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Sir Ira Neimark, Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman

Sir Ira Neimark, Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman

strictly online registration only – no walk-ins this event is closed

Co-hosting with Leader Connections at University Club, NYC — the luxury retailing legend, Sir Ira Neimark.

You are cordially invited to attend Leader Connections’ Executive Forum
Ira Neimark
Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman
Wednesday, October 14th
The University Club, New York City

~ by invitation only ~
“An Insider’s Account on Luxury Retailing in Today’s Economy”

Sir Ira Neimark is a legendary retail executive. As Chairman and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, he set records for the company over the 17 years of his masterful leadership. He also distinguished himself in top management / merchandising posts at the Neiman Marcus Group, B. Altman, Fox, Gladdings and Bonwit Teller.

Sir Ira Neimark is a Director of both The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation and Hermes of Paris. He also was Adjunct Professor of Retail Marketing at the Columbia University Business School. The President of Italy knighted Sir Ira Neimark the highest ranking honour and most senior order, Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, for “merit acquired by the nation”. The Minister of Culture of France knighted Sir Ira Neimark the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for his “significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.” He was also awarded the Medal of the City of Paris.

Sir Ira Neimark’s recent book, Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman, is a must read for anyone who wants to understand luxury retailing and the power of Leader Connections. Calvin Klein recently said “Ira Neimark set the standard for a chief executive in retailing. He turned Bergdorf Goodman into a leading fashion store in the U.S. and how he did it is a must read for any one interested in fashion.” Professor Jerry Cahn, PhD, JD, Managing Director, Leader Connections, adds “His thoroughly enjoyable book traces his career path and demonstrates the best-practices of leader connections. It’s perfect for anyone interested in advancing his/her career and mentoring others to advance theirs, regardless of industry.”

You are cordially invited to join us in welcoming Sir Ira Neimark at The University Club in New York City on October 14th at 6 o’clock in the evening.

Book signings are possible.

Sir Ira Neimark’s talk is entitled: “An Insider’s Account on Luxury Retailing in Today’s Economy”

Location: The University Club, One West 54th Street, NY

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $49 ($39 for Guests of Angelina Jao)

Please note: Jacket & Tie Required. By invitation only. Limited seating.

Further info:

Luxury retailer CEOs review Sir Ira Neimark’s book

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