Seminars and Event Schedule

To find an Event, Seminar, or Daily Happening of your interest, please choose one of the three options below. Then select by 'Date' and 'Show' to find your desired attraction.

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM, ROOM S229

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: SELLING, SERVICE AND SUCCESS! THE GAME CHANGING POWER OF CREATING SERVICE CULTURE THAT SELLS!

This program will show you exactly how to move past “training as an event” to an easy-to-implement system that keeps everyone focused on service, selling and the customer experience – it’s creating a service culture that sells! In this workshop you will learn how to effortlessly get every customer to a “perfect purchase," the 3 steps to creating consistently amazing experiences, coaching techniques every leader should know and what over 90% of retailers are doing wrong and how you can avoid doing it, too. You will leave with an understanding of what you need to do to give your customers a consistently amazing experience, give your team the tools they need to be successful and, most importantly, put lots more money in the bank.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Bob Negen, Co-Founder, WHIZBANG! RETAIL TRAINING

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:00PM
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3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

INS AND OUTS OF LAUNCHING A BRAND: AVOIDING MAJOR MISTAKES

Why do some brands succeed and others fail? Even the most well known designer brands have gone “under” due to poor strategies and business practices. Our speakers will share their years of experiences (both good and bad) in fashion and guide you along a path that may prepare your team and your brand for future success.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Martine Melloul, Founder, KALI PICTURES (former Executive Vice President- BCBG MAX AZRIA GROUP")
  • Mary Wilberding, Co founder of oneworld apparel. AND, PRESIDENT, OF DKNY JEANS
  • Charlie Brown, President, KARLIECOTHES.COM

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:30PM
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3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

MOVING INTO THE FUTURE OF FASHION: NEW DESIGN AND PRINT TECHNOLOGIES

From new printing solutions for textiles including new digital dye transfers, direct printing, 3D virtual prototyping and digital printers, the industry has amazing new technologies at its fingertips to move textile and fashion design into the next decade and beyond. Join our speakers as they present the fantastic new options offered by their firms and then visit with them as they present live demos on their booths in the Innovation Center.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Johnny Shell, VP Technical Services, S.G.I.A.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Patrick Clark, NEXTWAVE, Klieverik North America
  • Scott Oldham, Director, Strategic Accounts - North America - ‎EFI-OPTITEX
  • Paolo Torricella, Product and Sales Manager For Digital Department, EFI REGGIANI

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
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4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM, ROOM S229

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: BUILDING A WINNING DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY

A successful online strategy involves much more than simply having a website and a Facebook page. In this session, we’ll explore what separates winning websites from average ones. Learn simple tactics that will help you reach your audience, engage them with great content, and generate more opportunities. Attendees will learn why most websites are too confusing, and how to fix it, how to improve your reach on Google, strategies for engaging your customers with digital marketing and tips for measuring and improving your results. In addition to outlining key digital marketing principles, Shane will share real-world examples from independent footwear retailers.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Shane Fell, Founder, LIMEGLOW DESIGN

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:30PM
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4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

DENIM AT INTERSECTION OF FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY

Everywhere we look in the fashion news, innovation is being called the key to our industry's future from design to supply chain at all levels. Amazing companies are here today to explain the technology being developed for the world of denim that will impact every aspect from design to fit and new manufacturing processes for sustainablilty. DENIM leaders will discuss the new world of the world’s favorite clothing.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Patricia Medina Cortes, AZTEC

SPEAKERS:

  • Rian Buckley, Co-Founder, FITCODE
  • Umberto Brocchetto, President/CEO, MYR S.r.l
  • Valter Celato, Co-Founder, MYR S.r.l
  • Dalia Benefatto, Head of Business Development, MYR S.r.l
  • Adriano Goldschmied, CEO and Founder, GENIUS GROUP

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:30PM
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5:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

BUILDING A RELEVANT BRAND FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

 

How should you be interpreting trends in the retail and branding fashion industry? Do you know how to analyze your customer and make sure that your product is responding to their fashion choice decisions? Finally, as the world of “digital brand creation” continues to expand, you’ll be faced with new challenges rather than traditional retailing and marketing methods of the past. Join three experts as they share their expertise and open up a view of today and tomorrow’s brands.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Anthony Bergin, CEO, LUMBER UNION
  • Barry Miguel, Former CEO, 7 FOR ALL MANKIND
  • Andrea Bernholtz, CEO, PRIVATE CONSULTING & Founder, ROCK & REPUBLIC

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM, ROOM S229

COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, AND CURATION: U.S. FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY YEAR IN REVIEW AND LOOK AHEAD

2017 was a soft year for the U.S. footwear business, but there are lessons to be learned from the bright spots. Kick-off the show with Beth Goldstein, Executive Director and Industry Analyst – Footwear at the NPD Group to explore how consumers’ shifting priorities have affected their spending on footwear. Hear about the hot and not-so-hot categories and brands of 2017, and how the industry is likely to fare in the year ahead. Head into 2018 with the latest footwear market insights to help you make the most of the show.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Beth Goldstein, Executive Director & Industry Analyst, THE NPD GROUP

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

#SHOWUSYOURSOLE SHOEFIE STATION

Take a walk on the wild side and show us what shoes you’re wearing to shop the show. Stop at this “shoefie” station and choose your favorite backdrop to showcase your fancy footwear. Snap a pic and post it on Instagram with #showusyoursole to become part of the FN PLATFORM Instagram community.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, S3 LOBBY

CAPITAL ONE SPARK BUSINESS CARD

Get unlimited 2% cash back with the Capital One Spark Business Card! Apply today in the S3 Lobby and earn a one-time bonus of $500.00 after spending $4,500.00 on qualified purchases in the first 3 months.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, OUTSIDE

COFFEE AND DONUTS

Fuel up for shoe shopping with coffee and donuts compliments of FN PLATFORM. While supplies last.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1 & 2
FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

FLOWATER COMPLIMENTARY FILTERED WATER STATIONS

Using the newest technology in water refill stations, FloWater produces water that tastes and hydrates better than anything in a single-use bottle, delivered into your reusable bottle. Look for water stations on the show floor to fill up, stay hydrated and help reduce plastic waste.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM
BOOTH #80819, #80820, #8082

FRENCH FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION PAVILION

Federation Francaise de la Chaussure has brought an offering of inspiring French brands to FN PLATFORM. Make sure you stop by and see all they have to offer!

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, S1 LOBBY

JOB BOARD

Stop by the Job Board in the South Hall Lobby to post openings at your company or look for new opportunities in the industry.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, COSMO LOUNGE

MOBILE BEAUTY TEAM HAIR & MAKE-UP TOUCH-UPS

Enjoy complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups courtesy of the on-demand beauty services website, Mobile Beauty Team – mobilebeautyteam.com.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH #82500

PENSOLE FOOTWEAR ACADEMY

Check out what the students at Pensole have created just for the 21 Days of Design contest. Students were challenged to create a footwear design every day for 21 days in January with a change to win a scholarship to Pensole Design Academy, a chance to have their winning design produced and sold on Zappos.com and a trip to FN PLATFORM. Find out who won and see the winning design. #21DaysofDesigns

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM ENTRANCE

TREND DISPLAY

Want a snapshot of what’s trending in footwear this season? Get a sneak peek of the styles that will be hitting the stores in 2018 in this area at the front of the exhibit hall. A great place to start your shopping!

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION

Do you know Two Ten? Stop by the Two Ten booth to learn more about how the footwear industry's largest charitable organization is helping people in the industry. Meet their team, sign up for their informative newsletters and find out how you can get involved.

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:15AM
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11:15AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

POWER BRANDING FOR NEW RETAIL

Today’s consumers are looking for products and services that deliver an experience and boost their sense of identity. In a sea of product sameness, these products must rise to the occasion and become multi-dimensional brands. This new form of brand building puts consumer-centricity at the very core, ushering the power of disruption, seamlessness, creative experiences, and connective values. What goes into building new brands is a different way of working that is more fluid, collaborative and at times, messy. The payoff, when done right, is the foundation of stronger, multi-dimensional relationships with the consumer.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

 

SPEAKER:

  • Roberto Ramos, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Branding, THE DONEGER GROUP

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

CONNECTING YOUR SOURCING DOTS IN THE AMERICAS

Join our panel as they share their experiences in the Americas and explain how to maximize your sourcing efforts in the region. From suggestions for small production runs to major players implementing programs, learn the focus, capabilities, innovations and market segment by country ranging from the U.S. to Mexico and Central America.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Mike Todaro, Managing Director, AMERICAN APPAREL PRODUCERS' NETWORK

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Tony Anzovino, V.P. Production, HAGGAR
  • Lloyd Parks, President, DOMINANCE APPAREL
  • Rick Horwitch, V.P., Global Retail and Supply Chain Strategy Bureau Veritas

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:15AM
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12:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

COLOR TRENDS S/S 2019- THE SUMMER OF LOVE

A mix of color stories with no uniform design aesthetic and a return to arranged, harmonious, stable and familiar shades sums up the color feeling for Spring/Summer 2019. The notion of waxing and waning, the fleeting and the constant is expressed in our seasonal palettes which just like love are designed to uplift and make us feel happy, and yes, touch us with a trace of sadness too.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Laurie Pressman, Vice-President - Pantone Color Institute, PANTONE LLC

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:30AM
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12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

VISUAL TRUST: TRANSPARENCY IS THE KEY TO FASHION'S FUTURE

Brands and retailers of consumer products can no longer market products that have not met environmental, social and health standards. In the internet age, news of infractions travel fast and furious both in the press and amongst consumers and the negative message takes a very long time to dissipate. Join our speaker as he explains case studies from various product categories reflecting the need for everyone to add Visual Trust via Transparency to all levels of their supply chain.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Katherine Stein, Director Business Development - Softlines, SGS North America Inc.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Chris Morrison, CEO, TRANSPARENCY-ONE

SOURCING at MAGIC

12:45PM
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1:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE IMPACT OF WASHINGTON ON SOURCING

After one year in office, the Trump Administration continues to threaten to disrupt and renegotiate trade agreements. What does that mean for the entire fashion supply chain—and for your company—looking ahead? Hear from industry experts about the latest developments and how they stay up-to-date and engage in the trade policy debate.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Julia Hughes, President, U.S. FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

 

SPEAKER:

  • Anna Walker, Sr. Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, LEVI STRAUSS + CO
  • Joshua Teitelbaum, Counsel, AKIN GUMP

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
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2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, ROOM S229

THE DONEGER GROUP PRESENTS: REFRAME. RESET. RETAIL.

The on-demand economy and the self-affirming, creatively curious modern consumer have upended retail’s rules of engagement. The one way conversation of yore does not apply. In a sea of sameness, consumers want hyper-relevant concepts that deliver powerful value and breakthrough experiences. Poised to thrive in this new landscape will be retailers and brands that think outside the box and deploy a hyper-focused approach to consumer-centric creativity and innovation.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Roberto Ramos, SVP, Strategy & Marketing, THE DONEGER GROUP
  • Jocelyn Thornton, SVP, Creative Services, THE DONEGER GROUP

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:30PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

GLOBAL WOMEN'S & MEN'S TREND STORIES + COLORS FOR S/S '19

Inspiring you beyond the obvious, trend expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President, Creative Melissa Moylan, will present the global stories for S/S '19. Including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to help set the tone of the season, this seminar will present the essential narratives for next spring/summer — highlighting key apparel items, patterns, materials, details and cultural influences. A portion of the presentation will review the season's key colors, as well as color combinations.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Melissa Moylan VP, Creative | Womenswear, FASHION SNOOPS

FN PLATFORM

2:15PM
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3:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, ROOM S229

FOOTWEAR RETAILERS & DISTRIBUTORS OF AMERICA (FDRA) PRESENTS: SMARTER SHOES: HOW BRANDS ARE DIGITIZING THEIR FOOTWEAR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS TO CUT COSTS AND INCREASE SPEED TO MARKET…AND HOW YOU CAN TOO!

This session will give you a behind the scenes look at several key brands that are working to reorganize and digitize their whole design and development process—allowing them to reduce risks and costs, better design, and make shoes that have a higher chance of selling. Along the way we will discuss innovation trends, resources, tools and technologies everyone can use to better their own design and development process. This session will also include a special sneak peak at the new Material Exchange which will help everyone from start ups to global companies better source new and dynamic materials. The platform will be a major key to designing and making the next hot shoe in years to come.

 

SPEAKER: Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, FDRA Brion Carroll, Vice President, Global Business Development, Retail Business Unit, PTC

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:30PM
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3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

SMART FACTORIES: THE FUTURE IS HERE

Digitalization of manufacturing is a fashion game changer linking the entire supply chain and therefore no longer leaving the manufacturing in the “valley of analogue.” In order to meet these new challenges, manufacturers, designers, brands and retailers must adapt the new world of tech quickly and thoughtfully in order to adapt to our new world and meet the consumer’s expanding expectations. Join our keynote speaker who will share his expertise in automation, supply chain adaptation and this brave new world.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Katherine Stein, Director Business Development - Softlines, SGS North America Inc.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Joachim Hensch, General Manager, HUGO BOSS (Turkey)

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:45PM
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4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS AND HOW THEY CAN SHAPE U.S. TRADE POLICY

Millions of Americans in our industry and others owe their jobs to the US global value chains that now thread throughout our economy and around the world. What can be done to ensure policymakers in Washington and beyond craft smart trade policies that recognize the role these value chains play in supporting profitable companies, great jobs, and consumer opportunities? Our panelists will share their insights.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President, AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Julia Hughes, President, USFIA
  • Anna Walker, Senior Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
  • Melissa Nelson, V.P. General Counsel, SAN MAR CORPORATION

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:45PM
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4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

LAUNCHING A NEW FOOTWEAR BRAND: INS AND OUTS TO SUCCESS

Industrial designer and educator, Craig Nelson, will share his experiences as a designer and sourcing/production specialist to major footwear brands. Craig will walk you through the many steps necessary for new product development, and give you an understanding of how footwear factory sourcing is the key to successful manufacturing.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Craig Nelson, Product Designer/Consultant to SKECHERS, ECKO UNLTD, PUMA, CABELAS, KAMAK and Professor at West Virginia University

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:00PM
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5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

RAMP UP YOUR INTERNET SALES ON MAJOR PLATFORMS

Presented by CPC Strategy and Vuori, this session will describe how the retailer of high-performance apparel increased their sitewide revenue growth by more than 350% via Google Shopping and Facebook Advertising. Attendees will also learn how to prioritize Amazon’s marketing programs for the most direct sales impact.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Joe Kudla CEO & Co-Founder, VUORI CLOTHING
  • Rick Backus, CEO & Co-Founder, CPC STRATEGY

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:45PM
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5:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

MARKETING SUSTAINABILITY: SHOULD THE INDUSTRY LEAD OR FOLLOW?

Join our speaker from COTTON INC. as he explores insights into what consumers really think, what they know, and what they are willing to pay for, plus, why retailers and brands should think about sustainability not as a marketing concept but as a way of doing business the right way.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Mark Messura, SVP Global Supply Chain Marketing Division, COTTON INCORPORATED

FN PLATFORM

5:00PM
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6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1 & 2, FN PLATFORM, LOUNGES

FN PLATFORM OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL BASH

We're bringing the party to you with cocktails and lite bites spread all over the FN PLATFORM show floor. No need for a shuttle, taxi or Uber, not even a long walk! Take a break with your coworkers, network with your customers and celebrate the footwear industry in one of our comfortable lounges or continue shopping and mingling with cocktail in hand.

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

BUYERS AND CONSUMERS HAVE CHANGED: HOW TO LAUNCH A SUCCESSFUL BRAND IN 2018

What worked 5 years ago, won't work today. Join Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, in a lively conversation around how to launch in today's market for tomorrow's consumer. She will discuss consumer trends, how retail buyers are evolving and what key fundamental shifts are taking place in the retail industry. 

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:30AM
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12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

DIGITIZATION OF SOURCING AND AGILITY IN A VOLATILE WORLD

Drawing upon a recently released whitepaper from MCKINSEY & COMPANY as well as her own client case studies, she'll share her top tops for optimizing your sourcing strategy.

With over 15 years of consulting experience working with leading apparel brands and retailers, Ms. Althea Peng has led major transformation programs for global multi-brand apparel companies, optimized product lifecycle calendars, and led teams to improve product development and sourcing processes. She will be joined by Mr. Chris Callileri, incoming Chief Supply Chain Officer at Tory Burch, for a conversation on this timely and important topic. 

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Althea Peng, Partner, McKINSEY & COMPANY/ Advisor to Apparel Retail and Consumer Goods Companies
  • Chris Callileri, Incoming Chief Supply Chain Officer, TORY BURCH

SOURCING at MAGIC

12:30PM
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1:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

WHAT'S YOUR BRAND'S DIGITAL & DOOR INDEX?

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight as this session explores a 12 Step Retail readiness for the Connected Consumer, a New Generation and the Digital-to-Physical Mix. Today, most retailers, brands and manufacturers struggle with the right blend of stores (number/size), digital presence and what products to make and merchandise throughout Unified Commerce. With the customer in charge for the first time, more mobile than ever, direct to consumer, see now buy now, and seasonless storytelling, discover how to get the right marketing mix and mashup of stores, eCommerce and product offerings.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Jerry Inman, Chief Marketing Officer, DEMAND WORLDWIDE

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM, BOOTH #81520

CELEBRITY APPEARANCE: SONJA MORGAN

Fashion designer and television personality Sonja Morgan from the Real Housewives of New York will be debuting her new footwear collaboration – French Sole by Sonja Morgan. A lover of fashion and footwear, Sonja is looking forward to sharing her inspiration behind this collection and meeting her fans in the footwear industry.

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, IN PLAY LOUNGE

MAKE-A-WISH MILES DONATION EVENT WITH NATIONAL SHOE TRAVELERS (NST)

We want your miles! NST is working with Make-A-Wish Foundation to collect your unused frequent flyer miles and turn them into plane tickets for children and their families to fulfill their special wishes. Stop by the IN PLAY lounge to instantly donate miles, receive a commemorative luggage tag and hear amazing stories from flight crews who work with these deserving families.

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:30PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

DISRUPTING FASHION: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

These are challenging times in retailing. There are disruptive forces that are driving a need for change. Explore these disruptive forces and hear from executives that are developing today's solutions.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Robert D’Loren, Chairman and CEO, XCEL Brands

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Neal Kusnetz, President of Men’s Wear, XCEL Brands
  • Edward Hertzman, Founder and President, SOURCING JOURNAL
  • Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director, FUNG GLOBAL RETAIL & TECHNOLOGY

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:00PM
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3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

CAPTIVATING & MARKETING TO THE MILLENNIAL CUSTOMER

Millennials have caused seismic shifts in the way marketers engage with their audiences. In order to reach digitally/socially savvy consumers, brands must facilitate a dialogue with their shoppers, using personalized messaging, and content to showcase their customers’ brand interactions. Embracing the power of storytelling and customer-created marketing content will increase a brand's success.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Andrew Higgins, Director of Marketing, PIXLEE

FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
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3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM, BOND LOUNGE

FIVE-ON-FIVE WITH FOOTWEAR NEWS

Footwear News brings together five of Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s Associate Board members for an open discussion about what’s happening in fashion and where these future leaders see the footwear industry going.

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:45PM
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3:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

MOVING INTO THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING FASHION: MICRO FACTORIES, FINISHING, ROBOTS AND CUSTOMIZATION

As fashion production changes at a faster and faster pace, response to feedback and integration into flexible and lean manufacturing systems is imperative. Minimalizing the steps in the production process, the handling of garments along the supply chain including cutting and processing is a must for mass to customized production. Finally, robotics rounds out the discussion as we focus on a future of robotic fashion factories. Join our speakers as they present the fantastic new options offered by their firms and then visit with them as they present live demos on their booths in the Innovation Center.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Will Duncan, Executive Director, S.E.A.M.S.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Frank Henderson, CEO, HENDERSON SEWING
  • Alex Vega, President, ETON SYSTEMS INC
  • John Cote, North American Sales Manager, ZUND AMERICA INC.

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

NEXT GENERATION FOOTWEAR

From 3D image recognition, augmented reality marketing, and new personalization to mass production sourcing options, the footwear industry is in the midst of massive changes. How will you succeed in this brave new world?

 

MODERATOR:

  • Craig Nelson, Product Designer/Consultant to companies such as SKECHERS, ECKO UNLTD, PUMA, CABELAS, KAMAK and Professor at West Virginia University

 

SPEAKER:

  • Eric Wolf, Owner, AIRWOLF 3D PRINTERS
  • Marc S. Ellens, PhD, Senior Software Engineer and TAC Specialist X-rite Pantone, PANTONE LLC

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:00PM
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5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

TAKING SUSTAINABILITY FURTHER!

Consumer demand for brand responsibility and sustainable products has never been greater than it is today. Learn how to use sustainability to spark product innovation, build brand value and revenue, and boost your appeal to eco-conscious consumers. Unifi has emerged as the trusted sustainable global solutions provider with REPREVE recycled performance fiber, recycling more than 10 billion bottles together with its partner brands. Attend and learn what your sustainability story might be!

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Jay Hertwig, Group VP, Brand Sales, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

SOURCING at MAGIC

5:00PM
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6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL: PROFIT

You’re in business for one reason and that is to make money. Being sustainable, ethical, fairly traded and even organic doesn’t have to be compromised to make a profit. You can be a conscientious business owner and give back while having excellent earnings.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director Global Purchasing Companies

FN PLATFORM

11:00AM
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12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

FN PLATFORM GLASS SLIPPER AWARDS

Join us as we announce the awards for "Best New Exhibitor", "Most Innovative Booth Interior", and "Most Creative Use of Exhibit Space".