NEFF: Past, Present & Future
A conversation with Shaun Neff
interviewed by Aaron Levant
Founder of Agenda / SVP at Reed Exhibitions
Nishen Radia, Managing Partner of FocalPoint Partners LLC, will kick off the program with an industry overview.
Few apparel icons have navigated the arduous retail environment over the last few years like Shaun Neff. From his start selling t-shirts out of his backpack in Utah through explosive growth, collaborations with the likes of Disney, Snoop Dogg, and Kevin Durant through Neff’s recent sale to Mad Engine, Shaun has built a blockbuster brand that is as relevant today as ever before.
With Mad Engine, Neff is building a merch company and launching new brands with some of the top influencers in the world. Shaun also helped create, build and launch Art Class, Target’s newest kids’ apparel and accessories brand. Shaun is a co-owner of Sun Bum and the Beachouse Group.
Aaron Levant, who’s been at the forefront of streetwear for years with cutting edge industry shows, will interview Shaun. At the age of 19, Levant launched Agenda, giving brands a creative hub that invited retailers inside each of their worlds. Agenda quickly spiraled into expansion and, what started as a 30 brand satellite trade show, exploded into a 1,000+ global force that included powerhouse names such as Vans, Nike, and Quiksilver.
In 2012, Agenda merged with Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, and Levant became its SVP and Head of Fashion where he oversees Agenda, Capsule and his newest venture, ComplexCon.
Hosted by: ACG 101 Corridor
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