LOCATION

The Las Vegas Convention Center

EXHIBIT HOURS

Feb. 14-16: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Feb. 17: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

(the edge opens at 9 a.m. daily)

REGISTRATION HOURS

Feb. 14-16: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Feb. 17: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

SHOW OFFICES

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N251

• South Hall, Concourse, Room MS219

VENUES

MAGIC:

Men’s apparel and accessories. Located in the Central and South Halls.

WWDMAGIC:

Women’s apparel and accessories. Located in the North Hall.

MAGIC kids:

Children’s apparel and accessories. Located in the South Hall, First Level.

the edge:

Alternative trends and lifestyle. Located in the South Hall, Second Level.

Sourcing Zone at MAGIC:

Global contract manufacturing and sourcing agents. Located in the South Hall, First Level.

Fabric at MAGIC:

Leading domestic and international fabric and trim suppliers. Located in the South Hall, First Level.

FOOD SERVICES

Complimentary Continental Breakfast:

Free breakfast will be served daily in the Grand Lobby, Central Hall and South Hall.

Special Lunch Program:

Lunch will be available for $5 for exhibitors and retailers at designated locations within the exhibit halls. Menus may vary by location.

TRANSPORTATION

MAGIC Express Intra-Venue Shuttle Service:


Complimentary transportation between show halls of the LVCC.

Service times:

• Feb. 14-16: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Gold Lot Shuttle Service:

Transportation between the Central Hall and Gold parking lot.

Service times:

• Feb. 14-16: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hotel Shuttle Service:

Transportation between MAGIC selected hotels and the LVCC.

Service times:

• Feb. 14-16: 7:30-11:30 a.m., and 2:30-6:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17: 7:30-11:30 a.m., and 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Airport Shuttle Service:

Transportation from the LVCC to McCarran Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC and run every hour.

Service times:

• Feb. 17: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SHOW AMENITIES

Buyer Resource Center:

A new on-site service that is staffed with a Retail Relations team and helps buyers successfully shop the show floor.

• Grand Lobby

Sourcing Hub:

A new information hub for show attendees and exhibitors. The hub will feature four desks:

• The Global Sourcing Information Center allows attendees to ask general questions, learn about exhibitor profiles and get more information on seminars.

• The Sourcing Executives Desk lets attendees schedule tours of the show floor and find more exhibitor information.

• The Interpreter Service Desk provides translation services in Korean and Mandarin Chinese for retailers and exhibitors.

• The Fabric & Trend Information Desk gives attendees and exhibitors information about Fabric at MAGIC and can set up tours of the Fabric at MAGIC show floor.

• South Hall, First Level, Sourcing Zone at MAGIC and Fabric at MAGIC Categories

International Business Center:

A center that provides international guests an opportunity to register, network and speak with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Here, attendees and exhibitors can communicate their specific interest in conducting business in other countries. Translation services also are available to assist with registration.• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N252

President’s Club Lounge:

A VIP lounge that caters to key retailers and executive decision-makers in the apparel business. Here, members can relax or conduct meetings in a luxurious lounge setting and enjoy complimentary amenities such as business services and gourmet buffets.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N250

Press Club:

A private lounge for members of the media in which they can register for the show, file stories, gather exhibitor information and dine.

North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N255

MAGIC Hotel Services:

A service booth that can help you book your hotel for the next show. Automatically enter to win a grand prize of two free nights in a suite at the Palms Hotel.

• Grand Lobby

SPECIAL FEATURES


eBay Information Kiosks:

Visit eBay’s information kiosks or attend one of their seminars to learn how to sell clearance merchandise on this buyer-and-seller Web portal.

• Grand Lobby and Room N253

24 Seven:

Visit the 24 Seven booth to learn about this staffing resource for the fashion and retail industries. 

• Grand Lobby

Organic Exchange Organic Living:

Stop by to see the latest in organic cotton apparel, fabrics and yarns. Learn why leading retailers and brands are entering this new market.

• Grand Lobby, North Hall Entrance

Wish Licensing:

Drop by and sign up to enter and have a chance to win one of two great vacation packages. One winner will enjoy the beach in Hawaii courtesy of Pampered Girls, while the other can see the stars in either Hollywood or Orlando, Fla., courtesy of Curious George and Universal Studios. The vacations will include airfare, hotel, car rental and various entertainment options.• North Hall, Junior Category

Earth Tones Trading Co.:

Come by to see the most expensive John Deere lawn tractor in history. The tractor, which is insured for over a million dollars, visited the American Music Awards, where it was signed by more than 50 stars in the music industry, including Usher, Alicia Keyes, Gwen Stefani and Anna Nicole Smith. The tractor will be auctioned off by eBay and all proceeds will be given to the Campaign Against Child Abuse.

• Grand Lobby

Microsoft:

Stop by to learn about the Microsoft Retail Management System, which offers the ideal point-of-sale solution for apparel retailers that have built their business on meeting specialized customer needs and that don’t want the hassles of managing a complicated software system.

• Grand Lobby

SHOW LOUNGES

Disney Lounge:


Come cool your heels and see Disney’s latest ready-to-wear collection, featuring the magic of Disney as imagined by some of couture’s hottest designers. Each day will showcase new and different designs. 

• Grand Lobby

in•dex Lounge:

Enjoy a contemporary lounge environment and sip cocktails at the bar while listening to groove-laden beats.

• Central Hall, Designer and Contemporary Category

the edge Lounge:

Eat, drink or just chill and watch DJs spin at this energetic spot.

• South Hall, Second Level

DNR Lounge:

Stop by to pick up the latest issues of DNR and catch up on the current news from this leading authority in the men’s fashion industry.

• Grand Lobby

Platform Lounge:

Visit this contemporary designer showcase, which features a signature lounge with models, a sushi bar and furnishings from Lounge 22.• Central Hall, Designer and Contemporary Category

High 5 Lounge:

Explore High 5 Campground’s host lounge, where you can park it on a picnic bench, tell stories around the campfire and experience the lifestyle that inspired contemporary streetwear.

• South Hall, Second Level

Window Lounge:


Visit Window, a new lounge for the women’s better, bridge and updated markets that features window displays, comfortable couches and a perfect cup of tea.

• North Hall, Women’s Sportswear and Dresses Category

Nickelodeon “The Godfather” Lounge:

Join Nickelodeon for cocktails, snacks and swag in this classy remake of Don Vito Corleone’s office from the 1972 movie. Cocktail hours are from 2-4 p.m. daily.

• South Hall, Second Level Lobby

WGSN Lounge:

Visit the WGSN lounge to stay current with up-to-the-minute global online information, including catwalk coverage, trend research, trade shows, consumer intelligence and industry news. Also see the latest interactive and innovative tools and features available from WGSN.

• Grand Lobby

WHERE Lounge:

Head over to the WHERE lounge and rest up in this contemporary setting. Here, music will be played, the Internet will be available and some of Las Vegas’ brightest will rotate in and out throughout the day as reps from WHERE’s clientele, like Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity” and “Mystère,” appear.

• Grand Lobby

LOWRIDER Lounge:

Come kick it with LOWRIDER magazine and the LOWRIDER familia in this chill lounge. Here, you can have a drink, listen to beats from DJ Lady Tribe, check out a ’62 Impala and hang out with cover models Kristin Vye, Karen Chacon and Vanessa Kay. Also don’t miss the LOWRIDER cocktail party on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 4-6 p.m.• South Hall, First Level

FASHION SHOWS

Vision: Fall 2005 Men’s and Women’s Trend Collections

Feb. 14: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (Ryan Seacrest makes a special appearance to introduce the 3:30 p.m. show only)

Feb. 15-16: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Feb. 17: 11 a.m.

• Grand Lobby

MAGIC presents StyleFile Men’s Wear Fall 2005

Feb. 14-17: 12:30 p.m.

• Grand Lobby

WWDMAGIC presents Concept Women’s Wear Fall 2005

Feb. 14-17: 2 p.m.

• Grand Lobby

MAGIC kids presents The Best of Fall 2005

Feb. 14: 5 p.m.

Feb. 15-17: 9:30 a.m.

• Grand Lobby

 EVENTS

Monday, Feb. 14

7:30-11:30 p.m.: Opening Night Event

Come celebrate love and fashion this Valentine’s Day as MAGIC presents Heartfelt, with special guests Duran Duran. Tickets are on sale for $65 per person, with all proceeds benefiting the Campaign Against Child Abuse, a National Children’s Advocacy Center initiative. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress. To purchase tickets or for further information, call 218-723-9792 or visit the Will Call desk located in the Grand Lobby of the LVCC.

• The New Tower Ballroom at the Bellagio Hotel

SEMINARS

Monday, Feb. 14

10 a.m.: Paradigm Shift in the Fashion Industry

Presented by Cherish International. Hosted by Victor Kim.

This seminar will discuss changes in the fashion industry, including the impending nonquota era, global economic issues and how companies may need to restructure their businesses.• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

11 a.m.: Speed to Market With Integrated Sourcing Systems: Product Concept Through Customer Receipt

Presented by New Generation Computing. Hosted by Fred Isenberg, vice president, sales.
This fast-paced presentation will discuss how integrated Web-based information technology can improve your business. Coverage will include sourcing trends, highlights of integrated sourcing systems and case studies showing the impact of integrated sourcing systems.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

11 a.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Presented by eBay.

This beginner’s seminar will be taught by eBay experts and will walk through the selling process step by step, outlining how eBay can work as an additional sales channel for your business. All attendees will receive a free “eBay for Dummies” book.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

12 p.m.: Spring/Summer 2006 Trend Right Issues for Men’s Wear

Presented by Color Portfolio. Hosted by Carol Meek.

This seminar will be a focused presentation of key trends, prints, silhouettes, fabrics and colors for the season.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

12 p.m.: From Flash to Cash

Presented by Dowd Marotta. Hosted by Ray Dowd and Daniel Marotta.This seminar will present the practical legal aspects of protecting, promoting and profiting from your trademark.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

1 p.m.: Better Fit, TODAY!: Implications From the SizeUSA National Sizing Survey

Presented by TC2. Hosted by Tim Curran, manager, contract services.This seminar will demonstrate how the size and shape of the American consumer have changed.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

1 p.m.: What’s Next for Fall 2005 and Forward: Women’s Trends

Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe.This seminar will take a look at the forces driving fashion forward, including lifestyle patterns, consumer profiles, marketing directions and colors, fabrics and design trends.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235

2 p.m.: Apropos: Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Color and Trend Forecast


Hosted by The American Trend and Color Committee. Presented by Fabric at MAGIC and the International Fashion Fabric Exhibition.

This interactive slide show will present men’s, women’s, children’s, home and lifestyle trends, including the season’s most influential colors, fabrics, silhouettes and key designconcepts.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

2 p.m.: The Next Hot Trend? Hint: Thin Isn’t the Only Thing “In”

Presented by The Global Purchasing Group Inc.

Hosted by Mercedes Gonzales.

This seminar will explore the unique needs of the plus-size consumer and how manufacturers, vendors, retailers and salespeople can tap into this growing market.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2:30 p.m.: Faster Fit, Automatically: 3D Body Data to 2D Patterns

Presented by TC2. Hosted by Kimberly D. Munro, manager, product development services.

This seminar will review how TC2’s research initiatives to automatically generate 2D patterns from 3D body-scan data can improve pattern integrity, reduce product development time and enable an earlier fit consensus.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

3 p.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Encore presentation by eBay.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

4 p.m.: Youth Predictive: Autumn/Winter 2005

Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe.

This seminar will cover the fashion approach for autumn/winter 2005 and the witty trends that are capturing the imagination of the youth market. Color, fabric, print and pattern direction, in addition to key silhouettes, will be highlighted within each trend.• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235

4 p.m.: Spring/Summer 2006 Color and Trend Direction: A West Coast Perspective

Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Fran and Arnold Sude, Design Options, and Bill Glazer, BGA/SNAPFASHUN®.

This seminar will cover key color and trend directions for the upcoming spring 2006 season for men, women (including juniors’) and lifestyle.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

4 p.m.: Retail Essentials

Presented by The Global Purchasing Group Inc.

Hosted by Mercedes Gonzales.

This seminar will go over practical knowledge and insider information that aims to be helpful whether you’re looking to open your first store or expand to multiple doors. Learn how to choose a location, create a winning vendor mix, merchandise and strategize to create a retail environment that is competitive and irresistible to consumers.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

Tuesday, Feb. 15

8 a.m.: Women’s & Juniors’: Spring/Summer 2006 Color, Prints, Textiles and Styling; Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 Early Color Directions


Presented by WGSN. Hosted by Barbara Kennington, creative and editorial director.

WGSN will present its take on global street trends, consumer attitudes and design hot spots, plus new and thought-provoking lifestyle and retail concepts.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

8 a.m.: Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America

Presented by Dionco Inc.

Hosted by James Dion.

This workshop will focus on key trends, challenges, opportunities and drivers of change for independent retailers, as well as future challenges.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

9:30 a.m.: Retail Sourcing Outlook: Speed to Market and the Role of Importers and Agents in the Post-2005 EraHosted by Roger Mayerson, vice president, product services, Kohl’s, and James Schwartz, group executive vice president and general manager, Mast Industries. Moderated by Julia K. Hughes, vice president, USA-ITA.

This retail seminar panel will discuss the future of sourcing. Topics include who can design, produce, deliver and restock the right product at the right price, and how organizations situated in the middle of the supply chain can thrive in the face of direct business between factories and retailers.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

10 a.m.: Women’s & Juniors’: Spring/Summer 2006 Color, Prints, Textiles and Styling; Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 Early Color Directions

Encore presentation by WGSN.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

10 a.m.: Open-to-Buy Planning: “How Much Should I Buy?”

Presented by OTB Retail Systems. Hosted by Mort Haaz.

This 90-minute workshop will detail the needs, benefits and workings of the open-to-buy process. Retailers will learn how to set up a buying plan to ensure leaner, better-balanced, faster-turning inventory with fewer markdowns and a positive cash flow.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

11 a.m.: Fabric/Fiber and Yarns in the Apparel Sourcing Matrix: From Cotton Seed to the Consumer

Presented by Werner Bieri, president and chief executive officer, Buhler Quality Yarns Corporation, and William B. Foster, marketing director, INVISTA.

This seminar will discuss the process of sourcing fiber, yarns and fabrics, from the creative beginnings of production to the finished goods.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

11 a.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Encore presentation by eBay.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

12 p.m.: Loss Prevention: How to Beat the Five Finger DiscountPresented by The Global Purchasing Group Inc.

Hosted by Mercedes Gonzales.

Sixty-two percent of all loss is caused by employee negligence or theft. This workshop will cover the scams professional shoplifters are using, the creation of a system of checks and balances to keep theft to a bare minimum and the use of technology to safeguard your store from within. 

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

12 p.m.: Opening a Women’s Department Within a Men’s Store: Additional Source of Income

Presented by DLS Outfitters. Hosted by Lee Leonard.

This seminar will examine the factors every retailer should know before getting started about opening a women’s department in a men’s store. 

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

12:30 p.m.: Apropos: Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Color and Trend Forecast

Encore presentation by The American Trend and Color Committee.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

2 p.m.: The Benefits of Apparel Sourcing in Diverse Regions of the World

Hosted by Carlos Arios, executive vice president, Koramsa, Guatemala, and Yves Robert Lamusse, managing director, Palmar International.

This discussion will cover the benefits of sourcing apparel in various regions, including the CAFTA region and AGOA region of Sub-Saharan Africa.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

2 p.m.: Licensing at Retail

Presented by License! Magazine. Hosted by Joyceann Cooney, editor-in-chief.

This session will detail the current state of retail and answer why licensing has become a win for all parties, including licensors, licensees and retailers. It also will present case studies of recent direct-to-retail deals and address their positive and negative effects.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

2 p.m.: Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Women’s Wear InfluencesPresented by Peclers Paris North America.

Hosted by Sarah Brady.

This seminar will discuss color and fabric trends.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2:30 p.m.: Viewpoint: Men’s European Design Collections Fall 2005

Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe.

A front-row view of the men’s European designer shows in Milan and Paris, covering the most important details in color, textiles and designs.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235

3 p.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Encore presentation by eBay.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

3:30 p.m.: RFID: Fundamentals, Mandates and Applications in Softgoods Today

Presented by TC2.

Hosted by Bob Fulenwider.

This seminar will help you learn about the basic RFID hardware and software components and how these parts form a system and operate together.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

4 p.m.: Spring/Summer 2006 Trend Right Issues for Women’s Wear

Presented by Color Portfolio. Hosted by Carol Meek.

This presentation will focus on key trends, prints, silhouettes, fabrics and colors for the season.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

4 p.m.: Fall/Winter 2005/2006 Men’s Wear Influences

Presented by Peclers Paris North America.

Hosted by Maxine Kelman.

This seminar will discuss the season’s trend stories in silhouettes, fabrications, moods and color directions.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

Wednesday, Feb. 16

8 a.m.: Organic Living: A New Market for Apparel, Home and Beyond


Presented by Organic Exchange together with American Apparel, Greensource and The Apparel Source. Hosted by Rebecca Calahan Klein, president, Organic Exchange.This seminar will help you learn what leading brands and retailers — including American Apparel, Coop Switzerland, Cutter & Buck, Eddie Bauer, H&M, Hanna Anderson, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Nordstrom, Otto, Patagonia, REI, Sam’s Club, Spiegel, Timberland, Under the Canopy and Woolworth’s South Africa — are offering customers today, as well as where the market is heading and what are the emerging business opportunities.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

9:30 a.m.: Vendor Attributes in a Changing World: What Vendors Will Need to Do to Be Successful in a Quota-Free Environment

Hosted by Gary Ross, vice president, global sourcing and quality control, Liz Claiborne. Moderated by Julia K. Hughes.

This seminar will elaborate upon what vendors will need to do to be successful in a quota-free environment.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

10 a.m.: Men’s Wear: Spring/Summer 2006 Color, Textiles and Styling; Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 Early Color Directions, and What’s New for Autumn/Winter 2005/2006

Presented by WGSN.

Hosted by Barbara Kennington.

WGSN will present its take on global street trends, consumer attitudes and design hot spots, plus lifestyle and retail concepts.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

10 a.m.: Open-to-Buy Planning: “How Much Should I Buy?”

Encore presentation by OTB Retail Systems.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

11 a.m.: Customs and Border Protection Enforcement and Compliance: Issues Post-January 2005

Hosted by Brenda Jacobs, Washington trade counsel to USA-ITA, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, and Janet Labuda, director, textile enforcement and operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

This seminar will consider the effect of China safeguards, unilateral preferences and free-trade agreements on customs treatment of the textile and apparel sector after 2004.• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

11 a.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Encore presentation by eBay.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

12 p.m.: Youth & Active: Spring/Summer 2006 Color, Graphics and Styling; Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 Early Color Directions

Presented by WGSN.

Hosted by Barbara Kennington.

WGSN will present its take on influential street, surf and urbanwear for the kids’ wear market.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

12 p.m.: Coaching: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff, Yourself and Your Business

Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Robert Silverstone, Silverstone Consulting.

This experiential workshop will teach participants the tools needed to improve their
communication skills, thereby becoming a better manager, employer or business owner.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2 p.m.: Importer and Supplier Post-2005 Strategies: The Price of Failure and the Rewards of Success

Hosted by David Birnbaum, ceo, Third Horizon Ltd.

This seminar will review retailer and importer strategies to deal with the changes coming in 2005.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

2 p.m.: Merchandising Fashion Online

Presented by Fashion Business Inc. and Apparel Link.

This seminar will teach fashion creators and retailers how the Web can be used to give direct control of your creative vision online.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

3 p.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay

Encore presentation by eBay.

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

4 p.m.: Technology for Profitable RetailingPresented by Fashion Business Inc.

This panel discussion will examine some of the software and other useful technology available to assist retailers in saving time and money. 

• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

Thursday,  Feb. 17

9:30 a.m.: Material Sourcing as a Key Toward Full-Package Services: How to Improve Competitiveness After the Quota Phaseout

Panel discussion hosted by David Birnbaum, ceo, Third Horizon Ltd., and Matthias Knappe, senior market development officer, International Trade Center, Geneva.

The International Trade Center will present its new textbook on material sourcing to assist garment manufacturers in developing countries with starting supply management operations and full-package services. The book is a key resource, outlining the skills and knowledge that are necessary for those wishing to perform independent sourcing and supply operations.

• South Hall, First Level, Room S116

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