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.

More seminars and events will be added to the schedule closer to the show – stay tuned!

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

ENTERING AN INDUSTRY: KNOW YOUR MARKET

Maximize your chances for success: for designers, new retailers, and launching brands. Learn how to target and reach your consumer from experts across the fashion spectrum.

MODERATOR:

  • Frances Harder, President, FASHION BUSINESS INC

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Liz Rozoff, Director, BETABRAND
  • Reese De Luca, Co-Founder, DE LA COMMUNE
  • Rob Greenspan, CEO, GREENSPAN CONSULT INC
  • Susan Power, Founder, ABOUT SOURCES
  • Aaron Renfro, Shareholder, CALL & JENSEN

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

THINKING OF EXPORTING YOUR U.S FASHION BRAND?

As the internet opens new markets for brands, be sure you know how to research locations, anaylize challenges and protect your brand.

MODERATOR:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Barbara Graff, U.S. Manager, MOONBASA
  • Jay Silver, Lead Managing Director, CBIZ
  • David Feeney, Director Business Development, DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

GLOBAL TREND STORIES + KEY COLORS FOR S/S 18

Inspiring you beyond the obvious, trend expert and Fashion Snoops creative director Melissa Moylan, will present the global stories for S/S 18. Including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to help set the tone of the season, this seminar will present the essential narratives for next spring/summer — highlighting key apparel items, patterns, materials, details and cultural influences. A portion of the presentation will review the season's key colors, as well as color combinations.

SPEAKER:

  • Melissa Moylan, Women’s Fashion Director, FASHIONSNOOPS

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

THE RACE FOR SPEED: OVERCOMING INVISIBLE BARRIERS BEFORE NEW RETAIL ENTRANTS EMERGE

As the retail industry sees its challenges become extreme, everyone points to speed to market as a key solution to improving performance. But after 15 years since the public offering of Zara and a multitude of case studies on fast fashion, few additional successful competitors have emerged. The answer lies in the invisible barriers that exist within US retailers.Given the financial benefits of speed there is a race to drive key skills and capabilities and compete with a speed model. If these are not driven from current retailers, new entrants will emerge to change the landscape of US retail.

MODERATOR:

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

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Britton Russell, S.V.P Chief Supply Chain Officer, CHARMING CHARLIE

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

PANTONE: COLORS TO INSPIRE S/S 2018

Color palettes for spring/summer 2018 display a new level of energy; encouraging adventure and exploration of the new. While commerciality is still critical, taking a more unique approach to color is what will help you stand out from the mainstream.

SPEAKER:

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

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

POST ELECTION: TRUMP AND TRADE

Into the first month of the new administration, what will be the impacts on various free trade agreements and international trade relationships? Join our distinguished panel for insights into how this will affect the fashion industry.

MODERATOR:

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

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Jon Fee, Sr. Counsel, ALSTON & BIRD
  • David Spooner, Partner, BARNES & THORNBURG

SOURCING at MAGIC

1:15PM
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2:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

CONSUMER INSIGHTS, S/S 2018 WOMEN’S MUST-HAVE TRENDS & KEY COLORS

Discover key trend directions based on a secret formula used by world's leading brands and retailers. This formula has predicted every major fashion trend with 100% accuracy, 2 years ahead of season, 8 years running. Learn THE key consumer trends, seasonal themes and preview bestselling colors for S/S 2018 that the consumer will be fighting to get their hands on! In this session, we'll reveal the directions that will help you grow sales and gain an edge over the competition. The focus will be on women's contemporary, casual and athleisure markets.

SPEAKER:

  • Sarah Coates, Trend Director, TRENDSTOP

SOURCING at MAGIC

2:15PM
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3:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N251

SUPPLYING WHAT CUSTOMERS (MILLENNIALS AND MORE!) REALLY WANT IN THEIR CLOTHING

What motivates customers to shop? From environment to comfort and willingness to pay—learn what really matters.

SPEAKERS:

  • Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing, COTTON INCORPORATED

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

BORN & MADE IN THE U.S.A.: LUMBER UNION'S BRANDING STORY

This innovative and unconventional new brand will share their stories from design and marketing to their Made in U.S.A journey. They will also be sharing insights on their unique giving model, the Fashion Forest project, and tips on running a successful omni-channel operation.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Anthony Bergin, CEO, LUMBER UNION
  • Ron Flavin, CFO, LUMBER UNION
  • Michael Bradbury, CMO, LUMBER UNION

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:30PM
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4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N251

FOCUS ON AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Why is fashion sourcing shifting to Africa? What are the innovative and socially responsible producers offering? How does the AGOA Free Trade Act benefit U.S. companies producing fashion in Africa? This focus session provides the answers!

MODERATOR:

  • Julia Hughes, President, USFIA

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Matt Priest, President, FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS AND RETAILERS OF AMERICA
  • Steven Lamar, Executive Vice President, AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION
  • Clay Hickson, V.P. Strategy and Business Development, WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION

SOURCING at MAGIC

4:15PM
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5:15PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N251

STORYTELLING - SOCIAL MEDIA - REACHING YOUR FASHION CONSUMER

Today’s fashion consumer is bombarded with marketing messages from brands and retailers. Creating a provocative story and targeting your use of social and traditional media are musts in order to compete and succeed in today's marketplace.

SPEAKERS: 

  • Tracy Hoffman, President and CEO, HDF.LA
  • Frank Spadafora, CEO, D'MARIE GROUP, INC.

SOURCING at MAGIC

5:30PM
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6:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

FROM CONCEPT TO PROFITABLE BUSINESS: HOW TO TAKE YOUR FASHION BRAND TO MARKET

With over 25 years of industry experience Mercedes Gonzalez is very well equipped to offer an honest approach without the industry drama. Attend this seminar to learn how to set a specific plan of action on starting and running a profitable fashion business in today’s market. (Hint: You don’t need 2 million dollars.)

SPEAKER:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

DOMINATING ON GOOGLE SHOPPING IN 2017: NEW MERCHANDISING STRATEGIES

Presented by CPC Strategy and Google, this session will describe strategies to help retailers and retail brands learn how to optimize Google Shopping to align with their business goals and review best practices for becoming profitable with the platform.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP, INC

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Christina Berry, Agency Development Manager, GOOGLE
  • Lewis Brannon, Paid Search Manager, CPC STRATEGY

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

FUTURE REVOLUTION: INNOVATIONS IMPACTING FASHION'S FUTURE

As niche products such as performance wear and wearable tech morph into leading categories, how will fashion designers, sourcing leaders and tech innovators from U.S. brands and retailers prepare for the next generation of our industry?

MODERATOR:

  • Katherine Stein, Director Business Development - Softlines SGS NORTH AMERICA INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Rooham Rahman, Director of Technical, CABELA'S
  • Dianne Jefferies, President, DJL CONSULTING
  • Scott Labbe, VP Product Development, WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

IN APPAREL, PRODUCT IS ALWAYS KING AND INNOVATION IS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM

Fashion moves at lightening speed as consumer’s attention span gets shorter and shorter. Join Barry Miguel as he shares concepts he has put in place for such brands as Nike, 7 For All Mankind, Marc Jacobs, and Zegna and explains how creating innovative products and franchises cuts through the clutter and ignites the consumer.

SPEAKER:

  • Barry Miguel, Global Apparel Industry Thought Leader and Brand Innovator

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

WHY IT MATTERS: SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK

The urgency and expanse of the sustainability issues facing the apparel, footwear and textiles industry require collective attention on a global scale. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding more responsibly made fashion. To ignite the change required to redefine the way the industry is run, peers and competitors must come together as a united front. Through collaborative efforts, a growing number of brands, retailers and manufacturers are committing to transparency and the sharing of environmental and social/labor best practices, a full-circle collaboration that benefits all involved.

MODERATOR:

  • Scott Miller, Director, SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Jeff Nash, Managing Partner, FUTUREMADE.COM
  • Avedis Seferian, CEO + President, WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION
  • Scott Leonard, Co-Founder, INDIGENOUS

SOURCING at MAGIC

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

DENIM'S MOST IMPORTANT TRENDS: WHAT'S IN THE FUTURE PIPELINE?

If you're in the denim fashion industry, green/organic and sustainable trends will drive your future. New technologies will complete the new era of denim design. Our session will open your eyes to the ongoing changes and musts for future success in denim.

SPEAKERS:

  • Giovanni Bruno, Head of Production and Development, READY GARMENT TECHNOLOGY ITALY
  • Andrea Venier, OFFICINA 39

SOURCING at MAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

CONSUMER INSIGHTS, FALL 2017 GLOBAL MUST-HAVE TRENDS & KEY COLORS

In this session, we'll reveal must-have trends based on a secret formula used by world's leading brands and retailers. This formula has accurately predicted every major fashion trend with 100% accuracy, 2 years ahead of season, 8 years running. Discover THE best-selling key items and must-have new looks for Fall 2017 that the consumer will be fighting to get their hands on! Discover the looks that will help you grow sales and gain an edge over the competition. The presentation will cover women's and men's contemporary, casual and athleisure markets for apparel, accessories and footwear.

SPEAKER:

  • Sarah Coates, Trend Director, TRENDSTOP