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CIT Commercial Services and the California Fashion Association to Host 5th Annual Fashion Industry Conference
Industry Experts Will Discuss Strategies for Brand Expansion and Elevation
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:23 PM
Take Your Brand to the Next Level

CIT Commercial Services, a leading provider of factoring services in the United States, and the California Fashion Association (CFA), today announced that they will host the 5th annual half-day conference and networking event on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the OMNI Hotel in Los Angeles. The topic of this year’s event is Take Your Brand to the Next Level,” and will focus on expansion and elevation strategies in the fashion industry. Individuals interested in attending can register at

“We’re pleased to host this event again in conjunction with CFA,” said Jon Lucas, President of CIT Commercial Services. “Attendees will gain different insights from our panelists on a wide array of topics to help facilitate the growth of their brands, including retail trends, use of digital and social media, and licensing to better position their companies for the future.”

Additional topics to be covered include: how to leverage licensing to grow your portfolio and customer reach; how retailers look at brands; insights on international expansion; how to utilize technology to spark customer interests and reach targeted customers; and how retailers can harness social media to stay relevant to your buyers.

Conference moderator and speakers include: Mitch Cohen, CIT Commercial Services, Jessica Blue, Vice President, Licensing Expo; Marvin Padilla, Managing Director, Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC; Mitesh Solanki, Principal Partner, Creative Intellects; Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group (TAG); and Josh LeVine, President, Frame Denim.  

About The California Fashion Association
The California Fashion Association (CFA) is a non-profit organization established to provide information for business expansion and growth to the apparel and textile industry of California. The international mission of the CFA is to define the industry’s economic impact and to outline its global opportunities.

About CIT Commercial Services
CIT Commercial Services is a leading provider of factoring services in the United States. It provides credit protection, accounts receivable management services and asset-based lending to manufacturers and importers that sell into retail channels of distribution.

About CIT
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $65 billion in assets. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender) has more than $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets. It provides financing, leasing and advisory services principally to middle market companies across more than 30 industries primarily in North America, and equipment financing and leasing solutions to the transportation sector. It also offers products and services to consumers through its Internet bank franchise and a network of retail branches in Southern California, operating as OneWest Bank, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. 

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