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MAGIC Marketplace

At the Las Vegas Convention Center and Las Vegas Hilton, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2005

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WWDMAGIC presents Concept Women’s Collections Spring 2006
Aug. 29-31: 1:30 p.m.
• Grand Lobby

 

MAGIC kids presents The Best of Spring 2006
Aug. 29-31: 4:30 p.m.

• Grand Lobby

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Monday, Aug. 29

11 a.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay
Presented by eBay.
This beginner’s seminar will walk you through the selling process step-by-step and help you make eBay an additional sales channel for your business. All attendees will receive a free copy of
“eBay for Dummies.”
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N253

Noon: Fall-Winter Makeup Trend
Presented by M.A.C. Cosmetics.
Hosted by Gregory Arlt, director of makeup artistry.
Artists demonstrate makeup looks that appeared at the fall-winter 2005 shows and review the key trends of the fall and winter season.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

Noon: Fall-Winter 2006 Color and Trend Overview for Men and Women
Presented by Color Portfolio.
Hosted by Carol Meek, president.
A focused overview of the key colors, trends, fabric and print directions for fall-winter 2006.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N261

1 p.m.: What’s Next for Spring 2006 & Forward — Women’s Trend Forecast
Presented by The Doneger Group.
Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director. Sponsored by MAGIC.
A lively look at the forces driving fashion forward: lifestyle shifts, consumer profiles, marketing directions and color, fabric and design trends.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N235-7

2 p.m.: Loss Prevention: How to Beat the Five-Finger Discount
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez.
This workshop covers the scams professional shoplifters are using; how to create a system of checks and balances to keep theft to a bare minimum and how to use technology to safeguard your store from within.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N261

2 p.m.: Global Visibility to Your Product and Operations — SGS Worldwide Service Workshop
Presented by SGS Consumer Testing Services.
Meet with SGS executing affiliates from around the world
to develop a customized program for your organization. To preregister, contact Brenda Ridenour at Brenda.Ridenour@sgs.com.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114

2 p.m.: Maximizing Trade Between the USA and Italy With Innovative Financial Solutions
Presented by Bank of Monte Dei Paschi di Siena.
This discussion will highlight creative financing solutions that reduce financial costs of doing business in Italy while enhancing flexibility with Italian vendors.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

2 p.m.: Functional/High-Tech Textiles: A Strategic Tool for Apparel Sourcing
Presented by Justin Huang, secretary general, Taiwan Textile Federation.
This seminar will review 15 different standards and the related verification methodologies for functional textiles, including antibacteria, UV-cut, moisture permeability, flame-retardation and far-infrared.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

3 p.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N253

4 p.m.: Latest Innovations in Teflon Leather Protector
Presented by Teflon.
The new Advanced Teflon washable leather protector provides leathers with unmatched washability as well as unique, durable dual-action stain and soil repel/release properties, yet maintains the fine look and feel of leather.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

4 p.m.: Retail 101: How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez.
This workshop is geared toward helping the prospective retail store owner avoid the problems that so often close a store before it can even get started. Topics covered include the where and when of buying, retail math, merchandising and displays, operations, customer service and more.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N261

4 p.m.: Youth Predictive —
Spring-Summer 2006
Presented by The Doneger Group. Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director. Sponsored by MAGIC.
Fashion takes a tongue-in-cheek approach for spring-summer 2006 with trends that capture the imagination of the youth market. Color, fabric, print and pattern direction, in addition to key silhouettes, will be highlighted.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N235-7

Tuesday, Aug. 30

10 a.m.: Open-to-Buy Planning: “How Much Should I Buy?”
Presented by OTB Retail Systems.
Hosted by Mort Haaz.
In this 90-minute workshop, retailers will learn how to set up a buying plan to ensure leaner, better-balanced, faster-turning inventory with fewer markdowns and a positive cash flow.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N261

10 a.m.: Apparel Sourcing
Post-2005: Quota Free World? Challenges and Opportunities
Hosted by Rick Darling, president, U.S. global brand business group, Li & Fung, and executive director of Li & Fung Trading Ltd.; Joe Gorga, president and chief executive officer, International Textile Group.
With an increased move to cut-and-sew operations outside the U.S., textile companies must expand their global fabric capabilities and sourcing relationships.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

10 a.m.: WGSN Global Trend Direction Presentation — Women’s/Junior Fall-Winter
2006-07
Presented by WGSN.
Hosted by Barbara Kennington, creative and editorial director.
WGSN’s take on consumer attitudes and global street trends, inspirational retail and design hot spots.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

10:30 a.m.: Supply Chain Financing Solutions
Presented by DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. Hosted by Amanda Chiu, senior vice president and head of factoring.
To meet the changing business environment, an alternative way of financing is introduced to encourage exporters to trade under open account, which can enhance their competitive edge.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114

11 a.m.: Expand Your Business: Learn to Sell on eBay
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N253

Noon: Emerging Market Niches
Presented by Global Purchasing Companies.
Hosted by Mercedes Gonzalez.
Find out what’s new in the Latin, plus-size and Baby Boomer niche markets. Learn how to interpret cultural lifestyle trends that will turn into profit.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261
Noon: WGSN Global Trend Direction Presentation — Men’s Street/Active Fall-Winter 2006-07
Presented by WGSN.
Hosted by Barbara Kennington, creative and editorial director.
WGSN’s take on consumer attitudes and global street trends, inspirational retail and design hot spots.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

Noon: Security and Supply Chain Logistic Issues for Apparel Companies
Panel presentation hosted and moderated by Julie Hughes, vice president, USA-ITA. Panelists: Maureen Gray, vice president of international trade, Polo/Ralph Lauren; Robert Mele, vice president of international trade, Ann Taylor; Sean Doherty, supervisory supply chain specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Department of Homeland Security; Brian Moore, director of sales, Maersk Sealand.
Speakers will review the latest in security technology as well as provide an introduction to “smart containers” and updates on security programs by branded apparel companies, ocean carriers and U.S. Customs.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

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