Seminar

ETHIOPIA: YOUR SOURCE FOR PREMIUM DUTY FREE FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING

ETHIOPIA: YOUR SOURCE FOR PREMIUM DUTY FREE FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:30pm

As U.S. sourcing executives for footwear brands and retailers look to new emerging manufacturing regions, Ethiopia stands out! Today’s presenters will share their experiences and motivation for manufacturing in Ethiopia which include high quality workforces, state of the art factories with easy access to local raw materials (including sheep and cow leather), strong government support and - most importantly: DUTY FREE ACCESS to the U.S., E.U, Canada and Japan.

SPEAKERS:

PDSCOMMERCE PRESENTS: MAKING TECHNOLOGY YOUR BESTIE

PDSCOMMERCE PRESENTS: MAKING TECHNOLOGY YOUR BESTIE
WSA@MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:30am

Companies are constantly fighting and angling to be on the cutting edge of new technology as they battle for ecommerce, retail, and wholesale market share. This can lead to a disjointed strategy where businesses are always chasing the next best idea versus focusing on solutions that will have the biggest impact on success.

FOOTWEAR NEWS PRESENTS: EMERGING DESIGNERS PANEL

FOOTWEAR NEWS PRESENTS: EMERGING DESIGNERS PANEL
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 3:30pm

Come hear our most talked about emerging designers discuss how they launched their line, what it takes to stand out in today’s market, how they work with celebrities to widen their brand, and where they find design inspiration. Plus, they'll be telling us what trends they're bringing to the market for Spring 2017.

MODERATOR:

  • Christian Allaire, Associate Fashion Editor, High-End Men's, Footwear News

PANELISTS:

THE NPD GROUP PRESENTS: FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY MID-YEAR REVIEW. HOW CONSUMER PREFERENCES ARE DRIVING THE TRENDS IN OUR INDUSTRY

THE NPD GROUP PRESENTS: FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY MID-YEAR REVIEW. HOW CONSUMER PREFERENCES ARE DRIVING THE TRENDS IN OUR INDUSTRY
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:30am

A must-attend kick-off event at FN PLATFORM with Beth Goldstein of The NPD Group! In this time of unprecedented change in the retail environment, join The NPD Group for a discussion about how consumer preferences are shaping our industry. You’ll come away from this presentation with a unique view of the market. Beth will detail the bright spots from the first half of 2016 and reveal how the back half is likely to fare. Learn what you should look for at the show and what to keep your eye on for 2017 and beyond.

SPEAKER:

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: HOW THE BEST GET BETTER

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: HOW THE BEST GET BETTER
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 3:15pm

Robert Stevenson’s program will address the many facets of successfully operating a retail shoe store. He will address the Essential Habits for Success when it comes to leadership, handling change, sales and customer service, along with establishing the right corporate culture. He will break down the Art and Science of Selling into a no-nonsense set of guidelines that will make even the most novice salesperson a success.

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: DOLLARS & $EN$E: DO YOU CONTROL YOUR MONEY OR DOES YOUR MONEY CONTROL YOU?

NATIONAL SHOE RETAILERS ASSOCIATION (NSRA) PRESENTS: DOLLARS & $EN$E: DO YOU CONTROL YOUR MONEY OR DOES YOUR MONEY CONTROL YOU?
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

Far more than a seminar in accounting, this session connects strategy, decision making, and financial results in a very memorable way. Learn how to understand and communicate the economic importance of every decision made by store owners, managers, and employees. Turn great ideas into great business ideas with practical tools and techniques that enhance customer loyalty, motivate employees, and deliver financial returns. Specifically, attendees will learn about:

• How your store’s profitability compares to its NSRA peers’ latest results

STATE OF STYLE. BLURRED LIVES: AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY

STATE OF STYLE. BLURRED LIVES: AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 3:00pm

Looking ahead to Fall ’17 and beyond, David Wolfe examines two major forces creating a newly blurred lifestyle driving fashion forward today. Augmented Reality means improving Real Life with advanced access to ever-emerging technology in all aspects of life in the 21st century.

PRESENTED BY:

  • David Wolfe, Creative Director, THE DONEGER GROUP

CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: WHERE HAVE THE RETAIL CUSTOMERS GONE?

CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION PRESENTS: WHERE HAVE THE RETAIL CUSTOMERS GONE?
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 11:30am

With the uncertainty about the election, the industry's increase in promotional activity and off-price malls, and consumers shifting their spending from ‘things’ to ‘experiences,’ today’s shopper is more driven by price and style than brand loyalty. How do you develop a brand or keep a customer in this conservative purchasing climate? Our panel of experts will be sharing their eye-opening advice and insights.

MODERATOR:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

PANELISTS:

HOW TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCES THE INDUSTRY

HOW TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCES THE INDUSTRY
WSA@MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

There is no running from technology's role in our world today. In the fast paced footwear industry, there has been a tremendous boom in recent years with the role that technology has had in everything from production to marketing and even the consumer experience. Join us as we discuss these new involvements with some of the industry's leaders in implementation of tech in footwear.

MODERATOR:

  • Eddie Hertzman, Editor, VAMP

PANELISTS:

FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA (FDRA) PRESENTS: THE CHANGING FACE OF SOURCING & PRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING SOURCING SHIFTS AND BEST PRACTICES TO BOOSTING FACTORY PRODUCTION AND QUALITY

FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA (FDRA) PRESENTS: THE CHANGING FACE OF SOURCING & PRODUCTION: UNDERSTANDING SOURCING SHIFTS AND BEST PRACTICES TO BOOSTING FACTORY PRODUCTION AND QUALITY
FN PLATFORM
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:00pm

Join the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) and Impactiva as they explore global footwear sourcing trends and the best way to enhance factory efficiencies and innovations in an ever-changing landscape. Walk away with vital trade policy, costing, and production information that will help you effectively utilize and leverage the entire global footwear supply chain.

SPEAKER:

  • Matt Priest, President, FDRA
  • Opala Avdiu, President of the Americas, Impactiva
  • Thomas Crockett, Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, FDRA

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