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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

REGISTRATION HOURS<br><br>Las Vegas Convention Center<br><br>Aug. 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. <br><br>Aug. 29: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. <br><br><br><br>Sands Expo & Convention Center<br><br>Aug. 26-28: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. <br><br>Aug. 29: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m....

REGISTRATION HOURS

This story first appeared in the August 12, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Las Vegas Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sands Expo & Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

EXHIBIT HOURS

Las Vegas Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

* The Edge opens at 9 a.m. daily

Sands Expo & Convention Center

Aug. 26-28: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Aug. 29: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

VENUES

MAGIC International — Men’s Apparel and Accessories

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

WWDMAGIC — Women’s Apparel and Accessories

Sands Expo & Convention Center (Sands)

MAGIC Kids — Children’s Apparel and Accessories

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

The Edge — Progressive Trends & Lifestyle

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)

SHOW OFFICES

Las Vegas Convention Center

• North Hall, Mezzanine Level

• South Hall, Upper Level, Room S229

Sands Expo & Convention Center

Room 202

FOOD SERVICES

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Served daily at the LVCC and Sands.

Sands breakfast provided by P.J. Salvage.

Special Lunch Program

New $5 lunch meals will be available to exhibitors and retailers at designated locations at the LVCC and Sands. Menus may vary by location.

TRANSPORTATION

Service Between Venues

Take advantage of MAGIC’s complimentary limousine service provided between the LVCC and the Sands. Service times:

• Aug. 26-28: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

• Aug. 29: 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hotel Shuttle Service

Available between MAGIC selected hotels and the LVCC and Sands. Service times:

• Aug. 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.*

• Aug. 29: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

*Hotel Shuttle service ceases 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Airport Shuttle Service

Service is available on Aug. 29 only. Transportation is provided from the LVCC to McCarran Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC and run every hour.

• Service times 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SHOW AMENITIES

International Business Center (IBC)

This special center provides our international guests with an opportunity to register, network and speak with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Translation services are also available to assist with registration.

• LVCC, Room N245

Retail Writing Lounge

A quiet place where retailers can write business.

• LVCC, All Halls

• Sands, Upper Level

The Press Office

MAGIC International offers members of the media a private lounge to register for the show, file stories and gather exhibitor information.

• LVCC, North Hall, Room N253

• LVCC, South Hall, Upper Level (Lounge only, no registration available.)

• Sands, Room 207

The President’s Club Lounge

A private lounge for members only.

• LVCC, Room N250

• Sands, Room 205

SPECIAL EVENTS

Monday, Aug. 26

7-11 p.m.: MAGIC International presents “A Hot Summer Night at the Ranch.” The Opening Night Party returns with special musical guests Counting Crows. All proceeds benefit the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. For tickets, call 218-723-9792. The Whiskey Sky at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Op presents the MAGIC/STANCE Magazine Party

• 7 p.m.-12 a.m.: The Skin Pool Lounge at the Palms Casino Resort. Act Two @ Rain. Live performance by The Roots, deejay Fingaz, Pete Rock and Adam 12.

• 10 p.m.-4 a.m.: Rain at The Palms Casino Resort

• 7-9 p.m.: Op Classic and URB Magazine present The Sunset Soiree

Live performance by Miguel Migs. By invitation only.

Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort.

• 9 p.m.-3 a.m.: URB Magazine presents the edge party

Live performance by deejay Spinna, Raymond Roker, Ras B and Miguel Migs. Sponsored by Newbreed Girl, Scion, Naked Music, and Red Bull MAGIC Marketplace badge required for entrance. Ghostbar at the Palms Casino Resort

SHOW FEATURES & EVENTS

WWDMAGIC presents the Spring 2003 Trend Shows

Aug. 26-28: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Aug. 29: 11 a.m. only

Sands, Upper Level.

2 p.m.: “How Much Should I Buy?”

Presented by OTB Retail Systems

In this 90-minute workshop, Mort Haaz will detail the need, benefits and workings of the “open-to-buy” process. LVCC, Room N243.

3 p.m.: “Selling Your Product to the Youth Market — Targeting the Demo in a Media Rich World”

Matt Diamond, ceo and chairman of Alloy Inc., will present how to effectively market to the teen sector. Sands, Room 203.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

10 a.m.: “How Much Should I Buy?”

Encore Presentation by OTB Retail Systems. LVCC, Room N243.

10 a.m.: “Advanced Sales Training 101”

Presented by James Kunkle. This in-depth seminar covers sales training topics geared to specialty retailers. Sands, Room 203.

11 a.m.: “Turn Excess Inventory Into Cash on eBay”

Presented by eBay. Find out how thousands of retailers are successfully leveraging eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, to liquidate inventory and acquire new customers. Hosted by Marsha Collier, author “eBay™ for Dummies®.” Sands, Room 203.

11:45 a.m.: “Teen People Trendspotter™ Panel Discussion”

The “voice behind Teen People,” the Trendspotters™ are six self-appointed ambassadors for the teen market. They will answer teen questions about the teen lifestyle and reveal some of their hot picks selected from the WWDMAGIC show floor. Sands, Fashion Show Stage.

12:30 p.m.: “Connection: Spring-Summer 2003”

Lisa Mainardi, Director of the American Trend and Color Committee, will highlight trends for spring-summer 2003. LVCC, Room N243.

12:30 p.m.: “Spring-Summer 2003 Trends, Colors & Fabrics.”

Hosted by David Wolfe, Creative Director of The Doneger Group. Sands, Room 203.

2 p.m.: “Advanced Sales Training 101”

Encore Presentation by James Kunkle. LVCC, Room N243.

2 p.m.: “Selling to the Fastest Growing Market: U.S. Hispanics”

Christy Haubegger, Founder, Latina magazine, will share her knowledge and insight on marketing, merchandising and reaching the Hispanic customer. Sands, Room 203.

3:00 p.m.: “Turn Excess Inventory Into Cash on eBay”

Encore Presentation by eBay. Sands, Room 203.

3:30 p.m.: “Youth Spring-Summer 2003 Trend Show.”

Presented by The Doneger Group.The next big trends for toddlers to tweens and teens. LVCC, Room N243.

4:30 p.m.: “Connection: Spring-Summer 2003”

Encore Presentation by the American Trend and Color Committee. Sands, Room 203.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

12:30 p.m.: “Fashion Retail Sales, Marketing & Merchandising in the Digital Age”

Jennifer Phillips, president of Stylesmart, will focus on retail sales and marketing while developing an online strategy and leveraging digital efficiencies. Sands, Room 203.

2:00 p.m.: “Style Trends for the Latina Consumer”

This seminar will update retailers on the unique Latina style. Adela Vengelisti, Fashion and Photo Editor at Estylo magazine, will discuss spring-summer 2003 fashion trends with special guest designer Emiliano Moreno. Sands, Room 203.

11:45 a.m.: “Teen People Trendspotter™ Panel Discussion”

The “voice behind Teen People,” the Trendspotters™ are six self-appointed ambassadors for the teen market. They will answer teen questions about the teen lifestyle and reveal some of their hot picks selected from the WWDMAGIC show floor. Sands, Fashion Show Stage.

12:30 p.m.: “Connection: Spring-Summer 2003”

Lisa Mainardi, Director of the American Trend and Color Committee, will highlight trends for spring-summer 2003. LVCC, Room N243.

12:30 p.m.: “Spring-Summer 2003 Trends, Colors & Fabrics.”

Hosted by David Wolfe, Creative Director of The Doneger Group. Sands, Room 203.

2 p.m.: “Advanced Sales Training 101”

Encore Presentation by James Kunkle. LVCC, Room N243.

2 p.m.: “Selling to the Fastest Growing Market: U.S. Hispanics”

Christy Haubegger, Founder, Latina magazine, will share her knowledge and insight on marketing, merchandising and reaching the Hispanic customer. Sands, Room 203.

3:00 p.m.: “Turn Excess Inventory Into Cash on eBay”

Encore Presentation by eBay. Sands, Room 203.

3:30 p.m.: “Youth Spring-Summer 2003 Trend Show.”

Presented by The Doneger Group.The next big trends for toddlers to tweens and teens. LVCC, Room N243.

4:30 p.m.: “Connection: Spring-Summer 2003”

Encore Presentation by the American Trend and Color Committee. Sands, Room 203.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

12:30 p.m.: “Fashion Retail Sales, Marketing & Merchandising in the Digital Age”

Jennifer Phillips, president of Stylesmart, will focus on retail sales and marketing while developing an online strategy and leveraging digital efficiencies. Sands, Room 203.

2:00 p.m.: “Style Trends for the Latina Consumer”

This seminar will update retailers on the unique Latina style. Adela Vengelisti, Fashion and Photo Editor at Estylo magazine, will discuss spring-summer 2003 fashion trends with special guest designer Emiliano Moreno. Sands, Room 203.