MARKET ROUNDUP

Feb. 20
Price Waterhouse/Management Horizons is hosting "The Strategic Planning Forum," a day-long conference on strategic development for retailers. The meeting is at the Four Seasons Resort & Club, Dallas. Guest speakers from the retail sector will include Gerry Sampson, president and chief operating officer of Neiman Marcus. Contact: Jeanette Johnson, Price Waterhouse/ Management Horizons. Tel: (214) 754-8939.

Feb. 21
The FIT Alumni Association will honor alumni David Chu, president and chief executive officer of Nautica International; Roseann Forde, fashion director of women's apparel for DuPont, and Amanada Van Holt, design manager at Tyco Playtime, at its fifth annual "Alumni Star Salute" dinner dance at the United Nations, 6 p.m. Tel: (212) 760-7158.

The Fashion Group International will present spring/
summer 1996 Paris Haute Couture, an audiovisual program that includes a first look at John Galliano's premiere collection for the House of Givenchy. The event will be held at the Time Life Building, 1271 Sixth Avenue, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. For tickets, call (212) 593-1715.

Feb. 22
"The Scope & Future of Outlet Retailing" is the topic for the luncheon meeting of the Retail Marketing Society. The program is an overview of outlet retail sales and a general analysis of the outlet industry. The event starts at noon at The Williams Club, 24 East 39th St. For reservations, call (201) 692-8087 by noon Wednesday, Feb. 21.

"Images of Women in Editorial & Advertising: What's Wrong and What's Right Part II" will be the topic at a Fashion Group International panel discussion of the role of women in the media. Panelists include Amy Gross, editorial director of Elle and editor in chief of Mirabella; Mary Lou Quinlan, president and chief executive officer of N.W. Ayer & Partners, and Mikki Taylor, beauty-cover editor at Essence. The program will take place at Fashion Group headquarters, 597 Fifth Ave. at 48th Street. For tickets, call (212) 593-1715.

Feb. 23
The Steelcase Design Partnership will showcase its nationally acclaimed exhibition, "Chairmania" at the Museum at FIT through March 16. The exhibit, cosponsored by AFD Contract Furniture Inc., features more than 250 miniature chairs from the private collection of George Beylerian, a design and marketing consultant based in New York.
Feb. 24-26New York Premier Collections and Canada Mode are planned at the New York Coliseum, 59th Street and Columbus Circle. Contact: International Fashion Shows. Tel: (212) 921-4177, or fax: (212) 921-4530.

StyleWorks (immediate/fall preview), at the Hotel Inter-Continental, 48th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues, will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tel: (212) 741-3653, or fax: (212) 741-3748.

Feb. 25-27
Fashion Coterie (ready-to-wear for fall) is set for the Plaza, Fifth Avenue and Central Park South. Contact: ENK Productions Ltd. Tel: (212) 759-8055, or fax: (212) 758-3403.

Showroom (novelty women's apparel collections and items-summer/fall '96) is slated for the Rihga Royal Hotel, 151 West 54th St. Hours are Sunday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., by invitation. Contact: Very Important Productions. Tel: (212) 924-1940, or fax: (212) 924-1943.

Pacific Designer Collection (better, bridge, designer California-based women's apparel and accessories) will be shown at Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th St., 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Contact: Ann McKenna. Tel: (415) 461-1960, or fax: (415) 461-1992.

Feb. 28-March 1
Bobbin Contexpo/Apparel Show of the Americas will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla. This international sourcing show will address the retail, textile and apparel industries and will include a by-invitation special information session, "Industry Roundtable-Sourcing in the Americas," focusing on manufacturing opportunities in Latin America. Show hours are Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For free preregistration call Bobbin Blenheim at (800) 845-8820 or fax your request to (803) 799-1461.

Editor's Note: Market Roundup is a calendar of industry events that WWD will publish periodically. If you wish to be considered for a listing, please fax the name and date of the event, location, phone contact and registration information to Bill Cotto, WWD, (212) 630-3566.

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