Speakers

Throughout the year FGI events feature prominent speakers as experts in their respective fields. Here are several from past events.

Carly Stojsic
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Carly Stojsic

Trend Expert
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Carly Stojsic is known in the market for being a champion of new ideas, fostering creative talent and she continually determines and defines the trend landscape for an array of clients and brands. Carly finds market opportunities to leverage her talents and builds brands/collections from both a creative and business perspective. She is an expert at understanding how trends affect (consumer) business, translate aesthetically, and she is passionate about sharing big ideas that span across every industry.
Bonnie Brooks
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Bonnie Brooks

Vice Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company
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As current Vice Chairman of Hudson’s Bay Company and former President and CEO of Hudson’s Bay, Bonnie has championed Canada’s oldest retail store. In addition, Bonnie currently sits on the advisory board of FGI New York. FGI Toronto is delighted to have awarded Bonnie Brooks with the FGI International Award of the Year for 2015.
Stefania Yarhi
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Stefania Yarhi

Fashion Blogger
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Stefania shoots street style and fashion from New York to Marrakech.
Alexander Liang
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Alexander Liang

Entrepreneur, Men’s Style Blogger and Founder of KENTON magazine
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Anabela Piersol
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Anabela Piersol

Blogger and Co-Founder of accessories and paper goods line Fieldguided
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Naskademini
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Naskademini

Artist, Graphic Designer and Photographer for editorial and brands
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Frances Hadfield
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Frances Hadfield

Import/Export Lawyer
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Frances Hadfield is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's New York office. Frances is a licensed customs broker and regularly teaches courses on importing and Customs issues for fashion companies. She is the author of "Import and Customs Issues in Fashion" Fashion Law: A Guide for designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, 302-321 (Guillermo Jimenez and Barbara Kolsun eds. 2nd ed. (2014). Her practice includes trial and appellate litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Shirin Movahed
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Shirin Movahed

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer
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Shirin Movahed is a Canadian national who earned her law degree in the United States and is licensed to practice in the states of New York, D.C., and Florida. In her career, she has worked for both large and boutique law firms, specializing in intellectual property law, corporate and contract law, and commercial litigation. She is now a partner in a law firm handling corporate transactions and entertainment law for both national and international clients.
Will Poho
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Will Poho

Founder and President of MooseKnuckles
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Will Poho is the founder and president of Moose Knuckles, an international coat company . In the course of eight years he successfully set up a global distribution network including Europe, Asia and America. His coats are retailed in over 40 countries globally.
Lesli Ferguson
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Lesli Ferguson

Creative Director
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Founded Lesli Ink to make premium design services accessible to small businesses.
Carly Burnett
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Carly Burnett

Founder & Designer
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Creator of TKEES sandals, makeup for your feet that awakens the feeling of escape.
Lyndsay Borschke
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Lyndsay Borschke

Founder & Designer
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Tuck Shop Trading Co., Luxe yet cozy products inspired by a lifestyle spent between the city & the cottage.
Kena Paranjape
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Kena Paranjape

Crafter of Brand
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BRIKA a curated online shopping and gifting site that features products from only the most talented artisans and designers.