Fashion: The Business of Turning Dreams into Reality
Time 5:30pm-8:30pm

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Fashion: The Business of Turning Dreams into Reality

wyatt photoEvent chair Lynn Wyatt, international humanitarian, civic leader, fashion icon, patron and good friend to some of the greatest creative couturiers of our time (Valentino, Karl Lagerfeld, Emanuel Ungaro, Bill Blass, Jean Paul Gaultier), and with a discerning grasp of haute couture as both art and investment, invites you to hear

A panel of fashion business experts on Wednesday evening, May 5

organized by the MBA Council of Houston,
The Fashion Group International of Houston, Inc. and the Houston Creative Partnership

Featuring these prominent clothing, jewelry, and accessory designers and fashion arts professionals:

For those thinking about their own fashion businesses and how to take them forward, for investors interested in this industry, and for those charged with economic development and jobs creation—please join us for a panel discussion which will include some of Houston's leading fashion executives. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • What is better, equity or debt financing?
  • If you have to limit resources, do you emphasize production or sales?
  • How does a designer create the necessary PR support for their business?
  • What infrastructure should Houston provide to ensure the success of these entrepreneurs?
  • How do we promote and improve public recognition and appreciation of the fashion arts as an important contributor to Houston's creative economy?
  • Other informed views on the business aspects of fashion and Houston's economic future.

Downtown Houston at the CenterPoint Energy Tower Auditorium

  • 1111 Louisiana (between Lamar and Dallas, use Milam at Dallas entrance) 77002
  • Ride METRO to Main Street Station, walk west to Louisiana, then one block south to Dallas
  • On-street meters free after 6 pm, but watch signs. Parking maps:

Wednesday, 5 May, 2010

  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Registration and networking
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   Panel and discussion
  • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.   Reception with appetizing ideas, food and drink and networking

$35 per person, reception included ($25 for FGI members)

  • Credit card reservations online by Monday, 3 May, 2010. Pre-register on this secure page.
  • Walkups cash or check only.

For more information click here to contact George Worthington or call (713) 256-8965.

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