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RETAIL SEMINAR SERIES

All seminars are free and open to the trade. Registration for LA Fashion Market is required. Click here for Registration policies.

Please RSVP! alyssa@cmcdtla.com | 213.630.3618

 

MON, MAR 12  
   
10:30a-11:30a

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUY?
This workshop will detail the need, benefits and workings of a productive open-to-buy system. Retailers will learn how to create a buying plan that insures leaner, balanced inventory with fewer markdowns and a positive cash flow. If you want to improve your bottom line, this is the seminar to must attend!

Presented by: Mort Haaz, OTB Retail Systems

   
1p-2p

USING SOCIAL MEDIA AS A HOTLINE TO YOUR IDEAL CUSTOMER
On average a person spends 8 hours a week shopping via cell phone. Learn how to capture this captive audience and transform them into loyal customers through curated social media feeds. Hosted by Gemma Lacey, you’ll discover how to create low maintenance result-driven plans that will ensure consumers get excited about your business.

Presented by:Gemma Lacey, Puss Puss Magazine

   
   
TUE, MAR 13  
   
11:30a-12:30p

DIRECTIVES WEST PRESENTS – FALL 2018
Presenting the direction for Fall ’18 while highlighting what’s new for the season, this workshop will focus current trends, categories and colors. Discover how trends will dictate social media messaging, business intelligence and the evolution to fall dressing in one seminar.

Presented by: Shelda Hartwell, Directives West

   
1:00p-2:00p

STEPPING UP YOUR RETAIL GAME
This workshop will provide an insight into the modern consumer providing strategies to capture an evolved marketplace. Learn how to implement key strategies and eye-opening tricks to excel in the retail landscape.

Presented by: Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Group

   
2:30p-3:30p

THE RETAILER’S GUIDE TO WORKING WITH EMERGING DESIGNERS
Emerging designers are gaining traction within the mainstream marketplace, but the reality of working with smaller brands can present obstacles. Join Syama Meagher, CEO of Scaling Retail, in a candid conversation surrounding the emerging designer trend. Learn the who, what, why and how of navigating this arena.

Presented by: Syama Meagher, Scaling Retail

 






MARKET SWEEPSTAKES

Five Lucky Buyers Will Win Cash Prizes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
1. Pick up your official CMC Market Passport from the Registration Desk located in the lobby.
2. Fill out all requested contact information on the Passport.
3. Visit a total of 10 different CMC Showrooms and/or SELECT, EMERGE, TRANSIT, or LA KIDS MARKET exhibitors during published show hours between March 12-14 and collect a Passport sticker & signature from each individual Showroom/Exhibitor.
4. Turn in the CMC Market Passport complete and with your business card attached to the Buyers Lounge (Suite A555) after all 10 of the Passport stickers & Showroom/Exhibitor signatures required for entry into the drawings have been collected.
5. Five winners will be announced one week after Market. Winners will be required to return and pick-up their prize at any future Market date in 2018.

THE PRIZE
$500 (five winners)

THE RULES
1. Each Passport sticker & signature submitted must be collected from 10 different CMC Showrooms and/or different CMC Tradeshow Exhibitors.
2. All Passports must be turned in before 6p on Wednesday, March 14 to the Buyers Lounge (Suite A555). 
3. Five winners will be announced one week after Market. Winners will be required to return and pick-up their prize at any future Market date in 2018.

AUSTRALIAN ROAST COFFEE BARS

MON-WED // 9A-12P // FASHION THEATER, MAIN LOBBY & PENTHOUSE ON 13B

Enjoy complimentary hand-crafted coffee drinks from our fave Longshot Coffee Roasters baristas.
www.longshotcoffee.com







BAI REFRESHMENT STATIONS

MON-WED // 11A-2P // FASHION THEATER, MAIN LOBBY & PENTHOUSE ON 13B

Quench your thirst with complimentary antioxidant-infused fruit juice beverages courtesy of Bai.
www.drinkbai.com







PREMIUM WINE & BEER BAR

MON-TUE // 3P-5P // FASHION THEATER, MAIN LOBBY & PENTHOUSE ON 13B
WED // 3P-4P // FASHION THEATER, MAIN LOBBY & PENTHOUSE ON 13B

Wind down each day while you shop with a complimentary glass of beer or wine (or two).