Industry News 1/27/2018

Executives from KITH, VANS, Shopify, and Timex to Speak at Assembly Conference

Two-Day Conference Inspired by Collaboration, Learning, and Innovation, hosted by Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs in Las Vegas

Agenda, Capsule and Liberty Fairs will host the first-ever Assembly, a conference designed to educate, inspire, and entertain its community of retailers, brands and influencers, on February 12th & 13th at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas. Assembly will take place on the show floor and will feature programming that includes keynote speakers, dynamic industry panels and intimate workshops plus access to a range of industry services and tools. Assembly will take place from 10am – 8pm on both days. For tickets and information visit

Keynote speakers will feature some of today’s most iconic names in fashion and leading business innovators including Ronnie Fieg (Founder and Creative Director, KITH), Doug Palladini (Global Brand President, Vans), Harley Finkelstein (COO, Shopify), Jeff Rosenthal (Co-founder, Summit Series) and Tobias Reiss Schmidt (President and CEO, Timex).

Assembly will also feature live podcast tapings featuring “Group Chat” w/ Dee Murthy, Co-founder of Five Four Group and Young & Reckless along with Chris “Drama” Pfaff. Founder & Creative Director of Staple Design, Jeff Staple will debuting his new podcast “Business of Hype” along with special guests.

Guests will also enjoy panel presentations featuring industry notables on hand to share insights from their brands and experiences, and lend advice on how to tackle issues and obstacles facing the industry today. Panelists include Bobby Hundreds (Founder, The Hundreds), James Bartle (CEO, Outland Denim), Tim Morse (Founder, Richer Poorer), Kerby Jean Raymond (Founder, Pyer Moss), Ryan Babenzian (Founder, Greats Brand), Peter Kim (Founder & CEO, Hudson Jeans), Coco & Breezy Dotson (Founders, Coco & Breezy Eyewear), Dan Pankratz (Co-founder, Exchange Collection), Emma Mcllroy (Co-founder and CEO, Wildfang), with more to be announced.

Assembly will also include Expert Advice Meetings where attendees can schedule 30-minute sessions with industry experts and an intimate Networking Cocktail Event from 5-6pm on both days.

“I created Liberty Fairs to be a platform that is always ahead of the curve in the industry,” says Sam Ben-Avraham, Founder of Liberty Fairs. “In our tenth season, we are excited to launch a series of standout events, like Assembly, which will be an encompassing and democratic forum where consumers and fashion industry insiders unite. Disruption breeds innovation, and when we’re in this together we tap into that necessary cross-cultural energy.”

Entrance to the conference is free for all show attendees, with tickets available to purchase for the general public. General admission starts at $150 for a 1 Day Keynote event including Happy Hour & access to all show floors, or $300 for a 2 Day ticket package, or $400 Full Access to all three shows, plus Assembly workshops, panels and the main Keynote event. Space is limited.

Tickets on sale at and schedule information will be available in the coming weeks.

Sands Expo Convention Center
February 12-13, 2018
M-T: 10am – 8pm