Retail Symposium - Age of Collaboration


Learn to thrive and stay relevant in retail. Speakers and panelists will share how to use collaboration to engage today's consumers.

About this Event

The Fashion Group International of Chicago presents The Age of Collaboration - A Retail Symposium. Speakers will share how the industry is interacting in unique, unexpected and surprising ways to master the modern retail experience. To thrive and stay relevant in retail, we must evolve in the social and mobile fields, and use data trends to engage in consumer’s lives, both online and offline. If you are a professional in retail, design, product development, marketing, public relations, advertising, or journalism in the fashion, beauty or home interiors join us!



8:30am - Check-in (Light Breakfast & Coffee provided)


9:00am - Keynote Speaker - Gwen Morrison, CEO, The Store,

The Americas & Australasia, WPP’s Global Retail Practice


10:00am - Panel Discussion

Liz Kammel Tilatti, CEO, ZipFit Denim

Erin Falbo, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Yorktown Center

Carson Smith, Photo Art Director, Schawk!

Melanie Bolin, Co-Founder, Mer Sea & Co.

• Moderator - Susanna Homan, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Chicago Magazine


11:00am - Break


11:15am - Closing Keynote Speaker - Brian Feit, Owner, BMF Media Group


12:15am - Lunch & Connect (Optional Box Lunch Ticket $12)


Coffee, tea, water, pastries and fruit will be provided at arrival and during breaks. Stay for lunch and connect with others in the industry and meet our speakers. You may purchase an optional box lunch ticket add-on for $12 provided by Potbelly Sandwich Shop.


Sponsor - 24 Seven

For nearly 20 years, 24 Seven has built a reputation as the preeminent recruitment firm in the Fashion and Luxury sectors. In this era of growing complexity and accelerated change, innovative brands continue to rely on 24 Seven to identify, recruit and secure game changing talent.