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REGISTRATION HOURS Aug. 27-29: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
EXHIBIT HOURS Aug. 27-29: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
THE MAGIC MARKETPLACE CONSISTS OF:
WWDMAGIC (women's apparel and accessories) LVCC North Hall and the Las Vegas Hilton
MAGIC (men's apparel and accessories) LVCC Central and South Halls
MAGIC Kids (children's apparel and accessories) LVCC North Hall
Sourcing at MAGIC (global contract manufacturing and sourcing agents) and Printsource at MAGIC (Print Design) LVCC South Hall, Level 1
SHOW OFFICES - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N251 - South Hall, Concourse, Room MS219 - Las Vegas Hilton, Conference Room 1
FOOD SERVICES Special Lunch Program - $5 lunches will be available to exhibitors and retailers at designated locations throughout the exhibit halls. Menus may vary by location.
TRANSPORTATION MAGIC Express Intra-Venue Shuttle Service Complimentary service between the LVCC and Las Vegas Hilton Exhibit Halls. - Aug. 27-29: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. - Aug. 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Golf Cart Service Complimentary golf cart service connecting the South Hall and Central Hall. - Aug. 27-29: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. - Aug. 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pool Trade Show/Gold Lot Shuttle Service Transportation between the Central Hall and the Pool trade show/Gold Parking Lot. - Aug. 27-29: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. - Aug. 30: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Gold Parking Lot only.)Hotel Shuttle Service Continuous shuttle service between select MAGIC hotels and the LVCC. - Aug. 27-29: 7:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.* - Aug. 30: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.* *Service ceases 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. daily.
Airport Shuttle Service Hourly service from the LVCC to McCarran Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC. - Aug. 30: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Project Show Shuttle Complimentary service between MAGIC and Project at the Sands Convention Center. Shuttles pick up from MAGIC Shuttle Stops #1 and #3 every half hour. - Aug. 27-28: 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - Aug. 29: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
SHOW AMENITIES Buyer's Suite Grab a bite to eat, check e-mail and get insider tips from the Retail Relations team in this "buyers-only" lounge. - Grand Lobby, Room MN109
President's Club Lounge Members can relax or conduct meetings in the luxurious lounge setting and enjoy complimentary amenities such as a gourmet buffet and business services. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N250
International Buyer Registration This special center provides international guests an opportunity to register, network and speak with representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Translation services are available. - North Hall, Mezzanine Level, Room N258
Press Club Members of the media can register for the show, file stories, gather exhibitor information and dine in their own private lounge. - North Hall, Mezzanine Level, Room N255
Sourcing Resource Center Available to Sourcing and Fabric attendees and exhibitors, the Resource Center offers a variety of services to increase your productivity while at the show, including: - Sourcing consultants to help you find the right resources for your business. - Info Pods showcasing particular resources to help you stay abreast of the latest news and hottest trends in the industry. Info Pods will be available on a range of organizations including: - Organic Exchange A nonprofit organization committed to expanding organic agriculture, with a specific focus on increasing the production and use of organically grown fibers. - Organic Trade Association A membership-based business association that focuses on the organic business community in North America. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection U. S. Customs and Border Protection has created smarter borders by extending the zone of security beyond physical borders. CBP has established working groups with foreign counterparts to establish ties, improve security and facilitate the flow of legitimate trade and travel. - Fair Labor Association These companies have committed to a rigorous program of workplace standards implementation, monitoring and remediation in order to bring their manufacturing sites into compliance with FLA standards for workers' rights. - Cotton Inc. Cotton Inc. works to ensure that cotton remains the first choice among consumers in apparel and home products. - Sourcing 101 The Sourcing 101 desk has all the information you need to help you develop your sourcing network, from choosing the proper fabrics and trims to locating reliable vendors. - Import Community Information Founded in 1989, the United States Association of Importers of Textile and Apparel is a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to protecting the trade interests of the textile and apparel imports community. - South Hall, Level 1, Sourcing at MAGICSPECIAL FEATURES Esprit Fashion Show Esprit celebrates its return to the U.S. with a series of fashion shows previewing their spring-summer 2008 casual women's collection. - Aug. 27-29: 1:30 p.m. - Fashion Show Stage, Grand Lobby
Napoleon Perdis Australia's leading makeup artist, Napoleon Perdis, presents a glamorous runway-to-reality makeup experience for MAGIC attendees. - North Hall, Contemporary & Young Contemporary, Booth 15217
American Express Visit Open from American Express to learn how American Express Business Gold Rewards and Business Platinum Cards can help you save money, gain control over your business expenses, earn valuable rewards and more. Enter for a chance to win a Vespa LX50. Terms and conditions apply. Stop by the booth for more information. - Grand Lobby
Boost Mobile Boost Mobile, The Fader and Hit & Run present a live screen-printing experience where attendees can design and make their own T-shirts. - South Hall, Level 2, Streetwear category
The Fader The Fader magazine aggressively covers the most dynamic breadth of music and style emanating from the fringes of the mainstream to the heart of the underground. Walk through the Fader Photo Exhibit and pick up your free copy of the The Fader's Fall Fashion issue. - South Hall, Upper Level, Streetwear category
Karmaloop.com Launching in late summer 2007, KarmaloopTV will be the first dedicated Web site featuring exclusive videos for the global streetwear culture. KarmaloopTV will be a branch of karmaloop.com, the world's leading streetwear online retailer. - South Hall, Upper Level, Streetwear category
Warner Bros. — Batman: The Dark Night Warner Bros. Consumer Products invites you to visit its booth highlighting apparel and accessories for boys and young men from "The Dark Knight," the sequel to "Batman Begins," and Batman's "core/comic" collection. "The Dark Knight" premieres in theaters on July 18, 2008. - Grand Lobby
Warner Bros — "Speed Racer" "Speed Racer" makes its big screen debut on May 9, 2008, in the newest project from writers-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski and producer Joel Silver. The booth will showcase apparel and accessories for boys and young men based on the movie and feature a replica of the Mach 5 car featured in the film. - Grand LobbyStylecareers.com: Fashion Industry Jobs/Fashion Industry Talent StyleCareers.com is the largest, fashion-only job listing site on the Internet. In addition to the industry's best job board, it also owns StylePortfolios.com, StyleSalaries. com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com. Stop by the booth for a beta preview of the fashion-specific salary survey Web site. - Grand Lobby
DNR Lounge Stop by to pick up the latest issue of DNR and catch up on all the current news. - Grand Lobby
24 Seven: The modern face of fashion, retail and creative recruitment. With seven offices worldwide, 24 Seven is a leader in talent recruitment for the fashion industry, from freelance to full-time, assistants to executives. - Grand Lobby
Microsoft Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System gives apparel retail organizations the freedom to run a customer-focused business. This powerful software package automates point-of-sale processes and store operation, provides centralized control for multistore retailers and works like and with the Microsoft Office system programs you already know and use. - Grand Lobby
FashionGo: Wholesale Online Shopping Mall Fashiongo.net is a 24-hour online shopping mall that acts as a bridge between wholesalers and retailers. - Grand Lobby
EVENTS Summer Serenade with special guest Chris Isaak MAGIC presents Summer Serenade with special guest Chris Isaak. Tickets are $55 each, and proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Tickets must be picked up at the Will Call window at the LVCC between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Aug. 27. Will Call at the venue will open at 7 p.m. on the day of the performance. Aug. 27: 7-11 p.m. - Mandalay Beach, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
FASHION SHOWS Vision (men's and women's spring-summer 2008 contemporary collections) Aug. 27-30: 12 p.m. - Grand Lobby
Women's Esprit Casual Lifestyle (spring-summer 2008) Aug. 27-29: 1:30 p.m. - Grand LobbyStyleFile (men's and women's spring-summer 2008 collections) Aug. 27-29: 1:45 p.m. Aug. 30: 10:30 a.m. - Grand Lobby
Heat Presented by WWDMAGIC & ISAM. (spring-summer 2008 swimwear collections) Aug. 27-29: 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. - Grand Lobby
MAGIC Kids (spring-summer 2008 children's collections) Aug. 27-29: 4:30 p.m. - Grand Lobby
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS MONDAY, AUG. 27 11 a.m.: Be Different Pantone View Colour Planner — Winter 2008/09 Presented by Pantone. Hosted by Tod Schulman, vice president, fashion & home, Pantone. What makes things beautiful is not what makes them the same as everything else, but what sets them apart. The eclectic color direction for next year will present an opportunity to be bold and artistic, to have a point of view and to animate the differences through a distinct use of color. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
12 p.m.: Fall-Winter 2008 Colorful Hues and Contrasting Views Presented by Color Portfolio. Hosted by Carol Meek, owner, Color Portfolio. Carol Meek will take you through this season's color direction and highlight the key trends in fabric, silhouette and print direction. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
1 p.m.: What's Next for Spring 2008 & Forward — Women's Trend Forecast Sponsored by MAGIC. Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director, The Doneger Group. David Wolfe takes a lively look at the forces driving fashion forward: lifestyle shifts, consumer profiles, marketing directions and color, fabric and design trends. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235
1 p.m.: Organic Cotton, Wool and Leather: Expanding the Breadth of the Organic Apparel Supply Chain Presented by Organic Exchange and the Organic Trade Association. Moderated by Lori Wyman. Panelists: Matthew Mole, president, Vermont Organic Fiber Co.; Greg Sturner, ceo, ROMP; Coral Rose, president, Eco-Innovations, and Connie Karr, processing program coordinator, Oregon Tilth. The panel will provide an in-depth overview of the expanding organic fiber sector, the fundamentals of sourcing and developing finished products from the different organic fibers, sustainable sundries and organic production and processing certification. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS1162 p.m.: Active Sport Culture: Sport and Fashion Presented by Peclers Paris. Hosted by Sarah Brady, trend consultant, Peclers Paris. This in-depth market analysis by the Peclers Paris creative team presents the trends for spring-summer 2009, while highlighting the key consumer profiles for the growing and evolving Sport Active market. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
2 p.m.: Fashion Industry 101: How to Make It in the Garment Industry Presented by Global Purchasing Companies. Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director, Global Purchasing Companies. This workshop is geared toward helping the new fashion designer, production person or retailer who wants to start his or her own private label line. It will discuss the basics of the industry, market and selling periods, sourcing, production, selling the line and operations. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
2:30 p.m.: Doing Business Anywhere — What You Need to Know to Succeed in the Global Marketplace Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Hosted by Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg. Using real-life success stories taken from his book, "Doing Business Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Going Global," Tom Travis illuminates the Six Tenets of Global Trade and how they hold the key to creating a competitive advantage for your international enterprise. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
4 p.m.: Be the Best in Your Customer's In-Box: Using E-mail Marketing to Retain Customers and Increase Sales Presented by E-mail Logic. Hosted by John Fell, director, E-mail Logic. This seminar will focus on key elements of permission e-mail marketing. Attendees will leave with an overall understanding of the benefits of retention marketing, e-mail marketing strategy and implementation, list-building techniques, technology overview, spam issues, deliverability tips, utilization of tracking tools and success stories. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
4 p.m.: Sourcing Primer: An Overview for the New Importer Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Michael Rosen, chief operating officer, Michael Stars; Robert Krieger, president, Norman Krieger Shipping, and Walter Wilhelm, ceo and president, Walter Wilhelm & Associates. This in-depth discussion will explain the many resources available to assist manufacturers and importers in understanding some of the challenges and issues associated with international sourcing. Apparel experts will explain the financial requirements, legal ramifications, shipping information and government agencies that can assist with offshore production. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS1144 p.m.: Entering the U S. Market: Preparing and Executing a Successful Expansion Presented by Global Purchasing Companies. Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director, Global Purchasing Companies. This workshop is geared to the international designer or manufacturer who is looking to expand the business into the United States. It will discuss what qualifies you to be ready for expansion, standards in the U. S. market, what it takes to reach the U. S. consumer, market and selling periods, production planning and the operation procedures necessary for a successful venture. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
4 p.m.: Euro-Style! Saint-Tropez Shopping & Street Scenes Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director, The Doneger Group. Take a vicarious trip to the French Riviera, and spot trends for women and men in Saint-Tropez. See what's in the stores and what the trendy types are wearing on the streets. Directional ideas and designs, hot items and colors, plus cultural and consumer forces driving trans-Atlantic fashion. Sponsored by MAGIC. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235
TUESDAY, AUG. 28 9 a.m.: Viewpoint: Men's Spring 2008 European Designer Collections Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director, The Doneger Group. A front-row seat to the men's European designer shows in Milan and Paris, covering the most important details in color, textiles and silhouettes from the world's leading designers. Sponsored by MAGIC. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235
9:30 a.m.: Sustainability: "An Inconvenient Truth" Presented by Bureau Veritas. Moderated by Rick Horwitch, vice president, solutions business development, Bureau Veritas. Panelists: Randy Harward, director of fabric development quality & environmental research and development, Patagonia; Sean Cady, senior manager of environment, health and safety, Levi Strauss & Co.; John Frazier, director of product chemistry, Nike; John Simon, president, Green Textiles, and Betsy Hausler, director of analytical services, Bureau Veritas. Learn from four experts who will explain what it takes to have a sustainable business and product, and the advantages you can realize from this. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS11610 a.m.: How Much Should I Buy? Presented by OTB Retail Systems. Hosted by Mort Haaz. Open-to-buy develops buying plans yielding leaner, better-balanced, faster-turning inventory, fewer markdowns and positive cash flow. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
10 a.m.: Women's/Junior 2008 Trend Update, plus Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 Directions Presented by WGSN. Hosted by Sally Lohan, director of content, WGSN. WGSN, the world's leading online research and trend analysis service, hosts an exclusive presentation on global street trends, consumer attitudes, retail innovators and design inspiration. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N254
10:30 a.m.: Business and Legal Issues in the Fashion Industry Presented by Baker Hostetler. Moderated by Mark C. Joye, Baker Hostetler Import/Export Practice. Panelists: Gary J. Rinkerman, Baker Hostetler IP Practice; Thomas J. Speiss 3rd, Baker Hostetler IP Practice, and Celine B. Gerson, Baker Hostetler Import/Export Practice. This seminar will cover the top 10 things you need to know about rights in brands, rights in design and creativity, licensing deals and key import/export strategies. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
10:30 a.m.: Tobe Next: Fall-Winter 2008-2009 Presented by Tobe. Hosted by Carolyn Egan, concept director, The Tobe Report. This seminar provides a consumer-centric analysis of trend direction, key items and colors, and a definitive product development tool for successful growth for the fall-winter 2008-2009 season. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114
11 a.m.: Brand Building Presented by Fashion Business Inc. & License! magazine. Hosted by Francis Harder, founder and president, Fashion Business Inc.; Steve Eckstract, group publisher, License! magazine; Debra Stevenson, partner, Skyline Studios; Farah Bhatti, McDermott Will & Emery, and Kelly Payfer, vice president, new business development, In Group Licensing. This seminar will examine the various steps a new company should take to begin the brand-building process when entering the U.S. marketplace, and the many U.S. distribution channels. - South Hall, Level 2, Room MS22611:30 a.m.: U.S. Apparel Trade Policy and the Impact on Sourcing Presented by USA-ITA. Hosted by Matt Priest, deputy assistant secretary for textiles & apparel, U. S. Department of Commerce; Don Baum, senior vice president of global manufacturing, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Jonathan M. Fee, partner, Alston & Bird. This session offers views from the perspective of a senior sourcing executive, a trade attorney and the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Textiles and Apparel in the Commerce Department on how U.S. government trade policy impacts the apparel sourcing business. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
12 p.m.: Organic Fiber on the Cutting Edge: Designing for Fashion, Innovation, Quality and Sustainability Presented by Organic Exchange and the Organic Trade Association. Hosted by Heidi McCloskey, Organic Exchange; Sara Kozlowski, Academy of Art University; Tierra Forte, DelForte Denim, and Gre Sturmer, ROMP. Panel experts will provide an in-depth overview of the burgeoning organic cotton, organic wool and organic leather apparel market, and discuss how designers are creating ever more innovative and fashionable organic apparel for both the runway and the consumer marketplace. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
12 p.m.: Men's Street/Active 2008 Trend Update plus Autumn-Winter 2008/2009 Directions Presented by WGSN. Hosted by Sally Lohan, director of content, WGSN. WGSN hosts an exclusive presentation on global street trends, consumer attitudes, retail innovators and design inspiration. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N254
12:30 p.m.: Influences, Style & Design for Fall 2008-Winter 2009: How It Applies & Relates to Fashion Trends Presented by Promostyl. Hosted by Nathalie Fausty, trend consultant, Promostyl West Coast. Promostyl's four themes for fall 2008-winter 2009 will reflect how both culture and lifestyle affect consumer behavior and contribute to our key color, textile and print trends for the upcoming season. - South Hall, Level 1, MS1141 p.m.: Global Youth Culture Streetwear Fashion: Defining Trends, Subcultures + New Influences from Music, Sports, Technology & Street Attitudes Presented by Label Networks. Hosted by Kathleen Gasperini, editor, senior vice president and co-founder, Label Networks. Based on primary data gathered from thousands of live interviews with 13- to 30-year-olds, this seminar covers the most important trends in streetwear fashion, such as emerging subcultures in the streetwear style, DYY aesthetics and attitudes, T-shirt graphics, denim direction, key accessories and sneaker culture, plus the latest evolution of upper urbanwear and post-gender design. Label Networks will also touch on new influences coming from music, newly created crossover sports, the impact of technology, and unexpected global cultural hot spots. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
1:30 p.m.: Trade Preferences & Free Trade Agreements: What Do Sourcing Pros Really Think? Do They Make a Difference? Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. Moderated by Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. Panelists: John Strasburger, vice president sourcing, Americas, VF Corporation; Jerry Cook, vice president of international trade, Hanesbrands, and Roger Mayerson, vice president, product development and global sourcing, Casual Male Retail Group. The new FTA with Korea, the new HOPE preference for Haiti, as well as proposed preferences for Bangladesh and Cambodia and the Reconstruction Zones for Pakistan will expand sourcing possibilities. Come hear industry experts from each country discuss the ins and outs of these programs and learn how you can take advantage of them. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
2 p.m.: Youth/Active — Trend Directions for the Street & Urban Market Presented by WGSN. Hosted by Sally Lohan, directory of content, WGSN. WGSN hosts an exclusive presentation on global street trends and tastemakers, design and retail hot spots. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N254 2:30 p.m.: Retail 101: How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store Presented by Global Purchasing Companies. Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director, Global Purchasing Companies. This workshop is geared toward helping store owners avoid the problems that consistently lead to small retailers failing. This crash course will teach you what to expect in this competitive market and give you tips on all the aspects of running a retail store: buying, merchandising, sales, customer service and operations. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N2612:30 p.m.: West Coast Attitude for Fall-Winter 2008: Young Mens & Boys Presented by Design Options Inc. Hosted by Fran Sude, president, Design Options Inc., and Arnold Sude, Design Options Inc. Design Options Inc. presents its view of fall-winter 2008 fashion trends for the new way of living for young men's and boys'. Enter to win a free season of color given away to a lucky attendee. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114
2:30 p.m.: Take Your Imagination Around the World Presented by U. S. Commercial Service, U. S. Department of Commerce. Hosted by Leticia Arias and Maura Kim, International trade specialists with the U. S. Commercial Service arm of the U. S. Department of Commerce. Explore international opportunities in merchandising and brand enhancement, and learn about resources to help you assess and protect your intellectual property. - South Hall, Level 2, Room MS226
3 p.m.: Chic Easy: Understanding of Women's Lifestyle Presented by Peclers Paris. Hosted by Nina Stotler, trend consultant, Peclers Paris. Through a fashion and lifestyle analysis, the Chic Easy presentation addresses the needs of the women's rtw market to help designers and marketers develop an offering that is both timeless and elegant, de-seasonalized yet up-to-date. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
3:30 p.m.: Apparel Magazine's Excellence in Sourcing Summit Presented by Apparel magazine. Moderated by Tony Ward, principal, Kurt Salmon Associates. Panelists: Gary Ross, vice president of production sourcing, Liz Claiborne; Ronnie Robinson, senior vice president of production services, Tween Brands; Richard Space, senior vice president, logistics & sourcing, Anchor Blue Retail Group; Roger Mayerson, vice president, product development and global sourcing, Casual Male Retail Group, and Jeffrey Sauls, senior manager, Kurt Salmon Assoc. Designed for sourcing executives and managers, this summit will feature key highlights of Apparel magazine's Sourcing in Excellence study, conducted in partnership with leading consulting firm Kurt Salmon Assoc., and will also cover benchmarks and statistics relative to methods of buying, sourcing locales, sourcing lead times, volumes, fill rates and inventory returns, vendor performance measurement, purchasing methods, transportation, supply chain visibility and technology and more. Pre-registration is required. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS1164:30 p.m.: Choosing the Right Vendors for the Right Reasons Presented by Association of Golf Merchandisers. Hosted by Becky Wilkins, Retail Management Associates. Learn the tools to ask for a partnership with your vendors to ensure a lasting relationship. Topics that will be discussed include how to tell if your vendor will perform to your specific needs based on product, delivery and pricing; how to negotiate with vendors for discounts, product and extras, even if you are a small shop, and how to analyze the profitability of each vendor to make better buying decisions for the next season. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 9:30 a.m.: From Headbands to Peep Toes: Spring-Summer 2008 Fashions Plus the Accessories That Complete the Look Presented by Committee for Colour & Trends. Hosted by Ellen Campuzano. The Committee for Colour & Trends analyzes how trends affect different consumer segments and which shoes and accessories pull it all together for men, women and kids. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
9:30 a.m.: Global Sourcing: How Brands Source Product Presented by USA-ITA. Moderated by Julie Hughes, senior vice president of international trade, USA-ITA. Panelists: Mat Gluckson, executive vice president, manufacturing, New York & Co.; Teresa Nersesyan, vice president, global logistics & trade compliance, Pacific Sunwear, and Tamer Ali, second commercial secretary, embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. This session highlights strategies used by brands to analyze the benefits and challenges of global sourcing. Hear from top sourcing executives as they share their views and insights. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
10 a.m.: How Much Should I Buy? Encore presentation by OTB Retail Systems. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
10:30 a.m.: West Coast Attitude for Fall-Winter 2008: Young Missy, Junior/Contemporary Presented by Design Options Inc. Hosted by Fran Sude, president, Design Options Inc. & Arnold Sude, Design Options, Inc. An organic point of view on color and lifestyle trends for the West Coast, covering the young misses' and junior contemporary categories. Enter to win a free season of color given away to a lucky attendee. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS11411:30 a.m.: Starting an Apparel Business — From Design Concept to Apparel Manufacturing Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Frances Harder, founder and president, Fashion Business Inc. This seminar answers all the critical questions you should ask when planning to turn your creative ideas into a profitable business: How do you get those creative ideas into the stores, turn a profit and stay in business longer than one season? How do you identify a niche? Which market is right for your line? What licenses are required, and how do you get them? What type of funding is needed to start and support your venture? - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
11:30 a.m.: The Value of the Label: Protecting Your Brand Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P. A. Moderated by Lauren Perez, vice president regulatory matters, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg. Panelists: Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, member of the U. S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee; Wayne Paugh, senior adviser, office of the secretary, The U. S. Department of Commerce; Frank Kelly, president, Pioneer Group; Kate Huffman, IP counsel, Henkel Companies; Geri Lynn Mankoff, assistant general counsel & senior trademark attorney, Perry Ellis International, and Michele McCoy, trademark counsel, Playboy Enterprises International. This seminar tracks the evolution of a label from concept to U.S. government priority and will empower all apparel manufacturers and industry participants by sharing insights, strategies and best practices of apparel industry leaders, trade association liaisons and government officials. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
1 p.m.: Denim: Sourcing Strategies for the World's Favorite Fashion! Presented by Cotton Inc. Hosted by Mark Messura, executive vice president, Cotton Inc., and Christine Brocato, head of fabric sourcing, Paige Premium Denim. Hear a discussion featuring top-level representatives from major denim brands who will discuss their various strategies when sourcing denim in a global marketplace. This seminar will provide an overview presentation examining the outlook for the denim market, information on consumer demand for denim, global sourcing patterns and a cost analysis of denim trade. It will also provide information on the latest emerging trends for the denim apparel and textile industry as well as views on sourcing the world's favorite fashion. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS1141:30 p.m.: Financial Planning for a Retail Operation Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Frances Harder, founder and president, Fashion Business Inc.; Frank Kaufman, partner, Moss Adams LLP; Dana Fried, Delphic Consulting Group, and Andrew Raggatt, Delphic Consulting Group. This seminar is designed to assist retailers' understanding of the importance of having a working financial guide that will better prepare them, and thus increase their changes of prospering. Cost analysis, operations, projected budget and buying plans are some of the subjects to be covered. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
1:30 p.m.: Apparel Sourcing Close to Home: Production in the Americas Presented by USA-ITA. Moderated by Julie Hughes, senior vice president of international trade, USA-ITA. Panelists: John Strasburger, vice president of sourcing, Americas, VF Corporation; Jorge Perez-Lopez, executive director, Fair Labor Association, and Alejandro Ceballos, president, VESTEX. This session will explore the benefits and challenges of sourcing apparel from the U. S., Central and South America and examine the ins and outs of the apparel supply chain when working closer to home, including the availability of resources, speed to market, free trade legislation for the regions, full package factories and scope of product. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
3 p.m.: Buying Strategies Presented by the Association of Golf Merchandisers. Hosted by Becky Wilkins, Retail Management Associates. Buying Strategies will teach you retailing fundamentals necessary to run a successful retail shop. Learn the principles to manage your inventory by creating merchandise classifications, taking physical inventories and creating reports so you understand how your inventory is working for your bottom line. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
3 p.m.: Fall-Winter 2008-2009 Influences, Fabrics, Colors Presented by Peclers Paris. Hosted by Andrea Sinkin, trend consultant, Peclers Paris Peclers Paris will present a synopsis of the four main trends for fall 2008-winter 2009, covering all apparel product categories and highlighting key inspirations, silhouettes, colors and textures. This information is aimed at anyone involved in product development, fabric sourcing, design or marketing. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS1143 p.m.: Are You Selling Toxic Apparel & Footwear? Presented by SGS Consumer Testing Services. Moderated by Katherine Stein, business development manager, SGS Consumer Testing Services. Panelists: Tommy Thompson, senior manager, international environmental affairs, Hanesbrands Inc.; Dr. Ron Pedemonte, president & ceo, Color Solutions International; Sean Cady, senior manager of environment, health and safety, Levi Strauss & Co., and Andy F. Chen, Ph.D., director RSL and Asia communications, Nike Considered Team. Join SGS as it presents highly respected industry experts to examine the hazardous chemicals that can be introduced during the production process and subsequently can impact the environment and the consumer. Panelists will share their experiences of working through the supply chain to reduce and eliminate chemical substances from their branded products. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
3:30 p.m.: Exploiting and Protecting Your Brand in the Fashion Industry Presented by Baker Hostetler. Moderated by Celine B. Gerson, Baker Hostetler Import/Export Practice. Panelists: Gary J. Rinkerman, Baker Hostetler IP Practice; Thomas J. Speis 3rd, Baker Hostetler IP Practice; Heather McDonald, Baker Hostetler IP Practice, and Mark C. Joye, Baker Hostetler Import/Export Practice. This seminar will cover the top 10 things you need to know about trademarks, copyrights and other IP rights, licensing issues, enforcement and anticounterfeiting programs and key import/export issues. - North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259
THURSDAY, AUG. 30 9:30 a.m.: Key Sourcing Terms and Considerations: Labeling, Intellectual Property, Security, Audits and Other Core Elements of the Transaction Presented by Baker Hostetler. Hosted by Bill Best, senior logistics manager, global supply chain, Microsoft Corporation; Gary Rinkerman, partner, Intellectual Property Practice, Baker Hostetler, and Mark Joye, partner, import/export practice, Baker Hostetler. The panel will cover current and emerging sourcing issues that affect the negotiation and drafting of sourcing agreements. Included in the presentations will be practical information on labeling, supply chain security compliance and other core concerns. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS11410 a.m: Trends in Denim Presented by Cotton Inc. Hosted by Jessica Paruch, trend analyst, Cotton Inc. Jessica Paruch of Cotton Inc. will present the latest trends emerging in the denim apparel and textile industry. - South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116
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