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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.

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The Running Event | Austin, Texas

Session Title: Who will win the race? The running market in a post-pandemic world
Presenter: Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director and Industry Analyst, U.S. Sports
Date: November 30, 2021 at 2:45 pm CT
Session Description: Once we are past the pandemic, what will retailing look like? Will online shopping continue and where will it peak? What is the role and future for brick & mortar retailing? What innovations did we see during the pandemic and which will stick? What are the factors to monitor and navigate in 2021 to be successful? NPD’s Sports Industry Analyst Dirk Sorenson wants to help prepare you for The Running Event so that you can determine where you are as a brand or retailer, focus on where you want to be and help pinpoint opportunities to help your business grow.

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A Deep Dive into Outdoor and Snowsport Consumer Trends

Presenter: Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director and Industry Analyst
Date: January 6 at 2 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual
Description: There are various trends that are shaking the outdoor industry’s current understanding of who buys and why, and creating opportunities for new and existing brands alike to redefine their strategies. Join us for an informative session presented by Dirk Sorenson, Executive Director and Industry Analyst who will dive deeper into these trends and highlight the price bands that are thriving and what has changed as a result of the pandemic. This is our opportunity to seize the moment.

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