FIT's Department of International Trade & Marketing (ITM)

Department of International Trade and Marketing (ITM)


FALL 2006






ITSA 2006 Annual Banquet
Thursday November 30th 2006 at Villa Mosconi
We are pleased to announce that this years annual banquet will be held at Villa Mosconi, located in Greenwich Village. (See below link for location and directions). Dinner will begin at 8:00pm and will include appetizers, a main course, soda, dessert and coffee, all for only $15.00. If you are interested in attending please e-mail Christine, to reserve your seat, as space is limited. Payment can be made in either cash, or check (made out to cash). There will be a drop box in the ITM office that you can leave checks only, or you can deliver cash or a check directly to Christine or any other ITSA members.

A Sad Announcement                                                                             Posted: Oct. 26, 2006

Thomas Thacher, ITM Major

The Department of International Trade & Marketing sadly announces the death of our student Thomas Thacher. Tom became an ITM major in 2004, after having retired from a successful career in information technologies. He was planning to graduate this December and was exploring a career as a researcher in international business. Tom suffered a stroke last Thursday and died peacefully last night surrounded by his family and friends. His classmates and professors remember Tom as a friendly and bright individual. Tom made many friends here in his class projects and in the ITM's practicum in Costa Rica last January. The ITM community extend its sympathy to Tom's wife, Connie, and his family.   

Directions to Funeral (PDF).       Tom's Pictures        Remembering Tom

You are Invited



You are invited                                                                                    Posted: Sept. 6, 2006


The Monday morning IN433 Global Sourcing class invites everyone to join the following sessions when special guest speakers will address the class in room A336:

September 11, 9:30am: Jacques Theraube, Fashion Strategies Founder of his own company, Theraube acts as an international sourcing agent for apparel companies.

September 18, 9:30am: Richard Farb, New Generation Computing Farb will speak about his company's product lifecycle management and global sourcing software which enables manufacturers around the world to communicate production details to the home office.

November 6, 10:30am: Aid to Artisans. This non-profit organization sources unusual products in developing countries and distributes to retailers and museums. One of the guests will be Patti Carpenter, an FIT design alumna, who assists craftspeople in developing products suitable for the American market.

ITM's 10th Anniversary

ITM Celebrates 10th Anniversary                                                       Posted: Sept. 3, 2006

Benefit Breakfast Will Raise Scholarships Money

The ITM Department will be conducting its 2nd Annual Scholarship Breakfast and Tenth Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 7:30am.  At last year's inaugural scholarship breakfast, we raised some $70,000 allowing ITM to endow one full-time scholarship in perpetuity and provide a stipend for student travel abroad; in part to the generosity of our graduates. This year we hope to best our earlier fundraising efforts.

Joe Gromek, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Warnaco Group, will be receiving the prestigious ITM Executive Leadership Award during this event. Also recognized at the breakfast will be students Alpana Aggarwal’07, first recipient of the annual Gemini Shippers Association Scholarship, and Thu Cao Minh’06, beneficiary of the Advisory Board's 2006 Study Abroad Travel Stipend.  Read more

Spring 2006 Cotton Contest Winning Team

Class Contest Sponsored by Cotton Incorporate                            Posted: Sept. 2, 2006

ITM Majors Create Global Marketing Strategies

On August 9, 2006, ITM majors Hae Lee, Richard Lowe, Jennifer Raines, and Liezl Santos traveled with Professor Pamela Ellsworth to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where they had been invited to deliver a presentation to the Cotton Board at the Carolina Inn on the campus of the University of North Carolina.  The students were winners of Cotton Incorporated’s cotton awareness campaign, in which two FIT classes (representing more than 50 students divided among 11 teams) compete to develop a compelling message – through research and communication skills – about the use of cotton products in the international marketplace. The first-place winners receive an $8,000 grant to be applied to tuition.  Two second-place winning teams split a $4,000 prize.  Read more

FIT Goest to Brazil 2007

ITM's IN492 International Trade Practicum                                        Posted: Aug. 29, 2006

Going to Brazil in january 2007

This 3-credit elective class will visit businesses, factories, trade organizations, and government agencies in Rio de Janeiro. The group will depart on January 2nd. and come back to New York City on January 21st. Students will be conducting research on international trade, Brazilian textiles and apparel industries, and international brands. For additional information, contact  the ITM Secretary, Dasia Davis, at , or at (212) 217-8490  More information.                                                









FALL 2006 Guest Lecturer Series                                                       Posted: Aug. 29, 2006

Katie Murphy Amphitheater, D Building, Ground Floor, 27th Street at 7th Avenue, NYC

All events start at 6:30pm and end at 8pm


Tuesday, 19 September 2006
International Security Issues
Mr. Frank X. Kelly, V.P. of International Trade Compliance Government Affairs, Liz Claiborne
Maureen Gray, V.P. of International Trade, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
Robert Mele, V.P, of International Trade and Governmental Affairs, AnnTaylor Stores Corp.
Lawrence Rosenzweig, U.S. Customs (to be confirmed)
will discuss international security compliance challenges and solutions.


Monday, 16 October 2006
Keeping the Western Hemisphere Competitive
Mr. Carlos Arias, President, Koramsa Corp.
Mr. John Bakane, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cone Denim
Mark D’Sa, Senior Director, Production – Sourcing and Vendor Development, Gap Inc.
will speak about building strategic and collaborative partnerships within the supply chain.


Wednesday, 15 November 2006
International Licensing: The Next Wave
Mr. Evan Mittman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cipriani Accessories
will speak about strategically approaching an international licensing partner and working together to ensure the mutual achievement of each party’s goals.