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2018-2019 Events 

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You are cordially invited to

ITM’s FALL 2018

Field Trip to

Classic Rug Collection, Inc.

On-site visit organized by

Ms. Barbara Barran,

Founder and President

Class Rugs Collection logo

Convening Time:    12:15 p.m. at Classic Rug Collection, Inc.

Date:    Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Tour starts at 12:15 p.m. and ends at 1:45 p.m.

Company:    Classic Rug Collection, Inc.

Location:    1713 8th Ave., Unit 1-5, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY  10016

 

Tour will cover:       

  • Classic Rug Collection, Inc.’s showroom
  • Presentation on the company’s exporting activities and how it has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Empire State Economic Development Corporation, the Ex-Im Bank, and the Small Business Administration to build the company’s international business

For additional information, contact ITM Chairperson at Christine_Pomeranz@fitnyc.edu

Limited space.  Sign up by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 through ITM Department and Industry Project Coordinator, Room B436, (212) 217-4280 giving your name, phone number, student ID, and e-mail


Fall 2018 Talking Trade @ FIT forums 

A Day in the Life of a President

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheater (D112) Ground floor of the Pomerantz Design Center 

Introduction: Steven Frumkin, Dean of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business & Technology

Distinguished Speaker: Ida Simonsen, President, Stella McCartney (Americas)

The exciting Ida Simonsen will share her experiences through the lens on a day in the life of the President of one of the most successful, international and ethical fashion businesses, how she began her career and rose to the top of one of the most competitive industries in the world. This session is designed to provide valuable information and exciting insights to assist you in planning your professional trajectory, attaining your own career goals, and obtaining helpful advice for a similar professional path.

 

Learning from FIT Faculty Scholarly Publications

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

FIT’s Dubinsky Student Center, 8th Floor

Panelists: 

  • Kelly Burton, aka Kate Black, Adjunct Instructor, Department of International Trade and Marketing & Founder, Magnifico.com and EcoSessions®
  • Deanna Clark-Esposito, Esq., Adjunct Instructor, Department of International Trade and Marketing & Founder and Managing Attorney, Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C.
  • Shireen Musa, Assistant Professor, Department of International Trade and Marketing 
ITM faculty will discuss their publications, the inspiration for them and offer guidance for setting one’s own undertakings.

Flyer for Fall 2018 Talking Trade @ FIT forums (.pdf)

Free events. 
No prior registration required. Bring picture ID for entry.

2017-2018 Events 

In Memory of our Beloved Professor Melinda Gist Lorenz

Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Please come join us to celebrate the life of Melinda Gist Lorenz. 
Wife of Steve and Mother of Mark & Eric

The Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM) extends the love and prayers to the Lorenz family upon the death of
Melinda Gist Lorenz.

In Loving Memory

Melinda Lorenz

FIT Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY 
FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheater
27th Street at 7th Avenue, New York City

Fall 2017 Talking Trade @ FIT

Luxury Trade: Its History and Future
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheater or online at fitnyc.edu/itm
In collaboration with Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business & Technology's
Department of International Trade and Marketing, School of Liberal Arts' Department of History of Art, and the Asia Society.

Co-Arranger & Moderator: Dr. Kyunghee Pyun, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology
Speaker: Mr. Boon Hui Tan, Vice President of Global Arts & Cultural Programs and Director of Asia Society Museum, Asia Society

The speaker will discuss early global trade in Chinese, Southeast Asian, and West Asian luxury goods and rediscover the related trade
flows among Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Free event. No prior registration required. Bring picture ID for entry.


The Active Pursuit of Shared Value through International Corporate Responsibility
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheater or online at fitnyc.edu/itm
In collaboration with Fashion Institute of Technology’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business & Technology
Department of International Trade and Marketing and Pellegrino Collaborative.

Co-Arranger & Moderator: Ms. Andréa Pellegrino, Managing Director, Pellegrino Collaborative
Panelists:

  • Ms. Linda McNair, Founding Principal, Thread Marketing & Creative
  • Ms. Beth Haddock, Founding Principal, Warburton Advisors

Now more than ever, brands are expected to take social and environmental action by their employees, investors, and customers.
However, oftentimes, corporations rely on diffuse, uncoordinated programming rather than a unified corporate social responsibility platform.
Presenters from the social impact sector will discuss how international corporations can maximize their positive impacts on the
social and environmental systems in which they operate by designing cogent strategies that align with their core business.

Free event. No prior registration required. Bring picture ID for entry.

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