NEW YORK — Many educational seminars are planned to run before and during the Material World trade show in Miami Beach on topics ranging from world trade to fashion direction. Several national delegations will also be conducting seminars. There is no charge for admission unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, Sept. 28
Noon-4 p.m.:
“The 2005 Trade & Sourcing Environment.” A discussion and outlook on how the dropping of quotas on textiles and apparel among World Trade Organization members will affect production patterns, beginning with an overview by Tom Travis, managing partner at the law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. His talk will be followed by a roundtable discussion, moderated by Stephen Lamar, senior vice president at the American Apparel & Footwear Association, with commentary from John Windham, senior vice president of strategic sourcing at Kellwood Co.; Jeff Streader, vice president of global sourcing at VF Corp., and Howard Kahn, chief executive officer of Kahn Lucas Lancaster. Admission is $150 in advance, $175 at the door. The fee includes lunch.

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