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Seminar Lounge // Penthouse 13B

Seminars now take place in the CMC Penthouse, located on the 13th Floor, B-wing.

Free & open to the trade!

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


Turn Your Fashion Idea into a Sustained Business Model

Monday, October 8  |  10:30am - 11:30am

Gain insight into your need-to-know for continued growth in order to prepare for your company’s future. Hear from a prominent ‘Fair Trade’ qualified manufacturer and a financial expert, giving you the opportunity to have your questions answered regarding financing, product development, technology, etc.

Presented by: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association



Get More Cash Out Of Your Business By Doing THREE Things

Monday, October 8  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Get more cash out of your business by doing THREE things. Want more cash? Of course you do.  But how can you get more cash out of your business? Dan Jablons of Retail Smart Guys shows you 3 things that you can immediately adjust in your business to help you free up significant dollars and improve your cash flow.

Presented by: Dan Jablons, Retail Smart Guys



Age of Influence 

Monday, October 8  |  2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join Scaling Retail as we discuss the latest trends and tools that drive influencer marketing. Walk away informed, and ready to implement strategy. 2019 will look much different for you after this talk. Follow @ScalingRetail and learn more at

Presented by: Syama Meagher, Scaling Retail



Stepping Up Your Retail Game

Tuesday, October 9  |  10:30am - 11:30am

 Dust off your store and revamp your operations for the modern consumer. Learn top strategies and eye-opening ideas to dominate in this current retail market.

Presented by: Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Group



How Much Should I Buy?

Tuesday, October 9  |  1:00pm - 2:00pm

Mort Haaz has been involved in retailing since 1965 and has owned and operated small and large single stores as well as multiple-unit operations. In 1970 Mort developed an open-to-buy system for his own use to control his overbuying habit. In 1985 he formed OTB Retail Systems, redesigned the system, and began marketing it as a paper based system to other retailers as THE OTB BOOK. In 1987 he introduced THE OTB BOOK as software, and in 2010 put the system online as Elsie Pon has been an associate of Mort Haaz since 2000 and has participated in many of his presentations. She is an experienced speaker and very familiar with the problems facing retailers.

Presented by: Elsie Pon, OTB Retail Systems



The Future of the Retail Industry 

Tuesday, October 9  |  2:30pm - 3:30pm

How to build a profitable relationship with your ideal customer in today's changing retail landscape.

Presented by: Ashley Alderson, Boutique Hub