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

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

Coffee & Donuts

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

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL
LEVEL 1, VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Complimentary Filtered Water Stations

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

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
-
2:30PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall
Level 2, Room N255

Demystifying Digital Marketing, Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

Retailers want to ensure that marketing dollars are put to the best use with the most impactful return on investment. From social media to search engines, email marketing to websites, pay-per-click to design, understanding how each segment might work for your business and the goals you establish are important. We’ll dive deep into demographics, advanced targeting, overall online marketing trends, and more in this interactive session designed to stretch your marketing dollar further. Topics include identify digital marketing quick tips for immediate impact, understanding website design and development best practices along with new ways to market through search results. The session will also focus on social media channels that convert for your demographics and how to engage with your customer base when they’re not physically present in your store.

 

Speaker:

  • Steve Ryan, Founder & CEO, RYTECH, LLC

SOURCING AT MAGIC

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

Fashion Design Is All About Tech and Innovation: Make Sure You Have the Skills

Today’s world of design centers on new tools of the trade and good old creativity. Sketching is no longer all that you need to create a product. However, combine those skills with new technologies and become a design star. Today’s panel includes industry designers as well as “masters of the new technologies” who will share their insights and help you along a successful path.

 

MODERATOR:

Frances Harder, President, Fashion For Profit

 

SPEAKERS:

Stefano Aldighieri ,President, Another Design Studio 2.0

Jennifer Lynn Peterson, Designer, SILVER JEANS

Ram Sareen : Head Coach-Founder, TUKATECH

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

Our Industry: Overall Update, Block Chain Explained and Mentoring the Next Generation

Beginning with an update on the state of the industry (tariffs, retail performance and import data), this session will move into an explanation of Block Chain and how it applies to our industry. The AAPN WOMEN’S GROUP will then discuss the importance of mentoring the next generation of fashion industry leaders.

 

MODERATOR:

Mike Todaro, AAPN

 

SPEAKERS:

Tony Anzovino, V.P. Global Sourcing, HAGGAR CLOTHING CO.

Ed Gribbin, Former President, ALVANON

Kurt Cavano, Founder & President, GT NEXUS

Hebe Schecter, President & CEO, KALTEX AMERICA

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
-
4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
north hall
level 2, ROOM N255

Brand Distinction and Brand Loyalty Equals Sustainable Success; Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

This powerful and interactive presentation will give independent shoe retailers the knowledge and tools necessary to build a strong, passionate and meaningful culture and a one-of-a-kind brand. With his high-energy and entertaining style, Deming effectively teaches the process for sustainable success. Using case studies, real data and current examples of other extremely successful organizations, he will give you the roadmap necessary to create a “Brand” that customers and employees alike will want to belong to and will remain loyal to. You will learn how to create brand personality and distinction, the benefits of a powerful brand and a new perspective on identifying who you are and what you sell. Deming will also cover areas such as the worth of a happy customer, creating a passionate employee culture and using emotional branding to create customers for life. Don't change what you sell, change how you sell it!

 

Speaker:

Scott Deming, Customer Service & Branding Expert & Author, SCOTTDEMING.COM

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!: Innovative Services For Sourcing And Evaluating Your Options

This session is presented by one of our top exhibitors. Join us as they share their amazing tools to make sourcing more transparent and accessible, all at no cost. FindSourcing is supporting a wide range of companies from start-ups to multinational fashion groups. This session will focus on sourcing, supplier evaluation and how to make educated decisions in early sourcing phases. Join if you want to get a foundation of sourcing practices or want to get new perspective on the sourcing process.

 

SPEAKER:

Elias Gröndal, Founder, FINDSOURCING.COM

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

#BrainFood

Accompanying some of the N:OW Forums, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, #MTLSTYLE GALLERY
BOOTH #27158

#mtlstyle Gallery

Check out the wealth of men's and women's fashion talent from our neighbors to the north. Montreal's fashion industry leaders return to our Las Vegas show floor. While you're there, pick up a copy of Montreal Style to learn more.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BARBOUR MANNEQUIN DISPLAY
BOOTH #25232

Barbour 125th Anniversary Mannequin Display

In honor of the brand’s 125th anniversary this year, Barbour is hosting an exclusive preview of the Icons Re-Engineered collection, a celebration of the five generations of the Barbour family and a look back at iconic outerwear styles from 1894 through the present day.

About Barbour: Established in 1894, Barbour is a fifth generation family-owned company founded by John Barbour and still headquartered in South Shields, England. What began as a business providing protective outerwear to fishermen, sailors, and mariners from the worst of British weather has expanded to today offering complete wardrobe of clothing, accessories and footwear for men and women. Forever synonymous with the British countryside, Barbour’s collections now span from the best practical country clothing to more urban fashion pieces. In 2019, the brand is proud to celebrate its 125th anniversary and continued success, including three Royal Warrants from HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, DISTRICT

Discover: 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.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall
Level 2, Room N255

Footwear Market Overview and Q&A with Beth Goldstein

The footwear market saw positive growth in 2018 and it continues to gain momentum. Kick off the show with a dynamic market overview from Beth Goldstein, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Footwear and Accessories, The NPD Group. Beth will share the latest consumer trends, channel impacts, and key categories that drove growth. Plus, learn which trends will captivate consumers in the year ahead and where you can expect to find opportunity in 2019. This popular presentation will help you understand current market trends and give you a clear view of exactly what's happening in the fashion footwear market to help you grow your business. A Q&A session will take place after the presentation.

 

Speaker:

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

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, GOORIN BROS.
BOOTH #27140

Goorin Bros. Custom Hat Giveaway

Stop by the Goorin Bros. booth to grab one of their custom hats as they press them live from the floor using their original farm animal patches. Hats will be pressed for the duration of the show, while supplies last.

MAGIC MENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, H3 LOUNGE
BOOTH #16246

H3 Retro Gaming Lounge & Arcade

Visit The Retro Lounge and Arcade powered by H3 and MAGIC MENS. Relax and enjoy a cash bar and free arcade play all day with some of the most recognized classics such as Asteroids, Centipede and more. Here, you'll also find an H3 and MAGIC MENS Happy Hour with free beer and wine from 4pm to 5pm on the first two days of the show, while supplies last.

About H3: H3 is your trusted partner for the highest quality licensed, private label and custom headwear, accessories and apparel throughout the world. Our innovative design team is driven by our passion for developing products that encompass our brand partners’ and customers’ vision. Our expertise in fashion, trend, and design allows us to deliver our products to all levels of retail. H3 is recognized as a leader in providing the highest quality products to our customers.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET AT PROJECT

Introducing: MRKET at PROJECT

Built as a home to discerning menswear brands, PROJECT is excited to introduce our newest show floor area. MRKET @ PROJECT offers an elevated experience to its brands and attendees, highlighting a mix of refined tailored sportswear and accessories collections.

MAGIC MENS

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MAGIC MENS LOUNGE
BOOTH #16278

MAGIC MENS Lounge

Network outside the booth at the main hub of MAGIC MENS. Indulge in complimentary coffee and donuts each morning, or simply take a break at any point during the day on our custom lounge.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, COSMO LOUNGE

Mobile Beauty Team Hair & Makeup Touch-Ups

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

MAGIC MENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MAGIC MENS LOUNGE
BOOTH #16278

Morning Coffee & Donuts

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

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET CLUBROOM
BOOTH #25289

MRKET Ambassadors

Head over to the photo studio at MRKET Clubroom and engage with some of menswear’s most dapper enthusiasts as they style looks and create content featuring the brands from the show floor.

 

Featured Influencers include:

Adam Gonon | adamgonon.com | @adamgonon

Men's Style Pro | mensstylepro.com | @mensstylepro

The Cuff | thecuff.co | @thecuff.co

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET CLUBROOM
BOOTH #23289

MRKET Clubroom Powered By NetSuite

MRKET Clubroom is our custom experience for the modern gentleman paying homage to the legacy of the menswear community. This area will not only host MR Magazine and our MRKET Ambassadors, but it's also a place to congregate outside the booth featuring a cash bar with daily happy hours powered by NetSuite, gaming area, and photo studio.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER

N:OW

N:OW at PROJECT 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 forums curated by WGSN, food/beverage, daily happenings, brand installations and exclusive events.

PROJECT

Show Hours
mandalay bay convention center
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

N:OW Forums

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

For full details, refer to the seminars tab of this online schedule.

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

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, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MAIN ENTRANCE
BOOKS & BAGS

PROJECT Show Bag

Arrive on-site ✔️, check-in at registration for your badge ✔️, pick-up your complimentary show bag, sponsored by Nautica ✔️. NOW you're ready to hit the floor. Don't forget to peek inside the bag to find a pair of socks compliments of Pair of Thieves.

THE TENTS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT MAIN ENTRANCE
BOOKS & BAGS

PROJECT Show Bag

Arrive on-site ✔️, check-in at registration for your badge ✔️, pick-up your complimentary show bag, sponsored by Nautica ✔️. NOW you're ready to hit the floor. Don't forget to peek inside the bag to find a pair of socks compliments of Pair of Thieves.

PROJECT WOMENS

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BAYSIDE B, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #24293

Trade Wars and China Tariffs – the Latest on the Threats to Brands and Retailers + Strategies for the Future

This session will summarize the latest actions for new tariffs and trade retaliation affecting U.S. fashion brands and retailers. Whether you source in China or close to home, hear from a D.C. insider about trade actions that may affect your business. We also will share important strategies to minimize the negative impact.

 

Speaker:

Julia Hughes, CEO, UNITED STATES FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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. For detailed list of times, refer to the events tab of this online schedule.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

9:30AM
-
10:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

Direct From Montreal: International Fashion Design To Innovative Technology At Your Door!

For retailers who are seeking the European fashion sense combined with North American technology, Montreal in Canada is that hub. From ALDO to FRANK & OAK, Montreal creators have become international leaders in both footwear and apparel. Mmode, The Metropolitan Fashion Cluster of Montreal, invites you to this special session featuring trends and innovation updates.

 

SPEAKER:

Eric Wazana, CEO and Founder, Yoga Jeans

FN PLATFORM

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall
Level 2, Room N255

E-commerce and The Real Deal, Presented by American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Online footwear has exploded in recent years and now accounts for $14 billion in sales annually by some estimates. But it’s not all good news as counterfeits have used e-commerce platforms and the channels they’ve created to funnel fake shoes to unsuspecting consumers. Join as we hear legal and business perspectives on the dark side of e-commerce, and learn what tools exist to fight this menace.

 

Speakers:

  • Steve Lamar, EVP, AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION (AAFA)
  • Daniel Dougherty, Sr. Director, Global IP Enforcement, ALIBABA
  • Julien Dudouit, Global IP Brand Manager, Legal - Intellectual Property Department, eBAY INC.
  • Deborah Greaves, Partner, BRUTZKUS GUBNER ROZANSKY SEROR WEBER LLP

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

Millennials & Gen Z: How to Succeed in Reaching Key Consumers @ Retail

Our speaker, named by FORBES as a top tech company to watch in 2018, will share his expertise on how to integrate digital practices and online into physical retail to reach consumers and unlock the NEW AGE OF PROFITABLE RETAIL.

 

SPEAKER:

Trevor Sumner, CEO, PERCH INTERACTIVE

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Buyer's Briefing: Fall/Winter '19

You would not go grocery shopping without a list, would you? Before you hit the floor, join us in uncovering 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 research, you will not want to miss WGSN's Buyer's Briefing.

 

Speaker:

Brian Trunzo, Sr. Consultant, WGSN

PROJECT WOMENS

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BAYSIDE B, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #24293

From Bricks to Clicks: How to Take Your Store Digital - NEW!

As a Brick and Mortar retailer, how can you use eCommerce to engage customers, grow your brand, and increase revenue online and in-store? Despite what you think, having multiple sales channels INCREASES your revenue if done correctly. Come learn how to effectively implement eCommerce, use in-store social media to drive online traffic, and use online sales to bring customers in-store in this eye-opening new seminar from Josh Orr.

 

Speaker:

Josh Orr, CEO, STREAMLINE RETAIL

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

How to Avoid the Markdown Spiral - NEW!

Do you know how to price your products to sell—and protect your bottom line? Many retailers do not understand the psychology of price and their profits suffer because of it. Learn the difference between price and cost, how to put merchandise on sale without making it look cheap, control your inventory, create consumer demand, and train your customer to BUY in this high-energy seminar with renowned retail expert, Paul Erickson of Management One.

 

SPEAKER:

Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

How Will The Trade Wars Impact Your Global (And Local) Sourcing Strategies

Join us for an update from Washington DC as industry experts discuss the potential for trade disruptions to affect sourcing by fashion brands and retailers. Julie Hughes, President of USFIA, will give an overview of the latest policy actions by the Trump Administration and the Congress. James Schwartz of MGF SOURCING will share his thoughts about successful strategies to manage uncertainty. MGF company provides more than $1.0 billion worth of products for retailers like Express, Lane Bryant, Chico’s FAS, Talbots, J Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, and other nationally known brands.

 

MODERATOR:

Julia Hughes, President, USFIA

 

SPEAKER:

James Schwartz, President & CEO, MGF SOURCING

SOURCING AT MAGIC

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

A New Vision: The Future Of Brands

Adam Derry, recognized as a pioneer in the fashion industry by COMPLEX MAGAZINE, has successfully developed numerous high-profile brand and celebrity personalities. Connecting brands with experiences and consumers, Derry helps to curate “experiences” to consumer’s emotional needs. Join him for this groundbreaking presentation helping to develop a “conversation” with your consumer keeping your relationship fresh and alive.

 

SPEAKER:

Adam Derry, Brand Visionary & Innovator, Founder ABDB, Creative Director, EKOCYCLE

PROJECT

12:00PM
-
1:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Slanguage—How to Speak Zillenial

Got clout? Maybe you don't even know! WGSN conducted interviews with over 45 Millennials and Gen Zers around the world to identify the top youth-inspired phrases, slogans, and hashtags that had viral impact across social media in 2018. "Content," "mood" and "triggered" surface with new meanings and use cases, and we also look at how brands can seamlessly incorporate slang into messaging and product. Stop by and find out what the kids are saying these days.

 

Speaker:

Brian Trunzo, Sr. Consultant, WGSN

PROJECT WOMENS

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BAYSIDE B, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #24293

12 Steps to Building Retail Wealth, Take Your Business to the Next Level - NEW!

Award-winning Retail Coach, Dan Holman will guide you through the 12 key steps you need to climb to take your store and business to the next level. Learn step-by-step how to create a customer-driven culture, identify with your target market, merchandise your stores to SELL and create the necessary cash flow to maneuver in today’s modern retail world.

 

Speaker:

Dan Holman, MANAGEMENT ONE

WWDMAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

The Best Buyers Do These 5 Things - NEW!

Do you know how top buyers negotiate with their vendors? Strategize and plan for growth? Train their sales team to SELL? The truth is, top retailers implement crucial, proven tactics that the rest of the competition often overlooks. Learn what strategies these industry leaders have in common and how you can join their ranks at this exciting and in-depth discussion with Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Jablons, RETAIL SMART GUYS, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

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

The Sea: Expressing Color of All Depths for Spring/Summer 2020

Colors for Spring/Summer 2020 display depth and complexity. Reflecting tribal-like behavior, each palette seems to live in a sea of its own with color harmonies displaying hard color contrasts. Mirroring the mood of Spring Summer 2020, we offer a variety of options so you can explore all color depths from cool blue watery shades to the red-hot thermal bed of underwater volcanos.

 

SPEAKER:

Laurie Pressman, V.P., PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
3:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
South Hall
Level 2, Room S224

Trade Wars and Trade Deals

Our industry is on the cusp of the largest sourcing disruption in a generation. Tariff threats and trade programs are making headlines as companies diversify their sourcing and work to mitigate duty burdens. Join as we hear legal and business perspectives on how executives can navigate these challenges and take advantage of new opportunities.

 

MODERATOR:

Steve Lamar, EVP American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

 

SPEAKERS:

Nicole Bivens Collinson, President international Trade & Government Relations.

Sandler Travis, President, Intl Trade & Government Relations

Steve DiBlasi, Vice President Global Sourcing, Lanier Clothers 

Joe McGowan, EVP Supply Chain, PVH CORP.

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET CLUBROOM
BOOTH #23289

Drinks On NetSuite

Head over to the NetSuite space within MRKET Clubroom from 2pm–4pm for a complimentary drink on NetSuite. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem right then and there. Valid daily, for show hours.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

U.S.A Innovators: Recycling, Relaunching and Rethinking Fashion

When Fruit of the Loom closed it’s plant in LA, Vidalia Denim stepped in to create DENIM BLUE. To revitalize jobs and an entire community, Ryan Huston left the military and returned home to start a business producing small-batch cloth using vintage American-made machines. Victor of KALI MADE continues the Made in U.S.A. jeans tradition in San Francisco. Meet these American innovators who have taken the reigns to bring the fashion industry back to the U.S.A.

 

MODERATOR:

Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

Ryan Houston, Founder , HUSTON TEXTILES

Victor Kali, FOUNDER, KALI MADE

Dan Feibus, CEO, VIDALIA DENIM

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS LOUNGE
BOOTH #32164

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up

While you listen and learn from the experts from The NPD Group in their exclusive seminar "Retail Realities - Specialty and Beyond," please enjoy select sweet treats and coffee, while supplies last.

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

AMA - IRL | Ask Me Anything - In Real Life

We know how hard it can be to attend presentations and panels while trying to conduct business on the tradeshow floor. So we teamed up with Reddit to host our first-ever menswear AMA. Post or email us your questions, and we will provide answers live on the N:OW stage and subsequently post them directly to Reddit.

To submit questions, login to: www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice Or email us at [email protected]

 

Presented By:

Brian Trunzo, Sr. Consultant, WGSN

Rachael Dimit, Consultant, WGSN

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

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, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

THE TENTS

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS LOUNGE
BOOTH #32164

Retail Realities - Specialty and Beyond

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, The NPD Group, shares his insights into the state of retail today and his outlook for 2019 and beyond. In this interactive presentation, he’ll explore apparel trends, top online and brick-and-mortar retail performers, as well as opportunities within the specialty channel. You’ll come away with an understanding of the latest growth drivers and the value of examining other industries to achieve data-driven growth. As you listen, please enjoy select sweet treats and coffee, while supplies last.

 

Speaker:

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, The NPD Group

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS LOUNGE
BOOTH #32164

Retail Realities - Specialty and Beyond

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, The NPD Group, shares his insights into the state of retail today and his outlook for 2019 and beyond. In this interactive presentation, he’ll explore apparel trends, top online and brick-and-mortar retail performers, as well as opportunities within the specialty channel. You’ll come away with an understanding of the latest growth drivers and the value of examining other industries to achieve data-driven growth. As you listen, please enjoy select sweet treats and coffee, while supplies last.

 

Speaker:

Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, The NPD Group

PROJECT WOMENS

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BAYSIDE B, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #24293

The Best Buyers Do These 5 Things - NEW!

Do you know how top buyers negotiate with their vendors? Strategize and plan for growth? Train their sales team to SELL? The truth is, top retailers implement crucial, proven tactics that the rest of the competition often overlooks. Learn what strategies these industry leaders have in common and how you can join their ranks at this exciting and in-depth discussion with Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys.

 

Speaker:

Dan Jablons, RETAIL SMART GUYS, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

A New Media Mix For Success: How Brands Can Embrace Google, Facebook, and Amazon to Acquire and Retain Customers.

This presentation will explain how shopper behavior has shifted as it relates to online apparel purchases, how apparel brands should be thinking about their digital media planning, and what growth-oriented brands are doing today that's driving results.

 

MODERATOR:

Kestrel Lemen, Email Marketing Manager, CPC STRATEGY

SPEAKERS:

Johnny Gothard, E-Commerce Director, RIP CURL NORTH AMERICA

Jordan Berry, Lead Marketplace Channel Analyst, CPC STRATEGY

Lewis Brannon, Paid Search Manager, CPC STRATEGY

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
level 1
Goorin Bros., Booth #27140

Goorin Bros. Whiskey Tastings

Stop by the Goorin Bros. booth to sip some whiskey and grab one of their custom hats as they press them live from the floor using their original farm animal patches. Hats will be pressed for the duration of the show, and whiskies can be sampled from 4:00pm–5:00pm on Tuesday, including Jack Daniels, Bulleit and Glenlivet 12.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

Importing Duty-Free Garments from Egypt To The U.S.A.

In 2004, the QIZ program was launched as a mean of promoting peace between Egypt and Israel with the support of the U.S. government. Since its inception, the Egyptian exports of RMG and textiles grew substantially to the U.S. market. During the first half of 2018, the growth rate of the Egyptian RMG exports (25.27%) was the highest among the top 25 exporting countries to the U.S.

 

MODERATOR:

Julia Hughes, President, USFIA

 

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey, Co-Chairman of the QIZ Committee, Egypt

Mr. Gabby Bar, Co-Chairman of the QIZ Committee, Israel

Mr. Matthias Knappe, Program Manager/Fibres, Textiles and Clothing Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness, INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Meet The Press

You've read their behind the scenes reporting, think pieces and op-eds—now hear them speak earnestly about the state of menswear. Together, these fashion scribes cover all aspects of the industry. As front-row all-access VIPs, their insights touch on everything from streetwear's mainstream explosion to contemporary consumer culture.

 

Moderated By:

Rachael Dimit, Consultant, WGSN 

 

Speakers:

Aria Hughes, WWD

Rae Witte, Culture Critic

Ben Roazen, Fashion Editor

Noah Thomas, HIGHSNOBIETY

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, H3 LOUNGE
BOOTH #16246

The Happiest of Hours

Come hang at Happy Hour with H3 & MAGIC MENS from 4-5pm on Tuesday & Wednesday; FREE beer & wine! (while supplies last).

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

Customer Loyalty - NEW!

How do the most profitable companies create brand loyalty? What keeps consumers coming back? Using case studies from The Nordy Club to Dolce & Gabbana and more, Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, will discuss the latest strategies in creating customer loyalty and building community. As the fashion industry evolves, there isn't a DTC brand or retailer that will not consider customer loyalty as a foremost focus for 2019. Join us to learn important takeaways for your customer loyalty program.

 

SPEAKER:

Syama Meagher, CEO SCALING RETAIL

FN PLATFORM

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
FN PLATFORM Show Floor

FN PLATFORM Opening Night Happy Hour

Who doesn’t love Happy Hour? No need for a shuttle, taxi or Uber, not even a long walk! Take a break with your coworkers, network with your customers and celebrate the footwear industry in one of our comfortable lounges or continue shopping and mingling with cocktail in hand.

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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.

PROJECT WOMENS

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
bayside b, show floor
booth #24293

What’s in Your “Mobile” Wallet? - NEW!

Will mobile wallets fully replace cash as a form of payment? And what does this mean for you as a business owner? Acclaimed speaker and fashion expert David Bryson will walk you through everything you need to know about this growing digital payment trend. From what mobile wallets are to what payments will look like in the future, and how you can adapt to the ever-changing needs of your consumer, join us for this riveting talk on the future of cash, credit, and getting paid.

 

Speaker:

David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

12 Steps to Building Retail Wealth, Take Your Business to the Next Level - NEW!

Award-winning Retail Coach, Dan Holman will guide you through the 12 key steps you need to climb to take your store and business to the next level. Learn step-by-step how to create a customer-driven culture, identify with your target market, merchandise your stores to SELL and create the necessary cash flow to maneuver in today’s modern retail world.

 

SPEAKER:

Dan Holman, RETAIL COACH

PROJECT WOMENS

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
mandalay bay convention center
bayside b, show floor
booth #24293

Approaching Retail 2019 and Beyond - NEW!

The world is not the same as it was yesterday and the same is true for retail. Thanks to changing habits of consumer behavior, new technologies, and the massive influence of digital-first companies like Amazon you must be extremely agile. As the owner of a brick and mortar store you need to curate the in-store and online shopping experience, as well as be open-minded about how you collect payments. The good news is 65% of Americans still prefer shopping at physical stores. Join x as he shares his secrets for thriving in brick and mortar retail, and what consumers are looking for now more than ever.

 

Speaker:

David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
south hall
level 2, room S229

Digital Transformation and Your Business; 5 Prerequisites

Join CENTRIC for a discussion of the Business, Process, Data, Culture and Discipline needed to ensure the success of any Digital Transformation project. Discover key factors to look for in your organization to determine if you are ready to make the leap.

 

SPEAKER:

Matt Nakari, Regional Sales Director, CENTRIC SOFTWARE

MAGIC MENS

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, 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. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Wednesday morning.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation

PROJECT

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, 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. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Wednesday morning.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation

THE TENTS

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
PROJECT & THE TENTS, LEVEL 1
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. Awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Wednesday morning.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

Global Trends: Consumers and Retailers

Who are your consumers? How do they shop? What are the important “next trends” such as smart textiles, sustainability and the growth of the Special Size market? And why do you need to be incorporating these into your brand or retail business? Join us to find out all the latest online/in-store shopping trends from Cotton Incorporated’s LIFESTYLE Monitor research.

 

SPEAKER:

Melissa Bastos, Director of Market Research, COTTON INCORPORATED

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

Approaching Retail 2019 and Beyond - NEW!

The world is not the same as it was yesterday and the same is true for retail. Thanks to changing habits of consumer behavior, new technologies, and the massive influence of digital-first companies like Amazon you must be extremely agile. As the owner of a brick and mortar store you need to curate the in-store and online shopping experience, as well as be open-minded about how you collect payments. The good news is 65% of Americans still prefer shopping at physical stores. Join David Bryson as he shares his secrets for thriving in brick and mortar retail, and what consumers are looking for now more than ever.

 

SPEAKER:

David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

The New Luxury: Buying in Is the New Selling Out

The "New Luxury" isn't just about what you wear, but also what you know. Creativity and commerce have merged with like-minded communities around the globe. "Selling out" is no longer seen as detrimental to authenticity, and more and more outsiders want to "buy in" to this burgeoning movement. This shift is accompanied by many questions. Who is the New Luxury consumer? How is the consensus behind New Luxury formed? And most importantly: How does this translate into consumer behavior?

Jeff Carvalho will answer these questions as he presents Highsnobiety's first-ever white paper.

 

Speaker:

Jeff Carvalho, Managing Director, HIGHSNOBIETY

 

PROJECT WOMENS

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
bayside b, show floor
booth #24293

Trend Science: the Future of Forecasting. Data Driven Insight + Social Confirmation Trends + Evolution of Influencers - NEW!

We will share successful data science tools that enable the industry to embrace social confirmation of trends and consumers’ interest. Let’s take a closer look at the fashion-on-demand generation through the narrative voice of influencers, data science, and social confirmation and see how trends will ultimately grow and expand your business. During the presentation, we will share insight to forecasts for more immediate trend insight for Fall/ Winter 2019.

 

Speaker: 

Wendy Bendoni, Professor, Marketing and Fashion Marketing, WOODBURY UNIVERISTY

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

Global Women's & Men's Trend Narratives + Colors for S/S '20

Leveraging key cultural indicators, trend expert and Fashion Snoops VP/Creative Director of Womenswear, Melissa Moylan, will present the global narratives for S/S '20. Including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to help set the tone of the season, this seminar will present the essential trends 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, VP and Creative Director of Womenswear, FASHION SNOOPS

PROJECT WOMENS

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
BAYSIDE B, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #24293

How To Avoid The Markdown Spiral - NEW!

Do you know how to price your products to sell—and protect your bottom line? Many retailers do not understand the psychology of price and their profits suffer because of it. Learn the difference between price and cost, how to put merchandise on sale without making it look cheap, control your inventory, create consumer demand, and train your customer to BUY in this high-energy seminar with renowned retail expert, Paul Erickson of Management One.

 

Speaker:

Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL
LEVEL 2, ROOM S224

Stories From the Field: Volcom/The Underswell—Partnerships, Designing & Sourcing for the Future

Are you designing, sourcing, retailing or buying clothes? Time to wakeup, become a FUTURIST, and understand the impact our industry has on the wellbeing of the planet and people working in factories worldwide. VOLCOM and THE UNDERSWELL will share their stories, what they have learned, how they’ve reacted, and who they’re working with to lower their impact on environmental and social issues both at home and overseas. As a member of an industry that is one of the largest polluters on the globe, isn’t it time to learn and react?

 

MODERATOR:

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

 

SPEAKER:

BigTony Alvarez, Global VP, Supply Chain / Compliance, VOLCOM

Derek Sabori, Founder, THE UNDERSWELL

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
3:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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.

WWDMAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

Why Should Retailers Pay Attention to Sustainability? - NEW!

As consumer awareness continues to rise, millennials list sustainability as their number one concern when deciding what and where to shop. And as the earth’s population continues to grow (9.7 billion by 2050), sustainable practices will help us save the planet—and our businesses—from destruction. The reality is reducing consumption (energy, paper, recycling, etc.) saves money for any business. Join Mike Farid, CEO of Nature USA as he shares 5 proven sustainable practices that can increase your bottom line and help your company thrive now and in the future.

 

SPEAKER:

Mike Farid, CEO, NATURE USA

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET CLUBROOM
BOOTH #23289

Drinks On NetSuite

Head over to the NetSuite space within MRKET Clubroom from 2pm–4pm for a complimentary drink on NetSuite. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem right then and there. Valid daily, for show hours.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

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

The Only Three Product Descriptions You'll Ever Need to Write!

Whether you’re selling circular saws or designer handbags, all consumer products fall into three distinct categories that require very different types of content. Pulling from over a decade of experience leading a content team of 50+, this talk helps listeners understand the critical differences between these three product types and lays out clear, understandable content tactics and guidelines specific to each.

 

SPEAKER:

Brian Hennessy, CEO, TALKOOT and Co-Founder, THREAD CREATIVE

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

Cómo Abrir Y Administrar Un Boutique Exitoso!

Gustarías aprender ideas innovadoras y estrategias para ejercer una tienda exitosa? Esta presentación subrayara los factores más importantes que podría ayudar a su tienda prosperar.

 

SPEAKER:

Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

How to Design and Communicate in a Post-Authentic World

Amidst the Fake News and Instagram filters that are now part and parcel of our digital age, a yearning for authenticity and realness has captivated younger generations. Savvy brands have figured this out and now market themselves as "more authentic" than their own heritage and DNA would otherwise suggest. As a result, consumers are calling BS and looking for alternatives. Knowing how to toe the line that separates being authentic from simply being is a delicate art that could benefit any brand. Join us as we take a look at this brave new post-authentic world.

 

Speaker:

Rachael Dimit, Consultant, WGSN

PROJECT WOMENS

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
bayside b, show floor
booth #24293

Why Should Retailers Pay Attention To Sustainability? - NEW!

As consumer awareness continues to rise, millennials list sustainability as their number one concern when deciding what and where to shop. And as the earth’s population continues to grow (9.7 billion by 2050), sustainable practices will help us save the planet—and our businesses—from destruction. The reality is reducing consumption (energy, paper, recycling, etc.) saves money for any business. Join Mike Farid, CEO of Nature USA as he shares 5 proven sustainable practices that can increase your bottom line and help your company thrive now and in the future.

 

Speaker:

Mike Farid, CEO, NATURE USA

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
south hall
Level 2, ROOM S229

Spring/Summer 2020: Nelly Rodi Paris - Spring/Summer 2020 Jump!

A season of positivity and creativity. We will explore the season with our four major directions: Spiritual, Technological, Utopian and Sensual Transcendence. We unveil the key themes and colors along with sociological reference, silhouette and fabrication direction.

 

SPEAKER:

Jacqueline Rumohr, West Coast Business Development, NELLYRODI INC.

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Barometer of Cool: What We Can Learn from Resale

In recent years, the vintage and resale markets have simply exploded. What once was negatively seen as "clothes other people do not want" has been rebranded as "archival" and "grail-worthy." With tastemakers and celebrities often fueling interest in these rare finds, the vintage market has become ground zero for emerging trends.

 

Moderated By:

Brian Trunzo, Sr. Consultant, WGSN

 

Speakers:

Sean Conway, THE REAL REAL

Josh Matthews, Vintage Collector

Jake Metzger, GRAILED Nick Grant, COMPLEX

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BARBOUR MANNEQUIN DISPLAY
BOOTH #25232

Cheers to 125 Years

Join Barbour for a champagne toast in celebration of 125 years and the five generations of the Barbour family. While supplies last.

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, H3 LOUNGE
BOOTH #16246

The Happiest of Hours

Come hang at Happy Hour with H3 & MAGIC MENS from 4-5pm on Tuesday & Wednesday; FREE beer & wine! (while supplies last).

PROJECT WOMENS

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
bayside b, show floor
booth #24293

Customer Loyalty - NEW!

How do the most profitable companies create brand loyalty? What keeps consumers coming back? Using case studies from The Nordy Club to Dolce & Gabbana and more, Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail will discuss the latest strategies in creating customer loyalty and building community. As the fashion industry evolves, there isn't a DTC brand or retailer that will not consider customer loyalty as a foremost focus for 2019. Join us to learn important takeaways for your customer loyalty program.

 

Speaker:

Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

The Secrets to E Commerce Growth - NEW!

What are the 5 things successful online retailers are doing? And how can you implement these strategies in your business? From updating your online “décor,” to retargeting your current audience, and prioritizing the user experience, you’ll leave this informative new seminar with a clear understanding of what the best are doing better, and what easy and practical changes you can make to your site to achieve a new level of prosperity in 2019.

 

SPEAKER:

Josh Orr, CEO, STREAMLINE RETAIL

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
south hall
LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

What A Buyer Wants

There is a lot of confusion in the industry on the best way to launch or scale a brand: is it online direct-to-consumer, crowdsourcing sites, or wholesale? This intense seminar will answer the question and talk about the best ways to stand out, get your samples made on a budget, and manage your risk. Your speaker Mercedes Gonzalez has a reputation for not holding back and sugarcoating the facts. For over 25 year she has built brands including her own from scratch on a tight budget, and she's the author of a new #1 bestselling book on Amazon, Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer.

 

SPEAKER:

Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

PROJECT

10:30PM
-
4:00AM
MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CASINO
LIGHT NIGHTCLUB

The Official PROJECT Party Sponsored by Champion

Join us at LIGHT Nightclub in the Mandalay Bay Casino for the party of the season - The Official PROJECT Party Sponsored by Champion. Featuring special performance by A$AP Ferg. Bring your badge for complimentary admittance until midnight. Arrive early, doors open at 10:30PM - all guests must be 21 and up.

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

The 10 Things You Must Know About Marketing in 2019 - NEW!

How people communicate has changed dramatically in the last decade and has greatly impacted what constitutes effective marketing. Traditional marketing rules seldom apply in our digital age and there are way more subtleties than ever that make a huge difference in results. This session, making its exclusive debut at MAGIC, will help you better understand marketing and communication in a world that’s “gone social.” You’ll leave with a blueprint for success that will absolutely, positively, help you grow your business.

 

SPEAKER:

Ron Cates, DIGITAL MARKETING ICON

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Fifteen Years of American Menswear Trends, A Retrospective

Since its inaugural show in 2003, PROJECT has been committed to providing the world's most relevant fashion brands and retailers a platform to build relationships and businesses. From the "urban" apparel that dominated youth markets in the early aughts to today's streetwear boom, PROJECT prides itself on creating a space for exhibitors and attendees to find out where the market is moving and shy. Along the way, the industry has seen some pretty big shifts—the hipster's rise, #menswear and athleisure come to mind, to name a few—each which have manifested on the tradeshow floor. Join us as we take a walk down memory lane, connect the dots and trace how we got to this moment in men's fashion.

 

Speaker:

Brian Trunzo, Sr. Consultant, WGSN

FN PLATFORM

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
FN PLATFORM Show Floor

FN PLATFORM GLASS SLIPPER AWARDS

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

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, SHOW FLOOR
BOOTH #75053

How to Set Up Styling Services in Your Store - NEW!

Brick-and-mortar fashion 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 the way of the future. Personal Stylist, Bridgette Raes, will share her tips on how to create personal styling services in your retail location.

 

SPEAKER:

Bridgette Raes, Personal Stylist and Author

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
3:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

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.

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, MRKET CLUBROOM
BOOTH #23289

Drinks On NetSuite

Head over to the NetSuite space within MRKET Clubroom from 2pm–4pm for a complimentary drink on NetSuite. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem right then and there. Valid daily, for show hours.

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
mandalay bay convention center
level 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

Streetwear Starter Pack: FW19 Edition

So you want to get into streetwear but you don't know how. Join us for a 101-style course that explores which products, textiles, design details and styling techniques can freshen up your merchandise mix in a more youthful and street-savvy way for fall/winter 2019.

 

Speaker:

Rachael Dimit, Consultant, WGSN

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW STAGE
BOOTH #30252

That's A Wrap

Join us for farewell drinks and a low-key chill networking session. Our WGSN experts will be available for one-on-one introductions and discussions over beer and wine. While supplies last.