Vibram CEO to Deliver Keynote on Innovation at 2010 Apparel Executive Forum

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Nichols, Publisher, Apparel
[email protected]

COLUMBIA, SC -- June 2, 2010 -- Tony Post, President & CEO, Vibram USA, will deliver the opening keynote, "Cultivating Innovation: The FiveFingers Story," at the 2010 Apparel Executive Forum, scheduled for Oct. 3-5 in Charleston, SC.

Vibram's premium collection of glove-styled, almost-barefoot performance footwear, known as FiveFingers, garnered a Time Magazine Best Invention of the Year in 2007.

Post will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the successes of Vibram, the world's undisputed leader in soling technology for a wide range of quality performance footwear for more than 1,000 premium footwear brands. He will emphasize how Vibram cultivates innovation in its people, marketing, products and brand -- which has fueled its own reinvention, strengthened its relationship with consumers and created a whole new category of truly unique footwear.

Post will speak on Monday, October 4, at the Executive Forum, which is an exclusive, invitation-only event between influential apparel and retail executives and progressive industry suppliers. The theme for the 10th Annual Forum, sponsored by Epicor, Lectra and Motorola, is Intelligent Innovation for Driving Growth & Profitability.

The three-day event also will include sessions on Brand Personalization Across Channels, The Race to Embrace Consumer Mobile Apps, Eco-Capitalism, Smart Growth Strategies, Meeting the Multi-Channel Retail Challenge, Sustainability and more.

To request an invitation or inquire about sponsor opportunities, contact [email protected].

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