7:30 to 11:00 a.m. -- Health Watch, including wellness profile, blood pressure and glaucoma readings. $20 for members of the American Fashion Association, $25 for nonmembers. Third floor front lobby.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- Display Lab how-to visual center for displays. Seminar Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Room 5A89.
Thursday, Jan. 20
4:00 to 8:00 p.m. -- Bull's Eye Retailing seminar addressing critical role gross margin plays in the merchandising process and its contribution to a more profitable business. Developed by Liz Tahir, former vice president with D.H. Holmes. Cost is $30 ($25 for VIP Passport members) and includes workbook and dinner. Room 5A89.
Friday, Jan. 21
8:30 a.m. -- Daria Retian, vice president of creative services at Neiman Marcus, presents fashion trends from European runways to Dallas showrooms. Second floor front lobby. 12:00 p.m. -- RMSA Planning for Profit seminar. John Burnside will lead a discussion on the mechanics of merchandising, profit possibilities and merchandise planning. Room 5A89. 12:00 p.m. -- Pat Enstrom of Enstrom Studio presents the latest techniques in displaying accessories in your store. Room 4E09.
6:00 p.m. -- Night of Networking hosted by nationally known consultant T.J. Reid. Dinner included. Tickets $15. Independence Room.
6:00 p.m. -- Summer Collections Trend Show. Leon Hall presents an overview of the best summer looks. Tickets available through sponsoring exhibitors or by attending any seminar, at which passes for the show will be distributed. Third floor, Fashion Theater.
Saturday, Jan. 22
8:00 a.m. -- Market Overview fashion show. Fashion, ranging from traditional lines on the first floor through accessories on the fourth floor, will be shown by product category available in the International Apparel Mart. Third floor, Fashion Theater.
12:00 p.m. -- Merchandising Plan for Accessories Profits seminar on forecasting and planning your merchandise mix to include accessories. Led by T.J. Reid. Room 4E09.12:00 p.m. -- The Organic Revolution: Maximizing Profits and Promotional Opportunities at the Retail Level. Presented by Glenn A. Stinebaugh, president of the EnviroGanics Collection and Jonathan David Apparel. Second floor front lobby.
12:00 p.m. -- Retail Management Business Systems presents "Retail Software: Understanding the Impact of Computerization on the Independent Retailer." This overview is designed for those with little or no knowledge of computers. Ted Skrodzki will discuss what computers can and cannot do, an assessment of the direct and indirect costs of computerizing and guidelines to follow when purchasing software and hardware. Room 5A89.
6:00 p.m. -- Pioneer Wear Dance Extravaganza and Fashion Show. Singing, dancing, food and cash bar plus the '94 line of western outerwear and sportswear. Menswear Mart lobby.
Sunday, Jan. 23 l 8:15 a.m. -- Bridal and Formal Seminar: Increasing Bridal Business with Men's Tuxedo Sales. Second floor front lobby.
12:00 p.m. -- Packaging for Profits seminar presented by Cyndy Douglas of Pollock Papers. Second floor front lobby.
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