Skechers Global Conference 2014
President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at the annual Global Conference for Skechers USA which was recently called “the hottest major (footwear) brand in the U.S.” by Princeton Retail Analysis.
At the event held in Redondo Beach, CA on June 26, 2014, President Clinton spoke to 1,500 Skechers executives, team members and international partners about the importance of working together toward common goals for the sake of shared prosperity in the world. Using the successes of the Clinton Foundation in the context of ever-changing political and social challenges as his case-study, President Clinton said, “Within America, all over the world, people who believe in win-win scenarios, who really are trying to build networks of creative cooperation are making good things happen.”
At the conclusion of his remarks, President Clinton sat down for an on-stage interview with Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers where they discussed importance of strong leadership, communication, service and social media within the global marketplace. After the event, Greenberg noted: “It was an incredible honor to sit down for a conversation with President Clinton this afternoon. His perseverance and commitment to action through the Clinton Foundation and beyond is an inspiration to all. The theme of the Skechers Global Conference this year was Innovate to Elevate and the President’s message about institutionalizing constant change in a positive way speaks strongly to our company, our culture and everyone who has helped make Skechers a success story around the world.”
Sanjeev Agrawal, Managing Director for Skechers in India, who was a part of the conference, said “We are proud to be part of Skechers family and are working on taking the Skechers philosophy forward in India. It was a pleasure and honour to interact with President Bill Clinton”
Adding to the motivational themes of the day, the conference also featured an appearance by elite runner Meb Keflezighi, who was wearing Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 shoes when he became the first American male in over three decades to win the Boston Marathon.
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