Bobbin Magazine has revealed a dynamic line-up of speakers for the Bobbin Executive Forum 2002, which will take place 25-27 October at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fl.

Delivering the keynote address on The Retail Environment will be Kurt Barnard, president of Barnard's Retail Consulting Group, publisher and chief editor of Barnard's Retail Trend Report and a frequent contributor to CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal Radio and AP Radio. Barnard was the founding CEO of both the International Mass Retail Association and the Federation of Apparel Manufacturers.

Robin Lewis, CEO of Robin Lewis Inc, will present a session entitled "From New Hope to A New Reality - 3 Strategies for Success in Serving the Consumer." Lewis is an industry veteran now specialising in strategic brand positioning and strategic information for major corporations in the apparel and retail industries.

Offering a perspective from outside of the apparel industry will be Scott Elliff, president of Capital Consulting & Management Inc (CCMI), in a session entitled "Supply Chain Success: Beyond Apparel." Elliff has more than 23 years experience advising on business strategy, supply chain operations and management systems for a variety of industries.

The Bobbin Executive Forum is an invitation-only event which brings together leading CEOs, chairmen, presidents and other executive management for a weekend programme tackling the apparel and soft goods industry's most critical issues.

Among the confirmed company attendees for the Forum are Liz Claiborne, Tropical Sportswear International, Perry Ellis International, Lanier Clothes, Gold Toe Brands Inc., Bayer Clothing Group, AND1, and Hollander Home Fashions.