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Designed to Deliver: The 2023 International Trade and Marketing Forum

September 18, 2023 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM) invites the FIT community to attend ITM Day on Sept. 18 in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. With over 10 speakers, the faculty will give presentations on key topics such as sustainability, luxury, small enterprise operations, e-commerce, social media, and marketing in the fashion industry.

Prospective students will learn about the program’s curriculum flexibility, hands-on experiences through field trips, study abroad, international trade practicum, networking with ITM’s Talking Trade @ FIT Series with industry guest speakers, and exclusive scholarships.

Schedule (subject to change):

9–10 am:  “Leadership in Sustainable Businesses”
Dr. Shireen Musa, assistant professor, International Trade and Marketing, and International Trade and Marketing student Chan Ju Chung

10–11 am: “Life in the Luxury Lane”
Henry Welt, adjunct assistant professor, International Trade and Marketing

11 am–noon: “International Trade Operations for Small Enterprises”
Larry Delson, adjunct assistant professor, International Trade and Marketing

Noon–1 pm: ITM Chair Luncheon Presentation
Christine Pomeranz, chair and associate professor, International Trade and Marketing

1–2 pm: “Deciphering the Supply Chain”
Sonja Chapman, associate professor, International Trade and Marketing

2–3 pm: “The Bold and the Beautiful: What It Takes for a Compliance Career”
Elizabeth Hodur, adjunct faculty, International Trade and Marketing, AVP International Trade, Knitwell Group (formally Ascena Retail Group);
Lea-Ann Bigelow, director of Green Trade Policy and Programs at Customs Borders Patrol; and
Rachel Riedl, Americas CFO, Ernst & Young LLP

3–3:30 pm: Networking Break with Refreshments

3:30–5 pm: Interdisciplinary Research Sharing Panel
Meg Joseph, associate professor, Global Fashion Marketing, and Karen Trivette, professor and head of FIT Special Collections and College Archive

5–6 pm: “Cross Border E-Commerce and Social Media: Driving Growth for Small Businesses”
Mark Greiz, adjunct instructor, International Trade and Marketing

This event is for the FIT community only. 


September 18, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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John E. Reeves Great Hall
Conference Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
(212) 217-7999