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The Future of Style

Date: May 18 – 20, 2021

Location: Virtual 

Description: Welcome to the Future of Style, an in-depth exploration of the global fashion industries encompassing beauty, accessories, apparel, footwear, and sports.. 

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Understanding Trends in the U.S. Kids’ Book and Licensing Market

Presenter: Kristen McLean, U.S. Books Industry Analyst    

Date: Wednesday, June 23

Time: 12:30 pm ET 

Location: Virtual 

Description: Don’t miss this engaging and informative webinar, hosted by U.S. Books Industry Analyst Kristen McLean. She’ll break down the state of the U.S. children’s book market with a particular focus on the evolving licensing market.

Key topics and questions include:

  • What will be the key trends to watch in the children’s market for the next 12 – 24 months? 
  • What’s the state of children’s licensing, and how was it impacted by the pandemic?
  • What are the highest growth areas in children’s publishing, and who are the fastest growing players?

It’s a can’t-miss session based on our latest data and Kristen’s deep industry expertise.


Consumer Spend: Where Are the Dollars Going?

Presenter: David Portalatin, SVP and Industry Advisor, Food and Foodservice   
Date: Tuesday, August 3  
Time: 10am CT 
Location: IFMA’s Marketing & Sales Conference (virtual)

Description: After more than a year of pandemic induced disruption, consumers way of life and daily routine is still evolving. This session will examine how consumer spending is shifting including the return of the experiential economy, our work and school behaviors, and the effects of stimulus on retail. These emerging behaviors have clear implications on the future outlook for the foodservice industry.

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