Timing:d3 - 15:30 Monday, 13 April 2015
Panel Discussion:How to get your brand into stores: A Retailer's Perspective


Ritu Upadhyay is the Middle East correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily, a daily newspaper based in New York considered the ‘bible’ of the global fashion industry. She covers the business side of retail and fashion along with trends and runway shows, bringing together a unique understanding of both the creative and commercial sides of the fashion industry. For the last ten years, she has covered international runways shows in emerging markets, reporting on new design talent from the East. She has also profiled fashion luminaries including Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, Elie Saab and as well as some of the region’s top emerging talent. Born and raised in Chicago, USA, Ritu studied journalism and political science at Northwestern University. She began her career at the newsweekly, TIME Magazine, in New York. In addition to WWD, she has reported for Bloomberg TV and CNBC-TV 18. Ritu is married to a diplomat, Vinay Chawla, and together they have lived in New York, India, Jordan and Pakistan. Ritu is currently based between Washington DC and Dubai.