Seminar

KNOWING THE INS AND OUTS OF SOURCING: A PRIMER FOR NEW AND MID-SIZE BRANDS AND RETAILERS

KNOWING THE INS AND OUTS OF SOURCING: A PRIMER FOR NEW AND MID-SIZE BRANDS AND RETAILERS
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 1:30pm

As your brand grows and your production needs evolve, knowing how to find factories both at home and abroad is a must. How do you go about this? What do you need to look for? What do you need to know to maximize your sourcing success? This and more will be discussed by our panel of fashion industry sourcing experts.

MODERATOR:

  • Frances Harder, President, FASHION BUSINESS INC.

SPEAKERS:

  • Sherry West, CEO, DAISY & BLU
  • Susan Power, President, ABOUT SOURCES

Others to be announced.

FLEXIBLE FREE TRADE: WHAT IS IN THE PIPELINE THAT COULD AFFECT WHERE YOU SOURCE?

FLEXIBLE FREE TRADE: WHAT IS IN THE PIPELINE THAT COULD AFFECT WHERE YOU SOURCE?
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

Are you up-to-date on the current list of potential sourcing destinations? Are you looking at Myanmar? Cuba? Madagascar, Vietnam and others? What about the U.S. for textiles and apparel? What do free trade situations mean for apparel production? This session will provide updates from top sourcing executives, government representatives and leading international law firms.

MODERATOR:

  • Tom Travis, Managing Partner, SANDLER, TRAVIS & ROSENBERG

SPEAKERS:

IT’S ONLY FASHION: EMPOWERING CREATIVITY WITH FEMALE VOICES

IT’S ONLY FASHION: EMPOWERING CREATIVITY WITH FEMALE VOICES
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:30am

As co-founder and designer of BB Dakota, Katharine believes that fashion should be fun, affordable and creative but… it is not the focus of life! Join her as she describes how she and her sister developed their brand philosophy, what priorities she focuses on for her business and her customers and how BB Dakota markets to witty and outspoken women who don’t take themselves (or their fashion) too seriously.

MODERATOR:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

SPEAKERS:

FOLLOW THE PATH TO GLOBAL SUCCESS

FOLLOW THE PATH TO GLOBAL SUCCESS
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:30am

U.S. brands, both Made in USA or designed in the states, continue to shine on the world market. The U.S. Federal government programs to help U.S. textile and apparel brands domestically and globally are important and at the disposal of our industry. In addition, the ongoing trade initiatives of TPP and TTIP could create new sourcing opportunities worldwide and at home. MAGIC and USFIA are honored to work with the top people at the Department of Commerce and at major brands/retailers to bring you this important session.

MODERATOR:

FOLLOW THE PATH TO GLOBAL SUCCESS

FOLLOW THE PATH TO GLOBAL SUCCESS
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:30am

U.S. brands, both Made in USA or designed in the states, continue to shine on the world market. The U.S. Federal government programs to help U.S. textile and apparel brands domestically and globally are important and at the disposal of our industry. In addition, the ongoing trade initiatives of TPP and TTIP could create new sourcing opportunities worldwide and at home. MAGIC and USFIA are honored to work with the top people at the Department of Commerce and at major brands/retailers to bring you this important session.

MODERATOR:

DESIRABLE WEARABLES: THE FUTURE IS HERE

DESIRABLE WEARABLES: THE FUTURE IS HERE
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 1:30pm

Join Syuzi Pakhchyan, author of ʺFashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Craftingʺ, as she chronicles and shares her constantly evolving developments in the realm of wearable tech. As a user experience designer focusing on developing next generation wearables, she develops and encourages conversations and actions to mold the future of fashion.

SPEAKER:

  • Syuzi Pakchyan, Founder, FASHIONINGTECHNOLOGY.COM and User Experience Lead at BCGDV

APPAREL MAGAZINE'S 9TH ANNUAL SOURCING SUMMIT: BREAKTHROUGHS IN SOURCING FROM CONCEPT TO DELIVERY

APPAREL MAGAZINE'S 9TH ANNUAL SOURCING SUMMIT: BREAKTHROUGHS IN SOURCING FROM CONCEPT TO DELIVERY
SOURCING AT MAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:30pm

Exploration of how the role of sourcing is emerging to impact excellence along the entire supply chain, from concept to delivery, helping to achieve operational and strategic breakthroughs in a competitive and complex global retail environment.

MODERATOR:

  • Tony Ward, Senior Partner, KURT SALMON

SPEAKERS:

  • Bryan Riviere, VP Product Development and Sourcing, LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
  • Adi Zukerman, Senior Director of Commercialization, CABELA'S
  • Jeremy Wootten, President, HOMTEX INC.
  • Cort Jacoby, Partner, KURT SALMON

YOUR TOP EIGHT ACCESSORY QUESTIONS FINALLY ANSWERED!

YOUR TOP EIGHT ACCESSORY QUESTIONS FINALLY ANSWERED!
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 12:00pm

We’re answering your most pressing accessories questions. What to do with scarves? What are the jewelry box basics? How do I create a pulled-together look for my customers? What accessories does my customer need to keep her wardrobe up-to-date? Come find out!

SPEAKER:

  • Karen Giberson, President, ACCESSORIES COUNCIL

WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE

WOW CUSTOMER SERVICE
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:00am

What does it take to keep your customers? In this eye-opening workshop, you'll learn the customer service strategies that keep shoppers coming back season after season. These ideas are great for management or anyone that works in your store!

SPEAKER:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

HOW TO ATTRACT, RETAIN AND ENGAGE NEW CUSTOMERS

HOW TO ATTRACT, RETAIN AND ENGAGE NEW CUSTOMERS
WWDMAGIC
Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 3:00pm

This seminar is a must if you own a retail store! Ron Cates from Constant Contact will share his strategies for getting new customers in store and spending money. You won't want to miss his unique and exciting ideas!

SPEAKER:

  • Ron Cates, Digital Marketing Expert, CONSTANT CONTACT

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