3 Seminars not to miss this February at SOURCING at MAGIC

3 Seminars not to miss this February at SOURCING at MAGIC

Friday, January 27 2017

Home of the industry’s largest complimentary seminar series, MAGIC’s hallmark educational program presents 50+ sessions led by 70+ executive-level speakers.

With topics including trend forecasting, new technology, financial insights, ecommerce solutions and the latest in merchandising, marketing, sourcing, selling and more, interactive talks and panels further business, foster growth and support success.

Check out days and times for this month's highlighted panels below.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017
 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | FUTURE REVOLUTION: INNOVATIONS IMPACTING FASHION'S FUTURE

As niche products such as performance wear and wearable tech morph into leading categories, how will fashion designers, sourcing leaders and tech innovators from U.S. brands and retailers prepare for the next generation of our industry?


SPEAKERS
Rooham Rahman, Director of Technical, CABELA'S
Dianne Jefferies, President, DJL CONSULTING
Scott Labbe, VP Product Development, WOLVERINE WORLDWIDE

MODERATOR
Katherine Stein, Director Business Development - Softlines SGS NORTH AMERICA INC.

LOCATION
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM N251

 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | WHY IT MATTERS: SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK

The urgency and expanse of the sustainability issues facing the apparel, footwear and textiles industry require collective attention on a global scale. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding more responsibly made fashion. To ignite the change required to redefine the way the industry is run, peers and competitors must come together as a united front. Through collaborative efforts, a growing number of brands, retailers and manufacturers are committing to transparency and the sharing of environmental and social/labor best practices, a full-circle collaboration that benefits all involved.

SPEAKERS
Jeff Nash, Managing Partner, FUTUREMADE.COM
Avedis Seferian, CEO + President, WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION
Scott Leonard, Co-Founder, INDIGENOUS

MODERATOR
Scott Miller, Director, SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COALITION


LOCATION
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | IN APPAREL, PRODUCT IS ALWAYS KING AND INNOVATION IS THE KEY TO THE KINGDOM

Fashion moves at lightening speed as consumer’s attention span gets shorter and shorter. Join Barry Miguel as he shares concepts he has put in place for such brands as Nike, 7 For All Mankind, Marc Jacobs, and Zegna and explains how creating innovative products and franchises cuts through the clutter and ignites the consumer

SPEAKER
Barry Miguel, Global Apparel Industry Thought Leader and Brand Innovator

LOCATION
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM N250

 

 


Check out last month's seminar highlights below:

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | THE RACE FOR SPEED: OVERCOMING INVISIBLE BARRIERS BEFORE NEW RETAIL ENTRANTS EMERGE

As the Retail industry sees its challenges become extreme, everyone points to speed to market as a key solution to improving performance.  But after 15 years since the public offering of Zara and a multitude of case studies on fast fashion, few additional successful competitors have emerged.  The answer lies in the invisible barriers that exist within US retailers.  Given the financial benefits of speed there is a race to drive key skills and capabilities and compete with a speed model.  If these are not driven from current retailers, new entrants will emerge to change the landscape of US retail. 

SPEAKER

Britton Russell, S.V.P Chief Supply Chain Officer, CHARMING CHARLIE

MODERATOR

Katherine Stein, Director Business Development - Softlines SGS North America Inc

LOCATION

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, UPPER LEVEL, ROOM N 251

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | PANTONE: COLORS TO INSPIRE S/S 2018

Color palettes for spring/summer 2018 display a new level of energy; encouraging adventure and exploration of the new. While commerciality is still critical, taking a more unique approach to color is what will help you stand out from the mainstream

SPEAKER

Laurie Pressman, Vice-President - Pantone Color Institute at PANTONE LLC

LOCATION

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, UPPER LEVEL, ROOM N 250

 

1:00 PM -2:00 PM | POST ELECTION: TRUMP AND TRADE

Into the first month of the new Administration, what will be the impacts on various Free Trade Agreements and international trade relationships?  Join our distinguished panel for insights into how this will effect the fashion industry.

SPEAKERS

Jon Fee, Sr. Counsel, ALSTON & BIRD
David Spooner, Partner, BARNES & THORNBURG

MODERATOR

Julia Hughes, President, U.S Fashion Industry

LOCATION

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER, NORTH HALL, UPPER LEVEL, ROOM N 251


To view the full roster of seminars for February 2017, Click Here.