The Art of Tracking and Translating Trends into Sales and Profit
Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm / Regency AB

Robyn Waters, Former VP of Trend, Design and Product Development at Target
Known as The Trendmaster, Robyn Waters is a former Vice President of Trend, Design, and Product Development for Target. She’s an author, keynote speaker, and hired gun visionary for corporate America. As a consultant, Robyn inspires her clients by challenging their assumptions and reframing their perspectives in order to help them focus on what’s important,not just what’s next, Fast Company magazine featured her as one of the top twenty “Creative Mavericks” in their 2004 Masters of Design Issue. She’s been a presenter at Bill Gates’ annual CEO Summit, served as a juror for the National Design Awards for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and keynoted at conferences around the world. She works with companies both large and small, including Bank of Ireland, General Mills, Starbucks, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, P&G, Nestle, Marriott, Gap, Medtronic, QVC, and many more.
Women’s Participation and Activities in Health Clubs; How It Impacts Your Business.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm / Regency Foyer and Regency AB

Griff Long, VP of Operations at Equinox
Griff Long is currently the Vice President of Operations for Equinox. Equinox is the leading luxury fitness and lifestyle company that achieves that extraordinary every day. Equinox continues to grow into new markets while integrating new brands into the fold, such as Blink, Pure Yoga, and Soul Cycle. We have more than 100 portfolio locations including New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Toronto, Boston, Dallas and Washington DC. Griff has launched several successful startups including Hertz self-service hourly car rental program, "Hertz On Demand" (now Hertz 24/7), in 7 countries in 6 months. As VP of operations for Flex car, he grew the business to the point where they merged with Zip Car. Griff has also appeared in "It's Everybody's Business with Jack and Suzy Welch" and worked side by side with Steve Case, the founder of AOL.
  The Future of Shopping and the Active Woman's Path to Purchase
Friday, June 10, 2016 / 8:00am - 10:00am / Regency AB

Tom Flierl, Hanson Dodge Creative
Tom leads the Hanson Dodge Creative marketing and business development teams where he leverages more than 20 years of business experience in marketing, technology and media. Tom knows what it takes to successfully manage and grow a business. He has more than 13 years of executive experience and has held equity positions in two companies including a successful startup firm. Tom writes and speaks nationally about digital commerce, helping businesses identify and deliver greater value through the integration of their branding, marketing and technology efforts.
  A Conversation with Tess Roering of CorePower Yoga
Thursday, June 9, 2016 / 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm / Regency AB

Tess Roering, CMO Core Power Yoga
Tess Roering, joined CorePower Yoga as CMO in September of 2014 and over the last year oversaw the brand’s updated branding and website along with significant brand expansion, including opening 25 new studios in 2015. Most recently she was VP of Marketing for Athleta where she developed and managed the brand’s marketing and creative across all channels, created the 'Power to the She' positioning and campaign, helped open the 1st through 100thth stores and tripled brand revenues. Before joining Athleta she oversaw marketing strategy and advertising at Old Navy and marketing strategy at Gap Brand, where she oversaw the successful launch of Gap’s 1969 denim brand.

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