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Seminars and Event Schedule

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

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
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2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 2
N261

The Power of Understanding People - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

Understanding people is the key to better communication and shared experiences, deeper engagement for increased teamwork and enhanced sales efforts. Learn tools to identify the diverse expectations of customers, recognize and adjust services to meet these needs, and inspire team members to peak performance. This educational seminar will reach way beyond the show floor, both personally and professionally.

 

SPEAKER: Dave Mitchell, Author & Founder/President, THE LEADERSHIP DIFFERENCE, INC.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:15PM
-
2:15PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

BRANDING A NEW LABEL IN A SUSTAINABLE MARKET

This session will discuss the new sustainable market place. What a new brand needs to consider besides funding that has changed the dynamics of the apparel industry.

 

MODERATOR:

Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT

SPEAKER:

Mary Wilberding, Fashion Consultant, Former President of DKNY JEANS and JAG JEANS

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
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3:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

THE MAGIC OF HUMANIZING OUR COMMUNICATIONS

Imagine if we could maximize our profits in any business venture with the art of kinder communication? What would that look like? Feel like? What would that mean to our employees? Our customers? Our raving fans? Let’s do a deep dive into the hidden secrets of speaking, listening and observing our ways to truly let go of stress and hang onto success. Anyone currently dealing with a communication obstacle is asked to bring it to this talk for personalized answers thereafter.

 

MODERATOR:

Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKER:

Elizabeth Barry, Consultant, ELIZABETHBARRYCONSULTING.COM

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
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4:45PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 2
N261

Culturetopia: The Ultimate High-Performance Workplace - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

Creating a workplace environment where people can do their best work, experience high fulfillment and high productivity are cornerstones for creating a successful Cultureopia. In this seminar, you will learn about: critical thinking techniques for creating corporate values, developing a Culturetopia Process, and sustaining such values for long-term success in productivity, profitability, employee retention, and customer satisfaction.

 

SPEAKER: Jason Young, Author & President, LEADSMART, INC

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:45PM
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4:45PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

IT'S A DISRUPTIVE FASHION SPIRIT

Understanding the differences between generations of consumers is paramount to a fashion company's success. This session will teach you how to market to the various consumer groups and recognize the "legal red flags" to avoid.

 

MODERATOR:

Ilse Metcheck, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

SPEAKER:

Morgan Pietz, Partner, Pietz & SHAHRIARI ,LLP

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
DISTRICT

DISTRICT

Embedded in a subculture of music, art and fashion that fuses street-leisure, street-art and skate culture, DISTRICT hosts a quintessential lifestyle showcase for new and established brands.

MAGIC MENS

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MAGIC MENS Lounge, Booth #65932

MAGIC MENS Lounge

Network outside the booth at the main hub of MAGIC MENS. Gather here for our Monday happy hour, or simply take a break at any point during the day on our custom lounge.

MAGIC MENS

9:00AM
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9:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MAGIC MENS Lounge, Booth #65932

Morning Coffee & Donuts

Indulge in complimentary donuts and coffee, available daily starting at 9am. While supplies last.

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MRKET AT PROJECT

MRKET At PROJECT

Built as a home to discerning menswear brands, MRKET at PROJECT offers an elevated experience to its brands and attendees, highlighting a mix of refined tailored sportswear and accessories collections.

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW

PROJECT N:OW

PROJECT N:OW is a creative environment for fashion and culture enthusiasts to be informed and inspired. This incubator for culturally relevant ideas highlights contemporary brands that are pushing the culture forward, while remaining commercially viable. Featuring daily forums, presentations by WGSN, food/beverage, daily happenings, brand installations and exclusive events.

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

PROJECT N:OW Forums

PROJECT N:OW Forums set the stage for what's new, now and next in men's fashion. Here, trend forecasting agency WGSN will lend their expertise to provide a compelling insider perspective on fashion trends and topics with bespoke presentations, and the N:OW team will be hosting discussions that will feature some of the most respected voices in the industry.

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW, Booth #62624

PROJECT N:OW Lab | CFDA

The PROJECT N:OW LAB is designed to showcase creativity, highlight new perspectives and create new opportunities for the community. This season the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will host 6 designers who are pushing the boundaries of conventional fashion with conceptual, high-end collections.

Featured Designers: Kenneth Nicholson, NIHL, Sánchez-Kane, Willy Chavarria, and Victor Li.

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, PROJECT N:OW
PROJECT TOKYO X PROJECT

PROJECT TOKYO X PROJECT

Japanese fashion intersects with PROJECT N:OW in this new brand capsule by PROJECT TOKYO. Meet some of Japan’s most influential designers who are new to the U.S fashion scene and are pushing the envelope of design & style.

Featured Designers: BONUM, Flutten, Graph Zero, Onemade, SurRea

FN PLATFORM

9:30AM
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10:15AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Women's Footwear Lounge

Mid-Year Footwear Market Overview & Trend Conversation; Presented by The NPD Group and Informa Markets

Join top market experts, Beth Goldstein (Industry Analyst, The NPD Group) and Leslie Gallin (President of Footwear, INFORMA) in a lively discussion about the global footwear industry and consumer/market trends. Beth kicks off this session with a presentation on the current state of the U.S. Footwear industry and her predictions for what’s to come. Leslie will then join Beth on-stage to discuss must-know market news, trends and current industry buzz. You’ll come away from this session with acute insights into what’s happening now as well as forward-looking predictions.

 

SPEAKERS:

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

Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear, INFORMA MARKETS

WWDMAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

New Store Seminar—Know Your Show Floor ABC’S

Navigation of show floors, new events, how to speak with vendors, must-know terms, and invaluable buying strategies. This is a must-attend seminar for a new store!

 

SPEAKER:

Mercedes Gonzalez, CEO, GLOBAL PURCHASING

WWDMAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Spring/Summer 20 TREND Road Map

Map out the season with Fashion Snoops clear, inspiring and actionable trends to look for on the show floors. Led by expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President/Creative, Melissa Moylan will explore leading directions in women's, men’s, accessories and footwear markets. Mood movies will set the tone for four themes that expand into influential color palettes, prints, patterns and essential key items.

 

SPEAKER:

Fashion Snoops Vice President/Creative, Melissa Moylan NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Spring/Summer 20 TREND Road Map

Map out the season with Fashion Snoops clear, inspiring and actionable trends to look for on the show floors. Led by expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President/Creative, Melissa Moylan will explore leading directions in women's, men’s, accessories and footwear markets. Mood movies will set the tone for four themes that expand into influential color palettes, prints, patterns and essential key items.

 

SPEAKER:

Fashion Snoops Vice President/Creative, Melissa Moylan NEW!

PROJECT

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Spring/Summer 20 TREND Road Map

Map out the season with Fashion Snoops clear, inspiring and actionable trends to look for on the show floors. Led by expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President/Creative, Melissa Moylan will explore leading directions in women's, men’s, accessories and footwear markets. Mood movies will set the tone for four themes that expand into influential color palettes, prints, patterns and essential key items.

 

SPEAKER:

Fashion Snoops Vice President /Creative, Melissa Moylan NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

Future Consumer: 2021

From innovative paths-to-purchase and re-commerce to strategic corporate care, how will people’s behavior evolve and what will they expect from brands? WGSN’s consumer forecast presents the key consumer sentiments (Pressure, Deep Kindness and Emboldened) and profiles (The Compressionalists, Kindness Keepers, Market Makers and Cyber Cynics) that will disrupt industries in 2021.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Amiyra Perkins, Mindset Consultant Director, WGSN

PROJECT

10:30AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Buyers' Briefing: Spring/Summer '20

You would not go grocery shopping without a list, would you? Before you hit the floor join us as we uncover the season's must-have menswear trends, including color, materials & details, prints & patterns and of course, key items. Whether a last minute cram or a cross-checking of your own research, you will not want to miss WGSN's Buyer's Briefing.

 

Speaker:

Rachael Dimit, Senior Consultant, WGSN

FN PLATFORM

11:00AM
-
11:45AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Women's Footwear Lounge

Digital Storytelling Master Class; Break Through The Noise

In an “always-online” culture, having just a website isn’t enough to tell your full brand story. Curated storytelling experts will discuss how to create a 360° digital brand strategy that differentiates your brand and creates real engagement with current and next generation customers.

MODERATOR: Amelia Castellanos, GRASS MONKEY
SPEAKER: Annette Vartanian, A VINTAGE SPLENDOR and SPLENDOR DIGITAL
 

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:15AM
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12:15PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

Protecting Your Business & Brand in the Era of Easy Knockoffs and Counterfeiting

From your designs to your brand name/marketing/production and retail—the age of counterfeiting is here and easier than ever on a global level. Our session will share insights on every aspect of creating and protecting your brand, ecommerce, and sales both in the U.S. and in overseas markets. A not-to-be missed session for everyone in our industry.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Michael L. Krashin, Attorney, BANNER WITCOFF

Stefania Geraci, former General Counsel, LUXOTTICA

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

The Pillars of E Commerce Success: How to Thrive Online in 2020 and Beyond

Join us for an overview of the key strategies of growing and scaling online businesses. Josh Orr from Streamline Retail has helped hundreds of independent retailers transform their businesses and will share his tips for overcoming the 3 biggest ecommerce hurdles: traffic, sales (online conversion), and customer retention.

 

SPEAKER:

Josh Orr, CEO, STREAMLINE RETAIL NEW!

PROJECT

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Where Will You Be in 3 Years and What Will You Do Today to Get There?

Learn essential skills used by top retail entrepreneurs to grow your business and achieve financial security. Join Paul Erickson on the importance of sharpening your vision and focus on key retail best practices like: finding and hiring good employees, marketing and branding your store, and increasing your sales and cash flow through key retail metrics and benchmarks. Become the retail achiever you were destined to be. Leave this seminar with new knowledge and motivation to realize all your business goals.

 

SPEAKER:

Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Where Will You Be in 3 Years and What Will You Do Today to Get There?

Learn essential skills used by top retail entrepreneurs to grow your business and achieve financial security. Join Paul Erickson on the importance of sharpening your vision and focus on key retail best practices like: finding and hiring good employees, marketing and branding your store, and increasing your sales and cash flow through key retail metrics and benchmarks. Become the retail achiever you were destined to be. Leave this seminar with new knowledge and motivation to realize all your business goals.

 

SPEAKER:

Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Where Will You Be in 3 Years and What Will You Do Today to Get There?

Learn essential skills used by top retail entrepreneurs to grow your business and achieve financial security. Join Paul Erickson on the importance of sharpening your vision and focus on key retail best practices like: finding and hiring good employees, marketing and branding your store, and increasing your sales and cash flow through key retail metrics and benchmarks. Become the retail achiever you were destined to be. Leave this seminar with new knowledge and motivation to realize all your business goals.

 

SPEAKER:

Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

Brand Creation 4 the Next Generation

Former DKNY and Calvin Klein Executive Sal Khokhar will discuss strategies and processes for Designers looking to enter the North American Market. Khokhar will discuss some of the biggest opportunities that lie ahead for the next generation. Be part of a discussion on how retailers, designers, licensors, manufacturers, editors, publicists, and private equity can collaborate to NAVIGATE the business of fashion by integrating non traditional collaborations, celebrities and retailers, mobile and movies, athletes and sponsors, luxury and mass, factories and creatives into their stratagies. The role of ecommerce and real-time access to product design through vertical manufacturing partnerships, online shopping and experiential marketing. The value of manufacturing partnerships, knowing your customers, and going back to fundamentals of building locally before growing globally.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Sal Khokhar, CEO, KOLLECTIVE.MODA

SOURCING AT MAGIC

12:45PM
-
1:45PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

Sourcing in 2019: New Options for Apparel and Footwear

What you need to know to take advantage of opportunities and avoid risks for sourcing in a constantly changing situation. From new tariffs to innovations in the supply chain and new production guidelines to meet ecommerce and other supply demands.

 

MODERATOR: Julia K. Hughes, President, U.S. Fashion Industry Association

SPEAKER: Aparna Tewari, VP Sourcing/ PD/ Production/ Tech Design, VINEYARD VINES

Navjot Singh, Founder/President, GLOBAL KREATIVE WORCS

Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials, U.S. DEPARTMENT COMMERCE/INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION

Kim Glas, President & CEO, NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEXTILE ORGANIZATIONS

Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA

PROJECT WOMENS

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Customer Engagement and Why It’s Critical to Your Future

In retail, clear, high-quality communication is a MUST. But do you know how to speak, sell, and market to your customers in a way that keeps them coming back, and more importantly—buying? In this entertaining new seminar, retail expert Dan Jablons will tell us exactly how to advertise your store to create traffic, train your sales team to deliver superior guest service, merchandise your store to be memorable and shoppable, and measure your strategies to make sure you’re getting the best results possible. Come learn how to text, email, and talk to your audience in a way that works for them—and your bottom line.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

PROJECT

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Customer Engagement and Why It’s Critical to Your Future

In retail, clear, high-quality communication is a MUST. But do you know how to speak, sell, and market to your customers in a way that keeps them coming back, and more importantly—buying? In this entertaining new seminar, retail expert Dan Jablons will tell us exactly how to advertise your store to create traffic, train your sales team to deliver superior guest service, merchandise your store to be memorable and shoppable, and measure your strategies to make sure you’re getting the best results possible. Come learn how to text, email, and talk to your audience in a way that works for them—and your bottom line.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

WWDMAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Customer Engagement and Why It’s Critical to Your Future

In retail, clear, high-quality communication is a MUST. But do you know how to speak, sell, and market to your customers in a way that keeps them coming back, and more importantly—buying? In this entertaining new seminar, retail expert Dan Jablons will tell us exactly how to advertise your store to create traffic, train your sales team to deliver superior guest service, merchandise your store to be memorable and shoppable, and measure your strategies to make sure you’re getting the best results possible. Come learn how to text, email, and talk to your audience in a way that works for them—and your bottom line.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

NEST: COLOR AS OASIS FOR AUTUMN WINTER 20/21

The concept of nesting is fundamental to our very existence. As we color our nest in Autumn/Winter 2020/21 color resounds; rich saturated shades sit alongside strong modern pastels and muted natural color, with texture, reflection and shine acting as integral partners in the way colors are seen and executed.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Laurie Pressman, V.P., PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

WWDMAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

Retail's Latest Disruptor: The Resale Industry!

Are you prepared to handle the impact of the resale market in your business? Companies like Stock X, TheRealReal and Fashionphile are capitalizing on the circular economy through branded partnerships and a cultural shift in the market. Neiman Marcus recently made a sizeable investment in Fashionphile, Stadium Goods is now backed by LVMH, and TheRealReal is in talks about an IPO. How does this trend affect the full price luxury market? Should brands be worried? Join Retail Expert Syama Meagher as she weighs in on the most pressing concerns about the burgeoning resale industry.

 

SPEAKER:

Syama Meagher, SCALING RETAIL NEW!

FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Women's Footwear Lounge

I Sent a Blogger a Pair of Shoes...Now What? The Art of Influencer Collaborations

Gifting, sponsorships and ROI…oh my! Go from novice to expert with your influencer collaborations with this engaging roundtable discussion moderated by The Daily Front Row. We will demystify all things digital influencers; how to find the right influencer for your brand, organic integrations and realistic expectations, as well as setting up a successful collaboration from start to finish. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

MODERATOR: THE DAILY FRONT ROW
SPEAKERS: Amy Roiland, A FASHION NERD and Julia Lang, BFA

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Video Games On The Big Screen

Nice with it? Prove it! Take a break and join us for some PS4 action on the big screen. Play some throwbacks and some new stuff & show us your skills.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

Innovation Taking the Supply Chain in New Directions

Supply chain innovation is leading us into a new Industrial Revolution impacting every aspect of our business from the design floor to the retail floor via the production/sourcing corridor. Join our panel of experts who will share the new strategies being developed by their brands/retailers to optimize their future success.

 

MODERATOR: Edward Hertzman, Founder & President, SOURCINGJOURNAL.COM

SPEAKER: Barry McGeough, Former Founder, INNOVATION NEXT at PVH, Head of NEXT NOW

Kate Rowan, Director of Global Merchandising, Women's, CLUB MONACO

Ed Gribbon, Chief Engagement Officer, Impactiva

Billy Naveed Head of Strategy, Zilingo

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Clout Wars

Cultural credibility is arguably the most valuable commodity in today's market. Here's what it is, how to build it. If you don't have it, and how to maintain it if you do.

 

SPEAKER:

Jeff Carvalho, Managing Director, Highsnobiety

Jian Deleon, Editorial Director, Highsnobiety

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

PROJECT

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Budgeting & The Key Metrics to Your Financial Dashboard

What gets measured gets changed, and if you don’t measure it you can’t improve it. Dan Holman of Management One will present a “how to” seminar on embracing science-based retail productivity measures including science-based forecasting tools and techniques to maximize financial performance. The presentation will include sharing benchmark data from top performing stores around the country. Compare how you are performing against your peers. Not only will key financial benchmarks be shared such as GMROI, inventory turnover, initial markup pricing and gross profit, Dan will explain why these metrics are important to your business and how to achieve better results in your store.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Holman, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

WWDMAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Budgeting & The Key Metrics to Your Financial Dashboard

What gets measured gets changed, and if you don’t measure it you can’t improve it. Dan Holman of Management One will present a “how to” seminar on embracing science-based retail productivity measures including science-based forecasting tools and techniques to maximize financial performance. The presentation will include sharing benchmark data from top performing stores around the country. Compare how you are performing against your peers. Not only will key financial benchmarks be shared such as GMROI, inventory turnover, initial markup pricing and gross profit, Dan will explain why these metrics are important to your business and how to achieve better results in your store.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Holman, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Budgeting & The Key Metrics to Your Financial Dashboard

What gets measured gets changed, and if you don’t measure it you can’t improve it. Dan Holman of Management One will present a “how to” seminar on embracing science-based retail productivity measures including science-based forecasting tools and techniques to maximize financial performance. The presentation will include sharing benchmark data from top performing stores around the country. Compare how you are performing against your peers. Not only will key financial benchmarks be shared such as GMROI, inventory turnover, initial markup pricing and gross profit, Dan will explain why these metrics are important to your business and how to achieve better results in your store.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Holman, MANAGEMENT ONE NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

Gen Z & the Future of E-Tailing

Gen Z is on track to outnumber millennials, and they’re poised to shake up the workforce and the economy. So what can brands do to appeal to this up and coming generation? In this session, attendees will learn more about what motivates Gen Z—from where they shop to how they discover new products and what motivates them to buy. The panel will also feature expertise from a brand that's successfully selling to this demographic.

 

MODERATOR: Kestrel Lemen, TINUITI

SPEAKER: Dalton Dorné, Chief Marketing Officer, Tinuiti

Sheena Bascara, Director of E-Commerce, JBRAND JEANS

Shoshana Cohen, Digital Marketing Manager, JBRAND JEANS

WWDMAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store

Top strategies and eye-opening ideas on how to have a successful retail store. This workshop will highlight the most important factors that will determine your success.

 

SPEAKER:

Mercedes Gonzalez, CEO, GLOBAL PURCHASING

SOURCING AT MAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

Craftmanship, Sustainability, and Innovation: Japan is Your Sourcing Destination

The Japanese textile culture and industry has been flourishing for over 1,300 years with a history of fine fabrics such as silk to the development of new raw materials and weaving/dying methods. Japanese fabric and fashion innovation can today be found in the finest shops around the world. Japan, an island nation, practices sustainability as a way of life. Join our special panel as they discuss and introduce new fabric technology, sustainable and innovative manufacturing processes and Japan as reliable partner in your global supply chain.

 

MODERATOR: Dan Roh, Marketing, MCIC, Inc

SPEAKER: Hisayuki Mori, Marketing Director, TOYOSHIMA INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC.

Kohei Kambe, Marketing Director, YAGI USA LLC

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT Lounge, Booth #62136

MVP Collections Meet & Greet: Frank Thomas & Mo Vaughn

Meet & Greet MVP Collections partners Mo Vaughn, former three-time MLB All Star, 1995 MVP and Frank Thomas, two-time MVP and MLB Hall of Famer, on Monday, August 12 from 4-5PM to talk Big & Tall style. You can get the MVP’s autographs and enjoy some champagne!

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MAGIC MENS Lounge, Booth #65932

The Happiest of Hours

Network and enjoy an afternoon happy hour on us from 4pm-5pm on the first day of the show. Please enjoy complimentary beer and wine on us.

THE TENTS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
THE TENTS, Passed Throughout

THE TENTS Champagne Toast

Join us in THE TENTS for passed champagne on Monday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm, while supplies last.

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Video Games On The Big Screen

Nice with it? Prove it! Take a break and join us for some PS4 action on the big screen. Play some throwbacks and some new stuff & show us your skills.

PROJECT WOMENS

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Content Marketing 101: Thinking About Your Brand and Contact Strategically

Go beyond the basics! Blogs are great, but only if they are used properly. In this session, we will discuss how to build a content strategy that crosses multiple platforms, from your website to your social accounts. We will discuss best practices to create engaging content that will capture the attention of your customers. You will walk away with the tools you need to better understand your Content Marketing engine. In this session, you will learn about paid, owned, and earned content, discover how to best leverage influencer marketing tactics, identify tricks to repurpose content you already have, and leave with the tools needed to build a content strategy.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Content Marketing 101: Thinking About Your Brand and Contact Strategically

Go beyond the basics! Blogs are great, but only if they are used properly. In this session, we will discuss how to build a content strategy that crosses multiple platforms, from your website to your social accounts. We will discuss best practices to create engaging content that will capture the attention of your customers. You will walk away with the tools you need to better understand your Content Marketing engine. In this session, you will learn about paid, owned, and earned content, discover how to best leverage influencer marketing tactics, identify tricks to repurpose content you already have, leave with the tools needed to build a content strategy.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Content Marketing 101: Thinking About Your Brand and Contact Strategically

Go beyond the basics! Blogs are great, but only if they are used properly. In this session, we will discuss how to build a content strategy that crosses multiple platforms, from your website to your social accounts. We will discuss best practices to create engaging content that will capture the attention of your customers. You will walk away with the tools you need to better understand your Content Marketing engine. In this session, you will learn about paid, owned, and earned content, discover how to best leverage influencer marketing tactics, identify tricks to repurpose content you already have, and leave with the tools needed to build a content strategy.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Create an Engaging Customer Experience for Your Customers

Are you creating content that your customers are engaging with or are you creating content just to be relevant? How can you give to your customers rather than asking of them? Using examples from famous fan builders like the band Queen, we’ll discuss exactly how to get to know your customers and create experiences that work for them.

 

SPEAKER:

Trevor Crump, CMO, FAWN DESIGN NEW!

PROJECT

Show Hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT

PROJECT Ambassadors

Engage with some of menswear’s most influential digital curators as they style looks and create content featuring product from brands on the show floor.

Featuring coverage from: @ericjess @perkensbienaime @julialang @mistermort

PROJECT WOMENS

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Designing Digital Customer Experiences that Turn Heads

In today’s digital world, every consumer interaction counts—and every touchpoint, offline and online, is an opportunity to turn browsers into buyers. In this session, we’ll explore digital commerce trends and the importance of understanding the customer journey to deliver experiences that will wow your customers and result in sales. We’ll share best practices for designing differentiated experiences across all consumer-facing channels, showing how customer journey mapping can optimize your approach. Leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of today’s selling channels (including how brands and retailers can work together) and a framework for how to elevate marketing and merchandising strategies to meet the expectations of today’s shopper.

 

SPEAKER:

Bernardine Wu, CEO, FIT FOR COMMERCE NEW!

PROJECT

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Designing Digital Customer Experiences that Turn Heads

In today’s digital world, every consumer interaction counts—and every touchpoint, offline and online, is an opportunity to turn browsers into buyers. In this session, we’ll explore digital commerce trends and the importance of understanding the customer journey to deliver experiences that will wow your customers and result in sales. We’ll share best practices for designing differentiated experiences across all consumer-facing channels, showing how customer journey mapping can optimize your approach. Leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of today’s selling channels (including how brands and retailers can work together) and a framework for how to elevate marketing and merchandising strategies to meet the expectations of today’s shopper.

 

SPEAKER:

Bernardine Wu, CEO, FIT FOR COMMERCE NEW!

WWDMAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Designing Digital Customer Experiences that Turn Heads

In today’s digital world, every consumer interaction counts—and every touchpoint, offline and online, is an opportunity to turn browsers into buyers. In this session, we’ll explore digital commerce trends and the importance of understanding the customer journey to deliver experiences that will wow your customers and result in sales. We’ll share best practices for designing differentiated experiences across all consumer-facing channels, showing how customer journey mapping can optimize your approach. Leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of today’s selling channels (including how brands and retailers can work together) and a framework for how to elevate marketing and merchandising strategies to meet the expectations of today’s shopper.

 

SPEAKER:

Bernardine Wu, CEO, FIT FOR COMMERCE NEW!

WWDMAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

Know Your Audience—Grow Your Audience!

The #1 Rule of Showbiz is to know your audience and the same is true for marketing and advertising. How can we expect to hit the target if we don’t know what we’re aiming at? In this presentation, we help define who our client is and make sure we are clearly communicating with them. To retain our client base, we need to anticipate needs, and exceed customer expectations. Come learn how to make your customers the star of your advertising, define a vision for your company that excites employees and clients—and create raving fans that refer new clients!

 

SPEAKER:

David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

Transforming Made in USA Apparel - Innovation Leader

As an innovative apparel design, manufacturing, and technology company, SUUCHI works with close to 200 customers from start-ups to enterprise brands embracing automation, close-to-market production, real-time information flows and production runs of all sizes. Meet Suuchi Ramesh, the brainchild of this firm, as she shares her story of beginning and growing her business in the USA.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Suuchi Ramesh, CEO/Founder, SUUCHI INC.

David Hayes, Catagory Manager, CINTAS CORPORATION

MAGIC MENS

10:30AM
-
11:00AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MAGIC MENS, Winners' Booths

MAGIC MENS Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will review the floor for the most impressive brands throughout MAGIC MENS selecting winners from three distinct categories: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Monday morning.

PROJECT

10:30AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

FN PLATFORM

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Women's Footwear Lounge

Saving the Planet One Shoe at a Time; Presented by Clover & Cobbler

Demystifying and establishing best practices in sustainability are the holy grail for all things fashion and footwear. Presented by Clover & Cobbler, industry experts weigh in on a wide variety of topics surrounding sustainability: getting into the “green” mindset, small efforts with big impacts, barriers and entry points for both large and small companies, and paving the way for both brands and manufacturers to benefit from a sustainable-first mindset and future.

SPEAKER: Clover & Cobbler

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

VF - BUILDING A PURPOSE-LED SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE FUTURE

From brands such as VANS to TIMBERLAND, THE NORTH FACE and KIPLING, VF is a world leader in fashion. Join us as they share their company’s mission statement focusing on the pillars, goals and actions for their sustainable sourcing future.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKER: CAMERON BAILEY, EVP Global Supply Chain, VF CORPORATION (The North Face, Vans, Timberland)

THE TENTS

11:00AM
-
11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
THE TENTS, Winners' Booths

PROJECT & THE TENTS Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will review the floor for the most impressive brands throughout PROJECT and THE TENTS selecting winners from three distinct categories: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Tuesday morning.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT, Winners' Booths

PROJECT & THE TENTS Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will review the floor for the most impressive brands throughout PROJECT and THE TENTS selecting winners from three distinct categories: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Tuesday morning.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

The New Circular Economy

Strategies & Sustainable Guidelines for Today’s Transparent Brands– Sustainability is not a constraint, but a catalyst for innovation. This presentation will explore innovative and best-in-class strategies in sustainability to separate honest initiatives from marketing greenwash.

 

Speaker:

Quentin Humphrey, Youth Culture Editor, WGSN

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:15AM
-
12:15PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

THE IMPACT OF THE NEW CONSUMER: TODAY AND TOMORROW

Join NPD’s Beth Goldstein, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Accessories & Footwear, and Kristen Classi-Zummo, Market Insights Manager, Apparel, for an exploration into the changing dynamics of the North American fashion consumer. In this interactive presentation, Beth and Kristen provide insights into the ways the ‘new’ consumer is influencing the shape of the footwear, accessories, and apparel industries and the impact on retail now and for the future. From Gen Z to Boomers, the influence of each generation is being felt across the board. It’s not about age, it’s about life stage, transparency, sustainability, convenience and accessibility, experiences and so much more. You’ll come away from this presentation with an understanding of ways to overcome the challenges presented by today’s consumer to achieve growth for your business.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Beth Goldstein, Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Accessories and Footwear, NPD

Kristen Classi-Zummo Market Insights Manager - Apparel, NPD

PROJECT

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Building an Email Strategy: How to Retain Customers and Win Their Loyalty

Chances are you are sporadically sending emails to your customers without any real strategy in place. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! In this session, we will review the basics of email marketing so you can create emails that engage customers and generate sales. We will discuss the various types of emails you should be using and how to strategically approach your customer segments. You will learn the 3 most critical emails for any brand, how to market your content using segments, and tips and tricks for drafting engaging emails.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Building an Email Strategy: How to Retain Customers and Win Their Loyalty

Chances are you are sporadically sending emails to your customers without any real strategy in place. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! In this session, we will review the basics of email marketing so you can create emails that engage customers and generate sales. We will discuss the various types of emails you should be using and how to strategically approach your customer segments. You will learn the 3 most critical emails for any brand, how to market your content using segments, and tips and tricks for drafting engaging emails.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Building an Email Strategy: How to Retain Customers and Win Their Loyalty

Chances are you are sporadically sending emails to your customers without any real strategy in place. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone! In this session, we will review the basics of email marketing so you can create emails that engage customers and generate sales. We will discuss the various types of emails you should be using and how to strategically approach your customer segments. You will learn the 3 most critical emails for any brand, how to market your content using segments, and tips and tricks for drafting engaging emails.

 

SPEAKER:

Manpreet Kalra, CEO, ART OF CITIZENRY NEW!

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Set Up Successful Styling Services at Your Store

Brick and mortar retailers are fighting with online retailers to bring foot traffic into their stores. To set themselves apart, many stores are offering appointment-only in-store styling services for a more personalized and curated experience, and experts are citing that a showroom-style shopping service is a way of the future. Join renowned Personal Stylist and Author, Bridgette as she shares how to create a top-notch styling program that will supercharge your brand loyalty and increase conversions.

 

SPEAKER:

Bridgette Raes, Personal Stylist, Author NEW!

FN PLATFORM

12:00PM
-
12:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1,
Women's Footwear Lounge

Rapid Fire: Twenty Questions With Nicky Hilton

Find out about Nicky’s personal style and footwear philosophy with a rapid-fire question and answer session. How has her style changed since becoming a mom? What does she look for in a pair of shoes? How does she choose collaborations like her current collection with French Sole? We can’t wait to hear what secrets she will share!

MODERATOR: Nikara Johns, Women’s Editor, FOOTWEAR NEWS
SPEAKER: Nicky Hilton
 

SOURCING AT MAGIC

12:30PM
-
1:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

If You're in Fashion—The Time to Act is Now!

From your brand development, packaging, marketing and retail, every step of the fashion process impacts the planet. Do you know the basics of our impact and more importantly, how even the smallest to giant fashion players are working to combat this issue and guarantee market success and growth? Our presenters will open their research and share their stories on how they work toward sustainability and the impact this has had on their “fashionability” and growth.

 

MODERATOR: Avedis Seferian, CEO, WRAP

SPEAKER: Mike Farid, President, NATURE U.S.A.

Bill Johnston, Co-Founder, RECOVER BRANDS

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
-
1:45PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Women's Footwear Lounge

Diversity Matters; Presented by Footwear News

Footwear insiders discuss how the industry can help foster diverse talent and break down the boundaries of race, gender, and culture in an ever-changing, inclusive world culture.

MODERATOR: Nikara Johns, Women’s Editor, FOOTWEAR NEWS

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Gender Drop

A discussion about how to market your brand to a new generation of consumers that are breaking gender norms.

 

SPEAKER:

Willy Chavarria, Designer, Willy Chavarria

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Creative Director, Sánchez-Kane

Neil Grotzinger, Designer, NIHL

WWDMAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Deal with Difficult Customers

Do you know how to deal with difficult retail situations, prepare your team for conflict, and satisfy your most difficult customers? Do you have system in place to prevent these situations from happening in the first place? Join Josh Orr as he shares humorous stories from his retail career and how he learned to gain confidence with demanding customers, balance leniency with the financial needs of a business, and deliver superior customer service no matter what.

 

SPEAKER:

Josh Orr, CEO, STREAMLINE RETAIL NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Retail's Latest Disrupter: The Resale Industry!

Are you prepared to handle the impact of the resale market in your business? Companies like Stock X, TheRealReal and Fashionphile are capitalizing on the circular economy through branded partnerships and a cultural shift in the market. Neiman Marcus recently made a sizeable investment in Fashionphile, Stadium Goods is now backed by LVMH, and TheRealReal is in talks about an IPO. How does this trend affect the full price luxury market? Should brands be worried? Join retail expert Syama Meagher as she weighs in on the most pressing concerns about the burgeoning resale industry.

 

SPEAKER:

Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL NEW!

WWDMAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Retail's Latest Disrupter: The Resale Industry!

Are you prepared to handle the impact of the resale market in your business? Companies like Stock X, TheRealReal and Fashionphile are capitalizing on the circular economy through branded partnerships and a cultural shift in the market. Neiman Marcus recently made a sizeable investment in Fashionphile, Stadium Goods is now backed by LVMH, and TheRealReal is in talks about an IPO. How does this trend affect the full price luxury market? Should brands be worried? Join retail expert Syama Meagher as she weighs in on the most pressing concerns about the burgeoning resale industry.

 

SPEAKER:

Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL NEW!

PROJECT

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Retail's Latest Disrupter: The Resale Industry!

Are you prepared to handle the impact of the resale market in your business? Companies like Stock X, TheRealReal and Fashionphile are capitalizing on the circular economy through branded partnerships and a cultural shift in the market. Neiman Marcus recently made a sizeable investment in Fashionphile, Stadium Goods is now backed by LVMH, and TheRealReal is in talks about an IPO. How does this trend affect the full price luxury market? Should brands be worried? Join retail expert Syama Meagher as she weighs in on the most pressing concerns about the burgeoning resale industry.

 

SPEAKER:

Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

The New Fashion Retailer

From brick & mortar to e-commerce and beyond, retail is adapting to the new consumer buying habits and technology available to expand sales both domestically and globally. Both brands and retailers must adapt to survive and thrive.

 

MODERATOR: Edward Hertzman, SOURCINGJOURNAL.COM

SPEAKER: Michael Rouse, CCO, KLARNA

Dave Goulden, Chief Product Officer, One Market Network

Aman Advani, Co-Founder/CEO, MINISTRY OF SUPPLY

Greg Monahan , Head of Global Go To Market Strategy, TRUE FIT

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Video Games On The Big Screen

Nice with it? Prove it! Take a break and join us for some PS4 action on the big screen. Play some throwbacks and some new stuff & show us your skills.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S224

POWERFUL SOLUTIONS FOR EMERGING BRANDS: DON'T FALL BEHIND

Learn how management solutions being used by such global brands as Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Mango Stores can work for your small to mid-sized emerging brand or business. With case examples presented by team members of MUD PIE, MYSTERY RANCH and SAFARILAND, you will be able to imagine new options even applicable to your start-up or growing fashion and footwear business.

 

MODERATOR: Thomas Adams, Enterprise Sales Executive, Centric Software

SPEAKER: Katherine Bennie, Senior Home Merchandiser at Mud Pie LLC

Luke Boswell, Director of Product at MYSTERY RANCH

Walter M. Wilhelm, VP Sales Operations and Product Integration at SAFARILAND

Steve Chastain, Head of Global IT at VOLCOM

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

WWDMAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Communicate with Strength: Key Words that Enhance your Effectiveness

Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this session filled with the latest effective communication based on neuroscience principles. What are you saying that’s causing your customers to subtly feel uncooperative, defensive, or put off? Karen will tell you—and give you replacement words and phrases. Leave with an immediate and specific action plan to boost customer service and enhance customer loyalty. When the full-length program has been offered to salespeople, attendees, on average, said their ability to better communicate in the sales process improved 34%.

 

SPEAKER:

Karen Purves, CEO, INNOVATIVE IMPACT NEW!

PROJECT WOMENS

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Communicate with Strength: Key Words that Enhance your Effectiveness

Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this session filled with the latest effective communication based on neuroscience principles. What are you saying that’s causing your customers to subtly feel uncooperative, defensive, or put off? Karen will tell you—and give you replacement words and phrases. Leave with an immediate and specific action plan to boost customer service and enhance customer loyalty. When the full-length program has been offered to salespeople, attendees, on average, said their ability to better communicate in the sales process improved 34%.

 

SPEAKER:

Karen Purves, CEO, INNOVATIVE IMPACT NEW!

PROJECT

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Buyer's Suite, Central Hall
Suite #64145

Communicate with Strength: Key Words that Enhance your Effectiveness

Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this session filled with the latest effective communication based on neuroscience principles. What are you saying that’s causing your customers to subtly feel uncooperative, defensive, or put off? Karen will tell you—and give you replacement words and phrases. Leave with an immediate and specific action plan to boost customer service and enhance customer loyalty. When the full-length program has been offered to salespeople, attendees, on average, said their ability to better communicate in the sales process improved 34%.

 

SPEAKER:

Karen Purves, CEO, INNOVATIVE IMPACT NEW!

WWDMAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Develop Private Label for Your Store

Why should you consider private label for your store? Retail expert and author Mercedes Gonzalez will walk us through every step of the process from sourcing for efficiency and working with a factory, to pricing, shipping, and marketing. Come learn the ins and outs of this important opportunity and see if it’s the right move for your business.

 

SPEAKER:

Mercedes Gonzalez, CEO, GLOBAL PURCHASING NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

NINE CRUCIAL STEPS TO LAUNCHING A PROFITABLE FASHION LINE!

The one thing that holds most startups back is not knowing where to start. In this seminar we’ll give you a step by step outline of what to do when so you don’t waste any time or money! You’ll also learn the top 4 keys to drive tons of traffic to your online store, the one thing you don’t want to say to a buyer, how to build an audience before you have a product to sell, and so much MORE!

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKER: Christine Daal, Fashion Business Coach, FASHION ANGEL WARRIOR

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
MAGIC MENS Lounge, Booth #65932

The Happiest of Hours

Network and enjoy an afternoon happy hour on us from 4pm-5pm on the first day of the show. Please enjoy complimentary beer and wine on us.

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Video Games On The Big Screen

Nice with it? Prove it! Take a break and join us for some PS4 action on the big screen. Play some throwbacks and some new stuff & show us your skills.

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
WWDMAGIC Buyer’s Suite, South Hall
Upper Level, Suite #S233

How to Attract and Retain Excellent Salespeople!

The retail industry today faces many challenges, from high turnover to decentralized management, not to mention a highly competitive market that includes online competitors and constantly changing consumer expectations. In this playbook, we discuss the five universal retail staffing problems and take a look at how retail giants like Walmart are tackling them using modern learning strategies, winning over their employees and customers in the process.

 

SPEAKER:

David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON NEW!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
South Hall, Level 2
#S229

SOCIAL MEDIA: NOT THE FASHION SOLUTION - 2.4 MILLION FOLLOWERS AND 12 TEE SHIRTS SOLD

Follow Mercedes Gonzalez' case studies on how influencers don’t convert at the rate that is profitable or even have an ROI that is tangible. Learn best case reviews on what works and how to launch a brand without the hype that was once thought of as mandatory. Mercedes Gonzalez is a retail strategist with 30 years of market experience. Mercedes is author of Amazon's number one new release, Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer, and owner of Proof of Concept, a luxury tee shirt brand, launched and profitable in its first season without any social media or website. GPC is available for consultations during MAGIC.

 

MODERATOR: Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

SPEAKER: Mercedes Gonzalez Director, GLOBAL PURHCASING COMPANIES

PROJECT

10:30PM
-
3:00AM
Caesars Palace
OMNIA Nightclub

The Official PROJECT Party, Sponsored by Champion

Join us at OMNIA in Caesar's Palace for the party of the season - The Official PROJECT Party Sponsored by Champion. Featuring DJ set from DJ Mike K and performance by Party Favor. Bring your badge for complimentary admittance until 1AM. Don’t forget, dress to impress - no hats, t-shirts or sneakers, and all guests must be 21 and up.

THE TENTS

10:30PM
-
3:00AM
Caesars Palace
OMNIA Nightclub

The Official PROJECT Party, Sponsored by Champion

Join us at OMNIA in Caesar's Palace for the party of the season - The Official PROJECT Party Sponsored by Champion. Featuring DJ set from DJ Mike K and performance by Party Favor. Bring your badge for complimentary admittance until 1AM. Don’t forget, dress to impress - no hats, t-shirts or sneakers, and all guests must be 21 and up.

PROJECT

10:30AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Shifting Expectations

What do new consumers expect out of modern brands? What makes today’s brands successful? What’s the juice behind today’s most sought after brands? Join WGSN as they take a deep dive into these ever-changing ideologies.

Speaker:

Rachael Dimit, Senior Consultant, WGSN

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
3:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Network, N:OW

Accompanying some of our PROJECT N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. Stick around after the discussions conclude to chat with our esteemed speakers.

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
5:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
PROJECT N:OW Stage, Booth #63118

Video Games On The Big Screen

Nice with it? Prove it! Take a break and join us for some PS4 action on the big screen. Play some throwbacks and some new stuff & show us your skills.