SOURCE: Apparel Magazine

Apparel Magazine

February 22, 2011 13:00 ET

L.L. Bean, Fox Head, Cutter & Buck Speaking at Apparel Tech Conference West

Keynote on "The Race to Embrace Consumer Mobile Apps" at March 29 Event

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Executives from L.L. Bean, Fox Head and Cutter & Buck are among the speakers who will be discussing technology strategies and success at Apparel Magazine's upcoming Apparel Tech Conference West on March 29 in Los Angeles. 

The fourth annual event, designed for apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers, is held at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), 919 South Grand Avenue, and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The conference includes a host of expert-led educational sessions focused on PLM, ERP, All-Channel Retail, PCI Compliance, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Mobility and more. The Keynote on "The Race to Embrace Consumer Mobile Apps" will be delivered by Jim Crawford, Executive Director, Global Retail Executive Council.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with leading solution providers including Gravity Pro Consulting, Centric Software, Escalate Retail (Now RedPrairie), GCS, Gerber Technology, Lawson and New Generation Computing.

Additionally, Apparel Magazine will host a Special After-Conference Augmented Reality Retail Tour & Reception at The Grove to demonstrate how mobile apps are changing how consumers shop and buy apparel.

Attendance is free for qualified apparel retailers, brands, manufacturers and contractors. To register, visit Non-sponsoring technology vendors are not admitted. To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact

In addition to the keynote, the agenda includes the following sessions, with more to be finalized soon:

  • "Fox Head's Global IT Strategy," presented by Matt Jacobsen, Director of Purchasing, Fox Head & Gravity Pro Consulting
  • "Tokenizing Credit Cards To Reduce Your PCI Footprint," presented by Keith Putt, IT Director, Cutter & Buck & Gravity Pro Consulting
  • "Social Shopping 3.0: Beyond the Buy Button," presented by Dave Bruno, Director of Marketing, RedPrairie Inc.
  • "Sourcing for Efficiencies: Visibility and Vendor Collaboration," presented by Darioush Nikpour, Director of Global Business Development, Gerber Technology - Software Solutions
  • "PLM and L.L. Bean: A Case Study," presented by Kathy Hughes, Business System Administrator, L.L.Bean & Lawson

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, Apparel's Business & Technology Leadership Conference New York, Apparel's Sourcing Summit at MAGIC, numerous web events, e-Newsletters,, a variety of leading-edge industry research reports and more.

About Edgell Communications
For the past 20+ years, Edgell Communications ( has been connecting leading executives with the world's leading service and solutions providers. Today, Edgell remains a powerhouse in the IT industry, offering unparalleled market expertise and unlimited resources for leading technology companies to reach thousands of customers and prospects -- in print, in person and online. Edgell reaches more than 143,000 business and IT executive subscribers through its six vertical brands, including Apparel, Consumer Goods Technology, RIS (Retail Info System News), Mobile Enterprise, VSR (Vertical Systems Reseller) and Hospitality Technology.

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