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FIT sponsors branding symposium

NEW YORK — Fashion industry executives will discuss the state of retailing at "Not Branded, You're Vulnerable," a breakfast symposium for industry executives, an event sponsored by FIT's Educational Foundation for the Fashion Industries (EFFI).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Gilbert Harrison, chairman, Financo, Inc.  Panelists will include Marshall Cohen, chief industry analyst, the NPD Group; Lori Greeley, executive vice president, merchandising, Victoria's Secret; John Idol, CEO, Michael Kors USA, Inc.; Roger S. Markfield, vice chairman and president, American Eagle Outfitters; and Robert C. Skinner, Jr., president and chief operating officer, Kellwood Company.

The event will be held on Oct. 14 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. with registration and breakfast from 7:30 to 8 a.m. at FIT's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street).

Tickets are $150 for a company's first attendee and $100 for each additional attendee. To register call (212) 217-7820.