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Skechers Set to Outfit Top Women Golfers as Official Footwear Partner of 2019 European Solheim Cup Team

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skechers has been named the official footwear sponsor of the European
Solheim Cup Team for the 2019 tournament in Gleneagles, Scotland. At the
heart of this partnership is a special Skechers GO GOLF Pro 2™ Solheim
Cup colorway that will be exclusively worn by a selection of Team Europe
women. In addition, caddies, coaches, and officials will be outfitted in
Skechers footwear at the September tournament.

“It’s a pleasure to partner once again with the European Solheim Cup
Team,” said Marvin Bernstein, managing partner of Skechers S.à.r.l.
“From the pros winning tournaments in Skechers GO GOLF® to the casual
players who wear our award-winning footwear on the course, golfers
everywhere have come to love the innovative designs and unparalleled
comfort we deliver in every pair. We’re confident that competing in
Skechers GO GOLF will help the European women play their best game.”

“We are delighted to join with Skechers as our Official Footwear Partner
for the 2019 European Solheim Cup team,” said European Solheim Cup
director Polly Clark. “The styling, performance and comfort the brand
offers made the selection process an easy one.”

European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew said: “I love to wear
Skechers GO Golf as the footwear is so comfortable, which is especially
important at The Solheim Cup, where the players can walk up to five
rounds in three days. I know that the shoes will perform in all
conditions and that the players will be able to focus totally on their
games.”

Known for its lightweight, high-quality, stable and comfortable designs,
Skechers Performance GO GOLF has achieved prominence within the golf
category alongside the brand’s award-winning running, walking and
training collections. The Skechers Performance GO GOLF apparel line
offers athletes comfort and freedom of movement through a wide
assortment of styles constructed with innovative moisture-wicking
fabrics in a variety of colors for both men and women.

The roster of elite golfers wearing Skechers GO GOLF on tour includes
Colin Montgomerie, Russell Knox, Matt Kuchar, Brooke Henderson, Wesley
Bryan, and Billy Andrade. Skechers Performance GO GOLF is available at
select Skechers retail stores and skechers.com as well as select retail
partners, including specialty golf pro shops.

About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.

Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs,
develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men,
women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women.
Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170
countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores,
more than 3,060 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail
stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its
international business through a network of global distributors, joint
venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned
subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin
America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and
follow us on FacebookInstagram,
and Twitter.

About the Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf
with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial,
trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best European
players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the best U.S. players
from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. The Solheim
Cup is named in honour of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten
Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the
Solheim family, in conjunction with the LET and the LPGA, developed the
concept and became the title sponsor for the Solheim Cup, professional
golf’s international match-play competition for women. Today, the global
partners of The Solheim Cup are PING, Scotland, The Home of Golf, and
Rolex. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most
prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The
Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional
golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in the sport
have happened during past Solheim Cups and berths on the European and
U.S. teams are highly sought-after by players from both organisations.
The 2017 Solheim Cup took place on August 14-20, at Des Moines Country
Club in Iowa, United States. The U.S. Team retained the coveted
Waterford Crystal trophy by 16 ½ to 11 ½ points. For more information
log on to www.solheimcup.com.

About EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events.
By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events
EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and
boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information
about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org.
Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the
national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism
destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and
brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland. For more information
about VisitScotland see www.visitscotland.org or
for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com.

About the Ladies European Tour

The Ladies European Tour (LET) is headquartered at the Buckinghamshire
Golf Club near London and celebrates women’s golf on a global stage.
Since its formation in 1978, the Ladies European Tour has crowned more
than 250 different winners and 700 championship trophies have been
lifted as players from nearly 30 different countries have won on the
Tour. The LET operates tournaments across the continents and The Solheim
Cup, which has been played 15 times biannually since 1990, has become
one of the biggest female sporting events in the world. The LET Access
Series is the official developmental tour and bridges the gap from
amateur to professional golf, giving young players the opportunity to
gain valuable competitive experience and progress onto the main
professional tour.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are made
pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include,
without limitation, Skechers’ future domestic and international growth,
financial results and operations including expected net sales and
earnings, its development of new products, future demand for its
products, its planned domestic and international expansion, opening of
new stores and additional expenditures, and advertising and marketing
initiatives. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
forward-looking language such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “expect,”
“estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will be,” “will continue,”
“will result,” “could,” “may,” “might,” or any variations of such words
with similar meanings. Any such statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause
or contribute to such differences include international economic,
political and market conditions including the challenging consumer
retail markets in the United States; sustaining, managing and
forecasting costs and proper inventory levels; losing any significant
customers; decreased demand by industry retailers and cancellation of
order commitments due to the lack of popularity of particular designs
and/or categories of products; maintaining brand image and intense
competition among sellers of footwear for consumers, especially in the
highly competitive performance footwear market; anticipating,
identifying, interpreting or forecasting changes in fashion trends,
consumer demand for the products and the various market factors
described above; sales levels during the spring, back-to-school and
holiday selling seasons; and other factors referenced or incorporated by
reference in Skechers’ annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2018 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the three
months ended March 31, 2019. The risks included here are not exhaustive.
Skechers operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing
environment. New risks emerge from time to time and the companies cannot
predict all such risk factors, nor can the companies assess the impact
of all such risk factors on their respective businesses or the extent to
which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to
differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking
statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual
results. Moreover, reported results should not be considered an
indication of future performance.

Contacts

Brett Worth
brettw@eu.skechers.com
01707
655 955

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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick

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iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.

Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.”  Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS.  The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.

The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.

In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, EuropeIsrael and Australia.

Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry.  Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels.  I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.

 

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Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis

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Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.

Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.

The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.

The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.

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“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO

“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington

“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission

 

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