NEW YORK (5/18/2010)–CBX, the strategic branding and retail design consultancy, will be a sponsor at the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores’ Global Department Store Summit (GDSS) taking place in New York City on June 10-11.
Organized by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores in cooperation with Saks Fifth Avenue, GDSS is the department store industry’s biggest event and serves as the industry platform for CEOs of leading department stores, suppliers and vendors, as well as major stakeholders from finance and retail real estate.
This year’s GDSS will feature presentations and panel discussions by retail industry leaders from around the world on the topic, “Winning in the New Retail Environment.” Scheduled speakers include CEOs and Executive Chairmen from such retailers and key vendors as Macy’s, Saks Incorporated, J.C. Penney, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Estee Lauder, and Harrah’s Entertainment in the U.S.; Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada; Marks & Spencer in the United Kingdom; La Rinascente in Italy; V&D in The Netherlands; Boyner Department Stores in Turkey; and Rustan’s Supercenters in The Philippines.
“IGDS is committed to engaging leaders of different retailers around the world to share information with one another and take these lessons back to their own businesses,” notes Joseph Bona, the veteran retail designer who serves as president of CBX’s Retail Division. “CBX believes in this commitment to excellence and our sponsorship of this year’s Global Department Store Summit is a perfect match for our two philosophies.” CBX will be joined by MasterCard Advisors, Aldar, Checkpoint, Desigual, Esteee Lauder Companies, Kurt Salmon Associates, and Pasaya as sponsors of the event.