HAVE A HEART: Jane Elfers, president and chief executive officer of Lord & Taylor, will host businesswomen from the fashion, finance and health care industries at the Sister to Sister Executive Women’s Breakfast on Tuesday. The event kicks off the organization’s 2006 National Woman’s Heart Day Campaign, which includes the Woman’s Heart Day Health Fair at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 17. Model and author Dayle Haddon, ABC-TV “20/20” correspondent Deborah Roberts and NBC-TV “Extra” correspondent Tanika Ray are co-chairs of the event, which will be emceed by Donna Hanover and includes actress Cathy Moriarty-Gentile talking about the impact of heart disease on her family. The Sister to Sister: Everyone Has a Heart Foundation was founded in 2000 with a mission to increase awareness of heart disease among women.
VEGAS MOVES: MAGIC International has signed a long-term lease for the Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom, Pavilion and Center, giving MAGIC an additional 105,00 square feet of space. The announcement comes after MAGIC moved its women’s offerings from the Sands Expo Convention Center to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its August event to unify its offerings under one roof. The move means the ASAP Global Sourcing Show at the Hilton, which coincides with MAGIC, will relocate to the Venetian ballroom for its Feb. 14-17 show, expanding 60 percent to 80,000 square feet. Lauren McConnell, vice president and general manager of MAGIC International, said the organization will later announce specific plans for the February show layout. The heat is on MAGIC as other shows vie for its attendees. The Project Show announced that it was expanding to Las Vegas with a Feb. 13-15 run, featuring mostly men’s products with some women’s apparel.