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WWD CEO Summit Starts Monday

The lineup of speakers includes Ron Johnson of J.C. Penney, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

The rescheduled WWD CEO Summit opens Monday with a lineup of speakers from different corners of the retail and fashion industries.

This story first appeared in the January 3, 2013 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

The CEO Summit is being held Monday and Tuesday at The Plaza in Manhattan. Originally scheduled in October, it was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Among the roster of ceo’s set to speak are Ron Johnson of J.C. Penney Co. Inc., who is leading the department store through a dramatic top-to-bottom transformation; Emanuel Chirico of PVH Corp.; Andrew Rosen of Theory; J. Christopher Burch of C. Wonder, and David Dyer of Chico’s FAS Inc.

There’s also a strong lineup of designers, including Marc Jacobs, who will be the dinner speaker Monday night; Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler, and Karl Lagerfeld.

Other speakers include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Huang Hung, ceo of the China Interactive Media Group; Scott Malkin, chairman of Value Retail plc; Cheryl Guerin, senior vice president at MasterCard; Georg Petschnigg, ceo of FiftyThree Inc.; Gary Hamel, professor of the London Business School and director of the Management Information Exchange; R. Shawn Neville, president of Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions, and Nathalie Remy, principal at McKinsey & Co.