Seminars and Event Schedule

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

FN PLATFORM

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

Creating an Amazing Customer Service Culture That Engages Employees and Captivates Customers - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

The fundamental purpose of a business is to satisfy customer needs at a profit. Your company can only benefit from a strong customer service culture. This presentation will help you with tools to develop a mindset dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service to both external and internal customers. You will hear new insights into gaining the commitment and dedication of every employee in your company while learning key philosophies, such as converting satisfied customers into loyal customers and how excellent customer service can lead to more sales from existing customers. We will also emphasize how to turn customers into advocates for your business and use customer service to increase revenue and reduce employee turnover.

 

Speaker:

  • Buddy Rice, Consulting Partner & Master Facilitator, SHEPARD PRESENTATIONS

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
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4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Tools, Tips and Techniques to Find, Hire and Retain Top Talent in Today’s Turbulent Times - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, the battle is not only for customers, but is just as fierce for outstanding employees as well. In this interactive, dynamic presentation, you will learn the most effective and efficient ways to recruit, select, and retain the kind of talented people you need to not only survive, but to thrive in this challenging environment. Learning outcomes include the #1 source for great hires, how to identify and activate your UEP (Unique Employment Proposition) and the only five interview questions you’ll ever need. Attendees will leave with specific, common sense, easy-to-implement ideas that will immediately improve their ability to attract, select, and retain top talent.

 

Speaker:

  • Mel Kleiman, Founder & President, HUMETRICS

SOURCING AT MAGIC

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

Global Women's & Men's Trend Stories + Colors for F/W 19/20

Inspiring you beyond the obvious, trend expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President, Creative Michael Fisher, will present the global stories for F/W 19/20. 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

Speaker:

  • MICHAEL FISHER, MEN'S V.P., FASHION SNOOPS

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:45AM
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12:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Unlock Artificial Intelligence: How the Next Generation of Smart Technologies Revolutionizes the World of Fashion

Without a doubt one of the most transformative technologies in human history is about to empower businesses around the globe to change our world forever. Artificial Intelligence is already infiltrating all our lives. From machine learning to deep learning, from Netflix to Alexa, from self-driving cars to human-like chatbots, AI is everywhere. But we are just getting started.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

Speaker:

  • Christoph Burkhardt, Founder & CEO, TINYBOX ACADEMY

FN PLATFORM

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

The Circle of Success - Presented by the California Fashion Association (CFA

Defining Entertainment, Product, and Experience with an overview of the data and technology needed – now and for the future.

 

Moderator:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

Panelists:

  • John Hazen, Chief Digital Officer, BOOT BARN
  • Katie Hurley, CEO, GRASS MONKEY HOLDINGS
  • Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, TRIANGLE CAPITAL LLC

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
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3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Film Screening of River Blue Documentary: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

Attend a special screening of the documentary 'RiverBlue' focused on raising awareness of the impact the fashion industry has to the health of our river systems. This world class film will be followed by a discussion with top leaders in the denim industry from around the world who are all actively involved in the "Greening of the Denim Industry."

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

Speakers:

  • Roger Williams Executive Producer, RIVERBLUE
  • Adriano Goldschmied CEO, GENIOUS GROUP
  • Alex Penades Brand Director, JEANOLOGIA
  • Adam Taubenfligel Creative Director, TRIARCHY
  • Francois Girbaud Co-founder, MARITHE & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD

SOURCING AT MAGIC

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

Driving Sales Through Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is on the rise, but how can brands effectively implement influencer marketing campaigns? Using examples from retail brands who are successfully using influencers in their marketing strategy, this session will describe how to find an influencer who speaks for your brand, tactics for getting the best reach through brand ambassadors and tips for tracking how influencer marketing impacts sales.

 

Moderator:

  • Sarah Sanchez, Manager, PERFORMANCE SOCIAL, CPC STRATEGY

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Danika Hendricks, SR. MANAGER OF DIGITAL MARKETING, NIXON
  • Johnny Schwartz, Marketing Manager, ALLEN SCHWARTZ

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

Is Sustainability Bad for Your Brand?

Sustainability really is just business efficiency. When done correctly, it can be a profit generator, money saver and help strengthen the brand. Here are the dos and the don'ts.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, Sycamore Marketing Group

Speaker:

  • Bunny Yan, CEO, THESQUIRRELZ.COM

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

Navigating The Future - Innovate of Perish

Where is fashion headed? Today’s buzz word for the industry is INNOVATION at all levels of the supply chain. From design to the retail floor, the impact of innovative new technologies on product development, production, sustainable practices and omni-channel retail is moving us into a new world. From small newbie firms to the largest global conglomerates, innovation is the roadmap to success. Adapt or perish!

 

Moderator:

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

Speaker:

  • RON KLEIN, Retail & Consumer Strategy and Operations Consultant, PWC

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

Factory of the Future: Industry 4.0

Our speaker will share a clear vision of how the factory of the future will work. Keith Hoover of BLACK SWAN (formerly with UNDER ARMOUR) starts the presentation with an overview of design software that simulates the factory and its various manufacturing processes. This type of production planning evaluates and optimizes different options before any fabric or garment construction begins on the plant floor. A factory utilizing the Digital Twin methodology has modeled all manufacturing equipment, operators, and processes, enabling it to simulate the operations necessary to assemble any particular product. Once this virtual environment is established, then Keith will delve into the implemention of the processes and machines that are virtually commissioned.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Keith Hoover, Founder, BLACK SWAN