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.

SOURCING at MAGIC

12:30PM
-
1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

SQUARE ONE INTRODUCTION

Fashion Snoops Founder speaks on the importance of cultural innovators in the creative industry.

Speaker: Lilly Berelovich Founder, Fashion Snoops

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

BEST IN SHOW: HOW TO STAND OUT IN SALES!

Whether exhibiting or buying at the shows, learn the ins-and-outs of making the most of your time, strategy planning and business “How to's” to ensure a maximum return on your show experience.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez ,Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

OPENING MEDITATION

Join renowned meditation teacher and Reiki Master Cosmin Mahadev Singh for a live gong meditation.

Speaker: Cosmin Mahadev Singh, Meditation Teacher & Reiki Master

FN PLATFORM

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

THE NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: RETAIL ISN'T DEAD! RETAILERS WHO ARE MAKING A KILLING AND HOW YOU CAN TOO! WHERE IDEAS COME FROM

Have you heard the news? 5,000+ stores will have shut down their doors by the end of this year and more will be added to the list in the next few years. It’s bad news for those who cannot make it. It’s good news for the rest of us who are determined to weather the storm. It’s not an easy task and it requires you to know what it is that you need to do to make shopping exciting for the customer again. Yet, there are quite a few retailers out there who are thriving and for very good reasons. Learn who they are and what they are doing that you can do, too! Learn how to get IDEAS, how to turn ideas into INNOVATIONS for your business, how to turn innovations into a PLAN OF ACTION and how to turn a plan of action into RESULTS!

SPEAKER:

  • James Dion, Founder and President, DIONCO INC.

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

LOOKING AT THE FUTURE OF CREATING A BRAND AND GETTING IT TO MARKET

The traditional retail environment has seen many new changes, both for brick and mortar stores, and online selling. This panel of experts will discuss the changes, the challenges and the benefits for new apparel companies to launch a brand.

MODERATOR:

  • Frances Harder, President, FASHION BUSINESS INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Dov Charney, CEO, LOS ANGELES APPAREL
  • Anthony Bergin, Founder, LUMBERUNION

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

THE NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: BEST PRACTICES AMONGST US: RETAIL PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE QUESTIONS.Q & A, SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS

Retailers share compelling stories on how they manage to excite their customers and how they reap the benefits by scoring stellar sales. Topics will include in-store and community events, retail store environment and merchandising, customer expectations and consumer experience. We'll finish the day with a Q & A discussion and you'll walk away with actionable tips to transform your business and increase sales.

MODERATOR:

  • James Dion, Founder and President, DIONCO INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Jody Finnegan, Owner, 12TH STREET SHOES
  • Megan Sajdak, Director of Marketing, STAN’S FIT FOR YOUR FEET
  • Dan Ungar, President, MAR-LOU SHOES

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

FOOTWEAR: FROM DESIGNING TO SOURCING TO MANUFACTURING: LEARNING FROM MAJOR BRANDS

Join designer and educator, Craig Nelson, as he shares his experiences as a designer and sourcing/production specialist to major footwear brands. Craig will teach you about the hundreds of steps necessary to design and develop products and how an understanding of footwear sourcing and production is the key to becoming a great designer.

MODERATOR:

  • Tony Ward, Managing Director of Kurt Salmon

SPEAKER:

  • Craig Nelson, Product Designer/Consultant to SKECHERS, MARK ECHO UNLTD, ZOO YORK and Professor at West Virginia University

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

BUILDING A PROFITABLE FASHION BUSINESS/STEPS TO PRODUCTION

Creating a profitable business in the fashion industry takes both a creative mind and savvy business skills. While walking you through the steps of production, Anna breaks down which steps you should delegate to your left brained staff, and which ones should be handled by your creative types!

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Anna Livermore, Founder of V.MORA Consulting and Production www.VMora.com

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VIBES EXPERIENCE

2 'O CLOCK DROP - COFFEE HOUR + DIY PRESENTATIONS

Vibes is the place to be at 2pm daily where you’ll get to experience DIY presentations while enjoying complimentary coffee, while supplies last.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, 37.5
TECHNOLOGY LOUNGE, BOOTH #35179

37.5 TECHNOLOGY LOUNGE

Clothing and martinis are best when dry! Come by the 37.5® Technology lounge for a drink. Open all day with a variety of beer, wine and cocktails.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
P1V0T, BOOTH #P9

ADEPTMIND - "OUTSMART OUR SEARCH" CHALLENGE

Think your e-comm search function is producing EXACTLY what your customers are looking for? Or are they getting frustrated that their search of your site doesn’t deliver accurate results and they go elsewhere to buy? Stop by the AdeptMind space at PIVOT anytime to find out. If you can OUTSMART our search, we will give you $100! If you can’t, we will show you how AdeptMind will revolutionize how consumers can search and shop your collection – immediately increasing engagement and conversions.

www.adeptmind.ae

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BOOTH 16299

BAN.DO X PROJECT WOMENS SMILEBOOTH

This isn’t your ordinary photobooth! Pose with some super cute things from ban.do, featuring a fun branded graphic that's only available in Vegas! Print out your photos or post 'em directly to social media. Visit ban.do at booth #16299

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW & BOOTH 20312

BB DAKOTA COFFEE AND DONUTS

BB DAKOTA is treating all retailers to daily coffee and donut holes. Pick up your coffee at the front of the show and stop by BB Dakota's Booth #20312 for donut holes! *While supplies last

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
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
-
6:00PM
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.

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CHILDREN'S CLUB
MAGIC LOUNGE, BOOTH 73533

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC SHOW BAG BY HAYDEN LOS ANGELES

Pick up a limited-edition Children’s Club MAGIC X Hayden Los Angeles show bag. Pick one up in the lounge while supplies last! Visit Hayden Los Angeles at booth #73733

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 73531

CHILDREN’S CLUB MAGIC PRESENTATION

The brands of Children’s Club MAGIC come together in a daily presentation of looks that are way too cute to pass up or pass by. Be sure to stop by every day to see what the fashionistas of tomorrow are wearing.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
PROJECT WOMENS

COEUR X PROJECT WOMENS

Stop by and see the brands featured in our newest collaboration on the show floor! COEUR X PROJECT WOMENS is a curated selection of home, gifts, apothecary, stationary and tech accessories.

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

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

COFFEE & DONUTS

Fuel up for shoe shopping with coffee and donuts complimnets of FN PLATFORM and WSA@MAGIC. While supplies last.

FN PLATFORM

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

COFFEE & DONUTS

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

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL,
BOOTH 74929

CONCIERGE

Experience one-on-one service at the WWDMAGIC Concierge Desk. Have all your show floor questions answered by our stellar sales team. See you there!

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW

CONCIERGE

Retailers! Experience one on one service at the PROJECT WOMENS Concierge Desk. Have all your show floor questions answered by our stellar sales team. See you there!

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW

CONSCIOUS COLLECTIONS SHOWCASE

Stop by the Conscious Collections Showcase in PROJECT WOMENS and take a look at some of our favorites from the sustainable fashion movement.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 35711 & 65710

DENIM TREND DISPLAY

Check out our Denim Trend Area and see innovative product proposals from fiber companies, fabric mills, garment manufacturers, developers of technologies, and universities. Cutting-edge laundries and authentic handcrafters from around the world will present innovative yarns, fabrics, and finishes, as well as applications and embellishments crafted by hand. The Denim Trend Area is curated and coordinated by Aztex Trading.

FN PLATFORM

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

EMERGING DESIGNERS

Check out our showcase of best-in-class designers debuting their latest collections at FN PLATFORM. Booths 80938-80943.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM
SHOW FLOOR, ZEN LOUNGE

ESPADRILLES FROM CARVACAS SPAIN

Marvel at the artistry of craftswomen from Carvacas, Spain as they demonstrate how espadrilles are made by hand.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,
NORTH GRAND LIOBBY, REGISTRATION

FASHION JOB BOARD

Visit the fashionjobs.com wall to find information on jobs in the fashion industry. Companies, brands, and attendees are invited to stop by to see what's posted or to post a job of their own.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM,
BOOTH 80423, 80424 & 80523

FRENCH FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION PAVILION

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

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM
SHOW FLOOR, IN PLAY LOUNGE

FRENCH GRAFFITI ARTIST-HUIT

Straight from France, see graffiti artist Huit paint live. Huit is world renowned for his colorful, urban street art and we're excited to have him creating custom art for us during the show.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW

GALA DELUXE X PROJECT WOMENS HASH TAG PRINTER

It's SO easy - snap a picture and post to Instagram with the hashtag: #projectwomens. Then head to the front of the show to pick up your print, compliments of Gala de Luxe. Visit www.galadeluxe.com for more information.

STITCH

9:00AM
-
10:30AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
STITCH Lounge

GOOD MORNIN', GOOD MORNIN'!

It's great to stay up late so start the day right with the energy you need. Enjoy complimentary coffee each morning when the show opens compliments of your friends at STITCH. *While supplies last

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CONCOURSE,
BOOTH 73003

HASHTAG PRINTER

It's SO easy— snap a picture and post to Instagram with the hashtag: #WWDMAGIC2017. Then head to the The Concourse to pick up a complimentary print of your post!

FN PLATFORM

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

HUSH PUPPIES DECADES DISPLAY

Sixty years ago, Hush Puppies created a casual suede shoe that would ultimately change the kind of shoes we wear. Hush Puppies takes a walk through the decades with a limited edition collection of iconic men's shoes. Inspired by American pop culture and the hottest fashion trends of the time, The Decades is a fun way to celebrate Hush Puppies through the generations.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
OUTPOST, BOOTH #53-58

INTRODUCING: OUTPOST

A new show floor area meant to serve as an incubator for PROJECT, with a collection of brands who are contemporary in design at a more premium price point.

Brands Include:

Chief Made, Executive Society, Jackson and Hyde, Pine Top Brand, The Sneerwell, Woolly

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 74929

IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A THING GO RIGHT - TAKE 2!

There is no denying the energy of WWDMAGIC. The only thing that can add to it is the music. This August we welcome back our TWO dynamic female DJs to help you feel the energy of WWDMAGIC all day, everyday!

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2,
S1 LOBBY

JOB BOARD

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

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2,
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.

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC

9:00AM
-
9:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, NEXT TO BOOTH 73946

JOIN US FOR COFFEE, BAGELS & DONUTS DAILY!

Enjoy daily coffee, bagels and donuts compliments of Children's Club MAGIC. *while supplies last.

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

KNOW YOUR SHOW FLOOR ABC’S: A SEMINAR FOR NEW STORES

Want to maximize your show floor experience? Learn everything you need to know about succeeding at MAGIC in this comprehensive workshop. We'll discuss show floor layout, frequently asked vendor questions, must-know terms, the season's best new brands, and invaluable buying strategies. A retail relations expert will be present to answer all your questions regarding vendors.

SPEAKERS:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES
  • Sandy Shapiro, Retail Relations Specialist, MAGIC

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM,
BOOTH 80310-80317, 80412-80417

MADE IN ITALY PAVILION

Shop the best in Italian footwear right here at FN PLATFORM. Check out booths 80310-80317 & 80412-80417.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
MADE TO INSPIRE MURAL

MADE TO INSPIRE MURAL

This mural sponsored by Next Level and AKA is sure to inspire—take a quick pic and share your take on it. #madetoinspire #nextlevelatpool

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1, FN PLATFORM
SHOW FLOOR, 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 BeautyTeam (mobilebeautyteam.com).

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60300

MORPHEW/PARADOX VINTAGE COLLECTIONS

Morphew/Paradox is an inspirational lifestyle brand sourcing the greatest vintage pieces from around the globe. Browse through their vintage archives and discover pieces to best inspire your next shape, concepts, prints, and embellishments.

FN PLATFORM

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

NEW TO SHOW DISPLAY

Want a snapshot of the hottest new brands? Get a sneak peek of brands never before seen at FN PLATFORM in this area at the front of the exhibit hall. A great place to start your shopping!

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CONCOURSE,
BOOTH 73038

NEWSSTAND AND LOUNGE

Get your dose of industry news. Stop by the Newsstand to grab your copy of top industry publications like WWD and Accessories Magazine.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VARIOUS LOCATIONS

NEXT LEVEL APPAREL X POOLTRADESHOW

We’re partnering with Next Level Apparel again this season on some initiatives you know and love, plus some fun new things for you to explore. Next Level will be providing 3,000 t-shirts for our live screen printing activation, sponsoring the POOLTRADESHOW Party at Foundation Room, helping us expand the Vibes installation into a full blown experience, and partnering with our artists to create a Mural that is “Made to Inspire.”

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, P1V0T

P1V0T

P1VOT is an area that is dedicated to tech-based solutions in design, product development, merchandising, and selling. From omni-channel strategies and data providers to app-based solutions, our attendees are able to learn proven business models on the floor.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60600

PANTONE COLOR LOUNGE

Get front-row access to Pantone's full lineup of color products for the fashion industry and purchase an exclusive MAGIC Pantone color card.

FN PLATFORM

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

PENSOLE FOOTWEAR ACADEMY

Pensole is partnering with footwear charity GoodieTwoShoes.org to design some special shoes on the show floor. Local kids will participate in a shoe design contest to earn the privilege of attending FN PLATFORM and designing shoes with Pensole students. Stop by and see what they are creating!

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 61400

PHOTO BOOTH

Make memories! Stop by our photo booth to capture your show experience.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
AKA SCREENPRINTING STATION

POOLTRADESHOW TEE BY NEXT LEVEL APPAREL AND AKA

Come grab your very own custom Next Level Apparel t-shirt, screen printed live on the show floor by AKA. Designs feature our fav creations from the people of POOL. Limit one per person.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
MAIN ENTRANCE, DJ LOUNGE

PROJECT SHOW SOUND

Listen to the curated sounds of PROJECT both onsite and online! Follow us on Spotify: PROJECT Show Sound - featuring the one and only DJ Jasper Stapleton and more.

DJ Jasper Stapleton | jasperstapleton.com | @jasperstapleton

Johnsville | johnsville.studio | @johnsville.studio

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, TABLE TENNIS
LOUNGE, BOOTH #34250

PROJECT TABLE TENNIS INVITATIONAL

A Single Elimination Bracket Tournament.

Who’s in it to win it? Head over to the Table Tennis Lounge by Sol Angeles to watch as our brands and retailers compete head-to-head for bragging rights and prizes.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
SHARK REEF PARKING LOT

PURA VIDA AIRSTREAM

Pick up a custom bracelet from Pura Vida in this shoppable retail experience which will be located in the Shark Reef parking lot.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 76228

RETREAT YOURSELF

Who ever said shopping wasn't hard work NEVER came to MAGIC! There are great brands to see and wonderful educational sessions to attend but sometimes you need some "me" time. Come RETREAT YOURSELF. On this affordable menu, you'll find massage chairs and a variety of complimentary beauty stations to make you feel alive again.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BOOTH 27295

S'WELL X PROJECT WATER BOTTLE

S'well is back again this season providing custom PROJECT WOMENS exclusive water bottles. Stay hydrated on-site and be sure to visit them at their lounge, booth #27295.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

SEMI-ANNUAL #BLOGGERPROJECT AWARDS

The Blogger PROJECT's acclaimed digital influencers will be selecting the best from our brands in 5 distinct categories. Awards will be presented on the third day of the show and winners will receive a bottle of champagne, courtesy of Moet. Make sure to follow @projectshow and #bloggerproject to keep up with the winners. AWARDS: Best Accessories, Best of COEUR, Best Collection, Best of OASIS and Best Emerging Brand.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CLUB 34, ROOM N101

SHOP NEW AT ACCESSORIES AND YOU COULD WIN $100!

It pays to support our first-time exhibitors! The first 25 retailers to ship New to Show brands in Accessories will receive a $100 AMEX card. To qualify, retailers must network with a least 5 accessory brands, 3 of them must be New to Show, and they must purchase from 1 New to Show accessory brand. To enter, submit 5 business cards and 1 invoice with a minimum order of $250 to Sandy Shapiro at Club 34, Room N101. Offer expires Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 5 P.M. PST.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
SHOPTHEFLOOR PHOTO STUDIO

SHOPTHEFLOOR PHOTO STUDIO

ShopTheFloor, the industry’s leading online fashion marketplace will be sponsoring a photo studio onsite to increase visibility for our brands. They will be working with with Fashion Snoops to curate an shoot the trends of the season leveraging the product on the floor. In addition, ShopTheFloor is offering complimentary product photography for our brands in their photo studio.

To book an appointment, email info@shopthefloor.com.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 73500

SHOPTHEFLOOR PHOTO STUDIO

The WWDMAGIC Brand Books come to life as they are shot daily in the ShopTheFloor photo studio.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
FRONT ENTRANCE

SHOWCASED @ PROJECT

Head over to the main entrance of PROJECT to check out some of the latest designs from a few of the accessory brands you’ll be seeing at the show. Be on the lookout for the white display cubes to view the product. Brands include: aunts & uncles, Domenicus, Fossil, Goorin Bros., Nuva Nuvo, Remo Tulliani, and Wurkin Stiffs.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW

SONIX VENDING MACHINE

The Sonix Vending machine is back! And is filled with this season's newest iPhone cases. The machine will be dispensing your favoirte case designs all week long! Feed your need for cuteness - stop by the Sonix Vending Machine and recieve a special show discount.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 62400

SOURCING RESOURCE CENTER

Find the right resources faster and easier. The SOURCING Resource Center offers matchmaking, show navigation, and the opportunity to connect with experts from Fashion Business Inc.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 73717

SPIN MY PLANET

Spin My Planet is a unique software solution and photo service designed for e-commerce. They allow the viewer to see every angle of a product at any speed by combining a series of photos into one interactive frame. Just swipe/drag your finger/mouse over the image and watch it all come to life. Creating a next level experience for online shopping. The platform provides longer engagement, increases online sales and works on all devices.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

SQUARE ONE HOSTED BY FASHION SNOOPS

See key Fall/Winter 2018 fashion trends brought to life in an interactive, tactile environment presented by leading trend forecaster, Fashion Snoops.

SOURCING at MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,
BOOTH 60500

SUSTAINABLE TEXTILE TREND DISPLAY

Looking for eco-conscious textiles, accessories, and trimmings but not sure where to start? Taiwan’s sustainable textiles not only emphasize functional features, but also stress ergonomic cuts and fashion trends to ensure comfort, safety, and health. Visit this trend display to learn more from the Taiwan Textile Federation.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
CORNHOLE LOUNGE

TAKE A BREAK, PLAY SOME CORNHOLE

American’s newest favorite pastime. Join us daily to show us what you’ve got—just bring a teammate and your game face for a little fun.

THE TENTS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS,
BLOGGER PROJECT LOUNGE

THE #BLOGGERPROJECT BY MARCUS TROY

The #BloggerPROEJCT is a curated content experience that bridges the gap between digital influencers & brands. By connecting the right brands with the right influencers, we create live content from the tradeshow floor.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, BLOGGER
PROJECT LOUNGE

THE #BLOGGERPROJECT BY MARCUS TROY

The #BloggerPROEJCT is a curated content experience that bridges the gap between digital influencers & brands. By connecting the right brands with the right influencers, we create live content from the tradeshow floor.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
SHOW FLOOR

THE BLOGGER PROJECT BY MARCUS TROY

The Blogger PROJECT bridges the gap between digital media experts & brands by connecting the right brands with the right influencers, and creating live content direct from the tradeshow floor. Stop by and meet some of the most prominent women's inflluencers in the industry.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, BLOGGER
PROJECT PHOTO STUDIO

THE BLOGGER PROJECT PHOTO STUDIO SHOT BY @NASKADEMINI

Stop by the #BloggerPROJECT Photo Studio and engage with the bloggers as they style looks and create content featuring brands from the PROJECT and THE TENTS.

THE TENTS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS,
BLOGGER PROJECT PHOTO STUDIO

THE BLOGGER PROJECT PHOTO STUDIO SHOT BY @NASKADEMINI

Stop by the #BloggerPROJECT photo studio and engage with the bloggers as they style looks and create content featuring brands from the PROJECT and THE TENTS.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL

THE CONCOURSE AT WWDMAGIC

Connect at this cutting-edge interactive destination at the core of WWDMAGIC, providing a real-time look at the trends and styles shaping the lives of today's teens, tweens, and young women.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, THE EDIT

THE EDIT

Stay one step ahead of the market with the latest trends pulled directly from the brands from THE TENTS and PROJECT. Get the head-to-toe perspective from our styled vignettes on mannequins of what’s on trend and who’s doing it best.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW, INFO DESK

THE EXCLUSIVE POOLTRADESHOW PIN BY THESE ARE THINGS

Represent POOL with a badge of pride and pick up our exclusive POOLTRADESHOW pin, custom designed by our friends at These Are Things. And head over to their booth to say thanks at Booth #28.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
THE/STUDIO BOOTH

THE EXCLUSIVE VIBES HAT BY THE STUDIO

#Vibes - The/Studio is hooking you up this season with an exclusive Vibes @ POOLTRADESHOW cap. Head over to Booth #26142 to snag one before they run out. Limit one per person.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

THE NPD GROUP PRESENTS: FINDING OPPORTUNITIES IN A SLOW-GROWTH MARKET: U.S. FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY MID-YEAR REVIEW AND LOOK AHEAD

In today's slow-growth footwear market, brands and retailers must maintain their competitive advantage and find growth by capturing a bigger piece of the market. Kick off the show with Beth Goldstein, Executive Director and Industry Analyst of Footwear at The NPD Group. Hear her expert insights on the current and future state of the U.S. footwear industry. Join industry leaders in exploring the hot and not-so-hot categories of 2017 so far, brands that drove sales, and the trends Beth expects will have an impact on the market outlook. You'll also discover new opportunities and hear ideas about how to win in this evolving industry. Get the latest footwear market analysis to help you make the most of the show.

SPEAKER:

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

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
FRONT OF SHOW & BOOTH 20312

THE OFFICIAL PROJECT WOMENS SHOW BAG BY BELLA DAHL

This season we are teaming up with Bella Dahl to bring you the PROJECT WOMENS exclusive show bag. Pick one up at the front of the show while supplies last! And make sure you drop by booth Bella Dahl's Booth #21266.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 74929

THE OFFICIAL WWDMAGIC SHOW BAG PROVIDED BY HONEY BELLE & HONEY PUNCH

WWDMAGIC has teamed up with Honey Belle and Honey Punch to bring you this season's exclusive show bag - Pick one up Monday through Wednesday at The WWDMAGIC Hub and be sure to visit Honey Punch, Booth 70705 and Honey Belle, Booth 70905.

STITCH

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

TOGETHER

Together @ STITCH is comprised this season of new and returning collections to showcase sophisticated, elegant, feminine, global, and forward brands at STITCH.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CONCOURSE,
BOOTH 73003

TRENDS PRESENTED BY FASHION SNOOPS

A curated sneak peek of the hottest Spring/Summer 2018 trends featuring the WWDMAGIC brands.

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW, BOOTH 80600

TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION

Do you know Two Ten? Stop by the Two Ten booth to learn more about how the footwear industries 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.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW, BOOTH 80600

TWO TEN FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION

Do you know Two Ten? Stop by the Two Ten booth to learn more about how the footwear industries 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.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VIBES EXPERIENCE

VIBES @ POOLTRADESHOW EXPERIENCE

Features the Vibes Mannequin Display, Coffee Hour + DIY Presentations, and Happy Hour + Live Music.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VIBES EXPERIENCE

VIBES MANNEQUIN DISPLAY

Following a successful launch at NY Women’s in May, we’re amping up the volume of Vibes @ POOLTRADESHOW—a custom installation put together by the POOL team to give you a curated preview of the types of brands you’ll be seeing in the show.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 73012

WWDMAGIC EMERGING DESIGNERS

Check out on-the-cusp collections from tomorrow's most talked about apparel designers, as WWDMAGIC welcomes a new lineup to the Emerging Designer Showcase. Participating Brands Include: 2WN, Day & Night, Hers & Mine, Million Bullpup, Moh Love, Simona Maghen, Style Rack.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 74929

WWDMAGIC HUB

Located in the center of the action, The WWDMAGIC Hub has all your show floor essentials. From cool vibes and a cash bar, to charging stations and our very own show concierge, it's the ultimate place to relax, recharge, or strike up a conversation. It's also where you'll pick up your limited-edition show bag sponsored by Honey Punch. While supplies last!

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CONCOURSE,
BOOTH 73024

WWDMAGIC SOCIAL HOUSE

Host to a diverse lineup of panels curated by Matte Black, the WWDMAGIC Social House connects brands and retailers with top digital fashion and lifestyle influencers as they share their most powerful online and social media marketing tactics. Don't miss this collaborative, interactive activation that will set your market experience apart from the rest.

SOURCING at MAGIC

9:45AM
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10:45AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

INNOVATIVE COLOR INSPIRATION

Jessica Colaluca presents an innovative look at color inspiration, with targeted insights on dynamically changing trends and cultural shifts in color. She will discuss important forces driving modern color, as well as the importance of Color Anthropology in design. With a passion for color, Jessica, in partnership with Archroma Color Management, inspires to dream in color.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKTING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Jessica Colaluca, Creator, DESIGN SEEDS

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:00AM
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10:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

ENGINEERED ID TREND INTRODUCTION

Learn all about this Fall 18/19 design theme with Fashion Snoop's culture macro trend presentation.

Speaker: Lilly Berelovich, Founder, Fashion Snoops

PROJECT WOMENS

10:00AM
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11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

IN 2017: YOUR STORE HAS TO BE DIFFERENT!

In this highly competitive, rapidly changing retail climate, your store has to stand out from the crowd. Join retail expert Dan Jablons as he explains how to incorporate technology into your business, have the right product at the right time, and inspire your salespeople so you can distinguish yourself from the competition and experience lasting success.

SPEAKER:

  • Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE

THE COLLECTIVE

10:00AM
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11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

IN 2017: YOUR STORE HAS TO BE DIFFERENT!

In this highly competitive, rapidly changing retail climate, your store has to stand out from the crowd. Join retail expert Dan Jablons as he explains how to incorporate technology into your business, have the right product at the right time, and inspire your salespeople so you can distinguish yourself from the competition and experience lasting success.

SPEAKER:

  • Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE & INFLUENCER MARKETING

What major factors are changing the media landscape? In this panel, we'll analyze trends in tech and digital marketing, and how these integrated media campaigns have taken over the digital social scene. As companies execute larger-scale campaigns the outer world is beginning to get sucked into the digital interwebs. We'll discuss how you can utilize your relationships, budget and creativity to tap into them as well.

Moderator: Nicole Best, Senior Manager of Influencer Programs, Matte Black

Panelists:

Kristine Agabaian, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Influencer

Stephanie Arant, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer

Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:30AM
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11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

THE WEAVING HAND

See a demonstration of personalization through craft using zero waste fabrics.

Speaker: Cynthia Alberto, Founder, The Weaving Hand

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:00AM
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12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

FOUNDATIONS OF FIT FOR FASHION

Fit issues remain one of the most difficult to resolve in apparel and are responsible for problems from the factory floor to the retail floor impacting sales and return purchases. What are companies and service providers working on innovatively to resolve the fit issues facing our industry?

MODERATOR:

  • Louann Spirito, Director, Technical Support, SGS International

SPEAKERS:

  • Ed Gribbon, President, ALVANON
  • Crystal Button, SVP Global Sourcing and Tech Design, FULL BEAUTY BRANDS
  • Mark Charlton, V.P. Technical Services, CALVIN KLEIN

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
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12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

VINTAGE: THE NEW BLACK

Vintage doesn't have to mean outdated. In this panel, we'll talk through trends in fashion and how they always seem to come back. Our influencers will be joined by Emmy Award Winning Costume Designer Janie Bryant for a discussion on vintage fashion and how to incorporate unique pieces into everyday style to update your wardrobe. Head to the Unique Vintage booth after this panel to talk more with Janie and see her recent collaboration with the Burbank-based purveyor of vintage-inspired fashion.

Moderator: Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

Panelists:

Stephanie Arant, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer

Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer

Janie Bryant, Costume Designer, Mad Men & The Last Tycoon

SOURCING at MAGIC

12:00PM
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1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

GLOBAL WOMEN'S & MEN'S TREND STORIES + COLORS FOR F/W 18/19

Inspiring you beyond the obvious, trend expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President, Creative Melissa Moylan, will present the global stories for F/W 18/19. Including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to help set the tone of the season, this seminar will present the essential narratives for next fall/winter — 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.

SPEAKERS:

  • Melissa Moylan, Creative Director – Womenswear, FASHION SNOOPS

WWDMAGIC

12:00PM
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1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

RE-IMAGINING RETAIL

All retail business are now media businesses first which means a strong content strategy is essential. Using examples from Nordstrom, Reformation, Warby Parker and more, retail expert Syama Meagher will demonstrate how the best brands are connecting with their consumers and driving sales. She will also discuss how to enhance your in-store mobile marketing and the importance of expanding to new markets with pop ups.

SPEAKER:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

PROJECT

12:00PM
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4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
WURKIN STIFFS, BOOTH #32245

WURKIN STIFFS DOPPEL BAG GIVEAWAY

Stop by Wurkin Stiffs’ booth for your complementary Doppel Bag. ($49.50 value. Limited quantity available to retail attendees with business card exchange.)

WWDMAGIC

12:30PM
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1:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, BOOTH 76102

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Unique Vintage will be having a champagne reception with Emmy-award winning Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant. At the meet and greet, Bryant will be showing the exclusive Unique Vintage line and discussing her inspiration behind the styles. Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

WWDMAGIC

1:00PM
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2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

FAST FASHION: WHAT IS IT & HOW IS IT AFFECTING TRADITIONAL FORMS OF FASHION AS WE KNOW IT?

In this panel, we'll explore this fast fashion trend and evaluate if it's making or breaking fashion as we know it. How is it affecting personal style? We will gain insight from WWDMAGIC fashion influencers as they become an even more vital component to the shift in the new system. We will examine how brands and retailers can utilize fashion influencers to guide them into this new innovative fashion system and how in turn, this new system is affecting the business of the influencer themselves. We will also explore how retailers are shifting towards promotions focused around “The Next Season Now” and what that will mean for trends of the future.

Moderator: Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

Panelists:

Olia Majd, Lifestyle Influencer & YouTuber

Erin Grey, Fashion, Beauty & Travel Influencer

Marissa Pomerance, Fashion Influencer & Editor-in-Chief of The Editorialist LA

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
sOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

FOOTWEAR DESIGN: UNDERSTAND MATERIALS AND THE HUMAN SIDE OF PRODUCTION - THINK LIKE A FOOTWEAR DESIGNER!

Materials are the foundation of footwear and new technology is revolutionizing the industry. Designer and educator, Craig Nelson, will share how designers are embracing new technology in footwear materials and discuss the impact of new technology in designs and sourcing.

SPEAKER:

  • Craig Nelson, Product Designer/Consultant to SKECHERS, MARK ECHO UNLTD, ZOO YORK and Professor at West Virginia University

PROJECT WOMENS

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

LIFESTYLE LICENSING

Learn how brands like Tokidoki build their product assortment through strategic licensing deals, featuring Tokidoki Co-Founder & CEO, Pooneh Mohajer and Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer,Simone Legno.

THE COLLECTIVE

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

LIFESTYLE LICENSING

Learn how brands like Tokidoki build their product assortment through strategic licensing deals, featuring Tokidoki Co-Founder & CEO, Pooneh Mohajer and Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Simone Legno.

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

THE GO-TO SOURCING DESTINATION: VIETNAM CONTINUES TO LURE U.S. FIRMS

Shifting global sourcing strategies affect fashion sourcing executives of all levels as they attempt to find the appropriate mix of regions, countries and product requirements. VIETNAM has become a leading force in the U.S. supply chain and today’s expert panel will explore the ins and outs of their experiences working in this world-class production hub.

MODERATOR:

  • Julie Hughes, President, THE U.S. FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Steve DiBlasi, VP Global Sourcing, LANIER CLOTHES
  • Ron Klein, Director Retail & Consumer Management, PWC
  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WORLD RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION
  • Chris Walker, Apparel Production Advisor/Author, VIETNAM GARMENT INSIDER

FN PLATFORM

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

CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION (CFA) PRESENTS: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018...WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING?

Our panel of independent thinkers bring their crystal ball to determine opportunities for the future of brand development and sustainability. Plus, we'll discuss how to weather financial storms and find your brand's niche market. What will 2018 bring? Come find out!

MODERATOR:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION 

PANELISTS:

  • Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, TRIANGLE CAPITAL LLC
  • Len Pesko, Owner, MODERN PULSE
  • Michael Rosen, CFO, VELVET, LLC
  • Sydnee Breuer, EVP, ROSENTHAL & ROSENTHAL
  • Jennifer K. Rosado, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations & Marketing, JOOR

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:00PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

EARTH ALCHEMY INTRODUCTION

Learn all about this Fall 18/19 design theme with Fashion Snoop's culture macro trend presentation.

Speaker: Michael Fisher, Vice President, Creative | Menswear, Fashion Snoops

WWDMAGIC

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

IN 2017: YOUR STORE HAS TO BE DIFFERENT!

In this highly competitive, rapidly changing retail climate, your store has to stand out from the crowd. Join retail expert Dan Jablons as he explains how to incorporate technology into your business, have the right product at the right time, and inspire your salespeople so you can distinguish yourself from the competition and experience lasting success.

SPEAKER:

  • Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:15PM
-
3:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

FASHION INNOVATION: XCEL BRANDS REIMAGINES FAST FASHION FOR DEPARTMENT STORES

The Fast Fashion production model, traditionally the strategy of mass market retailers, is being taken upscale by XCEL BRANDS as the company currently owning brands such as ISAAC MIZRAHI and JUDITH RIPKA enters into new partnerships for exclusive collections with major retailers such as Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay and Dillards. Join CEO Robert D’Loren as he shares his firm’s strategies for cutting product development, sourcing and distribution lead times while continuing to deliver quality fashion to the consumer.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKER:

  • Robert D'Loren, CEO, XCEL BRANDS (Isaac Mizrahi, Judith Ripka, Lord & taylor, etc)

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, BOOTH 60800

ALGIKNIT

Join us for a conversation on the future of biomaterial and sustainability.

Speaker: Aaron Nesser, Co-founder, AlgiKnit. Asta Skocir, Co-founder, AlgiKnit and F.I.T. professor

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

VIETNAM FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

Vietnam is the second largest exporter of shoes to the US market. Join this 45-minute workshop presented by the director of Vietnam Leather Footwear and Handbag Association to learn the advantage of sourcing from Vietnam and explore the investment opportunity in the country.

SPEAKERS:

  • Le Xuan Duong, Director of Vietnam Leather Footwear and Handbag Association

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, 37.5
TECHNOLOGY LOUNGE, BOOTH #35179

37.5 TECHNOLOGY DRY MARTINI HOUR

Clothing and martinis are best when dry! Come by the 37.5® Technology lounge for a Dry Martini Happy Hour!

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N237

DONEGER PRESENTS: FASHION FUTURE POSITIVE: COPING WITH CHANGE

How fashion is responding to our rapidly changing world is a key question impacting business and retail today. Fashion trend forecaster David Wolfe assesses the dramatic changes taking place in modern consumer living, from the influence of AI and automation to the ongoing global shakeup, analyzing the effects on design, production and trend. Looking towards the future, a new environmental “fear factor” is a driving force in the industry and beyond, as fashion escapes into extreme styles, silhouettes and color palettes. A new melting pot of trends offers a myriad of mixed-up influences, and an ever-changing consumer landscape gives fashion a new sense of direction.

PRESENTED BY:

  • David Wolfe, Creative Director, THE DONEGER GROUP

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,BOOTH 60800

PLANT GROWN LEATHERS

Want to know how to incorporate the latest vegan leathers? Join us for a demonstration and discussion about ecological fabric and social transparency.

Speaker: Tara Gannon, Founder, Maniwala

PROJECT WOMENS

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

RE-IMAGINING RETAIL

All retail business are now media businesses first which means a strong content strategy is essential. Using examples from Nordstrom, Reformation, Warby Parker and more, retail expert Syama Meagher will demonstrate how the best brands are connecting with their consumers and driving sales. She will also discuss how to enhance your in-store mobile marketing and the importance of expanding to new markets with pop ups.

SPEAKER:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

THE COLLECTIVE

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

RE-IMAGINING RETAIL

All retail business are now media businesses first which means a strong content strategy is essential. Using examples from Nordstrom, Reformation, Warby Parker and more, retail expert Syama Meagher will demonstrate how the best brands are connecting with their consumers and driving sales. She will also discuss how to enhance your in-store mobile marketing and the importance of expanding to new markets with pop ups.

SPEAKER:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:30PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

SOURCING SHAKE UP: HOW TO STEER YOUR WAY THROUGH 2017 & BEYOND

With a new administration shaking up global trade policy, tax structures and more, sourcing got a lot more complicated in 2017. What hasn’t changed is the challenges that were already on the board: converging shopping channels; the imperative for clear visibility in supply chains; complex fulfillment and distribution systems; and the pressure to get the sourcing mix right. Smart sourcing strategies will blend industry intelligence, the latest technologies and collaborative partnerships with responsible and responsive players.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Charles McMurray, Sr. Director of Branded Product Development and Global Sourcing, CABELA'S
  • Rajiv Malik, Sr. VP of Products and Sourcing, KOHLS
  • Michelle Matthews, VP/Director of Global Sourcing, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for MONARCH GROUP
  • Praveen Kishorepuria, Managing Director, KURT SALMON

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

TECHNOLOGY IN FOOTWEAR DESIGN AND PRODUCTION PRINTING

Join Craig Nelson and Erick Wolf in a discussion of the usage of 3D printing, foot scanning and other technology for efficiency in designs, speed to market and customization and comfort.

SPEAKERS:

  • Craig Nelson, Product Designer/Consultant to SKECHERS, MARK ECHO UNLTD, ZOO YORK and Professor at West Virginia University
  • Erick Wolf, Founder and Chairman, Airwolf 3D

POOLTRADESHOW

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VIBES EXPERIENCE

4 'O CLOCK DROP - HAPPY HOUR + LIVE MUSIC

Head over to the Vibes space on Monday and Tuesday from 4-5pm for happy hour set to the sounds of local up-and-coming musicians.

WWDMAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

ADOPTING MILLENNIAL TENDENCIES & THE CHANGING SOCIAL BEHAVIORS YOU NEED TO STAY RELEVANT AS A BRAND

It's evident that early adoption is key to success with social media and marketing; especially when it comes to the up and coming demographic acting as the adoptee. By emphasizing the latest technologies, adapting to change and using social media to collaborate, young talent holds the marketing key; something that brands need to pay attention to in an ever-evolving market. We chat with influencers, interns and the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, a group helping make it all happen right from the start, on the importance of staying "hip to the times" as a brand. Stick around after the panel – Join us at 5pm for the Opening Night Cocktail Party brought to you by WWDMAGIC, in partnership with the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund!

Moderator: Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

Panelists:

Olia Majd, Lifestyle Influencer & YouTuber

Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer

Doug Evans, Executive Director, Fashion Scholarship Fund

Alexis Mendez, Intern, UBM Fashion

PROJECT WOMENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
OASIS LOUNGE

HAPPY HOUR WITH GALA DELUXE

Come socialize with GALA DE LUXE, a Luxury Design & Packaging Company, in the OASIS lounge to wrap up day one and day two. Monday, August 14th & Tuesday, August 15th from 4:00PM- 5:00PM

Visit www.galadeluxe.com for more information.

WWDMAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

HOW TO OPEN AND RUN A SUCCESSFUL RETAIL STORE

Did you know nine out of ten retailers do not make it past their first year? With the right information and guidance you can avoid many of the most common retail mistakes. Join Mercedes Gonzalez as she shares some of her top strategies and eye-opening stories from her career as a successful retailer and retail coach. Derived from her popular 8-hour workshop, this seminar will highlight the most important factors that can help your store succeed.

SPEAKER:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

THE COLLECTIVE

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE,
THE COLLECTIVE BAR

THE HAPPIEST OF HOURS

 

Join us for the happiest of hours for beer, wine and a specialty cocktail on us—you never know who you might meet!

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, WEATHERPROOF
VINTAGE, BOOTH #31224

WEATHERPROOF VINTAGE COCKTAILS

Weatherproof vintage would like to invite you to their booth for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Monday and Tuesday. Join them between 4PM and 6PM

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:15PM
-
5:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

FINANCING FASHION: IS YOUR BUSINESS READY TO TRANSITION TO E-COMMERCE?

Experts will discuss ON-LINE and OFF-LINE financing, sourcing, and duty strategies.

MODERATOR:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

SPEAKERS:

  • Richard Wortman, Partner, GRUNFELD DESIDERIO LEBOWITZ SILVERMAN & KLESTADT LLP
  • Edward King, Founder/Managing Partner, KING TRADE CAPITAL
  • Simon Dufour, Senior Manager, MOSS ADAMS LLP
  • Michael Earnhart, SVP, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC BOOTH 74929
NEWSSTAND LOUNGE, BOOTH 73038

OPENING NIGHT COCKTAILS BROUGHT TO YOU BY WWDMAGIC IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FASHION SCHOLARSHIP FUND*

UBM Fashion is a proud partner of the Fashion Scholarship Fund. Be sure to pick up information at the cocktail reception to help you uncover how you, too, can partner with the Fashion Scholarship Fund.

“As the largest and oldest scholarship organization serving the needs of the fashion industry, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund seeks to identify and create career opportunities for young people worldwide. Since inception in 1937, we have been working with and for the fashion community by seeking the best and brightest students from around the globe to propel the industry forward. Annually we present scholarships from $5,000 to $50,000, which has amounted to over $11 million dollars in scholarships to thousands of students nation-wide, leading the industry in support and commitment to education. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund has expanded member colleges to 61 leading schools including Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons-The New School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard University, Brandeis University, and more across the country in order to attract the best students in fields of design, merchandising, business, technology and liberal arts. Our scholarship, intern and mentoring programs bring young talent to the forefront, including the placement of 900+ scholars into internship positions with prominent companies throughout the industry. After graduation, we continue to work with our alumni to further careers of the young professionals we consider to be the future of fashion.” -Doug Evans, Executive Director

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

THE NEW RULES OF GROOMING

Understand how men shop for grooming products, and the smart way to communicate with them.

Men are more likely than ever to spend on products that make them look and feel younger. But they have a lot of questions—and a few reservations. So whatever you know about selling beauty products to women—forget it. The methodology of what guys use and how they want to be told about it is totally different.

According to a recent study, men globally spent $21 billion on grooming products in 2016. A full 80 percent of them say they use products beyond just the basics of shaving and deodorant. Mr. Porter, which added the category to its retail mix just a few years ago, reported a 300% growth in grooming sales in 2015 alone. The opportunity is there if you have the right group of products perfectly targeted to your customer.

Men’s Health Executive Fashion & Grooming Director moderates a panel discussion with industry experts on how to successfully incorporate grooming products into your retail mix and best practices for generating both interest and sales.

Topics will include:

  • Curating the right mix of products and brands
  • How to talk to men about beauty: the dos and don’ts
  • What’s right for your store?
  • What’s the best way to get customers to try a new brand?
  • The problem/solution formula that works for men
  • What’s better—having more options or fewer?
  • The one thing you never thought guys would buy into
  • What categories offer the greatest opportunity for growth?
  • How men in their 20's and 30's shop for grooming products differently than older men
  • Sampling
  • The difference between how men and women engage with the category

MODERATOR:

  • Brian Boye, Executive Fashion and Grooming Director, MEN'S HEALTH

FN PLATFORM

6:00PM
-
7:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1,
FN PLATFORM, FN CAFE

FN PLATFORM OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

Are you ready to rock? Seriously rock...? World Class Rockers bring together original band members from Steppenwolf, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana and Boston for a once in a lifetime rock show. A not to be missed event with top-notch networking, cocktails and small bites.

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

6:00PM
-
7:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1,
FN PLATFORM, FN CAFE

FN PLATFORM OPENING NIGHT CONCERT

Are you ready to rock? Seriously rock...? World Class Rockers bring together original band members from Steppenwolf, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Santana and Boston for a once in a lifetime rock show. A not to be missed event with top-notch networking, cocktails and small bites.

PROJECT

10:30PM
-
4:00AM
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB,
THE COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL,
ENTRY ON 3RD FLOOR WITH SHOW BADGE

OFFICIAL PROJECT PARTY AT MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB FEATURING DJ MUSTARD

Celebrate with us at the party of the season—The Official PROJECT Party at MARQUEE Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan. Bring your badge for admittance and dress to impress: no hats, t-shirts, sneakers and sandals. Must be 21+. Doors open at 10:30PM, with Special Entry on 3rd Floor for Badge Holders. Open Well Bar from 11:00PM - 12:00AM for Badge Holders!

FN PLATFORM

8:30AM
-
9:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLP PRESENTS: NICE KICKS!

How are athletic footwear trends evolving and how long will athletic footwear remain popular? Find out in this information-packed conversation with the industry's top analysts and experts.

MODERATOR:

  • Sam Poser, Footwear & Apparel Research Analyst, SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLP

 

PANELISTS:

  • Cliff Sifford, CEO, SHOE CARNIVAL
  • Neil Schwartz, VP Business Development and Market Insights, SPORTSONESOURCE
  • Steve Silver, Partner, XHIBITION & NEXT STORES

PROJECT

9:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
P1V0T COFFEE CART

THE P1V0T COFFEE BAR: PRESENTED BY SKYPAD

An effective day should start with a little pick-me-up. Head over to the P1V0T bar to get your day going and enjoy a fresh cup of joe compliments of SkyPad.

About SkyPad: Fashion’s Leading Multi-Retailer Sell-Through Reporting Solution Automate the collection and validation of disparate vendor-selling data sources such as Merchant Reports, Vendor Portals, and EDI. Equip merchandising, planning, and sales teams with timely, accurate, and consistent sales and inventory data, at the upc/door level, on a single web-based and user-defined reporting platform. Login, filter, report – It’s that simple! www.skyitgroup.com

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:00AM
-
10:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,BOOTH 60800

"THE SPACE BETWEEN" TREND INTRODUCTION

Learn all about this Fall 18/19 design theme with Fashion Snoop's culture macro trend presentation.

Speaker: Melissa Moylan, Vice President, Creative | Womenswear, Fashion Snoops

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

CREATING A SEARCH + SOCIAL STRATEGY: DRIVE CUSTOMER ACQUISITION, ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION

Presented by CPC Strategy and REEF, this session will describe how to utilize Search and Social Media marketing to acquire, engage, and retain customers. Learn the latest strategies in search, product listings, and display ads for remarketing and promotional tools that will build loyal customers and boost your bottom line.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

SPEAKERS:

  • Lewis Brannon, Paid Search Manager, CPC STRATEGY
  • Jessica Levens, Director of E-commerce, REEF (VF CORP)

PROJECT WOMENS

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

This is a straightforward, comprehensive workshop on the incredible benefits of utilizing email and social media. Learn important, easy-to-follow strategies that will enhance your store’s name, grow your online audience, and ultimately improve your bottom line.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

THE COLLECTIVE

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

This is a straightforward, comprehensive workshop on the incredible benefits of utilizing email and social media. Learn important, easy-to-follow strategies that will enhance your store’s name, grow your online audience, and ultimately improve your bottom line.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

PROJECT

10:00AM
-
10:30AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: TAILORED + FURNISHINGS

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

About Tailored + Furnishings: The Tailored and Furnishings section presents and exclusive assortment of classic and updated tailored suits, shirts and accessories.

WWDMAGIC

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

SHOW ME THE MONEY

Come learn how professional buyers create a realistic shopping budget and increase their profits season after season. Industry expert Paul Erickson will teach you how to manage your inventory with Open to Buy, set up a proper merchandise hierarchy, and analyze your sales data so that you can shop smarter.

SPEAKER:

  • Paul Erickson, VP of Client Services, RMSA

FN PLATFORM

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

TREND SCIENCE: HOW TO PREDICT & EMBRACE THE FUTURE

In this lecture, we will look towards the future of fashion and how it embraces the world of data, science, personal Al, smart computing and algorithms to predict what consumers will want. We'll explore new innovative technology, new rules of digital landscape for the fashion industry and how it can influence consumers' interests and shift in buying behavior. This lecture will share successful digital storytelling tools and skill sets that enable the industry to embrace social confirmation of trends and consumers' interest. The insight gained will bridge the gap between social proof of trends and the culture of fashion. This insight will focus on the consumers' choices affecting product trends, timing for the customer's readiness for trends as well as reinterpreting the importance of timing. In a world of Al styling advice tracking consumers' wardrobe, and data science monitoring consumers on social media and shopping sites, this lecture will examine how to learn what drives consumers' interest to ultimately grow and expand your business. #TrendScience

SPEAKER:

  • Wendy K. Bendoni, Trend Scientist & Professor Fashion Marketing, WOODBURY UNIVERSITY

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

INSTAGRAM: IT'S MORE THAN JUST POSTING A PHOTO

In this panel, we'll evaluate how the social network has changed from inception; and what it means to be an "influencer" on it. How do we capitalize on the different parts of the app (live, stories, posts, albums) as a brand and utilize each aspect of the app to our advantage? We'll talk with fashion influencers who live in this space to see what type of content their followers respond to the most, ways in which they use each vertical of the app and how you as a brand and retailer can use them too.

Moderator: Chelsea Matthews, CEO & Founder, Matte Black

Panelists:

Kristine Agabaian, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Influencer

Stephanie Arant, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer

Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer

SOURCING at MAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,BOOTH 60800

RESTIVALS

Join Restivals Founder Caroline Jones for a discussion on the rise of wellness festivals and how this growing trend will impact fashion.

Speaker: Caroline Jones, Founder, Restival

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

2050: KEY APPAREL SOURCING COUNTRIES - FUTURE VIEW

Constant shifts in policy, supply chain optimization, security and innovation are keeping sourcing executives on their toes. What might the future landscape of apparel sourcing look like in 2050? Join our expert speaker from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) as he reveals the key elements of their recent sourcing report "White Paper" that focuses on potential strategies impacting the manufacturing of fashion.

MODERATOR:

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

SPEAKERS:

  • Ron Klein, Director Retail & Consumer Management, PwC

SOURCING at MAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

BLENDING COLORFUL MEMORIES AND DREAMS FOR A/W 2018/19

For autumn/winter 2018/19 our color palettes capture the many facets of time; the fast and furious, the slow and simple, the past and future. Crossing the now towards more futuristic expression, colors range from classic arrangements through to fully saturated, punchy narratives all the while leading to newer and more unique color expressions.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

SPEAKERS:

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

THE TENTS

11:30AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: THE TENTS

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

About THE TENTS:

THE TENTS serves as a focused platform for the top luxury and designer, contemporary men’s and dual-gender labels to convene for the most inspiring shopping experience in market.

PROJECT

11:30AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: THE TENTS

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

About THE TENTS:

THE TENTS serves as a focused platform for the top luxury and designer, contemporary men’s and dual-gender labels to convene for the most inspiring shopping experience in market.

WWDMAGIC

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

WINDOWS: A REFLECTION OF YOUR STORE!

One of the most critical aspects to operating a successful store is designing a compelling environment inside—and out. In this seminar, Michael Niemtzow from WindowsWear will evaluate store windows and store designs from three attendees and give them his transformational ideas and feedback. He will also share tips for creating the ultimate store experience. By doing so, you will drive more traffic to your store and increase your sales. To be considered for Michael's expert evaluation, submit your store pictures here: http://windowswear.com/MAGIC.

SPEAKER:

  • Michael Niemtzow, Co-Founder & President, WINDOWSWEAR

PROJECT

12:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
WURKIN STIFFS, BOOTH #32245

WURKIN STIFFS DOPPEL BAG GIVEAWAY

Stop by Wurkin Stiffs’ booth for your complementary Doppel Bag. ($49.50 value. Limited quantity available to retail attendees with business card exchange.)

WWDMAGIC

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

WWD PRESENTS: YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK? WITH ALEX BADIA

Alex Badia is back! For many seasons, Alex has voiced his opinions on the latest women's fashion trends alongside fellow fashion influencers like Joe Zee and Christopher Kim of Yahoo Style. We gave Alex the stage all to himself in February, and to no surprise, it was a great success! Get ready for another edition of an all-out "Alex Badia Fashion Fest" as he brings us up to speed on what’s hot—and even better, what's not—for the upcoming season!

Moderator: Chelsea Matthews, CEO & Founder, Matte Black

Speaker:

Alex Badia, Style Director, WWD

SOURCING at MAGIC

12:30PM
-
1:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

YOU WANT FASTER ‘FASHION’? YOU’RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK: SOURCING FROM THE AMERICAS

There are case studies in the Americas of three week, and less, cycle times. Investments by every key link in the supply chain continue in the region. Major producers are working on a plan to create a 21st century supply chain and, in the process, raise the Apparel IQ of its participants. Learn about the opportunities in the Americas.

MODERATOR:

  • Mike Todaro, Managing Director, AAPN

SPEAKERS:

  • Tony Anzovino, VP Production, Haggar
  • Steve Hawkins, Sr. VP, American Textile & Apparel, Grupo Karim’s
  • Ed Gribbin, President, Alvanon

PROJECT WOMENS

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

APPS UNLEASHED: USE YOUR SMART PHONE TO DRIVE BUSINESS

With a smartphone or tablet you've got an incredibly powerful computer, communication device and online marketing tool in your pocket! There are hundreds of free (or very inexpensive) apps at your disposal that can drive sales, improve communication with your customers, and market your business. Join Ron Cates, digital marketing icon and renowned app expert, as he presents his must-have apps and how to use them to magnify results. Note: This session is designed for EVERYONE. "Beginners" will not feel lost, but "power-users" will still learn something new.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

THE COLLECTIVE

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

APPS UNLEASHED: USE YOUR SMART PHONE TO DRIVE BUSINESS

With a smartphone or tablet you've got an incredibly powerful computer, communication device and online marketing tool in your pocket! There are hundreds of free (or very inexpensive) apps at your disposal that can drive sales, improve communication with your customers, and market your business. Join Ron Cates, digital marketing icon and renowned app expert, as he presents his must-have apps and how to use them to magnify results. Note: This session is designed for EVERYONE. "Beginners" will not feel lost, but "power-users" will still learn something new.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1,
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH 83119

CELEBRITY APPEARANCE – BLAIR UNDERWOOD

Emmy and Grammy winner Blair Underwood has distinguished himself as an award-winning actor/director/producer who continues to showcase his multitude of talents in the world of film, television, theatre and literature. As a designer, he is passionate about creating well-made, yet accessible luxury footwear that allows men to express their personal style. His 'Q by Blair Underwood' footwear collection is a collaboration with Pasquale that features a cool and classy style with a modern vibe and is built 100% in Italy by master craftsmen. Meet Blair in his booth and see what his collection has to offer.

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
1:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

ETHIOPIA – YOUR SOURCE FOR PREMIUM DUTY-FREE FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING

Because Ethiopia has the largest herd in Africa, inexpensive electricity, and a large labor force, it has attracted tremendous investment. Join H.E Ato Bogale Feleke to learn about one of the fastest growing resources for footwear production in the world.

SPEAKERS:

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
  • Clay Jenkins, Senior Vice President Sourcing, CALERES.
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, CEO , Made by Ethiopia

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

MINTMODA’S TALES & TRIBES FW '18

Four compelling style narratives forecasting clear direction for women’s apparel, fabrics, prints, accessories and footwear — each connected with consumer insights and influences from street fashion, art, film, technology and other cultural movements. MintModa is a dynamic new trend consultancy and online subscription service that provides direction for all design-related industries.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Sharon Graubard, MintModa Founder & Creative Director

WWDMAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

INFLUENCER MARKETING TRENDS THAT WILL LEAD YOUR BRAND TO SUCCESS

In this panel, we will explore trust, the most important factor affecting content and digital marketing today. For example, influencer marketing has skyrocketed, and for good reason. Not only can influencer marketing help you reach new audiences, but a trusted influencer can also lend credibility to your brand and make it easier for you to build trust with his or her followers. But you can’t just jump right in and start spending money on influencer marketing without understanding the trends that shape it. If you're already using it, or thinking about adding it to your strategy, we'll chat through the trends you need to know with some of the influencers that you might actually work with.

Moderator: Nicole Best, Senior Manager of Influencer Programs, Matte Black

Panelists:

Kristine Agabaian, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Influencer

Olia Majd, Lifestyle Influencer & YouTuber

Erin Grey, Fashion, Beauty & Travel Influencer

Marissa Pomerance, Fashion Influencer & Editor-in-Chief of The Editorialist LA

PROJECT

1:30PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: CALIFORNIA LIFESTYLE

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

About California Lifestyle: California Lifestyle is an exciting assortment of brands that embody the relaxed, effortless and adventurous spirit of coastal living.

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
WSA@MAGIC SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH 91400

YOUR VIP ACCESS TO THE THRIVING CHINESE E-COMMERCE MARKET

It is no secret that China is a populous country, but did you know that it also has the most internet users and online shoppers? The population of U.S. and Mexico combined is 451 million and that's about how many online shoppers are in China today. With 300 million registered users and 20 million daily unique visitors, VIP.COM offers a unique platform for companies to tap into the vast and thriving Chinese market. Imagine everyone in the U.S. can be a shopper of your brand and that's exactly what VIP.COM offers. Come hear about what's driving the growth in the Chinese e-commerce market and how VIP.COM can partner with you to build your brand in China.

SPEAKER:

  • Hillary Wang, Senior Director of International and Head of Fashion and Lifestyle, VIP INTERNATIONAL

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

WINNING AT E-COMM: FROM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TO A RESPONSIVE SOURCING PLATFORM

E-commerce is rapidly becoming the go-to shopping experience for fashion consumers but will demand that companies re-think their sourcing strategies in order to respond to the rapid pace, limited production runs, re-order options, etc. Join our panelists as they outline the overall supply chain of the future for e-comm and share their case studies and company platforms.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Jeff Streader, Managing Director,GO GLOBAL RETAIL
  • Daniel Lee, CEO, FASHIONGO.NET

FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
-
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 the footwear industries most current influencers for an open discussion about what’s happening in fashion, embracing the new consumer and where these visionaries see the footwear industry going.

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

2:00PM
-
2:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

FOOTWEAR SOURCING OPPORTUNITIES IN INDONESIA

Indonesia has been consistently among the 5 largest exporters of shoes in the world for the past 10-15 years. Why are the biggest, most successful shoe companies in the world sourcing from Indonesia? How can you take advantage of this unique opportunity during MAGIC? In this presentation, Phil Zwibel provides the answers to these questions and shows you the path to joining this international trend in footwear sourcing.

SPEAKER:

  • Phil Zwibel, Senior Trade Facilitation Office Canada Associate and President of PMZ International

WWDMAGIC

2:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRALL HALL, BOOTH 75046

KATE MESTA X JAMES KENNEDY

Meet James Kennedy from Bravo's hit reality TV show, Vanderpump Rules as he launches his new tag line with Kate Mesta.

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1,
FN PLATFORM, 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, enjoy a sweet treat and hear amazing stories from flight crews who work with these deserving families.

FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1,
FN PLATFORM, 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, enjoy a sweet treat and hear amazing stories from flight crews who work with these deserving families.

WWDMAGIC

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

THE MARKUP AND MARKDOWN GAME

Consumers want the best deal possible whether they need an item or not. But the right price is not always the lowest price. So how should retailers determine the cost of an item? Join Paul on a fascinating journey as we explore the psychology of price from the retailer and consumer's point of view and learn the tactics you will need to maintain your competitive position and increase your long term profits.

SPEAKER:

  • Paul Erickson, VP of Client Services, RMSA

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:00PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL,BOOTH 60800

TIME TRAVELER INTRODUCTION

Learn all about this Fall 18/19 design theme with Fashion Snoop's culture macro trend presentation.

Speaker: Michael Fisher, Vice President, Creative | Menswear, Fashion Snoops

PROJECT

2:45PM
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3:15PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: BOLD PRINTS

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

PROJECT WOMENS

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

BRAND MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING

Learn how to extend fashion and lifestyle brands through licensing. Marquee Brands President, Michael DeVirgilio, and COO, Cory Baker, will discuss brand strategy behind Ben Sherman, Bruno Magli, Body Glove and BCBG Max Azria.

THE COLLECTIVE

3:00PM
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4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

BRAND MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING

Learn how to extend fashion and lifestyle brands through licensing. Marquee Brands President, Michael DeVirgilio, and COO, Cory Baker, will discuss brand strategy behind Ben Sherman, Bruno Magli, Body Glove and BCBG Max Azria.

Footwear SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
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3:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM 91619A

INDIA – EMBRACE INDIA FOR PRICE, QUALITY, DESIGN CAPABILITY AND FLEXIBLE QUANTITIES

India is a fast growing exporter of footwear providing production for many of the largest footwear brands in the world. Learn more about India’s growing presence in the leather footwear supply chain during this session.

SPEAKER:

  • Thomas Konecki, Consultant for the Council of Leather Exports

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC STAGE,
BOOTH 73506

LAURA MARANO BY NOT RATED

See Austin & Ally's Laura Marano perform live on Tuesday, August 15! Afterwards stop by Naughty Monkey/Not Rated booth #73509 for a meet and greet and to view her new footwear line.

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

ROBOTS, AUTOMATION: MADE IN USA SOURCING

For manufacturing in the U.S. to really expand requires a major change in thinking, strategy, and execution on the part of brands, retailers, and manufacturers. This dynamic presentation will address robotics, automation, new sourcing and supply chain models, the associated cost equation, and the modern model factory. Please join us to learn about these amazing technologies and innovative approaches to grow Made in the USA.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Will Duncan, CEO of WILL DUNCAN AND ASSOCIATES and Executive Director for SEAMS ASSOCIATION
  • Dr. Mike Fralix, President/CEO of [TC]2 and Technology Evangelist for SOFTWEAR AUTOMATION

WWDMAGIC

3:30PM
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4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

BODY DIVERSITY IN FASHION

No longer just a trend, size diversity in fashion is helping change the social climate when it comes to concerns with body image. With hashtags like #effyourbeautystandards circulating the interwebs, we'll chat with influencers in the fashion space who are engaged with promoting this "self-love" message and discuss how brands like you can hop on board.

Moderator: Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

Panelists:

Stephanie Arant, Lifestyle & Fashion Influencer

Erin Grey, Fashion, Beauty & Travel Influencer

Molly Hogan, Travel & Lifestyle Influencer

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

HOW STORYTELLING WORKS

A brand isn’t a logo. It isn’t a website. It isn’t even the sum of all your communication tools combined. A brand is a story. It’s the story you tell others. It is the story they tell about you. But most importantly, it’s the story you live by. For over a decade Brian Hennessy has helped national and international brands craft their narrative identity, verbal identity and content marketing. This talk shares insights from the fields of psychology, cinema and entertainment to help companies understand how story drives behavior and how it can be used to guide everything from communication and content strategy to product development and hiring.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

SPEAKER:

  • Brian Hennessy Creative Director of THREAD (also CEO of TALKOOT)

PROJECT

3:45PM
-
4:15PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, MAIN ENTRANCE,
PRESENTATION PLATFORMS

LIVE MODEL FASHION PRESENTATION: ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

Produced and styled by industry veterans, our fashion presentations allow you to get a live and in-person look at the collections our brands will be presenting at the show. Stop by, take a look, and be inspired by presentations from our brands.

About Active Lifestyle: Active Lifestyle is a compilation of brands meant for the man focused on keeping active, staying in shape, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

POOLTRADESHOW

4:00PM
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5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, POOLTRADESHOW,
VIBES EXPERIENCE

4 'O CLOCK DROP - HAPPY HOUR + LIVE MUSIC

Head over to the Vibes space on Monday and Tuesday from 4-5pm for happy hour set to the sounds of local up-and-coming musicians.

WWDMAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

This is a straightforward, comprehensive workshop on the incredible benefits of utilizing email and social media. Learn important, easy-to-follow strategies that will enhance your store’s name, grow your online audience, and ultimately improve your bottom line.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

THE COLLECTIVE

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE,
THE COLLECTIVE BAR

THE HAPPIEST OF HOURS

Join us for the happiest of hours for beer, wine and a specialty cocktail on us—you never know who you might meet!

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT, WEATHERPROOF
VINTAGE, BOOTH #3122

WEATHERPROOF VINTAGE COCKTAILS

Weatherproof vintage would like to invite you to their booth for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Monday and Tuesday. Join them between 4PM and 6PM

ON POINT @ FN PLATFORM

4:30PM
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6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
WSA@MAGIC, BOOTH #91400

WSA@MAGIC NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR PRESENTED BY VIP.COM

Socialize and mingle with fellow attendees and exhibitors over beer, wine, and snacks. Get inside scoop on the thriving e-commerce market in China and cross border training from the experts while you are here!

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC

5:00PM
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7:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, CHILDREN'S CLUB
MAGIC LOUNGE, BOOTH 73553

CHILDREN'S CLUB MAGIC HAPPY HOUR

Join us for drinks and nibbles, and mingle with the brands and retailers of Children’s Club MAGIC.

STITCH

5:00PM
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6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
STITCH Lounge

DRINKS ON THE HOUSE

Don't you just love when someone offers to buy you a drink? We do and that's what we're doing! Stop by the STITCH happy hour and have a drink on us, while supplies last. Let's toast to a great show! *Untill supplies last.

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

FROM CONCEPT TO PROFITABLE BUSINESS: GETTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

This seminar will take your brand to the next level! Learn exactly what you need to know to turn your ideas into a thriving business.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

THE COLLECTIVE

5:00PM
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6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, THE COLLECTIVE SHOW
AISLE 33000, NEXT TO BOOTH 33052

YOU CAN’T SEE TOMORROW WITH YESTERDAY’S EYES. NEW TALENT REQUIRED FOR THE CHANGING RETAIL LANDSCAPE

A panel regarding the latest skills required in the new retail world order and how to recruit, train and retain this talent. Discussing the challenges, solutions and efforts to capitalize on these opportunities.

MODERATOR:

  • David Katz, Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President, Randa Accessories

SPEAKER:

  • Sam Archibald, Omni DMM of Men’s Tailored Clothing, Furnishings and Shoes, Macy’s;
  • Dan Dahl, VP Sales Specialty Wholesale, Levi Strauss and Co.;
  • Lisa Marie Ringus, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, 24 Seven Talent

POOLTRADESHOW

10:00PM
-
12:00PM
FOUNDATION ROOM ATOP MANDALAY BAY
MANDALAY BAY

POOLTRADESHOW PARTY

Party it up with the POOL community at the POOLTRADESHOW Party Powered by Next Level Apparel.

Complimentary Belvedere Cocktails from 10pm - 11pm with POOLTRADESHOW Wristband. Doors open at 10pm; arrive early to avoid lines.

WWDMAGIC

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

APPS UNLEASHED: USE YOUR SMART PHONE TO DRIVE BUSINESS

With a smartphone or tablet you've got an incredibly powerful computer, communication device and online marketing tool in your pocket! There are hundreds of free (or very inexpensive) apps at your disposal that can drive sales, improve communication with your customers, and market your business. Join Ron Cates, digital marketing icon and renowned app expert, as he presents his must-have apps and how to use them to magnify results. Note: This session is designed for EVERYONE. "Beginners" will not feel lost, but "power-users" will still learn something new.

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Icon

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

LIVE PROGRAMMING & PURPOSE DRIVEN MARKETING

What is Live Programming and how do brands utilize it to tell their stories in different ways? Do influencer's play a role in this and if so, how? This isn't just another "thing" your brand has to jump on, but is actually really beneficial to the story you're telling. In this panel, we'll chat through all the ways you can use live programming to benefit your brand, and the different facets of each network that you'll want to tap into.

Moderator: Chelsea Matthews, CEO & Founder, MATTE BLACK

Panelists:

Kristine Agabaian, Editor-in-Chief & Fashion Influencer

Olia Majd, Lifestyle Influencer & YouTuber

Marissa Pomerance, Fashion Influencer & Editor-in-Chief of The Editorialist LA

FN PLATFORM

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

FN PLATFORM GLASS SLIPPER AWARDS

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

POOLTRADESHOW

11:00AM
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11:30AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1. POOLTRADESHOW,
WINNER'S BOOTH

THE BOOTH AWARD REVEAL

The experts from POOL will be scoping the floor for the best merchandised booth in POOL and the top pick will receive a complimentary booth at the February 2018 show for a job well done. Tune into @pooltradeshow to keep tabs on the winner!

THE COLLECTIVE

11:45AM
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12:30PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE,
WINNERS' BOOTHS

THE BOOTH AWARDS REVEAL

Our panel of industry experts will be scoping the floor for the best merchandised booths in THE COLLECTIVE and their top picks from 3 categories will receive a complimentary booth for the February 2018 show! Tune into @thecollectiveshow to keep tabs on the winners!

WWDMAGIC

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
BUYER’S SUITE, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

HOW TO STYLE A CUSTOMER WITH AMAZING RESULTS

Customers often don't trust salespeople, but they do trust stylists. Why? Because salespeople work for the store, while stylists work for them. Having worked as a sought-after stylist for 15 years, Bridgette will share her top tips for styling a customer and how to break through the many obstacles people encounter when they engage with salespeople. Come learn how to empower your sales team and increase customer trust from this personal styling expert featured on People StyleWatch, Real Simple magazine, Good Morning America and more.

SPEAKER:

  • Bridgette Raes, Personal Stylist and Author

PROJECT WOMENS

12:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
OASIS LOUNGE

POPSICAL PICK-UP

Beat the summer heat! Stop by the OASIS lounge to pick up a frozen treat! *while supplies last.

WWDMAGIC

12:30PM
-
1:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
SOCIAL HOUSE, BOOTH 73024

BEAUTY WITH JANE COSMETICS

Fashion is ever changing, but do you take that same approach to your makeup? If your makeup routine is the same thing everyday, maybe it's time to switch it up. In an effort to help you switch it up—subtly or drastically—we're here to help you out, with expertise from our friends at Jane Cosmetics.

Moderator: Nicole Best, Senior Manager of Influencer Programs, Matte Black

Presenter:

Charlie Riddle, Creative Director, Jane Cosmetics

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT,
WINNERS' BOOTHS

THE BLOGGER PROJECT AWARDS

PROJECT’s esteemed panel of digital editors from The Blogger PROJECT will be selecting the best from our brands in 10 distinct categories. Awards will be presented on the third day of the show and winners will receive a bottle of champagne, courtesy of Moët. Make sure to follow @projectshow and #bloggerproject to keep up with the winners.

THE TENTS

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS,
WINNERS' BOOTHS

THE BLOGGER PROJECT AWARDS

PROJECT’s esteemed panel of digital editors from The Blogger PROJECT will be selecting the best from our brands in 10 distinct categories. Awards will be presented on the third day of the show and winners will receive a bottle of champagne, courtesy of Moët. Make sure to follow @projectshow and #bloggerproject to keep up with the winners.