Series aimed at young brand owners trying to break into the industry
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 May, 2013 : - - AgendaTrade Show, the leading forum for action sports, streetwear, lifestyle and sneaker industries, is launching Agenda Emerge, a highly curated platform featuring some of the biggest innovators and industry leaders speaking about the intricacies of their business and offering emerging artists crucial insight brand building.
Agenda Emerge joins the program of the prestigious AGENDA show, which is taking place July 25 & 26 in Long Beach. The Emerge event will be from 6-10 p.m. July 26, at the Center Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and will feature a talented panel, including founders of some of the most notable brands in streetwear, including Eckō, The Hundreds and more.
“We are focusing on an event that will benefit young brand owners trying to break into the industry.” said AGENDA Founder Aaron Levant. “After 10 years, we’ve gotten to know a lot of these brands and watch them reach immense success. This is a great opportunity for the new generation of designers to learn from seasoned veterans who have turned their brands into household names.”
One of those veterans will be keynote speaker Marc Eckō, a serial entrepreneur who founded the multi-billion dollar Eckō franchise in the mid-‘80s, building his corporation to include streetwear staples, such as Eckō Unltd, Zoo York and Complex Media Group. Eckō also founded venture innovation company Artists & Instigators, as well as venture capital fund SeventySix Capital. He serves on numerous boards, including the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Big Picture Learning (BPL) and Everloop.
Also speaking is co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Hundreds, Bobby Kim, aka Bobby Hundreds. Kim has been recognized in Inc. and the New York Times magazines for guiding The Hundreds from an independent creative project into a worldwide apparel label. The Hundreds holds four flagship stores, a dynamic online magazine read by millions, a print magazine and footwear program, right in line with the company’s motto: “The Hundreds is Huge.”
There will be two more speakers to be announced in the upcoming weeks. The event is powered by Group Y. Registration opens May 30th at AgendaEmerge.com. The first 250 people to register will receive a copy of Marc Eckō’s new book Unlabel Me, published by Simon & Schuster.
Author: Leland Drummond
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