Colorado is a mecca for those who love the outdoors - to explore, discover, and push the limits requires gear that performs. Join us for a night of drinks and discourse, with our panel of some of the State’s most innovative thought leaders in Colorado’s outdoor performance apparel space. Gain key insights into topics including:
• upcoming trends - opportunities and challenges they present
• finding balance between fashion versus function
• getting traction as a Colorado outdoor performance apparel company
• designing for women versus men
The evening will begin with introductions, initial moderated questions, and then we open the floor for your questions for the majority of the discussion. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet and learn from key players helping set the direction of the industry.
Thu May 24, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 PM Networking Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Light appetizers and beverages served.
Artwork Network Gallery & Event Center
878 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
Brian Ciciora – Founder, Truewerk
With passion for technical product design and user experience creation, Brian Ciciora believes great products are a platform for advancing humanity, not just profiting from it. In 2015 Brian founded Truewerk, a digitally native direct-to-consumer apparel brand focused on engineering performance workwear for industrial athletes.
CJ Riggins – CEO, Rsport
CJ Riggins is a strong entrepreneur and educator. A seasoned apparel professional in textile science, design, development and sourcing, CJ founded Rsport to challenge the market belief that performance apparel should be targeted at a narrow segment of athletes. Rsport builds technical apparel uniquely designed for the Athena/Plus Size Athlete.
Chris Sword - President, PEARL iZUMi
Chris Sword has broad industry experience and has spent the last 15+ years in a variety of roles within sporting goods. Chris’ deep experience extends from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. PEARL iZUMi is headquartered in Louisville and is the market leader in cycling apparel and footwear.
Anne Wiper – VP Product Development, Smart Wool
Anne Wiper is a talented, product-focused executive. Anne demonstrates a passion for the outdoors and a drive to identify, create, and sell better products through diverse channels. Smart Wool manufactures and markets a variety of itch-free, wool-based clothing products.
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