape.
The Keynote and Breakfast are free to registered attendees.
Trends and Numbers: A Look at Sports and Licensing
Marty Brochstein, SVP Industry Relations and Information at The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA)
Tuesday, January 22, 11:00 am
This session will take a look at where the sports licensing business is today, using the results of LIMA’s latest Annual Licensing Business Survey, as well as responses to our end of year flash survey of licensing executives, to spotlight the state of the business and the challenges and opportunities facing the industry going forward. Get insight on the licensing industry as a whole, the sports sector in particular, and some of the trends and forces affecting both. Find out where you fit in and how you can capitalize on opportunities the future presents.
Building Healthy Supplier Partnerships Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jon Bibo, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent College Bookstore Association
Tuesday, January 22, 2:00 pm
A panel of collegiate retailers and manufacturers will share their diverse perspectives on how to build true partnerships for success. Finding common ground between retailers and manufacturer to mutually build sales and profits is more important than ever, so find out why sharing data, developing closer collaborations, and mutual problem-solving is essential to success for all parties (including consumers!)
What's Trending Up in the Collegiate Retail Market?
Paula Haerr, Vice President of Programs & Services at the Independent College Bookstore Association
Wednesday, January 23, 2:00 pm
Want to hear about the top hot trends in the collegiate retail marketplace? Featuring new and exciting products can drive traffic and sales. The Independent College Bookstore Association (ICBA) will share insights into some of the leading collegiate licensed product and category trends as heard from and reported by leading manufacturers and college store buyers from around the country.
*Seminars are open to all attendees and exhibitors. Must have show badge to attend.*