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Upcoming Events

  • New York City Sourcing Journal Fall Summit Apparel New York City Sourcing Journal’s Fall Summit is the leading apparel supply chain event, drawing executives, directors and managers from brands, retailers, factories, agents, compliance agencies and service providers. The event features a commanding list of speakers and panelists, designed to challenge the status quo and inspire attendees to view their businesses differently. BUY TICKETS
  • New York City WWD CEO Summit Supply Chain New York City From the economy to the metaverse, supply chain and inflation to the changing consumer, the industry is facing almost unparalleled challenges. WWD's annual Apparel and Retail CEO Summit will examine how companies can thrive despite the changes, looking at managing through crisis, the new age of sustainability, fashion's next generation and the creative forces - from design through technology - that will drive the industry's future. REGISTER

Past Events

  • New York City 2022 Market Week Cocktail Party Footwear New York City Read More
  • Webinar FDRA + First Insight Webinar Footwear Virtual Event Shoe consumer insights from 1,000 families nationwide Read More
  • July 19 - 20 2022 FDRA Global Shoe Sourcing & Supply Chain Summit Supply Chain New York City Attendees will hear from experts and industry leaders discuss strategy and insights on supply chain risk mitigation to cost planning and shifts to global shoe production by country and product type (fashion, athletic, kids, and more). Read More
  • July 19 - 21 Texworld Textiles New York City Experience the latest textiles in-person and virtually at the largest textile event on the East Coast. A place of inspiration for designers, buyers, and industry professionals. Read More
  • January 16 - 18 NRF 2022: Retail's BIG Show Retail Events New York City Join First Insight at Retail's BIG Show in 2022. Register today using our discount code (1976) to get 20% off for a full conference pass. LEARN MORE
  • Webinar Replay Retail's Playbook For Next-Gen Data Analytics Retail Events Virtual Event The Robin Report Fall 2021 Forum, in association with FIT, is now available. Learn how the retail industry faces key challenges as it emerges from the pandemic and an enforced shift in strategies and operations. Consumer demands and digital marketplace technologies have converged to reshape how retailers serve all their stakeholders. WATCH THE REPLAY
  • Webinar Replay Webinar: How to Win with the New Demand Chain Virtual Event Retail has talked for years about digitizing the supply chain, and COVID-19 accelerated digitization of customer and supply chain interactions. With the new rate of change in customer preferences and demand, that's no longer enough. Sean Coxall, CEO at 707 International joined First Insight Chief Commercial Officer Jim Shea for a discussion on how to win in today's retail reality. The webinar highlighted how it starts by digitizing the whole demand chain including the selling chain and how the Voice of the Customer can help brands create and win with relevant products and services that really resonate. WATCH THE REPLAY
  • February 22 - 25, 2021 FDRA's Global Shoe Sourcing e-Series Virtual Event This e-series included live webinars and a resource center that featured exclusive insight for leading shoe sourcing executives and experts on sourcing, supply chain, compliance and factory executives, directors and professionals. Read More
  • Event Recap WWD Virtual Apparel & Retail Summit New York, NY First Insight CEO Greg Petro joined Jonathan Duskin, CEO at Macellum Capital Management in a presentation about How Retailers and Brands Get Valued Post-COVID. Visit Event Recap
  • 14 October 2020 Virtual Sourcing Summit 2020: R/Evolution Overhauling Retail's Supply Chain Virtual Event The 2020 Virtual Sourcing Summit, R/Evolution: Overhauling Fashion’s Outmoded Supply Chain united thought leaders from around the world to reveal how to rebuild everything from sustainability, seasonality and social compliance, to product development, demand planning and purpose.

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  • Webinar Replay Dan Post Boot Camp: Digital Product Testing Drives Speed, Sell-in and New Style Success Digital Product Testing Webinar Replay Learn from Stephanie Greenfield, Managing Director of Product Development at Dan Post Boot Company, how the iconic western brand is leveraging digital product testing and the Voice of the Customer to get to market faster with winning new styles.

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  • April 15, 2020 Agility, Planning and Salvaging Seasons to Come Product Development, Predictive Analytics, Digital Testing WEBINAR First Insight CCO Jim Shea joined Dr. Mark Chrystal, Chief Analytics Officer at rue21, and Greg Flinn, Planning and Optimization Product Solutions Manager at Oracle Retail for a discussion on how to embrace new solutions and processes now that de-risk the supply chain and help with navigating today’s retail market disruptions. Planning and boosting agility to make pricing and product assortment decisions are more important than ever.
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  • Webinar Recording Crisis Management: Supply Chain, Technology, and Infrastructure Virtual Event With the Coronavirus pandemic, global retail faces uncertain times. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have left stores empty and factories low on staff. However, digitalization of the supply chain can help. Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Recording Speed and Sustainability: The Digital Supply Chain of the Future Virtual Event First Insight CCO Jim Shea and Li & Fung President of Supply Chain Solutions, Sean Coxall explain the benefits of this exciting collaboration that combines retail predictive analytics and the Voice of the Customer with L&F's cutting edge digital supply chain platform. Retailers and brands all over the world can now leverage the partnership to launch the right products, faster and more sustainably. Watch the Replay
  • Sourcing Journal Sustainability Summit 2022 Sustainability This full-day event provided insights into the technologies and services aiding companies in their plight to achieve their aggressive sustainability targets. WATCH THE REPLAY
  • Drapers Fashion Forum 2021 Event Recap Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Ian Watson, CEO of Hotter Shoes presented at the Drapers Fashion Forum 2021, discussing how insight-led strategies can avoid costs, drive sales and mitigate supply challenges in fashion retail. Visit Recap Page
  • NRF 2021- Retail's Big Show | Chapter I Moving Forward Together Retail doesn’t stop. We won’t pause, we won’t rewind. Instead, we move forward together. But in retail, forging ahead means nothing if you don’t know where you’re going, or who you’re going with.

    Retail’s Big Show. It’s where innovative brands big and small come together to assess, learn and move forward with focus. Where the talks, tech and talent of tomorrow prepare us for the people of tomorrow. Where we learn what’s new, what’s next and what to look out for. Where our industry moves ahead and stays ahead — as one.
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  • WWD Virtual Apparel & Retail Summit First Insight CEO Greg Petro joined Jonathan Duskin, CEO at Macellum Capital Management in a presentation about How Retailers and Brands Get Valued Post-COVID. Visit Event Recap
  • FDRA The Future of Footwear Retail: A Roundtable Discussion Technologies Changing Business This roundtable provided thought leadership by discussing new technologies changing business opportunities in stores and online (reducing sales friction, increasing engagement), as well as new shopping behaviors. Watch the Replay
  • Webinar Replay: COVID as Catalyst: Emerging with Customer-Centric Digitalization Wolverine Worldwide and First Insight discuss how customer-driven digital product testing helps Wolverine Worldwide deepen customer understanding and drive product success. Watch the Replay
  • LiveWorx 2020 Push forward with LiveWorx. A game-changing, complimentary virtual event for the industrial enterprise that helps technologists innovate at scale with the real goal in mind: transformation that helps drive outcomes. Visit Event Recap
  • Texworld Text Talk: Demand Planning During a Crisis Panel Replay Assortment & Demand Planning Overstocks—and overcorrections on the flip side resulting in understocks—have plagued the apparel industry for decades. Either way, retailers have struggled with getting assortments right. The outcome: larger markdowns and smaller margins. And that was during the relative good times. With the COVID-19 virus racing around the world, determining which products to make, where to sell them and when consumers might buy has become an even bigger gamble. This panel reveals how the industry can make the right bets using tech tools that add science to the art of buying and planning.

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  • Voice of the Customer NRF 2020 was a meeting of retail's best minds with 40,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors. This year's theme focused on vision and introduced visionary people, ideas, and experiences throughout the show.
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  • RECAP: WWD CEO Summit | Decoding Price Elasticity Voice of the Customer CEO Greg Petro co-presented with Oliver Chen, Managing Director and Senior Analyst at Cowen and Company at WWD's 2019 Apparel & Retail CEO Summit. The retail leaders focused on two definitions of value: customer principles toward offensive products and the customer's view of product worth.
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  • RECAP: World Retail Congress Product Design Our executive panelists included Francesca Danzi, Chief Client Officer of Tory Burch; Rajiv Suri, CEO of Shoppers Stop, one of India’s largest retailers; and Phillippe Chainieux, CEO of Each leader shared a unique perspective on how to connect and interact with their customer bases through loyalty programs, personalization, and differentiated products.
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  • FDRA Footwear Executive Summit Increasing Sales and Mitigating Risk Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight and Greg Tunney, President of Hush Puppies, Wolverine World Wide presented at FDRA 2019, discussing how Hush Puppies uses predictive analytics and consumer insights to reduce risk in their assortments, focus on winning products and improve pricing strategies in their business. Visit Recap Page
  • NRF 2019 Customer-Centric Merchandising While there’s been a lot of talk about how to understand and meet the needs of generations from the Boomers to Gen Z, each is evolving and fragmenting. What’s the secret to keeping up with all this change? Speed to market and customer focus. Learn how a customer-focused, data-driven culture can drive nimbleness, shorten supply chains and ensure you’re putting the most productive assortment forward, every time. Visit Recap Page
  • TAG Consumer Conference Pricing and Competitive Differentiation Watch Leah Robert, Chief Communication & Strategic Development Officer for Camuto Group and Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight, as they discuss how the First Insight solution helps Camuto Group bring value to their customers and retail partners. Visit Recap Page
  • NRF 2018 Pricing & Product Differentiation At Retail’s BIG Show 2018, First Insight hosted a panel discussion focused on the rise of disruptive technologies and their effects on consumer shopping habits, and ultimately, the retail industry. Visit Recap Page
  • FN CEO Summit 2017 Predictive Analytics & Product Design Picking the Winners and Avoiding the Losers Using Predictive Analytics and the Voice of the Customer

    Watch Leah Robert, Chief Communication & Strategic Development Officer for Camuto Group and Greg Petro, CEO of First Insight, as they discuss the challenging nature of the digital consumer and how the First Insight solution helps Camuto Group identify winning products in a highly competitive industry.
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  • PI Apparel | SAY YES TO THE DRESS Right Product, At The Right Price, Faster How David’s Bridal Develops The Right Product, At The Right Price, Faster With Predictive Analytics

    Mark Chrystal, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer at David’s Bridal and Gretchen Jezerc, VP Marketing at First Insight discuss how incorporating the voice of the customer into assortment and planning decisions can significantly reduce markdowns and inventory costs.
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