At the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, show components include MENS/WEAR (men’s dress-casual, sportswear, outerwear and tailored clothing), STREET Unlimited (young men’s streetwear), S.L.A.T.E. (progressive streetwear and action sports brands), POOLTRADESHOW (art and design-driven emerging designers) and PROJECT (men’s and women’s advanced contemporary apparel, accessories and footwear). The Las Vegas Convention Center will feature WWDMAGIC (women’s and children’s apparel, footwear and accessories), SOURCING at MAGIC and FN PLATFORM (men’s, women’s and children’s footwear).
The Pavilion will highlight the United States and Western Hemisphere supply chain network with more than 70 exhibitors from countries such as Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Colombia and Nicaragua, including regional apparel, footwear, fabric and yarn mills, trims and component suppliers and service providers.
- The New Western Hemisphere Supply Chain – Way Beyond the Basics Sourcing Summit. An executive panel discussion will feature new data to showcase the region’s competitiveness, and a keynote will be given by Obama Administration official Francisco SÁnchez, Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. A reception will follow. Sunday, August 21 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. By invitation only. Contact Kim-Bang Nguyen, U.S. Department of Commerce, at 202-482-4805/ [email protected].
- Sourcing Opportunities in the Americas & the National Export Initiative. This session will provide anintroduction to the U.S. National Export Initiative (NEI) and a strategic examination highlighting how to take advantage of sourcing opportunities in the Western Hemisphere, as well as how to use the new CAFTA-DR sourcing database. Speakers include: Francisco SÁnchez, Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Gary Ross, V.P. of the Global Non-Beauty Supply Chain, AVON; and Julia K. Hughes, President, USA ITA. Monday, August 22 at 10:00 AM
- The New Retail: How Technology Innovations are Changing Fashion Forever. The Internet and technology innovations across mobile, local and social commerce have changed how we shop and pay, creating a new, fast-moving retail environment. Miriam Lahage, eBay’s general manager of fashion, will share her thoughts on this sea change and what it could mean for the fashion industry. Monday, August 22 at 11:30 a.m.
- Apparel’s Sourcing Summit at MAGIC. Apparel Magazine and Kurt Salmon present recent research results on the state of global sourcing and an executive panel, including Bryan Eshelman, Sr. VP, operations, Charming Shoppes; Bryan Riviere, VP/head of global sourcing and manufacturing, lululemon athletica; and Judy Gnaedig, director, strategic projects, fashion, Lectra Headquarters, will address “The Strategic Use of Technology in Building a World Class Sourcing Organization.” A reception will follow. Monday, August 22 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. To register visit apparelmag.com.
- Building a Private Brand: Saks Fifth Avenue Shares Their Strategy. Sunny Diego, VP/DMM, Men’s Private Brands, Saks Fifth Avenue, discusses how the retailer has developed a better private in-house brand for men’s wear that is one of its hottest sellers in-store and online. Diego will explore taking private label up to the designer level price point, as well as sourcing merchandise globally. Tuesday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
- Shopping 3.0 — The Evolution of e-Commerce: Keynote Speaker: Ben Fischman, CEO, Ruelala.com. Fischman shares his story and visions for the future of retail and how e-commerce is revolutionizing the way retailers interact with customers. Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m.
- Developing Your Business in the Fast-Growing Chinese Fashion Retail Market. Sponsored by China Chamber of Commerce, this session will address both challenges and success strategies associated with entering and expanding in China’s flourishing fashion market. Tuesday, August 23 at 2:30 p.m.
- Creating Fashion on a New Global Platform. U.S. apparel exports are a hot commodity in the global market. This session, led by Frances Harder, CEO, FBI, will explore recent shifts and trends in retail buying habits, with an emphasis on speed to market and price points. Wednesday, August 24 at 9:30 a.m.