SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60200

Denim Trend Display

Check out our Denim Trend Area and see innovative product proposals from fiber companies, fabric mills, garment manufacturers, developers of technologies, and universities. Cutting-edge laundries and authentic handcrafters from around the world will present innovative yarns, fabrics, and finishes, as well as applications and embellishments crafted by hand. The Denim Trend Area is curated and coordinated by Aztex Trading.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
NORTH GRAND LOBBY, REGISTRATION

Fashion Job Board

Visit the fashionjobs.com wall to find information on jobs in the fashion industry. Companies, brands, and attendees are invited to stop by to see what's posted or to post a job.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60900

Fashion Snoops Trend Gallery

See key FALL|WINTER '19/'20 fashion trends brought to life in an interactive, tactile environment presented by leading trend forecaster, Fashion Snoops.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60500

Morphew/Paradox Vintage Collections

Morphew/Paradox is an inspirational lifestyle brand sourcing the greatest vintage pieces from around the globe. Browse through their vintage archives and discover pieces to best inspire your next shape concepts, prints and embellishments.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60203

Pantone Color Lounge

Get front-row access to Pantone's full lineup of color products for the fashion industry and purchase an exclusive MAGIC Pantone color card.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 62300

Sourcing Resource Center

Find the right resources faster and easier. Stop by the SOURCING Resource Center for all of your show navigation questions and matchmaking needs!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60800

Sustainability Display

We would like to invite you to visit our sustainability display on our show floor sponsored by companies who are leading the way in sustainability such as Jeanalogia and GreenSole. As part of our August 2018 show focus we want to bring awareness and introduce attendees to service providers who can help them make more sustainable decisions in their supply chains and production as well as benchmark best practices.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOURCING AT MAGIC
BOOTH 60201

Sustainable Textile Trend Display

Looking for eco-conscious textiles, accessories, and trimmings but not sure where to start? Taiwan’s sustainable textiles not only emphasize functional features, but also stress ergonomic cuts and fashion trends to ensure comfort, safety, and health. Visit this trend display to learn more from the Taiwan Textile Federation.

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Creating an Amazing Customer Service Culture That Engages Employees and Captivates Customers - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

The fundamental purpose of a business is to satisfy customer needs at a profit. Your company can only benefit from a strong customer service culture. This presentation will help you with tools to develop a mindset dedicated to delivering outstanding customer service to both external and internal customers. You will hear new insights into gaining the commitment and dedication of every employee in your company while learning key philosophies, such as converting satisfied customers into loyal customers and how excellent customer service can lead to more sales from existing customers. We will also emphasize how to turn customers into advocates for your business and use customer service to increase revenue and reduce employee turnover.

 

Speaker:

  • Buddy Rice, Consulting Partner & Master Facilitator, SHEPARD PRESENTATIONS

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
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2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Brand Launch Central: From Product Development and All the Legal Stuff Along the Way

Launching a brand or a retail store are complicated projects with details from design to buying and marketing having to be done "just right." Between the "fun stuff" is the serious "legal end" that every young entrepreneur needs to learn. Today's incredible trio will address both aspects of attaining future success in the fashion world.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Anne Harper, CEO & Founder, OMG ACCESSORIES
  • Nicole Swartz, Attorney + Founder, SPROUTLAW.COM
  • Zack Hurley, Co-Founder, INDIE SOURCE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:00PM
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4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Alibaba.Com: Open the Door to Global Trading Solutions

Learn the basics of business-to-business trade using Alibaba.com, the leading wholesale global platform. This session will provide an overview of how the platform works and what features exists for both buyers and sellers in the U.S. Presented by: Sara Ma, Director of Marketing, ALIBABA.COM

FN PLATFORM

3:15PM
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4:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Tools, Tips and Techniques to Find, Hire and Retain Top Talent in Today’s Turbulent Times - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)

In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, the battle is not only for customers, but is just as fierce for outstanding employees as well. In this interactive, dynamic presentation, you will learn the most effective and efficient ways to recruit, select, and retain the kind of talented people you need to not only survive, but to thrive in this challenging environment. Learning outcomes include the #1 source for great hires, how to identify and activate your UEP (Unique Employment Proposition) and the only five interview questions you’ll ever need. Attendees will leave with specific, common sense, easy-to-implement ideas that will immediately improve their ability to attract, select, and retain top talent.

 

Speaker:

  • Mel Kleiman, Founder & President, HUMETRICS

SOURCING AT MAGIC

4:30PM
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5:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Innovations: Movers and Shakers: The Endless Aisle Concept for Fashion

Witness history. For the first time anywhere, SOURCING at MAGIC will link actual working Integrated Micro Factories to Retail Endless Aisle virtual inventory portals. Our panel of innovators will explain the details of this merchandising to manufacturing model and compare the profitability of the new era of real-time demand sourcing.

 

Moderator:

  • Dr. Peter Kilduff, Interim Associate Dean and Chair of the Apparel Merchandising & Management Department, HUNTLEY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AT CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY POMONA

 

Speakers:

  • Mary McFadden Executive Director, CAD Product Management, GERBER TECHNOLOGY,
  • Chris Walia COO - TUKAgroup (TUKATECH | TUKAWEB | TUKACENTERS)
  • Keith Hoover, President, BLACK SWAN TEXTILES,
  • Bill Grier, CEO/CTO, AM4U, INC. and CRITICAL MASS MANUFACTURING INC.
8:30AM
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10:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
REGISTRATION LOBBIES
DISTRICT LOUNGE

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy coffee and donuts on us! Starting at 8:30AM While supplies last

8:30AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
GRAND PLAZA & SOUTH PLAZA

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy coffee & donunts on us! Starting at 8:30AM While supplies last

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
BOOTH 73003

As if!…a 90s Lounge!

The 90’s have made their way back into some of today’s fashion. Review our fashion timeline where we highlight a few of the more popular trends of the decade. While there, see how some of the WWDMAGIC brands of today are interpreting the 90’s. And don’t forget to have a little fun with our 90’s inspired video games. *(See below for information on walking away with a little piece of 90’s fashion!)

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
POOLTRADESHOW, BOOTH 25207

Be a POOL Pin-head!

POOLTRADESHOW exhibitor, PINS & PAPER invites you to their free pin-making walk-up workshop all 3 days of the show. Personalize your tote bag with pins & buttons. Create your own custom design or select a popular favorite like “Free Hugs” or “I Wanna Be Like Barbie, That Bitch Has Everything.”

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
S3 LOBBY

Capital One Spark Business Card

Get unlimited 2% cash back with the Capital One Spark Business Card! Apply today in the S3 Lobby and earn a one-time bonus of $500.00 after spending $4,500.00 on qualified purchases in the first 3 months.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, CENTRAL PARK
BOOTH 31276

Central Park

Sit, relax, and have a drink in Central Park, one of PROJECT’s destinations for networking and more. Stop by the Netsuite space for a complimentary drink voucher, and the VIP.COM space to learn more about their services and score some swag!

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH SIDE, LEVEL 1
OUTSIDE

Coffee and Donuts

Fuel up for shoe shopping with coffee and donuts compliments of FN PLATFORM. While supplies last.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH 83103

Complimentary Filtered Water Stations

Using the newest technology in water refill stations, FloWater produces water that tastes and hydrates better than anything in a single-use bottle, delivered into your reusable bottle. Look for water stations on the show floor to fill up, stay hydrated and help reduce plastic waste.

MAGIC MENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE
DISTRICT, BOOTH 16246

DISTRICT

Network outside the booth at the main hub of THE COLLECTIVE. Indulge in complimentary donuts and coffee, available daily from 9am-10am. Enjoy afternoon cocktail hour from 4pm-5pm on the first two days of the show. Also, be sure to catch our special guest appearances and panel sessions.

PROJECT

9:00AM
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10:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

Doneger Trend Report NEW!

Doneger Creative Services presents the seasonal creative concept for Spring/Summer 2019. As spring ushers in a sense of renewal, we too, are moving forward. Our Color + Design Concept features four conceptual design stories, color palettes, detailed fabric and print directives, and diverse sociocultural references—all tailored for aesthetic inspiration and critical insight.

 

Speaker:

  • Nina Esteves, Trend Analyst, DONEGER GROUP

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 74929

Double the DJs, Double the Fun!

There is no denying the energy of WWDMAGIC. The only thing that can add to it is the music. This August we welcome back our TWO dynamic female DJs to help you feel the energy of WWDMAGIC all day, everyday!

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, THE CONCOURSE

GLAM

The place to discover the fastest growing brands in millennial beauty. Presenting cash and carry and wholesale options in a glossy show environment, GLAM is the new face of fashion.

Among the brands exhibiting will be:

INKED by Dabi – 73024

Sarah Horowitz – 73025

MakeUp Eraser – 73026

Breakups to Makeups – 73027

DefineMe Fragrance – 73028

Double Dare – 73029

Bkr – 73030

Chella Brow & Eye Collection – 73036

Honestly Margo – 73037 artnaturals – 73039

Color Street -73040

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
HALL E & HALL F
OASIS LOUNGE

Gorjana Aura Reading

Auras generate a large magnetic energy field that can be sensed, felt and even seen around the physical body. The Gorjana aura reading system not only measures aura health and color, but also chakra strength, emotion and energy levels. Discover your energy today, courtesy of Gorjana.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
HALL E & HALL F
BOOTH 32073

Hammitt Hunt

Join the Hammitt Hunt! Search for dice in our scavenger hunt at PROJECT WOMENS LV and take home your very own Hammitt bag! *One per Hammitt hunter please.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT GOLF

Introducing: PROJECT GOLF

Innovating the Men's Active space, PROJECT Golf is a new area designed to provide buyers with an elevated offering of functional, athletic, and on-trend performance lifestyle wear. Curated by Marty Hackel, Former Fashion Director of Golf Digest, and Spencer Singer, Director of Sales for PROJECT, THE TENTS, and MRKET, this fresh space features open merchandising that invites attendees to embrace the golfer aesthetic, on and off the course.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
S1 LOBBY

Job Board

Stop by the Job Board in the South Hall Lobby to post openings at your company or look for new opportunities in the industry.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
BOOTH 83103

KEEN UNEEKBOT

KEEN brings their industry-defining robot to FN PLATFORM, building UNEEK footwear in real time on the show floor with the world’s smallest mobile footwear manufacturing facility. Merging craftsmanship with precision technology, the KEEN UNEEKBOT provides a glimpse into the future of footwear manufacturing.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, ALL SHOWS

MBCC Staff Uniforms

Questions? Need help navigating the floor? Talk to one of our friendly temp staff and they can help make your shopping experience seamless. Look for them all dressed in the same uniform provided by our sponsors: Pants by Charlie Holiday | Shoes by Kenneth Cole.

FN PLATFORM

9:00AM
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10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Mid-Year Market Review: Five Themes Defining Footwear & Beyond in 2018 - Presented by NPD Group

U.S. Footwear sales have improved during the first half of 2018. Kick-off the show with Beth Goldstein, Executive Director and Industry Analyst – Footwear at the NPD Group to learn what’s driving the turnaround, and how other industries are faring. Hear her expert opinion on what’s needed to keep the positive momentum going, as well as the trends we’ll be seeing more of in the back half of 2018 and beyond. Make the most of the show with the latest footwear insights from Beth and the NPD Group!

 

Speaker:

  • Beth Goldstein, Executive Director & Industry Analyst, NPD GROUP

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, COSMO LOUNGE

Mobile Beauty Team Hair & Makeup Touch-ups

Enjoy complimentary hair and makeup touch-ups courtesy of the on-demand beauty services website, Mobile Beauty Team – mobilebeautyteam.com.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

N:OW

N:OW at PROJECT is a creative environment for fashion and culture enthusiasts to be informed and inspired. This incubator for culturally relevant ideas features talks moderated by Highsnobiety’s editorial director Jian Deleon and visual content produced by ENJOY HUMAN. Trend forecasting site WGSN will lend their expertise to provide a compelling insider perspective on fashion trends and topics. Refer to the the schedule below outlining each insightful discussion taking place at N:OW.

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

New Store Seminar - Know Your Show Floor ABC'S

Navigation of show floors, new events, how to speak with vendors, must-know terms, and invaluable buying strategies. This is a must-attend seminar for a new store!

 

Speaker:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
BOOTH 76100

ON:LINE

WWDMAGIC is happy to introduce On:Line. This show floor area encapsulates the new Young Contemporary collections which are ready to shop onsite and online 24/7.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH 82500

Pensole Footwear Academy

Check out what the students at Pensole have created just for the 21 Days of Design contest. Students were challenged to create a footwear design everyday for 21 days in January with a change to win a scholarship to Pensole Design Academy, a chance to have their winning design produced and sold on Zappos.com and a trip to FN PLATFORM. Find out who won and see the winning design. #21DaysofDesigns

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

Pop Art Selfie

Become a part of FN PLATFORM pop culture by taking a selfie with these fun and flashy graphics at the front of the show. Each side of the wall features a different image so choose your favorite, snap your smile and post to your social media. Don’t forget to tag #fnplatform!

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH 80539 - 80654

Portuguese Footwear Association Pavilion

Shop a selection of shoes and accessories from an outstanding group of Portuguese design houses and craftsman. Curated by the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS), this inviting pavilion will spark your interest in Portuguese designers. Stop by their lounge, Booth 80654 on Monday, August 13, 5pm-6pm and enjoy a glass of Portuguese port wine to celebrate a successful day of shopping!

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT LOUNGE
BOOTH 27239

PROJECT Show Bag

Arrive on-site ✔️, check-in at registration for your badge ✔️, pick-up your complimentary show bag sponsored by Nautica ✔️ - NOW you're ready to hit the floor.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT LOUNGE
BOOTH 27239

PROJECT Show Sound

Listen to the signature sound of the season - hear the vibe, be inspired. With music from our featured DJs:

Jasper Stapleton | jasperstapleton.com | @jasperstapleton

VTECH | vtechthedj.com | @vtechthedj

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
HALL E & HALL F
BOOTH 27086

Que Water Bottles

Que water bottles are available for purchase at Que’s booth #27086 and 10% will be donated to The Ocean Foundation’s Seagrass Grow, here: https://www.quebottle.com/pages/seagrass-grow.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 72939

ReTreat Yourself

Who ever said shopping wasn't hard work NEVER came to MAGIC! There are great brands to see and wonderful educational sessions to attend but sometimes you need some "me" time. Come RETREAT YOURSELF. On this affordable menu, you'll find massage chairs and a variety of complimentary beauty stations to make you feel alive again.

 

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BOOTH 29188
REYN SPOONER TIKI BAR & LOUNGE

Reyn Spooner Tiki Bar & Lounge

Check out the newest lines from Reyn Spooner in their custom Tiki Bar and lounge, featuring a vintage surfboard display and more. Refreshments will be available for purchase for the duration of the show.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 73528

STF Photo Studio

The WWDMAGIC brand looks come to life as they are shot daily in the ShopTheFloor photo studio.

 

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT GOLF
BOOTH 27288

The Clubhouse at PROJECT GOLF

The Clubhouse is an exciting new lounge within PROJECT GOLF. Attendees and exhibitors are invited to catch a break, grab a drink, and practice their swing using Topgolf's exclusive golf simulator, the Swing Suite.

CURVE LAS VEGAS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, CURVELASVEGAS SHOW FLOOR

The Concept Lounge

A trend area located on the CURVELASVEGAS Show Floor offering a selection of key items from the Intimate Apparel and Swimwear brands. Discover four main trend concepts based on the modern day woman and discover product and retail trends.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE

The Concourse at WWDMAGIC

Connect at this cutting-edge interactive destination at the core of WWDMAGIC, providing a real-time look at the trends and styles shaping the lives of today's teens, tweens, and young women.

THE TENTS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT LOUNGE
BOOTH 27239

THE EDIT

Stay one step ahead of the market with a curated installation of the most of-the-moment looks, exclusively featuring brands found in PROJECT and THE TENTS. Refer to the tags on each look to shop the brands and find out where to find them on the floor.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT LOUNGE
BOOTH 27239

THE EDIT

Stay one step ahead of the market with a curated installation of the most of-the-moment looks, exclusively featuring brands found in PROJECT and THE TENTS. Refer to the tags on each look to shop the brands and find out where to find them on the floor.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 73010

The Official WWDMAGIC Show Bag: Provided by Wild Honey

WWDMAGIC has teamed up with Wild Honey to bring you this season’s limited-edition show bag — Pick up one up Monday through Wednesday on the concourse and be sure to visit Wild Honey booth 73900

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
POOLTRADESHOW, BOOTH 25198

THE POOLTRADESHOW Tee by Next Level Apparel and AKA

Come grab your very own custom Next Level Apparel t-shirt, screen printed live on the show floor by AKA. Designs feature our fav creations from the people of POOL. Limit one per person.

PROJECT WOMENS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Hall E & Hall F
Booth# 24123

The Sonix iPhone Vending Machine

The Sonix Vending machine is back! And is filled with this season's newest iPhone cases. The machine will be dispensing your favorite case designs all week long! Feed your need for cuteness - stop by the Sonix Vending Machine and receive a special show discount.

CURVE LAS VEGAS

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, CURVELASVEGAS SHOW FLOOR

The Store

View a curated offering of the latest collections from additional Intimate Apparel and Swimwear brands not on the CURVELASVEGAS show floor. Speak with CURVE representatives to discover the brands and get in contact with them after the show.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT GOLF
BOOTH 27288

Topgolf Swing Suite

Immerse yourself in a golf-lovers virtual experience. PROJECT is partnering with Topgolf this season to bring you the Topgolf Swing Suite, a premium simulator environment that helps you improve your swing while playing signature Topgolf games.

FN PLATFORM

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

Two Ten Footwear Foundation

Do you know Two Ten? Stop by the Two Ten booth to learn more about how the footwear industry's largest charitable organization is helping people in the industry. Meet their team, sign up for their informative newsletters and find out how you can get involved.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
VIBES AT POOL (CENTRAL POOL)

Vibes @ POOLTRADESHOW Experience

Featuring the Vibes Mannequin Display, happy hour and more.

POOLTRADESHOW

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
VIBES AT POOL, (CENTRAL POOL)

Vibes Mannequin Display

A custom installation put together by the POOL team to give you a curated preview of the types of brands you’ll be seeing in the show.

PROJECT

Show Hours
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, CENTRAL PARK
BOOTH 31276

VIP.COM

Chat with VIP.COM team about the amazing opportunities that the Chinese market has to offer. Find them in Central Park all three days of the show, join them at The Official MAGIC Party on Tuesday, August 14th, and don’t miss their Lunch & Learn session on Wednesday.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
BOOTH 73010

Water bottle Giveaway - FashionGo

Stay hydrated by filling and refilling your FashionGo water bottle. Be sure to pick yours up on the concourse.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
SEE SHOW MAP FOR LOCATIONS

WATER STATIONS Sponsored by FashionGo

Don’t go chasin waterfalls when you have access to complimentary water on the show floor. Stop by the water stations sponsored by FashionGo and keep hydrated throughout your time at the show.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 73012

WWD Social House

WWDMAGIC is happy to welcome WWD back to The SOCIAL HOUSE! Join top influencers like MakeupbySamuel and WWD fashion director, Alex Badia, for show-floor conversations about must have trends, growing your brand on social media and more. Pass time between sessions posting, tweeting, or even snapping selfies with your favorite tastemakers.

 

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1
WWDMAGIC, BOOTH 74929

WWDMAGIC Hub

Located in the center of the action, The WWDMAGIC Hub has all your show floor essentials. From cool vibes and a cash bar, to charging stations and the coolest instagrammable photo op in Central Hall, it's the ultimate place to relax, recharge, or strike up a conversation.

WWDMAGIC

Show Hours
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
BOOTH 73012

WWDMAGIC HUB V.2

We’ve recognized the need to places for our guests to meet, work or snag some downtime. Most importantly the WWDMAGIC Hub V.2 is the place to fill your FashionGo water bottles as well as take a quick instagrammable photo.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

9:30AM
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10:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Protecting Your Trademark, Your Product & Securing Your Name on the Label

All too many times soured investor relationships and failed partnerships have seen designer brands shut down, with the name on the label squeezed out of ownership. Experts will present an overview of the current REAL world of fashion commerce, the legal steps necessary to protect the trademark, and takeaway suggestions for the questions YOU should ask in any transaction involving your brand.

 

Moderator:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

 

Speakers:

  • Aaron Renfro, Shareholder, CALL & JENSEN LLP
  • Amelia Castellanos, V.P. Digital Media & Marketing, GRASS MONKEY
  • Richard Kestenbaum, Co-Founder & Partner, TRIANGLE CAPITAL

PROJECT

10:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

N:OW Breakfast

Start the day with coffee + delicious breakfast sandwiches

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

An Intimate Tutorial with Makeup by Samuel

Come see Makeup by Samuel (known for dolling up the Kardashians, their famous BFF's, pop singers before red carpets, the Real Housewives, and more) do a live makeup tutorial from scratch. With his commentary simultaneously explaining his perfected process, you'll have his sought-after brow + eyeshadow look down in no time.

 

Speakers:

  • Makeup by Samuel
  • Wendy Bendoni (@BendoniStyle), Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Global Women's & Men's Trend Stories + Colors for F/W 19/20

Inspiring you beyond the obvious, trend expert and Fashion Snoops Vice President, Creative Michael Fisher, will present the global stories for F/W 19/20. Including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to help set the tone of the season, this seminar will present the essential narratives for next fall/winter — highlighting key apparel items, patterns, materials, details and cultural influences. A portion of the presentation will review the season's key colors, as well as color combinations.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

 

Speaker:

  • MICHAEL FISHER, MEN'S V.P., FASHION SNOOPS

FN PLATFORM

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Upping Your Game: Sustainability and CSR Insights to Drive Business Growth and Meaningful Social Impact

A purposeful discussion giving the audience takeaways from lessons learned from others of how they might think differently in using product to engage customers in their social responsibility and sustainability work, giving insights into how companies have set up their sustainability efforts. Learn from real examples of how companies benefit from such efforts and raising the awareness of environmental issues created by tossing unused products and the importance of sustainability for the future of the footwear industry.

 

Moderator:

  • Buddy Teaster, CEO, SOLES4SOULS

 

Panelists:

  • Sara Irvani, CEO, OKABASHI
  • Nancy Youssef, Founder & CEO, CURVES WITH PURPOSE
  • Matt Priest, President, FDRA

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:45AM
-
11:45AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Responsible Business Practices Are Paramount: Why Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing Are a Must at All Levels of the Market.

Fashion companies of all sizes must create holistic sustainability strategies, encompassing social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and more. Consumers, media, production facilities, and other stakeholders are moving in this direction. Learn how to build responsible and sustainable business practices into your core values.

 

Moderator:

  • Clay Hickson,V.P, Strategy and Business Development, WORLDWIDE RESPONSIBLE ACCREDITED PRODUCTION (WRAP)

 

Speakers:

  • Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships, UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

#BrainFood

Accompanying the N:OW at PROJECT discussions, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

FN PLATFORM

11:00AM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOOTH 81320

Celebrity Appearance: Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers

Visit the Lauren Lorraine booth to meet Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers. Sarah Rose is a lover of shoes and especially a fan of the glamour and sophistication in Lauren Lorraine’s designs.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, N:OW, Booth #32232

Flat Fashion: How to Navigate the New High/Low Paradigm for Buyers and Brands

The proliferation of streetwear and democratization of design inspiration through social media has created a new paradigm between consumers and brands. As the line between authenticity and provenance continues to blur, we explore menswear’s Brave New World of high/low styling, cut + paste appropriations and anything-goes creativity.

Moderator: Jian Deleon, Editorial Director, HIGHSNOBIETY

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

I Just Bought My Own Store - Now What? NEW!

How do you keep yourself motivated when you start your own venture? Do what you are good at and delegate the rest to people who can do it better. David Bryson will walk us through the most important areas to focus on as a new business owner: budgeting for what counts, making sense of the numbers, turning data into growth, and most importantly, the key to repeat business—customer service.

 

Speaker:

  • David Bryson, (CEO DAVID BRYSON)

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

Millennials Updated: What We know as Customers and Employees NEW!

There has been a lot of discussion and speculation about the Millennial generation. It is hard to know how to sell them, how to get their interest in your store and at the same time, how we attract them as employees and retain them? Dan Jablons of Management One will tell you the best practices for dealing with the Millennial generation, based upon all the experiences from stores around the country. Millennials are now becoming parents, and their purchasing power is increasing! Don’t miss this exciting seminar!

 

Speaker:

  • Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE

POOLTRADESHOW

11:00AM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
POOLTRADESHOW, BOOTH 25190

Next Level Apparel Made in the USA Custom Pocket Tees by QMULATIVE

Join us inside of the Vibes concept space Monday–Wednesday from 11am–2pm to design your own complimentary custom pocket tee by QMULATIVE and Next Level Apparel. Pick the pocket design of your choice along with a Made in America tee of your liking and watch as Quinlan of QMULATIVE makes you your own custom Next Level pocket tee!

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Bossladies

Wendy Bendoni hosts an insightful, inspiring and rich conversation with Cyndi Ramirez (founder of the chic NY-based membership hotspot, Chillhouse) and Kelly Howard (founder of Eight Sixty South, a fire marketing and media agency located in LA). These bossladies will talk about being badass women in business, their greatest lessons learned, and how they're working to shatter those glass ceilings. 

 

Speakers:

  • Cyndi Ramirez, Founder of Chillhouse
  • Kelly Howard, Founder of Eight Sixty South
  • Wendy Bendoni (@BendoniStyle), Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:45AM
-
12:45PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Unlock Artificial Intelligence: How the Next Generation of Smart Technologies Revolutionizes the World of Fashion

Without a doubt one of the most transformative technologies in human history is about to empower businesses around the globe to change our world forever. Artificial Intelligence is already infiltrating all our lives. From machine learning to deep learning, from Netflix to Alexa, from self-driving cars to human-like chatbots, AI is everywhere. But we are just getting started.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

 

Speaker:

  • Christoph Burkhardt, Founder & CEO, TINYBOX ACADEMY

WWDMAGIC

12:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, WWDMAGIC
BOOTH 73003

Get Your Fanny (pack) Over Here!

Grab a fanny pack as clear as Crystal Pepsi, courtesy of Cotton Candy LA.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

12:30PM
-
1:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Global Trends - Fashion & Apparel Industry

Learn about what is driving the world’s fastest-growing fashion market and how Alibaba.com, the leading wholesale platform is innovating the way today’s businesses connect and work together.

 

Presented by:

  • Kuo Zhang, General Manager, ALIBABA.COM

WWDMAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Doneger Trend Report NEW!

Meant to inform and inspire the creative process, Doneger Creative Services presents a collection of four seasonal creative stories, sociocultural themes, and color and textile palettes. Youthquake highlights design direction for the tween to young contemporary categories, all strongly influenced by lifestyle shifts and consumer trends. This presentation will inspire, provoke and spark creativity, epitomizing our ethos to design forward.

 

Speaker:

  • Nina Esteves, Trend Analyst, DONEGER GROUP

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

E Commerce Sins: The 7 Mistakes that are Hurting Your Online Business

Are you struggling to increase sales on your site? Do you have too many browsers and not enough buyers? Do you feel like you are spending money on your site but not getting the return you expected? If you are experiencing these issues, you are most likely committing the most common e-commerce sins. The good news is that these issues can be fixed! This seminar will discuss the solutions to increase your online sales, loyalty and engagement!

 

Speaker:

  • Jacklyn Deans, FLASH+COLOR

FN PLATFORM

1:00PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

The Circle of Success - Presented by the California Fashion Association (CFA)

Defining Entertainment, Product, and Experience with an overview of the data and technology needed – now and for the future.

 

Moderator:

  • Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

 

Panelists:

  • David Shaun Ryan, Owner, CONCEPTS IN TECHNOLOGY
  • Katie Hurley, CEO, GRASS MONKEY HOLDINGS
  • Richard Kestenbaum, Partner, TRIANGLE CAPITAL LLC

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Film Screening of River Blue Documentary: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

Join us for a special screening of the documentary 'RiverBlue' focused on raising awareness of the impact the fashion industry has to the health of our river systems. This world class film will be followed by a discussion with top leaders in the global denim market who are all actively involved in the "Greening of the Denim Industry." Light refreshments and popcorn will be provided!

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Film Screening of River Blue Documentary: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

Attend a special screening of the documentary 'RiverBlue' focused on raising awareness of the impact the fashion industry has to the health of our river systems. This world class film will be followed by a discussion with top leaders in the denim industry from around the world who are all actively involved in the "Greening of the Denim Industry."

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP

Speakers:

  • Roger Williams Executive Producer, RIVERBLUE
  • Adriano Goldschmied CEO, GENIOUS GROUP
  • Alex Penades Brand Director, JEANOLOGIA
  • Adam Taubenfligel Creative Director, TRIARCHY
  • Francois Girbaud Co-founder, MARITHE & FRANCOIS GIRBAUD
  • Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships, United Nations Global Compact 

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, CENTRAL PARK
BOOTH 31276

Drinks on NetSuite

Head over to the NetSuite space within Central Park from 2pm-4pm for a complimentary drink on NetSuite. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem right then and there. Valid daily, for show hours. While supplies last.

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BOOTH 29188
REYN SPOONER TIKI BAR & LOUNGE

Ke Aloha (Cheers)

Hang loose with Reyn Spooner from 2pm-4pm for a complimentary drink. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem it at the Reyn Spooner Tiki Bar.

WWDMAGIC

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
WWDMAGIC, Booth 73003

Retailer Swag Bag

WWDMAGIC has gathered a handful of brands and put together some SWEET SWAG for our retailers. Starting at 2:00pm (and while supplies last) on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, WWDMAGIC will be handing out a soon-to-be coveted bag of swag! Among the participating brands 

Day 1:                                          
Line and Dot                              
Timing                                        
Mixologie                                   
Coalition                                     
Lira clothing                               
Dippen Daisies                         
Salty Cali                                
Dynamic Asia                            
Unique Vintage                         
Dex                                       
Emirish                                       
Chella                                    
Michelle by Commune 

Day 2:
Just Black Denim
Monoreno
Lumiere
Motion by Coalition
Graphique de France
OTBT
Santoro London
Yelete
Tresics
Lapcos
CosmoStyle Jewelry
Hiatus
Magid

Be sure to stop by the show bag distribution desk on the concourse #73010 between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. The first 500 retailers each day can walk away with this COMPLIMENTARY gift. Remember: one bag per retailer per day, while supplies last. See you at 2:00pm!

WWDMAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Demystifying Paid Media For Your Brand

Sit down with Micah Heykoop and learn the basics on all things paid. (It's not as scary as you think). Topics include: Facebook Business Manager: what is it and why it is your friend; The importance of the pixel; Retargeting for the creative; and when to trust an agency to just deal with this for you instead. 

 

Speakers:

  • Micah Heykoop, Matte Black
2:30PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
FN PLATFORM, ON POINT
SOURCING LOUNGE, WWDMAGIC HUB

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy these amenities on us!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL DAILY | Starting at 2:30PM While supplies last

2:30PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
PROJECT WOMENS, PROJECT
THE COLLECTIVE

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy our ice cream social on us!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL DAILY | Starting at 2:30PM While supplies last

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

How to Open and Run a Successful Retail Store

Top strategies and eye-opening ideas on how to have a successful retail store. This workshop will highlight the most important factors that will determine your success.

NOTE: This seminar will be offered in Spanish on Tuesday, August 14th at 3:00 PM.

Speaker:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

POOLTRADESHOW

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
POOLTRADESHOW
VIBES Lounge

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere! POOLTRADESHOW 3PM Happy Hour Mixer

Head over to the Vibes space on Monday and Tuesday for happy hour, mingling and complimentary beer and wine from 4-5pm.

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

The Mark Up and Mark Down Game NEW!

How do you determine the cost of an item? When do you mark down an item? This workshop will explore the psychology of price from a retailer and consumer’s point of view. Learn the tactics you will need to maintain your competitive position and increase your long-term profits.

 

Speaker:

  • Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Driving Smart Sourcing with Innovative Technology is the one for 2018

Hear results from Apparel’s 12th annual Sourcing Survey; and also learn from executives how they are confronting rising challenges ― from more fickle consumers, demand for faster product and a proliferation of SKUS ― with technology and other solutions.

 

MODERATOR:

  • Tony Ward, Managing Director, KURT SALMON (Part of Accenture Strategy)

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Akshay Madane, Sr.Manager Retail Strategy. KURT SALMON
  • Praveen Kishorepuria, Managing Director, KURT SALMON
  • Albert Guffanti, Brand Director, APPAREL MAGAZINE
  • Jeff Stone, EVP Private Brands, ALPHABRODER
  • Suuchi Ramesh, CEO & Founder, Suuchi Inc. 

PROJECT

3:30PM
-
6:30PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

N:OW Happy Hour - Pizza + Beer

Join us for mid-day beer + pizza

FOOTWEAR SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

The Greening of the Footwear Industry: Sustainable Meets Fashion

Footwear brands and retailers all over the world have recognized the market for sustainable and fashionable footwear. Leaders from the industry are joining this session to share their amazing stories of building products and brands to meet the footwear FASHIONISTAS demands. From new technologies to integrating social and environmental accountability into shoes, these innovative players are taking their innovations around the globe.

 

Moderator:

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA

Speakers:

  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, CEO, soleRebels, CEO, MADE IN ETHIOPIA
  • Shriyans Bhandari, CEO, GREENSOLE, Director, HERITAGE GIRLS SCHOOL

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

#BrainFood

Accompanying the N:OW at PROJECT discussions, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

WWDMAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer Book Signing NEW!

Fashion is a business of smoke and mirrors, notorious for crushing the souls of most that dare to be part of the industry. Meet the author of the new industry tell-all, Chronicles of a Fashion Buyer, New York City-based fashion buyer, strategist, and consultant, Mercedes Gonzalez, as she shares that there is no glamour in fashion and only cut throat corporate espionage prevails. From politicking with blood diamond dealers and Russian kingpins to living in indigenous villages, learn how she relied on her street smarts and fear of her uncle in order to outwit the industry tyrants at their own game. The first 50 buyers will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

 

Speaker:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

SOURCING AT MAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Driving Sales Through Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing is on the rise, but how can brands effectively implement influencer marketing campaigns? Using examples from retail brands who are successfully using influencers in their marketing strategy, this session will describe how to find an influencer who speaks for your brand, tactics for getting the best reach through brand ambassadors and tips for tracking how influencer marketing impacts sales.

 

Moderator:

  • Nii Ahene, COO and Co-Founder, CPC Strategy

Speakers:

  • Steffy, Blogger and Influencer, Instagram
  • Danika Hendricks, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing, Nixon
  • Johnny Schwartz, Marketing Manager, ALLEN SCHWARTZ
  • Sarah Sanchez, Manager, Performance Social, CPC Strategy
4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
FN PLATFORM LOUNGES, ON POINT CAFE
WWDMAGIC HUB, SOURCING BOOTH 60800

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy our happy hour at various locations on the LVCC show floor.

All FN PLATFORM Lounges (South Hall)

ON POINT Cafe (South Hall, level 2)

The Hub at WWDMAGIC

SOURCING booth # 60800 While supplies last

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
ALL SHOW RECEPTION AREAS

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy our happy hour at all show reception areas at MBCC. While supplies last

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, DISTRICT, Booth #16246

License to Influence: How Social Influencers are Redefining Fashion Brands

Learn how brands are redefining fashion through collaborations with social influencers. Join the Global Licensing Group and executives from Warner Music Artist Services and The Brand Liaison during Happy Hour Monday August 13th at 4PM in the District Lounge while they discuss this rising fashion trend.

 

Speakers:

  • Global Licensing Group
  • Warner Music Services
  • The Brand Liaison

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

N:OW Libations

Head over to the N:OW space from 4pm-5pm to join the discussion and have a drink and snack on us. While supplies last.

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, N:OW, Booth #32232

Streetwear Starter Pack: A Mix of Generational/Consumer + Design-Driven Content

So you want to get into streetwear but you don’t know how. Join us for a 101-style course that explores which products, textiles, design details and styling techniques can freshen up your merchandise mix in a more youthful and street-savvy way.

Keynote Speaker: Rachael Dimit, WGSN
 

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT GOLF
THE CLUBHOUSE, BOOTH 27288

The 19th Hole

Compliments of Informa, stop by The Clubhouse at PROJECT GOLF to enjoy a drink (or two) on us. While supplies last.

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE
DISTRICT, BOOTH 16246

The Happiest of Hours

Network and enjoy an afternoon cocktail hour courtesy of Informa from 4pm-5pm on the first two days of the show.

THE TENTS

4:30PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS

THE TENTS Champagne Toast

Bring on the bubbly. Join us in THE TENTS for passed champagne on Monday and Tuesday from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, while supplies last.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Embracing Disruption to Achieve Transformation: Solving Sourcing Challenges With an On-Demand Digital Printing Workflow

 

To thrive and survive in today's "see now, buy now" on-demand world, brands, retailers and manufacturers need to digitize their processes to operate in a lean and agile fashion. Technology is enabling disruption in the way consumers shop and how fashion and accessories are designed, developed and produced. This seminar will show how integrating digital printing and on-demand workflows allow sourcing specialists and brand owners to respond to demand vs. producing to supply. Shifting from chasing the lowest cost and today's 40-week development cycle, to one that allows you to design, print, cut and sew within days or even hours of receiving an order.

 

Presenter:

  • Mary McFadden, Executive Director of CAD Product Management, GERBER TECHNOLOGY

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE
BOOTH 34172

How Retail Survives in an Amazon World: Blockchain

Don't just survive, thrive in an Amazon world with blockchain retail solutions.

 

Speaker:

Rob O’Leary, BDO, BLOCKVENTURES

FN PLATFORM

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1 & 2
FN PLATFORM, LOUNGES

Opening Night Cocktail Bash - Shoe-zy & Boozy

Our reformatted Opening Night Party in February was a huge success so we're bringing it back with cocktails spread all over the FN PLATFORM show floor. No need for a shuttle, taxi or Uber, not even a long walk! Take a break with your coworkers, network with your customers and celebrate the footwear industry in one of our comfortable lounges or continue shopping and mingling with cocktail in hand.

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall, Level 1
WWDMAGIC, WWDMAGIC Hub

WWDMAGIC X FashionGo Opening Night Happy Hour

Join us in the WWDMAGIC Hub, as FashionGo hosts a happy hour celebration. Have a drink, listen to our live DJ spinning and network with the fashion industry. Special performance by multi-platinum selling recording artist, JoJo.

PROJECT

5:30PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

LIve Musical Performance by Anthony Ramos + William Wells

Don't miss a live musical performance by Anthony Ramos (Grammy-award-winning artist, seen in Hamilton's original cast, Spike Lee's Netflix Series "She's Gotta Have It", as well as recurring on NBC's Will & Grace) & William Wells (An extremely talented musician who worked with Barbra Streisand, The RZA & Wu Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, Michael McDonald, LMFAO, Logic to name a few.)

PROJECT

10:30PM
-
4:00AM
COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB

The Official PROJECT Party

The Official PROJECT Party will be back at MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB, in partnership with Highsnobiety and Belvedere. Featuring performances by Sheck Wes and sounds by Chase B. Bring your badge for complimentary admittance and open bar from 11PM to midnight. Don’t forget, dress to impress - no hats, t-shirts or sneakers.

FN PLATFORM

8:00AM
-
9:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Putting the Independent First - Presented by United Shoe Retailers Association (USRA)

Join us for an open discussion with industry leaders on why the Independent Channel is still so vital in the footwear industry. How are these companies partnering with retailers and what they are doing to keep the Independent alive and thriving? Hear what retailers should expect from a true partner.

 

Moderator:

  • Gary Hauss, President, J. STEPHENS

 

Panelists:

  • Gary Champion, President, CLARKS AMERICAS
  • James Rowley, CEO, MEPHISTO USA
  • Fernando Palazzo, Area Manager, North America, PIKOLINOS
  • Bill Langrell, Chief Operating Officer, TAOS FOOTWEAR
  • Steve Mabb, EVP & General Manager, VIONIC GROUP

PROJECT

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

Age of Influence NEW!

What is an influencer? How important are the human connections we make? And how are brands leveraging influence to capture sales? Syama Meagher will share the tactics of the most powerful fashion influencers and how you can incorporate them into your own business to engage your team and influence your customers. You'll discover how to create a persona that can positively impact your business, create a company culture of sharing, and take your community from online to offline. This is a must-experience workshop for any business owner.

 

Speaker:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Millennials Updated: What We Know as Customers and Employees NEW!

There has been a lot of discussion and speculation about the Millennial generation. It is hard to know how to sell them, how to get their interest in your store and at the same time, how we attract them as employees and retain them. Dan Jablons of Management One will tell you the best practices for dealing with the Millennial generation, based upon all the experiences from stores around the country. Millennials are now becoming parents, and their purchasing power is increasing! Don't miss this exciting seminar!

 

Speaker:

  • Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys, MANAGEMENT ONE

PROJECT

10:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

N:OW Breakfast - Coffee + Donuts + Shots

Start your day with a Vegas-style breakfast! Enjoy coffee + donuts with shots of Bailey's, Amaretto, and Jameson.

PROJECT

10:00AM
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11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, PROJECT
WINNER'S BOOTHS

PROJECT & THE TENTS Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will review the floor for the most impressive brands throughout PROJECT and THE TENTS and will be selecting winners from 3 distinct categories. Retailers take note: awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Tuesday morning.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation

THE TENTS

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS
WINNER'S BOOTHS

PROJECT & THE TENTS Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will review the floor for the most impressive brands throughout PROJECT and THE TENTS and will be selecting winners from 3 distinct categories. Retailers take note - awards will be distributed at each winner's booth on Tuesday morning.

Awards: Best in Show, Best Emerging Brand, Best Booth Presentation

MAGIC MENS

10:00AM
-
11:00AM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE
WINNER'S BOOTHS

THE COLLECTIVE Booth Awards

Our panel of industry experts will be scoping the floor for the most impressive booths throughout THE COLLECTIVE show floor and their top picks from 4 distinct categories will receive a complimentary 10' x 10' space for the February 2019 show!

Awards: Best of District, Best of Young Men's, Best of Licensing, Best of Traditional Men's

Awards will be presented on the last day of the show, Wednesday, August 15th.

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
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11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Calling All Fashionistas and Rising Influencers!

This panel will explore what's out, what's in, and what's on the rise in the world of influencers. Meet Rachel McCord, internationally-known influencer and founder of The McCord List. Rachel knows all about what it means to successfully connect with her audience - and how to do it authentically. A trendsetter and "rising star," Wendy sits down with Rachel to talk about all things fashion, influencer, and community.

 

Speakers:

  • Rachel McCord, Founder of The McCord List
  • Wendy Bendoni (@BendoniStyle), Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

SOURCING AT MAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Is Sustainability Bad for Your Brand?

Sustainability really is just business efficiency. When done correctly, it can be a profit generator, money saver and help strengthen the brand. Here are the dos and the don'ts.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, Sycamore Marketing Group

Speaker:

  • Bunny Yan, CEO, THESQUIRRELZ.COM

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

#BrainFood

Accompanying the N:OW at PROJECT discussions, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, N:OW, Booth #32232

Dadagonia

Why do younger consumers love brands like Patagonia? What is this "dad style" trend that has brands championing pleated pants, clunky sneakers and all sorts of father gear in a non-ironic way? Find out how the “subculturification” of menswear is pushing this “anti-fashion” mood and look throughout the industry.

Moderator: Brian Trunzo, Senior Editor - Menswear, WGSN

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

How to Style a Customer with Amazing Results! NEW!

Customers often do not trust sales people but will trust a Personal Stylist. Bridgette will share her top tips as a Personal Stylist for over 15 years. Learn how to empower your sales team and increase customer trust.

 

Speakers:

  • Bridgette Raes, Author, Personal Stylist

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Putting Landlords on Notice! - NEW!

Real estate developers are offering up-and-coming independent retailers flexible lease terms and assistance in designing their spaces. And, promising other sweetened benefits to entice them to move into their properties. Short term, low risk leases? No, it is fake news! The balance of power has shifted. Learn why the power has shifted to negotiate moving from landlords to savvy independent retailers.

 

Speaker:

  • Paul Erickson, MANAGEMENT ONE

FOOTWEAR SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Sourcing Your Footwear in China Works for All: From Mega Brands to Start-up Launch Production

Footwear fashions are a specialty of Chinese manufacturers with most major brands and retailers producing footwear in these top factories. The industry is, however, also a great partner for new and starting brands who are looking to enter this competitive market. Our speakers from the CASCA BRAND will share their wonderful story of launching and producing a relatively unknown brand with Chinese "partners" and manufacturers.

 

Moderator:

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FOOTWEAR DISTRIBUTORS & RETAILERS OF AMERICA

 

Speakers:

  • Kevin Reid, Co-founder, CASCA
  • Braden Parker, Co-founder, CASCA

SOURCING AT MAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Navigating The Future - Innovate or Perish

Where is fashion headed? Today’s buzz word for the industry is INNOVATION at all levels of the supply chain. From design to the retail floor, the impact of innovative new technologies on product development, production, sustainable practices and omni-channel retail is moving us into a new world. From small newbie firms to the largest global conglomerates, innovation is the roadmap to success. Adapt or perish!

 

Moderator:

  • Julie Hughes, PRESIDENT, U.S. FASHION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Speaker:

  • RON KLEIN, Retail & Consumer Strategy and Operations Consultant, PWC

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

WWD Presents: Pre Spring 2019 Trends

Our favorite bad boy has landed! Join Alex Badia, as he dives into the top fashion trends for Fall/Winter 2018. We'll take a look at the latest looks to hit the runway and explore how these influences can take shape across retail and brand design across the country.

 

Speakers:

  • Alex Badia (Fashion Dir. WWD)
  • Chelsea Matthews, Founder & Creative Director, Matte Black

WWDMAGIC

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
Las Vegas Convention Center
North Hall, Level 1
Room N115

Secret Practices of Leading Retailers

Analysis of a 1 billion+ worth of sales from independent retailers has been conclusive in showing that successful retailers are successful for a reason! This seminar will touch on best practices that can be immediately implemented by retailers of all sizes. 

Speaker: Daniel Lee, CEO, FashionGo

PROJECT

1:00PM
-
2:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

Turning Data into Dollars! NEW!

We are consistently bombarded by metrics, analytics, minutes of video watched, etc. As a business owner, how do you distill this information into simple action items that will show you an ROI? Come find out.

 

Speakers:

  • David Bryson, CEO, DAVID BRYSON

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Color Trends: Embracing the Connecting Circle of Color

From a new level of flat, painterly primaries to pastels that are more active than romantic, we embrace color that generates multi-dimensional visual perspectives. Reflecting the mood for Autumn/Winter 19/20, we offer a variety of options for color mixing, a balance between different color personalities and a circle of color that connects us all.

 

Moderator:

  • Mitchell Cole, GLOBAL DIRECTOR, PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

 

Speaker:

  • Laurie Pressman, V.P., PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE

SOURCING AT MAGIC

1:30PM
-
2:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Factory of the Future: Industry 4.0

Our speaker will share a clear vision of how the factory of the future will work. Keith Hoover of BLACK SWAN (formerly with UNDER ARMOUR) starts the presentation with an overview of design software that simulates the factory and its various manufacturing processes. This type of production planning evaluates and optimizes different options before any fabric or garment construction begins on the plant floor. A factory utilizing the Digital Twin methodology has modeled all manufacturing equipment, operators, and processes, enabling it to simulate the operations necessary to assemble any particular product. Once this virtual environment is established, then Keith will delve into the implemention of the processes and machines that are virtually commissioned.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

SPEAKER:

  • Keith Hoover, Founder, BLACK SWAN

FN PLATFORM

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM, BOND LOUNGE

Footwear News Presents Social Flow: The Platforms That Are Clicking With Consumers

Footwear News brings this hot social media topic to the show floor for an up-close and personal discussion. Top industry executives discuss how to boost sales through social media, what’s working and what’s not.

PROJECT

2:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BOOTH 29188
REYN SPOONER TIKI BAR & LOUNGE

Ke Aloha (Cheers)

Hang loose with Reyn Spooner from 2pm-4pm for a complimentary drink. Pick up your drink voucher and redeem it at the Reyn Spooner Tiki Bar.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:00PM
-
3:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

Moving the Needle in the Sustainable Direction: One Garment at a Time - Not to Be Missed!

Anyone from huge corporations to small start-ups can join the FASHION REVOLUTION into cleaner manufacturing. From HAGGAR’s eco-friendly premium comfort dress pant (made with UNIFI’s Repreve Staple sustainable recycled filter) to a launch to start-up THE LAST BOTTLE CLOTHING’s Made in USA eco-friendly shirts, it is now clear that all levels of industry players can push the needle with the help of amazing tech firms and new materials suppliers. Join this great panel as they present their cases.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

Speakers:

  • Tony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer, HAGGAR
  • Jay Hertwig, Global Brand Sales & Marketing Manager, UNIFI INC.
  • Brokie Lineweaver, Global Retail Marketing, UNIFI INC.
  • Stuart Wood, Founder & CEO, LAST BOTTLE CLOTHING

WWDMAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Be Body Positive: The Important Approach to Fashion You Can't Ignore

Hips, thighs, and everything nice. Almost half the women in this country are size 12 or larger, and finally the clothing industry is taking note. With hot designers like Rihanna catering to the full figured, and magazines like Darling deciding they'll no longer photoshop their models, we can see that the industry is in the middle of an evolution. Stop by to listen to a fantastic conversation with hot-topic, body-positive influencers, Alex Michael May and Britney Vest to hear their thoughts on the full-body embracing clothing and fashion markets of 2018.

 

Speakers:

  • Britney Vest, Body Positive Influencer
  • Alex Michael May, Body Positive Influencer
  • Wendy Bendoni (@BendoniStyle), Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

SOURCING AT MAGIC

2:30PM
-
3:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

Engineering Fashion: Trends and Concepts for a New Materials World

New Generation bio-textiles, 3D design, tech imbedded yarns, and a new global vision are changing the fashion world in indescribable ways. Our expert speaker will share a new approach and the expertise needed to become a designer of the future exploring fabrics made from coffee grounds, oranges and tea to incredible new electronics and software. JOIN THE REVOLUTION.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

Speakers:

  • KRISTINE UPESLEJA, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT, MADISONS INNOVATIVE

PROJECT

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

10 Things You Must Know About Marketing Today NEW!

How people communicate has changed dramatically in the last decade and has greatly impacted what constitutes effective marketing. Traditional marketing rules seldom apply in our digital age and there are many more subtleties than ever that make a huge difference in results. This seminar, making its exclusive debut at MAGIC, will help you better understand marketing and communication in a world that gone “social.” This will help grow your business!

 

Speaker:

  • Ron Cates, DIGITAL MARKETING ICON

PROJECT WOMENS

3:00PM
-
3:30PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Hall E & Hall F
Near 8th Story

Celebrate an Australian OASIS

Raise a glass of Australian wine Tuesday, August 14 at 3 PM, to celebrate the launch of our focus on Australian designers in OASIS for February 2019. Cheers to our current and future Australian brands, and the amazing showrooms who support them at PROJECT WOMENS. Thank you to Australia Unlimited for supporting the focus on Australian talent in OASIS at PROJECT WOMENS in February 2019.

WWDMAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Cómo Abrir y Administrar un Boutique Exitoso! NEW!

"Gustarías aprender ideas innovadoras y estrategias para ejercer una tienda exitosa? Esta presentación subrayara los factores más importantes que podría ayudar a su tienda prosperar"

 

Speaker:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, GLOBAL PURCHASING COMPANIES

FOOTWEAR SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM S229

Trump & Footwear Trade: Impact on Your Business

Concerned about the potential impact of Trump trade actions on U.S. imports of Chinese footwear? Wondering if America’s largest footwear supplier is in the crosshairs of the ongoing trade wars? Join FDRA President & CEO Matt Priest as he cuts through the rhetoric, outlines the potentials, and provides you with real-time analysis of all the outcomes. This session is not to be missed!

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

Speaker:

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:00PM
-
4:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

What Does It Take to Be a Super Forecaster?

Join Dr. Martin Anduschus who has served as a leader in optimizing organizations with the help of digital technologies. His experience includes global e-commerce operations management, omnichannel transformation in retail, international sales management, strategy consulting, M&A and new service development.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC

 

Speaker:

  • Dr. Martin Anduschus, V.P. Strategy, ARVATO SYSTEMS, a Bertelsmann Company

PROJECT

3:30PM
-
5:30PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

N:OW Taco Tuesday

Enjoy day 2 with taco's, beer and margaritas.

SOURCING AT MAGIC

3:30PM
-
4:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

The Key to Reinventing Fashion: Tips and Tricks to Curating and Styling With Vintage

Taking fashion's past and elevating existing brands by introducing a sustainable product like vintage into the fashion retail space is the latest trend on the red carpet and runway creating a new level of merchandise that can identify with all ages and body types. Learn from one of the world’s leaders in this movement who works with thousands of influencers and tastemakers. We will teach you the tips and tricks to vintage shopping, styling, and how to curate for retail stores.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

Speakers:

  • Bridgette Morphew, Founder, PARADOX
  • Melissa Motola, Special Projects and Brand Manager, PARADOX

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

#BrainFood

Accompanying the N:OW at PROJECT discussions, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, DISTRICT, Booth #16246

Development of Gen-Z's Consumption Power vs. Chinese Street Fashion

Discussing the influence impacts of Street Fashions to the Chinese market growth, spending power and profit value. The meaning of CHAOfete and IECIE to the Chinese Market.

Speaker: Lisa Yang, UBM China

SOURCING AT MAGIC

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N251

How to Grow a Brand for People, Planet, and Profit

Learn from our special presenter the ethical standards your factory should have, innovative sustainable fabric options, and ways to communicate your story to your consumer.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

Speaker:

  • Jessica Kelly, Founder & CEO, THR3EFOLD
4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
ALL RECEPTION AREAS

Informa Global Exhibitions

A special thank you from Informa Global Exhibitions

Please enjoy our happy hour at all show reception areas at MBCC. While supplies last

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, N:OW, Booth #32232

Memeswear: Why Meme Culture is so Relevant for Today's Fashion Consumer

In today’s hyper-connected digital world, it’s difficult for brands to break through the noise of sponsored posts, infinite scrolls and algorithmic product recommendations. Meme culture is moving beyond social media and into product design. See how winning brands design hero products with the intention of “going viral” and learn about the memes that influence them.

Keynote Speakers: Jian Deleon, Editorial Director, HIGHSNOBIETY; Brian Trunzo, Senior Editor - Menswear, WGSN

PROJECT

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

N:OW Libations

Head over to the N:OW space from 4pm-5pm to join the discussion and have a drink and snack on us. While supplies last.

MAGIC MENS

4:00PM
-
5:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE COLLECTIVE
DISTRICT, BOOTH 16246

The Happiest of Hours

Network and enjoy an afternoon cocktail hour courtesy of Informa from 4pm-5pm on the first two days of the show.

THE TENTS

4:30PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, THE TENTS

THE TENTS Champagne Toast

Bring on the bubbly. Join us in THE TENTS for passed champagne on Monday and Tuesday from 4:30pm - 6:00pm, while supplies last.

PROJECT

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE
BOOTH 34172

5 Ways Blockchain Will Change the Face Of Retail

Learn how to adapt and compete in the digital marketplace with "Baby Blocks," a technology aimed at assisting brick and mortar retailers. 

 

Speaker:

  • John Eisberg, CTO, BLOCKVENTURES

WWDMAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

E Commerce Sins: The 7 Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Online Business

Are you struggling to increase sales on your site? Do you have too many browsers and not enough buyers? Do you feel like you are spending money on your site but not getting the return you expected? If you are experiencing these issues, you are most likely committing the most common e-commerce sins. The good news is that these issues can be fixed! This seminar will discuss the solutions to increase your online sales, loyalty and engagement!

 

Speaker:

  • Jacklyn Deans, FLASH+COLOR

SOURCING AT MAGIC

5:00PM
-
6:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 2
ROOM N250

The Business Side of Fashion Design: Everything a Designer Needs to Know About Launching a Successful Collection

This seminar will highlight the most common mistakes that are made from beginning to end during the design process. Learn tips, tricks, and techniques about how to run the business side of design such as: budgeting, branding, how to handle the difficulties of the buying industry, production scheduling, and logistics. The bottom line, your design passions need to be profitable.

 

Moderator:

  • Barbara Ende, President, SYCAMORE MARKETING GROUP INC.

 

Speaker:

  • Mercedes Gonzalez, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

PROJECT

6:00PM
-
9:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
DAYLIGHT
(OUTSIDE OF THE SHARK REEF)

The Official MAGIC Party

For the first time in many years, the entire MAGIC community comes together to celebrate the fashion industry. Join Tom Nastos, UBM Fashion’s President of Men’s & Women’s and toast the season with an open bar and lite bites. Special thank you to our partners VIP.COM, the leading Chinese e-commerce platform, and Paul Betenly celebrating their 10 year anniversary this year.

Live performance by Chevy Metal featuring Taylor Hawkins from The Foo Fighters and Spencer Ludwig of Capital Cities!

6PM - Spencer Ludwig -  A pop maverick with seismic vocal range, wildly contagious dance performing style, and wailing solos on the trumpet. Spencer has racked up millions of Spotify streams as well as many notable televised features.

7:30PM - Chevy Metal - Led by Hall of Fame drummer of the Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins, deep cuts off albums by Sabbath, Van Halen, Queen and The Stones, to name a few are executed by this 70s dirt rock cover band.

POOLTRADESHOW

10:00PM
-
11:00PM
Mandalay Bay
Foundation Room

POOLTRADESHOW Party

Powered by Next Level Apparel. POOLTRADESHOW is happy to have Next Level Apparel power up our party! Come for one drink, stay for many, many more! Open Belvedere bar from 10-11pm.

WWDMAGIC

9:00AM
-
10:00AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

10 Things You Must Know About Marketing Today NEW!

How people communicate has changed dramatically in the last decade and has greatly impacted what constitutes effective marketing. Traditional marketing rules seldom apply in our digital age and there are many more subtleties than ever that make a huge difference in results. This seminar, making its exclusive debut at MAGIC, will help you better understand marketing and communication in a world that gone "social." This will help grow your business!

 

Speaker:

  • Ron Cates, DIGITAL MARKETING ICON

PROJECT

10:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
Level 1, N:OW
Booth #32232

N:OW Breakfast Burritos + Mimosas

Kickoff the last day of the show in style. Enjoy coffee, mimosas, bloody mary's, and breakfast burritos.

WWDMAGIC

10:30AM
-
11:30AM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Your Content Matters, So Make It Count

From creative to copy to design: your content matters. Invest the resources in making sure it's working for you in every way possible. In this conversation, we'll explore the opportunities and tactics that brands and companies should enforce to create deeper value for their consumers, and greater ROI for their bottom line.

 

Speakers:

  • Chelsea Matthews, Founder & Creative Director, Matte Black

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, N:OW
BOOTH 32232

#BrainFood

Accompanying the N:OW at PROJECT discussions, please enjoy an assortment of food and beverages on us. While supplies last.

WWDMAGIC

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
NORTH HALL, LEVEL 1
ROOM N115

Age of Influence NEW!

What is an influencer? How important are the human connections we make? And how are brands leveraging influence to capture sales? Syama Meagher will share the tactics of the most powerful fashion influencers and how you can incorporate them into your own business to engage your team and influence your customers. You'll discover how to create a persona that can positively impact your business, create a company culture of sharing, and take your community from online to offline. This is a must-experience workshop for any business owner.

 

Speaker:

  • Syama Meagher, CEO, SCALING RETAIL

FN PLATFORM

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 1
FN PLATFORM SHOW FLOOR

FN Platform Glass Slipper Awards

Join us as we announce the awards for "Best New Exhibitor", "Most Innovative Booth Interior", and "Most Creative Use of Exhibit Space".

PROJECT

11:00AM
-
12:00PM
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Level 1, N:OW, Booth #32232

Women in Streetwear

What was once thought as a movement unique to menswear, streetwear is increasingly becoming a part of women’s fashion. “Borrowed from the boys” no longer, women’s streetwear is pushing traditional boundaries that historically have separated gender and societal norms. A panel discussion on the topic from industry leaders will follow WGSN’s dynamic video showcasing some of the world’s brightest streetwear stars.

Moderator: Rachael Dimit, WGSN

WWDMAGIC

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
CENTRAL HALL, LEVEL 1, WWDMAGIC
THE CONCOURSE, BOOTH 73012

Internet Brand Discussion

It's no secret that cracking the code in the e-retail space these days is tricky. Learn from one of the best in the business. We'll be talking with Demi Marchese, founder of the poppin' e-retail brand, 12th Tribe, on how she established her online presence and continues to keep it relevant in an over-saturated market.

 

Speakers:

  • Demi Marchese, Founder of 12th Tribe
  • Wendy Bendoni (@BendoniStyle), Professor, Marketing & Fashion Marketing Chair Woodbury University

PROJECT

11:30AM
-
12:30PM
MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER
LEVEL 1, BUYER'S SUITE

VIPSHOP’s Gateway to China

Please join VIP.COM for a discussion on the advancing e-commerce market in China. Learn more about the drivers of China’s explosive growth, the technology, and the consumer. What are the key trends and shopping behaviors? Who is the Chinese consumer and how does she differ from the American consumer? How can your brand take advantage of this thriving market? All of this and more will be explained as VIP introduces their unique business model and how a truly global partnership works.

 

Speakers:

  • Hillary Wang, Head of Global Buying, VIP.COM
  • Stephanie Maes, Senior Merchandise Manager, US Office, VIP.COM
  • Sheyna Horowitz, Senior Merchandise Manager, US Office, VIP.COM