ASSEMBLY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS

Two-Day Conference Inspired by Collaboration, Learning, and Innovation, hosted by Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs in Las Vegas.

Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs will host the first-ever Assembly, a conference designed to educate, inspire, and entertain its community of retailers, brands and influencers, on February 12th & 13th at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Assembly will take place on the show floor and will feature programming that includes keynote speakers, dynamic industry panels and intimate workshops plus access to a range of industry services and tools. Assembly will take place from 10am – 8pm on both days. For tickets and information visit AssemblyVegas.com.

Keynote speakers will feature some of today’s most iconic names in fashion and leading business innovators including Ronnie Fieg (Founder and Creative Director, KITH), Doug Palladini (Global Brand President, Vans), Harley Finkelstein (COO, Shopify), Jeff Rosenthal (Co-founder, Summit Series) and Tobias Reiss Schmidt (President and CEO, Timex).

Assembly will also feature live podcast tapings featuringGroup Chat” w/ Dee Murthy, Co-founder of Five Four Group and Young & Reckless along with Chris “Drama” Pfaff. Founder & Creative Director of Staple Design, Jeff Staple will debuting his new podcast “Business of Hype” along with special guests.

Guests will also enjoy panel presentations featuring industry notables on hand to share insights from their brands and experiences, and lend advice on how to tackle issues and obstacles facing the industry today. Panelists include Bobby Hundreds (Founder, The Hundreds), James Bartle (CEO, Outland Denim), Tim Morse (Founder, Richer Poorer), Kerby Jean Raymond (Founder, Pyer Moss), Ryan Babenzian (Founder, Greats Brand), Peter Kim (Founder & CEO, Hudson Jeans), Coco & Breezy Dotson (Founders, Coco & Breezy Eyewear), Dan Pankratz (Co-founder, Exchange Collection), Emma Mcllroy (Co-founder and CEO, Wildfang), with more to be announced.

Assembly will also include Expert Advice Meetings where attendees can schedule 30-minute sessions with industry experts and an intimate Networking Cocktail Event from 5-6pm on both days.

“I created Liberty Fairs to be a platform that is always ahead of the curve in the industry,” says Sam Ben-Avraham, Founder of Liberty Fairs. “In our tenth season, we are excited to launch a series of standout events, like Assembly, which will be an encompassing and democratic forum where consumers and fashion industry insiders unite. Disruption breeds innovation, and when we’re in this together we tap into that necessary cross-cultural energy.”

Entrance to the conference is free for all show attendees, with tickets available to purchase for the general public. General admission starts at $150 for a 1 Day Keynote event including Happy Hour & access to all show floors, or $300 for a 2 Day ticket package, or $400 Full Access to all three shows, plus Assembly workshops, panels and the main Keynote event. Space is limited.

Tickets on sale at http://AssemblyVegas.com and schedule information will be available in the coming weeks.

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Sands Expo Convention Center

February 12-13, 2018

M-T: 10am – 8pm

 

ABOUT AGENDA:

Agenda is the most diverse and creative lifestyle fashion trade show in the world. Since 2003, Agenda has emerged as the premier destination for brands and retailers to converge. Agenda is where passion becomes profit and the business of creativity is conducted in a truly authentic environment. What began as a satellite show with a small grouping of 30 brands has since transcended into the quintessential lifestyle fashion trade show. Agenda’s portfolio now includes four shows, in two cities, expertly curated with over 1,000 brands, a recurring brand-building conference and a B2C music festival. Buyers, brands, investors, distributors, and media hail from around the globe, gathering at Agenda to build partnerships, participate in the community, and grow their businesses.

 

ABOUT CAPSULE:

Capsule is the premiere gathering of the finest apparel and accessories brands from around the world. More than a tradeshow, the brands who participate in Capsule make up a community that is shaping the future fashion landscape. In our case, different really is better.

Capsule launched in 2007 as the brainchild of fashion consultancy BPMW to develop a global network of like-minded people who conceptualize, create, desire, and buy the clothes that epitomize a new vision of forward progress. Artisans, strategists, devotees, and style leaders converge on Capsule in three cities, ten times per year.

 

ABOUT LIBERTY:

Liberty Fairs is an international contemporary and lifestyle fashion event with shows in New York City, Las Vegas, and Florence, Italy. Liberty Fairs is about freedom; it’s about space without boundaries. Liberty curates the most forward-thinking brands and brings them together with the industry’s top buyers and trendsetters in an inspiring design-driven environment. The blend of commerce and creativity introduces a new era in trade events and delivers the best of what’s new across the industry.

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