SOURCE: Apparel Magazine

July 26, 2011 13:00 ET

Charming Shoppes Exec to Speak at Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC

Former Gloria Jeans Exec Also Joins Panel Discussion

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Bryan Eshelman, Sr. Vice President, Operations, Charming Shoppes, and Nancy Marino, former EVP/Chief Supply Chain Officer, Gloria Jeans, will both speak on the Executive Panel at the 5th Annual Apparel Sourcing Summit at MAGIC, to take place Aug. 22, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Eshelman and Marino will join Judy Gnaedig, Director, Strategic Projects Fashion, Lectra Headquarters, and Bryan Riviere, Vice President/Head of Global Sourcing and Manufacturing, lululemon athletica, in discussing "The Strategic Use of Technology in Building a World Class Sourcing Organization."

Designed for sourcing executives and managers, Apparel's Sourcing Summit also will feature key highlights of Apparel's Excellence in Sourcing Study, conducted in partnership with leading consulting firm Kurt Salmon. The Study reveals benchmarks and statistics relative to methods of buying, sourcing locales, sourcing lead times, inventory turns, vendor performance measurement, supply chain visibility and more, and this year will have an increased emphasis on how technology is being used in the sourcing arena.

The panel will be moderated by Tony Ward, partner at Kurt Salmon.

The Apparel Sourcing Summit at MAGIC is sponsored by Title Sponsor Lectra and Gold Sponsors TradeCard and WRAP and is an official program of Sourcing at MAGIC. Located adjacent to MAGIC, Sourcing at MAGIC is the largest fashion sourcing event in North America offering one-stop shopping for the entire apparel, footwear and accessories supply chain. Twice a year, attendees have the opportunity to meet more than 700 contract and original design manufacturers, design and textile resources, fabric mills and component suppliers from the world's most important regions and markets, all under one roof.

Registration for Apparel's Sourcing Summit is complimentary for qualified apparel, brand and retail executives. To register, visit apparelmag.com or contact Fran Stallings at 803-771-7500, ext. 3040 or fstallings@apparelmag.com. Attendees also must register for Sourcing at MAGIC, which is complimentary for qualified industry professionals. Sourcing at MAGIC runs from August 21 to 24, 2011.

For sponsor information for Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC contact snichols@apparelmag.com.

About Apparel
Apparel magazine offers technology and business insight from concept to consumer, providing competitive, actionable information to executives representing the world's most successful apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers. Its targeted content addresses Retail Intelligence, Supply Chain, Sourcing & Logistics, Concept-to-Spec and Fiber-to-Fabric. An Edgell Communications publication, Apparel also produces the Apparel Executive Forum, the Apparel Business and Technology Leadership Conference in New York, Apparel Tech Conference West in Los Angeles, numerous web events, e-Newsletters, apparelmag.com, a variety of leading-edge industry research reports and more.

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