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MAGIC Marketplace

Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton, Feb. 12-15, 2008

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The Vision fashion show will take place Feb. 12-14 at noon and 3 p.m.

WWD Staff

Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton, Feb. 12-15, 2008

All information was accurate at press time. Please check THE official MAGIC event guide for updated times and listings.

REGISTRATION HOURS
Feb. 12-14: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Feb. 15: 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

SHOW HOURS
Feb. 12-14: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Feb. 15: 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)
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.
– Feb. 12-14: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
– Feb. 15: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Golf Cart Service
Complimentary golf cart service connecting the South Hall and Central Hall.
– Feb. 12-14: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
– Feb. 15: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gold Lot Shuttle Service
Transportation between the Central Hall and the Gold Parking Lot.
l Feb. 12-14: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
l Feb. 15: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hotel Shuttle Service
Continuous shuttle service between select MAGIC hotels and the LVCC.
– Feb. 12-14: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.*
– Feb. 15: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*
*Service ceases 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily.

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 20 minutes.
– Feb. 12-14: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
– Feb. 15: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Airport Shuttle Service
Hourly service from the LVCC to McCarran Airport. Shuttles are located in front of the LVCC.
– Feb. 15: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SHOW AMENITIES
Buyers’ 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 only)
VIP attendees 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 for the show. Translation services are available.
– North Hall, Mezzanine Level, Room N258

Media Center
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

FASHION SHOWS
Vision
(men’s and women’s fall 2008
contemporary collections)
Feb. 12-14: Noon and 3 p.m.
– Grand Lobby
StyleFile
(men’s and women’s fall 2008 collections)
Feb. 12-14: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
– Grand Lobby

MAGIC Kids
(fall 2008 children’s collections)
Feb. 12-14: 4:30 p.m.
– Grand Lobby

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
9 a.m.: Welcome New Stores…Show Floor ABCs

Presented by MAGIC and Global
Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director,
Global Purchasing Companies.
– Buyers’ Suite, North Hall, Level 1, Room N109 (RSVP required. Please call 818-227-4126.)

11:30 a.m.: “Independence” Pantone View Colour Planner — Spring-Summer 2009
Presented by Pantone.
Hosted by Tod Schulman, vice president,
fashion and home, Pantone.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

Noon: A Casual Movement for Spring-Summer 2009
Presented by Color Portfolio.
Hosted by Carol Meek, owner, Color Portfolio.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

12:30 p.m.: Can You Be Innovative and Still Meet Product Compliance?
Presented by SGS Consumer Testing Services.
Speakers: Lisa LeBlanc, director of product integrity, The J.Jill Group; Karen Kyllo, deputy vice president, global softlines, SGS Consumer Testing Services. Moderator: Katherine Stein, international
business development manager, SGS Consumer
Testing Services.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

1 p.m.: What’s Next for Fall 2008 & Forward — Women’s Trend Forecast
Presented by The Doneger Group.
Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director,
The Doneger Group.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235

1:30 p.m.: New Perception to Revolutionary Freedom
Presented by Mudpie Ltd.
Hosted by Fiona Jenvey.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2 p.m.: Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line in Today’s Market
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director,
Global Purchasing Companies.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

2:30 p.m.: Looking Forward: Key Colors & Trends for Spring-Summer 2009
Presented by Color Portfolio.
Hosted by Carol Meek, owner and president,
Color Portfolio.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

4 p.m.: TOBE Next Spring 2009 — Themes, Key Items, Color
Presented by TOBE Report.
Hosted by Carolyn Egan, concept director,
TOBE Report.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

4 p.m.: Retail 101: How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store, Part 1
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director,
Global Purchasing Companies.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

4 p.m.: Sourcing Premium Denim in Los Angeles
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Speakers: Michael Rosen, chief executive officer,
Michael Stars; Antonio Rodríguez, president,
Blue River Denim Inc.
Moderator: Frances Harder, director,
Fashion Business Inc.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13
9 a.m.: Viewpoint: Men’s Fall 2008 European Designer Collections
Presented by The Doneger Group.
Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director,
The Doneger Group.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235

9 a.m.: Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Beyond
Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
Speakers: Jerry Cook, vice president,
international trade, Hanes Brands;
Janet Ydavoy, vice president, production
and sourcing, Chico’s.
Moderator: Tom Travis, managing partner,
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

10 a.m.: How Much Should I Buy?
Presented by OTB Retail Systems.
Hosted by Mort Haaz.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

10 a.m.: WGSN Global Trends
Presented by WGSN.
Hosted by Sally Lohan, director of content, WGSN.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N254

10 a.m.: Fashion Trend Directions for Summer 2009
Presented by Promostyl.
Hosted by Nathalie Fausty, trend consultant,
Promostyl West Coast.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

10:30 a.m.: Organic Assurance: Organic Fiber Certification Options
Presented by Organic Exchange & Organic
Trade Association.
Panelists: Anne Gillespie, co-founder, Continuum Textiles; Lori Wyman, education and information services administrator, Organic Trade Association.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

11 a.m.: Brand Building
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Speakers: Frances Harder founder and president, Fashion Business Inc.; Debra Stevenson, partner, The Skyline Studios; Farah Bhatti, counsel, McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
– South Hall, Level 2, Room S226

11:30 a.m.: Spring-Summer 2009: Trend Vision from the U.K.
Presented by Mudpie Ltd.
Hosted by Fiona Jenvey, chief executive officer, Mudpie Ltd.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

Noon: WGSN Youth/Street/Sport Global Trends
Presented by WGSN.
Hosted by Sally Lohan, director of content, WGSN.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N254

12:30 p.m.: The Future of Apparel Sourcing: Are You Ready for New Trade Barriers?
Presented by USA-ITA.
Panelists: Scott Queensberry, special textile negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Courtney O’Keefe, group vice president, sourcing, Philips-Van Heusen; June Sassler, director of international services, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Moderator: Julie Hughes, senior vice president of International Trade, USA-ITA.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

1 p.m.: Global Youth Culture Streetwear & Contemporary Fashion: Defining Trends, Subcultures & Influences from Music, Sports, Technology, & Globalization
Presented by Label Networks.
Hosted by Kathleen Gasperini,
editor and co-founder, Label Networks.
– South Hall, Floor 2, S226

1:30 p.m.: Cotton Inc.’s Color & Trend Forecast Presentation for Spring-Summer 2009
Presented by Cotton Inc.
Hosted by Jenna Caccavo, product trend analyst, Cotton Inc.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

2 p.m.: Maximizing Brands for Future Capital Transactions
Presented by Latham & Watkins LLP.
Hosted by Perry J. Viscounty, partner, Latham & Watkins; Keith Yonkers, managing director, Trenwirth Group LLC; Bruce Benson, associate general counsel, intellectual property, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.; Massimo Giannulli, president and chief executive officer, Modern Amusement.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2 p.m.: First Sale Customs Valuation: Legally Lowering the Landed Cost of Goods to the U.S. & Europe.
Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
Hosted by Tom Travis, managing partner,
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

2:30 p.m.: Retail 101: How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store, Part 2
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez, director,
Global Purchasing Companies.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

3 p.m.: Take Your Imagination Around the World: Creating a Bridge Linking Fashion, New Media and New Growth Opportunities
Presented by U.S. Department of Commerce.
Hosted by Leticia Arias and Maura Kawai, international trade specialists with the U.S. Commercial Service.
– South Hall, Level 2, Room S226

3 p.m.: Priceless? Do You know What’s In Your Product & Supply Chain — The Real Cost of Quality
Presented by Bureau Veritas.
Panelists: Jim Walters, senior vice president, worldwide quality assurance, Mattel Corp.; William Silveira, vice president, account management, Bureau Veritas.
Moderator: Rick Horwitch, vice president, business development and marketing, Bureau Veritas.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

4 p.m.: The Evolving Consumer: Do They Really Care Enough?
Presented by Organic Exchange & The Organic
Trade Association.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

4:30 p.m.: The Truth About Teens and Brands
Presented by MTV Networks.
Hosted by Becky Radha Subramanyam, vice president, research and planning, MTV Networks Kids and Family Group.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

THURSDAY, FEB. 14
9 a.m.: Keynote Sourcing Profile: Sourcing Multilevel Apparel Product
Hosted by Danny Yeung, vice president,
corporate quality assurance, St. John.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

9 a.m.: Feathers, Fur & Patent Leather
Presented by Committee for Colour & Trends.
Hosted by Ellen Campuzano.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

10 a.m.: How Much Should I Buy?
Encore presentation by OTB Retail Systems.
Hosted by Mort Haaz.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

10:30 a.m.: Choices in Sustainability
Presented by Promostyl. Hosted by Nathalie Fausty, trend consultant, Promostyl West Coast.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

11 a.m.: Global Youth Culture Streetwear & Contemporary Fashion: Defining Trends, Subcultures & Influences From Music, Sports, Technology & Globalization
Presented by Label Networks.
Hosted by Kathleen Gasperini,
editor and co-founder, Label Networks.
– South Hall, Floor 2, S226

11 a.m.: Top Five Problems You Should Avoid When Importing
Presented by USA-ITA.
Panelists: Jodie Mendoza, senior vice president, corporate logistics and vendor compliance, Jones New York; Mary Jo Muoio, president, National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwards Association of America; Brenda Jacobs, counsel, Sidley Austin LLP.
Moderator: Julie Hughes, senior vice president of international trade, USA-ITA.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

12:30 p.m.: Sustainable Manufacturing — Decreasing the Environmental Impact of Cotton Textile Processing
Presented by Cotton Inc.
Panelists: Ronald Schrell, president, Thies Textile Machinery Inc.; Craig White, marketing apparel, Huntsman International; Tony Jones, Innova International; Lou Protonentis, director, product initiatives, Cotton Inc.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

1:30 p.m.: How to Retain and Motivate Your Sales Team
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Hosted by Robert Silverstone.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

1:30 p.m.: Sales Manager Strategic Goal Setting and Salesman Territory Planning With the ‘New Customer’
Presented by RepSpark Systems.
Hosted by Meghann Butcher and Luis Ortiz.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

2 p.m.: Can Fashion Be Produced in the U.S.?
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Speakers: Michael Rosen, chief executive officer, Michael Stars; Alicia Estrada, chief financial officer and designer, Stop Staring; Randa Allen, designer, Notice; Carlo Gholami, principal and designer, Couture, The Clothing Co.; Gene Zuckerman, sales manager, J.H. Clothing.
Moderator: Frances Harder, director, Fashion Business Inc.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S114

2:30 p.m.: Turning Trade Policy Into Sourcing Profits
Presented by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
Hosted by Tom Travis, managing partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg.
– South Hall, Level 1, Room S116

3:30 p.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.
– North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

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