SOURCE: Apparel Magazine

Apparel Magazine

September 11, 2012 13:00 ET

Lululemon Athletica, Casual Male Retail Group Execs to Keynote 2012 Apparel Executive Forum

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Two chief executives from leading firms Lululemon Athletica and Casual Male Retail Group will deliver the Keynote addresses at the 12th Annual Apparel Executive Forum, to be held Oct. 1-3, 2012 at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans.

Kathryn M. Henry, CIO, Logistics and Distribution, Lululemon Athletica, will address "The Lululemon Trifecta: Culture, Innovation, Technology." Having built a hugely successful yoga and sports lifestyle brand, Lululemon Athletica is perhaps best known for its ability to create and nurture a guest experience that is both compelling and authentic. Henry will share the inspiring Lululemon Athletica story by examining who the brand is, how an entrepreneurial approach drives product innovation, what makes its global technological infrastructure tick and how its underlying corporate culture makes the company truly unique.

Dennis Hernreich, Executive Vice President, COO & CFO, Casual Male Retail Group Inc., will present "Casual Male Supersizes Its Growth Strategy." Casual Male Retail Group Inc., the largest multi-channel specialty retailer of big and tall men's apparel, is on the move with an innovative store and web concept that provides an ultimate, one-stop shop for its niche marketplace. DestinationXL provides men's apparel assortments for any lifestyle from amongst its more than 2,000 styles from more than 100 private and national brands in sizes that start at XL and up. Hernreich will offer an inside look at how the retailer is managing this unique transformation of its entire business over the next several years and raising its profitability metrics at the same time.

With a theme of "Embracing Innovation to Drive Profitability," The Apparel Executive Forum is an exclusive, content- and networking-rich event that accepts a limited number of registrations for qualified apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers. Other companies on the speaking agenda include Tea Collection, Perry Ellis International, American Apparel, Bain & Company Inc. and Credit-Suisse, as well as the American Apparel & Footwear Association.

Premium sponsors of the Forum include Exel/DHL Supply Chain Americas, Simparel and TradeCard. Gold sponsors include Gerber Technology, GT Nexus, Computer Generated Solutions (CGS), Impinj, NGC Software and QuantiSense. Silver sponsors include ecVision and Lectra. 

To register, visit or contact Adam Golove at 973-607-1341 or For sponsorship details please email

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