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FOOTWEAR NEWS PRESENTS: TRANSLATING THE TRENDS - SPRING '15

FOOTWEAR NEWS PRESENTS: TRANSLATING THE TRENDS - SPRING '15
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:00pm
With the rapid fire pace of trends in today's footwear market, this seminar will analyze the tipping points that contribute to their market prevalence. Designer Coye Nokes will be on hand to discuss her various sources of design inspiration and how to balance on-trend with an original viewpoint. Fashion Editor Mosha Lundström Halbert will also address some of the key forward looking footwear styles for the Spring '15 season and onwards.  
 
SPEAKERS:
Mosha Lundström Halbert, FASHION EDITOR, FOOTWEAR NEWS

CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: ALIBABA, THE NEXT FRONTIER

CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: ALIBABA, THE NEXT FRONTIER
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Alibaba has always provided the opportunity for buyers to finding the right manufacturing for their needs, no
matter who they are. Not many businesses know that they can also use Alibaba to
sell to consumers In China through our platforms there. We would like to talk about this
complete beneficial ecosystem that Alibaba provides for businesses to find
manufacturers as well as find international consumers for their products. This would be Alibaba.com’s New
Frontier!”
 
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FOOTWEAR AND BRAND LICENSING: LESSONS FROM THE EXPERTS

FOOTWEAR AND BRAND LICENSING: LESSONS FROM THE EXPERTS
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:00am
Join our panel of experts, while they share their experiences in developing successful licensing
programs.  Tap into additional revenue streams by expanding outside of your core product category through outbound
licensing initiatives. Learn how industry leaders have leveraged established and emerging brands through collaborations and inbound licensing partnerships to take a competitive lead in the market.
 
MODERATOR:
Stacey Campot, FASHION & LIFESTYLE MANAGER, LICENSING EXPO

BRIAN WINSTON COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: THE ROAD TO RICHES OR THE ROAD TO HELL- THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE

BRIAN WINSTON COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: THE ROAD TO RICHES OR THE ROAD TO HELL- THE CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Many believe that the Canadian Market can be conquered as an additional region. Canada is a large and diverse country with many different levels of sophistication, taste and acceptance. As close as we are to America, there are inherent differences. Come learn why some organizations have soared and others have failed miserably. An hour of your time, will be well spent!

SPEAKER:
Brian Winston, CEO/PRESIDENT, WINSTON COLLECTIVE

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: STATE OF THE U.S. FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY: INSIGHTS AND OUTLOOK

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: STATE OF THE U.S. FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY: INSIGHTS AND OUTLOOK
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 2:30pm
Challenge your thinking about the state of the U.S. footwear industry and identify opportunities as industry experts from The NPD Group/Sports and Leisure Trends share the latest consumer and product trends in footwear. They’ll discuss what’s hot (and what’s not) in the independent shoe retail channel. They will explore hidden opportunities for your business based on margin and GMROI analysis – for now and future planning. The session concludes with an overview of what to look for at FN PLATFORM.
 

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NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: BUILDING A WINNING WEB STRATEGY

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: BUILDING A WINNING WEB STRATEGY
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 3:45pm
While virtually every company has a website, far fewer have a winning web strategy. In this session we’ll
explore what separates successful web strategies from average ones, with a focus on the three key areas of website success:
1.  Driving qualified traffic to your site through search engines and other digital marketing efforts. 
2.  Converting site traffic into leads and sales by developing great content and user experiences. 

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: THE EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCE: INCREASE SALES THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: THE EXPERIENCE DIFFERENCE: INCREASE SALES THROUGH EXTRAORDINARY CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:15pm
Two-thirds of consumers are willing to spend more with a company that provides excellent
customer service, but only 7% say that businesses exceed their expectations. This is an incredible opportunity for those retailers that can deliver a more engaging and differentiated experience. Participants learn what makes a customer experience extraordinary, the key primary touch points, and specific actions that retailers can take to create a more productive customer experience.
 
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STERNE AGEE PRESENTS: THE SOLE OF OMNI CHANNEL

STERNE AGEE PRESENTS: THE SOLE OF OMNI CHANNEL
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 8:00am

Sam Poser, Managing Director & Equity Analyst at Sterne Agee will moderate the discussion of how retailers can reach their customers through numerous channels and enhance their brand identity at the same time.

MODERATOR:
Sam Poser, MANAGING DIRECTOR & EQUITY ANALYST, STERNE AGEE

PANELISTS:
Cliff Sifford, CEO, SHOE CARNIVAL
Rick Ausick, PRESIDENT, FAMOUS FOOTWEAR
Andrew Hampshire, TANNERY & CONCEPTS

THE DONEGER GROUP PRESENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2015 - THE BIG PICTURE / DIVERSE DIRECTIONS

THE DONEGER GROUP PRESENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2015 - THE BIG PICTURE / DIVERSE DIRECTIONS
MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
Where is fashion going?  Several different directions,  all at the same time, and all are fashion-right for the right consumer.
Colors, textiles, design and inspiration are offering so many options that it is important to understand what really matters and what are the key forces moving fashion forward today.  David Wolfe’s presentation tracks what’s happening in the world and where fashion is going from season-to-season.
 
SPEAKER: 
David Wolfe, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE DONEGER GROUP

 

AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION (AAFA) PRESENTS: ON THE MOVE: CALIFORNIA PROP 65 & OTHER STATE REGULATIONS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION (AAFA) PRESENTS: ON THE MOVE: CALIFORNIA PROP 65 & OTHER STATE REGULATIONS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WSA@MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

With the product safety regulatory environment constantly changing and expanding at the state level, and with it bringing significant economic impacts, it is imperative that apparel and footwear companies have a thorough understanding of the regulations. Learn what it means to be compliant and how to establish systems that accurately report and validate your processes to achieve compliance.

SPEAKER:
Stephen Lamar, EXECUTIVE VP, AMERICAN APPAREL & FOOTWEAR ASSOCIATION (AAFA)

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