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TransPerfect Global Retail Forum to be Headlined by Kenneth Cole Q&A Session

Annual Event Welcomes Innovative Brands and Global Market Leaders to New York City

NEW YORK, NY, April 25, 2018 – TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, is today announcing that fashion designer and icon Mr. Kenneth Cole will headline its 2018 Global Retail Forum on April 26 with a live Q&A session.

Cole’s talk is the showcase attraction of the day-long event focused on discussing global retail trends and topics of interest across all facets of the industry. With a goal of providing attendees with best practices and strategies for growing their international business, the agenda includes a panel discussion moderated by Carl Miller, Managing Director at Global Retail Insights Network. Confirmed panelists include:

  • Carrie Fischer, Internationalization Manager, Subway
  • Matt Kneller, Director, Direct to Consumer, TaylorMade Golf
  • Kimberly Turner, Director of Marketing Services, Western Digital 
  • Stanley Silverstein, President, International Development & Global Licensing, Perry Ellis International
  • Marc Chretien, Sr. Director, E-Commerce Operations, Aldo
  • Ora Solomon, Sr. Director, Digital Product and Globalization, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

In addition, Lea Goldman, Editor in Chief of Lifetime Television, part of A+E Networks, will conduct the Q&A session with Mr. Cole, which will mix questions on global retail and branding with an exploration of social consciousness and how it can become interdependent with a business agenda. The live stream will begin on TransPerfect’s Facebook page at 1:00 PM ET.

“We have an amazing show lined up this year and are thrilled to welcome Kenneth Cole to our stage for what I’m certain will be an engaging and inspiring discussion,” said Laura Cochran, Vice President of Retail Solutions at TransPerfect. “His career is defined by his tremendous accomplishments, not only in branding and fashion, but also by his role as a philanthropist and activist. We look forward to his insights on the business and the social impact we can make as individuals and as organizations on a global scale.”

In addition to the headline Q&A, a significant portion of the day is dedicated to workshops and roundtable sessions, allowing attendees to benchmark with subject-matter specialists on best practices in retail and e-commerce. Sessions will feature interactive case studies and topics ranging from digital marketing and new market entry to e-commerce, localization, and more.

Registration info, event agenda, and the full slate of speakers can be found here.

About TransPerfect
TransPerfect is the world's largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 4,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to simplify management of multilingual content. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.