Fashion : The business of Turning Dreams into Reality May 5th, 2010 Event
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Event chair Lynn Wyatt, international humanitarian, civic leader, fashion icon, patron and good friend to some of the greatest creative couturiers of our time (Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, Bill Blass, Jean Paul Gaultier), and with a discerning grasp of haute couture as both art and investment, invites you to hear

A panel of fashion business experts on Wednesday evening, May 5

organized by the MBA Council of Houston,
Fashion Group International, and the Houston Creative Partnership

Featuring these prominent clothing, jewelry, and accessory designers and fashion arts professionals:

         Chloe Dao Lot 8 Boutique

         Janet Gurwitch Gurwitch Consulting Group LLC

         David Hamilton Hamilton Shirts

         Alexandra Knight Women's Accessories Designer

         Elaine Turner Elaine Turner Designs LLC

         Laurann Claridge Claridge and King

         Moderator: Katie Campion Katie Campion Consulting, former Program Director, Council of Fashion Designers of America

For those thinking about their own fashion businesses and how to take them forward, for investors interested in this industry, and for those charged with economic development and jobs creation
please join us for a panel discussion which will include some of Houston's leading fashion executives. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

        What is better, equity or debt financing?

        If you have to limit resources, do you emphasize production or sales?

        How does a designer create the necessary PR support for their business?

        What kind of infrastructure should Houston provide to ensure the success of these entrepreneurs?

        How do we promote and improve public recognition and appreciation of the fashion arts as an important contributor to Houston's creative economy?

        Other informed points of view on the business aspects of fashion and Houston's economic future.

Downtown Houston at the CenterPoint Energy Tower Auditorium

        1111 Louisiana (between Lamar and Dallas, use Milam at Dallas entrance) 77002

        Ride METRO to Main Street Station, walk west to Louisiana, then one block south to Dallas

        On-street meters free after 6 pm, but watch signs. Parking maps:

Wednesday, 5 May, 2010

        5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Registration and networking

        6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Panel and discussion

        7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   Reception with appetizing ideas, food and drink and networking

$35 per person, reception included ($25 for FGI members)

        Credit card reservations online by Monday, 3 May, 2010.

        Walkups cash or check only.

For more information contact to contact George Worthington or call (713) 256-8965.


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