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MAGIC Marketplace Calendar

What to see, where, and when at MAGIC

Appeared In
Special Issue
WWD MAGIC Preview issue 08/03/2010

Aug. 16 to 19
Show Hours
Monday, Aug. 16
Noon-6 p.m.:
(only Sourcing at MAGIC)

 

Tuesday, Aug. 17
9 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 19
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Featuring MAGIC, including MAGIC Menswear, S.L.A.T.E., Premium and Street.)


Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(Featuring WWDMAGIC, including Ecollection and Kids, Sourcing at MAGIC and FN PLATFORM.)

 

The MAGIC Marketplace comprises
MAGIC: Men’s Apparel, Footwear and Accessories
WWDMAGIC: Women’s and Children’s Apparel, Footwear and Accessories
Sourcing at MAGIC: International Apparel and Footwear Contract Manufacturers, Fabric and Trim Manufacturers and Service and Technology Providers
FN Platform: Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Footwear
PoolTradeShow, Mandalay Bay

 

MEDIA CENTER
Open during show hours At Las Vegas Convention Center: Room N255 At Mandalay Bay: Conference Room Surf F

 

MEALS
$5 breakfast and lunch specials available throughout exhibit halls.

 

SHUTTLES
INTRAVENUE: Nonstop complimentary limo and motor coach transfers available between the Las Vegas Convention Center (WWDMAGIC, FN Platform, Sourcing) and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Men’s, Street, Premium, S.L.A.T.E.). Tuesday, Aug. 17: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 19: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

HOTEL SHUTTLES

Tuesday, Aug. 17:7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.:*
Wednesday, Aug. 18 and Thursday, Aug. 19: 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.:* Hotel shuttle service runs every 15 minutes during peak traffic hours.
*No service between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
All shuttles depart the Las Vegas Convention Center from the Grand Plaza and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Shark Reef Entrance. See magiconline.com for exact routes.

 

COMPLIMENTARY AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Available Thursday, Aug. 19, only. Airport shuttle service from the Mandalay Bay and Las Vegas Convention Centers to McCarran International Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC and at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef entrance, and run every hour on the hour between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. For shuttle information or special transportation needs, call 866.439.8563.

 

EVENTS
FN Platform
Tuesday, Aug. 17 8-9 a.m.:
Financial Summit Breakfast (Sterne Agee, Sam Poser) FNP Café Lounge, continental breakfast.
Day one topics: Sourcing-costing environment and how brands plan to pass through the price increases and how accepting retailers are expected to be.

 

2-3 p.m.: Celebrity Appearance Lisa Stanley of KEARTH — Big is Good TV.

 

6:30-8 p.m.: Opening-night party FNP Café, open bar with food. See magiconline.com for more information.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18
8-9 a.m.: Financial Summit Breakfast (Sterne Agee, Sam Poser) FNP Café Lounge, continental breakfast.
Day two topics: Trends — Product and environment. What is going to drive business this fall and what is driving the customer.

 

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Men’s Buyers Breakfast, CAMP/BOND Lounge on FNP show floor.

 

5-6 p.m.: GDS Cocktail Party FNP Café: German food and drink theme.

 

DAILY
11 a.m.-6. p.m.:
Foot massages, Zen Lounge
Robert Clegerie Historic Retrospective
LVCC North Hall, Lobby

 

MAGIC MENSWEAR
Monday, Aug. 16
6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

MAGIC Menswear Invitational Golf Tournament. Reception immediately following.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 17
4 p.m.

Menswear Happy Hour During day one extended shopping hours, bottles of red wine delivered to all MAGIC Menswear exhibitors to enjoy with retailers.

 

DAILY
MAGIC Menswear Golf Lounge
Sponsored by Golf Magazine, featuring driving and putting simulators, contests and prizes.

 

Menswear Concierge
On-site information and help desk, Menswear Buyers Lounge Coffee, lunch and refreshments available for purchase.

 

POOLTRADESHOW
Tuesday, Aug. 17
9 p.m.–1 a.m.

Opening-Night Party, Wasted Space, Hard Rock
Open bar: 9-11 p.m. for the first 300 people.

 

DAILY
Madison Buyer Electra Bike Giveaway.
Threadless Lounge Ping-Pong, T-shirt design and interactive activities.
Antenna Magazine iPad Giveaway.
Jeffery Campbell Badge of Honor Button Station.


3-5 p.m.: Happy Hour, POOL bar.

 

PREMIUM
DAILY

Indigo Gallery: A new platform within the Premium show features the latest in men’s denim and denim-inspired sportswear.

 

Custom Mustang Sweepstakes

 

STREET
Tuesday, Aug. 17
3 p.m.

World Extreme Cagefighting Title Fight Weigh-In
Live online feed of the World Extreme Cagefighting title fight weigh-in during a retail reception on the show floor within MAGIC’s Mixed Martial Arts Lounge.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18
3:30–8 p.m.

World Extreme Cagefighting World Title Fight
Main event: World Extreme Cagefighting title fight Cruz vs. Benavidez live at Peal at the Palms Concert Theater in conjunction with MAGIC. Tickets on sale at The Pearl Concert Theater Box Office.

 

DAILY
Mixed Martial Arts Lounge Sponsored by UFC and featuring an official UFC octagon, athlete demos and autograph signings, heavy bag demos and video game stations
StreetLife Lounge.

 

S.L.A.T.E.
Tuesday, Aug. 17
10 p.m.

S.L.A.T.E. Opening-Night Party Vanity at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

 

DAILY

Seventh Letter Art Gallery Featuring a live art exhibition. S.L.A.T.E. DJ Booth, DJs provided by Delicious Vinyl and Stussy. Blogger Lounge Editors from streetwear and fashion blogs including SlamxHype, HighSnobiety, Nice Kicks, FreshnessMag, Karmaloop and more will cover S.L.A.T.E. and the rest of the MAGIC Marketplace.

 

SOURCING

Monday, Aug. 16
Starting at noon, while supplies last, refreshments available at the Footsteps Lounge at Sourcing at MAGIC including sangria, green tea lemonade, cucumber water, watermelon lemonade and snacks.

 

Noon: India Pavilion ribbon-cutting and inauguration by Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Textiles, Government of India.

 

3:30-7 p.m.: India Pavilion Cocktail Reception hosted by AEPC. By invitation only.

 

3:30 p.m.: 4th Annual Sourcing Summit hosted by Apparel magazine, followed by a networking reception. RSVP at apparelmag.com.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 17
1-5 p.m.: Ice Cream Give Away at Premier China


MAGIC MARKETPLACE DAILY
Fall 2011 Trend and Color Gallery by Fashion Snoops, Booth 67017 Fall 2011 Color Cards by Pantone/ Fashion Snoops, Booth 67224

 

More seminar details: magiconline. com/attendee/seminar-series/

 

6:30-8 p.m.
WWD 100 Centennial Celebration Cake and Champagne event on Concourse. WWD celebrates its centennial with a retrospective of images from the WWD archives showcasing iconic fashion moments from the past 10 decades.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18

8:30 a.m.: Better to Bridge VIP Buyer Breakfast, show floor, White.

 

11 a.m.: Meet Vanessa Williams at the Vanessa Williams Handbags booth in White.

 

2 p.m.: Miss Universe/Dar Be Dar informal swim show with Miss Universe contestants, featuring Dar be Dar swim line.
ISAM show floor at the Dar Be Dar booth.

 

DAILY

American Express Handbag Gallery features the winner of the Independent Handbag Designer Award. Show floor, accessories area C-5 behind the blockhouse.

 

SEMINAR SERIES

Monday, Aug. 16
1 p.m.:
Fall 2011-12 Global Forecast and Color Immersion A review of major women’s and men’s themes featured in the Fashion Snoops Trend Gallery by Lilly Berelovich, president and chief creative officer, Fashion Snoops.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

2 p.m.: Sourcing Solutions for Small Manufacturers
Discover new resources and learn about fabric and trim suppliers with low minimums and quick turnaround. Discuss the relationships between mills, converters, jobbers, brokers and small manufacturers.
Speaker: Susan Powers, president, About Sources.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

3:30 p.m.: Apparel Magazine’s 4th Annual Excellence in Sourcing Summit at MAGIC.
Sourcing veterans discuss global sourcing challenges and best practices, plus an executive analysis of Apparel’s 2010 “Sourcing in Excellence Study,” conducted with consulting firm Kurt Salmon Associates.
Registration at apparelmag.com is complimentary for qualified apparel and retail executives.
Presentation: Alan Pincus, senior manager, Kurt Salmon Associates.
Moderator: Tony S. Ward, principal, Kurt Salmon Associates. Panelists: Soo-Ah Landa, vice president, sourcing and technical design, Disney Parks; Rick Horwitch, vice president, solutions business development and marketing, Bureau Veritas; Jim Lunney, vice president, Western Hemisphere sourcing, distribution and manufacturing, Jockey International; Doug Tepper, senior director, production and sourcing, Soma Intimates.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

Tuesday, Aug. 17

8 a.m.: Welcome New Stores, Show floor A-B-C’s.
Insider information for a successful buying experience including show floor layout, how to plan the day to maximize time, buying tips and MAGIC events.
Speaker: Mercedes Gonzales, director, Global Purchasing Cos.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

9 a.m.: ABC to Z’s of Launching a Successful Apparel Line. Part 1: Planning, Market Niche, Financial and Legal.
Moderator: Frances Harder, president and founder, Fashion Business Inc.
Panelists: Farah Bhatti, attorney, Buchalter Nemer; Arlene Battishil, president/ceo, ScooterGirls; Rob Greenspan, president/ceo, Greenspan Consulting; Ken Wengrod, president and founder, FTC Commercial Corp.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

10 a.m.: Fashionable Sustainability — What Does It Mean for Brands and Retailers? Major fashion brands integrate sustainable practices into their business models. Industry experts examine the bottom line impact of manufacturing on the lives of workers and the environment.
Moderator: Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
Speakers: Christian Griffin-Kemp, chief mission officer, EDUN (founded by Ali Hewson and Bono); Steve Diblasi, vice president of manufacturing, Lanier Clothes, a division of Oxford Industries.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

10:45 a.m.: WGSN Trend Edit: Spring 2011 and Beyond Must-haves for the women’s and young contemporary market, and analysis of consumer attitudes.
Speaker: Sally Lohan, West Coast content director, WGSN.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

11 a.m.: Viewpoint: Men’s Spring 2011 European Designer Collections Key details in color, textiles and silhouettes from the men’s designer shows in Milan and Paris.
Speaker: David Wolfe, creative director, Doneger Creative Services.
Mandalay Bay, Lagoon Rooms G, H, I

 

11 a.m.: Market or Die: 5 Marketing Strategies to Use Now Find out how to use powerful, effective marketing to drive customers into your store and keep them coming back. Speaker: Jon Goldman, president, Brand Launcher.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

11:30 a.m.: Managing Sourcing Risks: From Cotton to Compliance in Your Global Strategy. How to handle risks that can disrupt sourcing options. Topics include planning for fluctuations in cotton prices, building partnerships with key vendors and managing global compliance.
Moderator: Julia Hughes, president, U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel.
Speakers: Peter Gabbe, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Carole Hochman Design Group; Mark Messura, senior vice president, global supply chain marketing, Cotton Inc.; Richard Coyle, consultant, Kreab Gavin Anderson. LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

Noon: Spring Men’s Wear Trend Essentials and Fall Preview The most influential men’s, young men’s, denim, streetwear and accessories trends for spring, plus a fall 2011 preview. Speaker: Lilly Berelovich, president and chief creative officer, Fashion Snoops. Mandalay Bay, Lagoon Room F Noon: ABC to Z’s of Launching a Successful Apparel Line. Part 2: Brand Building, Sales and Marketing.
Moderator: Frances Harder, president and founder, Fashion Business Inc.
Speakers: Carlo Gholami, founder, Couture The Clothing Company; Dana Fried, managing partner, Delphic Consulting; Sheila Hill, Launch U.S.A.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

1 p.m.: Protecting Consumers While Protecting Your Brand: A Consumer Product Safety Update. The new Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act has imposed new safety requirements on all consumer products. Experts examine the impact of this and other product safety issues.
Moderator: Rick Horwitch, vice president, solutions business development, Bureau Veritas.
Panelists: Barbara Kavanagh, vendor relations, Hot Topic, Torrid and ShockHound; Rebecca Mond, government relations manager, American Apparel & Footwear Association; Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

1:30 p.m.: Social Marketing: Strategies for Customer Engagement, Product Research and Online Sales. Retail marketing profs discuss the evolution in social media marketing, creating meaningful online engagement with customers and generating online sales.
Speakers: Macala Wright Lee, principal, Fashionably Digital Los Angeles; Crosby Noricks, senior social media strategist, PR Couture; Daniela Zeltzer, director of marketing, XCVI Clothing; Daria Shualy, ceo, Sense of Fashion; Carolyn Coles, digital culture and innovation, Lululemon Athletica.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

2 p.m.: You’ve Finished Design School, Now What? Licensing your name, finding a manufacturer, trademarks, copyrights, public relations, social media, red-carpet effect, swag media, celebrity factor and more. To register for this session, visit lauderdalemedia.com. Admission at the door if seats are available.
Speaker: Jackie Thomas, ceo, Lauderdale Media. Special visit by a “Project Runway” star.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

2:30 p.m.: India — Sourcing Benefits From a World Leader Panelists discuss India’s capabilities, give an update on social compliance and quality issues, and share their experience with India’s major players.
Moderator: Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg.
Speakers: Premal Udani, chairman; Apparel Export Promotion Committee of India; Steve DiBlasi, vice president of manufacturing, Lanier Clothes, a division of Oxford Industries; Vinod Kumar, softlines national sales manager for India, SGS Consumer Testing Service.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

3 p.m.: What’s Next for Spring 2011 and Forward — Women’s Trend Forecast. A look at lifestyle shifts, consumer profiles, marketing directions, and color, fabric and design trends.
Speaker: David Wolfe, creative director, Doneger Creative Services.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N231

 

3:30 p.m.: Retail 101 Learn the basics of planning, buying, merchandising and running a successful store.
Speaker: Mercedes Gonzales, director, Global Purchasing Cos.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

Wednesday, Aug. 18

9 a.m.: ABC to Z’s of Launching a Successful Apparel Line. Part 3: Importing, Exporting, Licensing and Off-Shore Production
Moderator: Frances Harder, president and founder, Fashion Business Inc.
Speakers: Nathan Fleisig, sourcing and CSR manager, Outerstuff Ltd.; Bobby Hines, U.S. Commercial Services, Department of Commerce; Farah Bhatti, attorney; Ken Wengrod, president and founder, FTC Commercial Corp.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

10:30 a.m.: The Social Commerce Revolution: What Does it Mean for You and Your Customers? Learn more about the social commerce online revolution and how it can be used to gain a competitive advantage.
Speaker: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, ceo, Polyvore.com.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

11 a.m.: Spring Women’s Wear Trend Essentials and Fall Preview The most influential contemporary ladies, junior, denim and accessories trends for spring 2011, plus a preview of fall 2011.
Speaker: Lilly Berelovich, president and chief creative officer, Fashion Snoops.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

11:30 a.m.: Sourcing from Emerging Locations While China remains the largest producer of apparel, key sourcing and policy executives will talk about their experiences developing successful sourcing strategies from emerging locations. Moderator: Julie Hughes, president, U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel.
Speakers: Mark D’Sa, senior director for sourcing and production, The Gap; Ruth Sommers, founder/owner, NOI Solutions LLC; Katherine Stein, international business development, SGS Consumer Testing; Roger Mayerson, senior account executive, New Generation Computing.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

Noon: Where’s the Next China? Sourcing executives explore new countries and regions of choice for their production.
Speaker: Josh Green, ceo, Panjiva. com.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254

 

12:30 p.m.: Fall-Winter 2011- 2012 — The “Wonder” of Color Color trends for fall 2011, and how to re-create them in stores.
Speaker: Laurie Pressman, vice president, fashion, home + interiors, Pantone LLC.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

1 p.m.: Fashion Forward: Key Business Trends for a New Decade Exploring the impact of globalization, social-media marketing, new technologies impacting product development, supply chain and sales to sustainable-green initiatives.
Moderator: Walter Wilhelm, president and ceo, Walter Wilhelm Associates.
Speakers: Carlos Arias, president, Denimatrix, Guatemala, a division of PlainsCotton Cooperative Association; Bill Palmer, president, Activate Media Group; Jennifer Pritchard, vice president, sourcing, Chico’s; Peter Kallen, design director, NAU. LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N259

 

2 p.m.: Design, Develop and Produce: How to Go From Sketch to Retail in 60 Minutes Make your line domestically for less then it would cost you overseas, and how to source the right contractors in your city.
Speaker: Liza Deyremenjian, cofounder and ceo, Afingo.com.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N261

 

3 p.m.: ABC to Z’s of Launching a Successful Apparel Line. Part 4: Retailing in 2010 Moderator: Frances Harder, president and founder, Fashion Business Inc.
Panelists: Don Stephens, director of global business solutions, BCBGMaxAzriaGroup; Susan Brandt,chief marketing officer, Voomerang; Frank Kaufman, business assurance partner, Moss Adams; Alicia Estrada, ceo, founder and designer, Stop Staring.
LVCC, North Hall, 2nd floor, N254