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WWD Special Report issue 05/23/2011

■ Couture will be providing continuous transportation between the Wynn and the Mandalay during show hours, June 2 to 6.

This story first appeared in the May 23, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

■ From Wynn: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., outside the Alsace meeting room where registration is located.

■ From Mandalay: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., by the Shark Reef entrance. (Last pickup is 6 p.m. at both hotels.)

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Daily
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on June 6):
Show hours.
Show Floor features include:
■ All day beverages in Latour and Lafite.
■ The Niche Lounge on the Stage in Lafite.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.: Late Night Lounge, Towers Pool.
Sponsored by Viewpoint.

Wed., June 1
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:
Exhibitor Orientation and Education (exhibitors only), Mouton 1.
Seminars on presenting to editors and improving merchandising and sales techniques.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Exhibitor welcome reception, Sunset Hallway.

Thurs., June 2
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.:
Couture’s opening night party, Sunset Pool Deck (invitation only).
Performance by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Fri., June 3
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.:
Couture Business xChange, Mouton 1. Speaker: Adam Bernhard, HauteLook.
Sponsored by WWD.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Couture Après Show, Sunset Hallway.
Sponsored by Silver Promotion Service.

Sat., June 4
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.:
Couture Business xChange, Mouton 1.
Speaker: Author, researcher and consultant Paco Underhill.
Sponsored by Stuller.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: The Couture Design Awards, The Encore Ballroom.
Sponsored by Brazilian Gems & Jewellery Trade Association and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Before the Awards: The Brazilian Gems & Jewellery Trade Association and the Fashion Institute of Technology host “the celebracao” — a Brazilian celebration of food, drink, design and music.

Sun., June 5
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.: Couture Business xChange, Mouton 1.
“America’s Coolest Stores” panel moderated by Trace Shelton, editor in chief of InDesign and contributing editor of InStore.
Panelists include: Curtis Bennett of O.C. Tanner, Mark Mazzarese of Mazzarese Jewelry and Julia Gardner of David Gardner’s Jewelers.
Sponsored by InStore and InDesign.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Couture Après Show, Sunset Hallway.
Sponsored by Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

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