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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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2 p.m.: Sports Illustrated on Campus: Style 101 College Panel
Hosted by Sports Illustrated on Campus. Moderated by Sheereen Miller, senior marketing manager; students from Arizona State University, University of Nebraska, Johnson C. Smith University, University of Texas, University of Oregon and University of Alabama.
Discover back-to-school must-haves, the most popular apparel on campus and student trends and preferences.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N261

 

2 p.m.: Global Street Trends + the Cross-Cultural Effects Motivating Youth Culture Fashion Today
Presented by Label Networks.
Hosted by Kathleen Gasperini,
co-founder, senior vice president.
This presentation provides authentic street-level knowledge, insight and credible future forecasting about the trends, influences and motivations affecting the fashion, style and attitudes of 13-  to 30-year-olds in North America, Europe, Japan and China.
• North Hall, Mezzanine,
Room N259

2 p.m.: Helping Vendors Understand Social Accountability From the Perspective of Retailers
and Brands
Presented by Bureau Veritas.
Hosted by Carolyn Duffy, director of assessment services. Moderated by Jeff Hantover, consultant and former director of external affairs, Gap Inc. Panelists: Ron Martin, vice president, sourcing, VF Corp.; Ian Spaulding, director of global compliance, Sears Holding Corp.; Mark K. Spears, director, Corporate Compliance Group, The Walt Disney Co.; Greg Murphy, director, labor and safety compliance, Kellwood Co.
The panel will address the importance of social accountability, including why retailers and brands are requiring vendors to take responsibility for labor conditions in their supply chain; understanding the benefits for vendors who responsibly manage their supply chain with social accountability programs, and initial steps vendors can take now in order to proactively respond to the evolving needs of retailers and brands to potentially increase their business.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

2 p.m.: Precious Earth —
Spring-Summer 2006 Color and Trend Forecast
Presented by American Trend & Color Committee. Hosted by Lisa Mainardi, director. Sponsored by fabric@MAGIC.
Presenting on behalf of 25 forecasting experts, the American Trend & Color Committee highlights the key colors, fabrics and styling trends for spring-summer 2006.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114

2:30 p.m.: Viewpoint: Men’s Spring 2006 European Designer Collections
Presented by The Doneger Group.
Hosted by David Wolfe, creative director. Sponsored by MAGIC.
A front-row seat to the men’s European designer shows in Milan and Paris, covering the most important details in color, textiles and designs from the world’s leading designers.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N235-7

3 p.m.: Expand Your Business:
Learn to Sell on eBay
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Level 1, Room N253

3:30 p.m.: The ATPDEA/AFTA Agreements with the U.S.: Peru and Colombia as Sourcing Destinations
Presented by Jose Gonzalez, chairman, PROMPEX-Peru, and Sylvia Reyes, U.S. trade representative, PROEXPORT-Colombia. Moderated by Ana Maria Deustuas of the Consulate General of Peru.
Leaders of the industry will discuss the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act and the Andean Free Trade Agreement, including national textile traditions, integrated industries, full-package contractors and market opportunities for American sourcing executives.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

4 p.m.: Why Export? Because That’s
Where the Money Is!
Presented by U.S. Department of Commerce. Hosted by Timothy C. Thompson, executive director, global trade programs.
The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, which has 105 U.S. Export Assistance Centers throughout the United States and more than 150 international offices worldwide, offers customized solutions for you to make international sales and increase your business in foreign markets.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

4 p.m.: Colors Are Not About Rules,
They’re About Options…
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Hosted by Fran Sude and Arnie Sude, Design Options.
The Sudes will take you into the world of color and trend for the misses’, junior, young contemporary, kids’, young men’s and home fashion markets.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

Wednesday, Aug. 31

10 a.m.: WGSN Global Trend Direction Presentation — Women’s/Junior Fall-Winter 2006-07
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

10 a.m.: Open-to-Buy Planning:
“How Much Should I Buy?”
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

10 a.m.: Why Sourcing Isn’t a One-Horse Race: 186 Countries Determined to Offer a Better Deal than China
Presented by Clothesource Sourcing Intelligence.
Hosted by Mike Flanagan, co-owner.
This seminar will discuss the rapidly changing world of apparel sourcing and how global factories are adapting to make themselves more competitive sourcing destinations for top brands and private label retailers.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

10 a.m.: Precious Earth — Spring-Summer 2006 Color and Trend Forecast
Encore presentation.
• 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: WGSN Global Trend Direction Presentation — Youth/Urban/Street
Fall-Winter 2006-07
Presented by WGSN. Hosted by Barbara Kennington, creative and editorial director.
WGSN’s take on global street trends, denim, graphics, inspirational retail and design hot spots.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

Noon: Inspirations, Fabrics and Colors — Spring-Summer 2007
Presented by Peclers Paris North America.
Tangible recommendations for fibers, textures and finishing. Also, a preview of fashion attitudes explaining how to mix, contrast and coordinate materials and volumes — the keys to designing the right silhouettes for the season.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

Noon: International Quality Assurance:
Vital Steps to Managing Import Risk
Panel presentation hosted by SGS Consumer Testing Services. Moderated by Katherine Stein, national accounts manager. Panelists: Sal Incalcatera, senior vice president, quality assurance and compliance, Saks Inc.; Ralph Iannazzone, managing director, RBG Associates; Roger Mayerson, vice president, global sourcing and product development, Casual Male Retail Group.
The panelists will cover necessary steps to take within your supply chain that will aid in ensuring that your product produced worldwide is delivered to specification.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

1:30 p.m.: Sourcing 101: How and Where Do You Begin to Find Reliable Offshore Sources?
Presented by Fashion Business Inc. Hosted by Melanie McFarland, former sourcing manager with The Walt Disney Co.; David Nordella, consultant, GMAC Commercial Finance, U.S. Commercial Services; Richard Price, Sales Managers Unlimited Inc.; Robert Krieger, Norman Krieger Freight Forwarding.
Manufacturers will learn about the many international sourcing resources available
to them, plus the financial and legal ramifications of offshore production. Contact info@FashionBizinc.org to preregister.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS114

2 p.m.: How European Powerhouses Do Fast Fashion: Lessons for Retailers Wanting to Copy Them and Suppliers Wanting to Sell to Them
Presented by Clothesource Sourcing Intelligence.
Hosted by Liz Leffman, co-owner.
This seminar will examine how major European stores such as Zara, Top Shop and H&M and their suppliers manage the design process and create a flexible manufacturing base in countries on the European periphery. The seminar will explore the capabilities of the main producer countries in the region.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

2 p.m.: Coaching: How to Bring Out the Best in Your Staff, Yourself and Your Business
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Hosted by Robert Silverstone.
In this experiential workshop, participants will learn tools to improve their communication and leadership skills to become a better manager, employer or business owner.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

2 p.m.: Inspirations, Fabrics and Colors — Spring-Summer 2007
Encore presentation.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N261

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

3 p.m.: Tobe Next: Fall-Winter 2006-2007: Themes, Key Items, Fabrics and Colors
Hosted by The Tobe Report.
Presented by Carolyn Egan, editor.
A focused and reality-based presentation of women’s wear and accessories with an emphasis on themes, key items, fabrics and color.
• South Hall, Level 1, Room MS116

4 p.m. Fashion Marketing and Retailing Online
Presented by Fashion Business Inc.
Hosted by Arnie Wachman and Kelly Rose, Apparel Link.
Learn how to create a virtually limitless selling floor at a tiny percentage of the cost of your brick-and-mortar selling space by utilizing “virtual boutiques.” Increase volume, increase turn and move your markdowns off your selling floor. Learn the “best practices” for using the Web to market fashion.
• North Hall, Mezzanine, Room N259

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