• RETAIL CONFERENCE: Fourteen industry chief executives and chairmen are scheduled to speak at the Global Department Store Summit being held June 10 to 11 at The TimesCenter Stage auditorium in New York. Speakers include Bonnie Brooks of The Bay, Roger Farah of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp., Lew Frankfort of Coach Inc., Asli Karadeniz of Boyner, William Lauder of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Terry Lundgren of Macy’s Inc., Mark McKeon of V&D, Vittorio Radice of La Rinascente, Sir Stuart Rose of Marks & Spencer Group plc, Stephen I. Sadove of Saks Inc., Jeff Sherman of Hudson’s Bay Co., Jaime Soler Bottinelli of Paris Department Stores and Myron “Mike” Ullman of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. Also speaking are Dana Telsey of Telsey Advisory Group and Wendy Liebmann of WSL Strategic Retail. The conference is being organized by Saks and the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores. The winner of the “department store of the year” award, sponsored by Aldar Properties, will be named during the summit dinner. The three finalists are Bloomingdale’s, Lane Crawford and Selfridges.

This story first appeared in the May 25, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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