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Check out the seminars featured at our last Market and stay tuned for the upcoming January Market schedule!


All Market Week seminars and panels are free and open to the trade. Registration for Market Week is required. For more information on attending Market Week events at CMC,
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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

"How Much Should I Buy?" is every retailers' number one question and the answer will come from the presentation by Elsie Pon. Elsie will take the attendees step-by-step through the "open to buy" process. After discussing the need and benefits to be expected, Elsie will illustrate how the OTB Calculations are done to develop a buying plan based on anticipated sales and desired turn rates, the two elements that drive every retail store. If you are interested in improving your inventory position, raising your turnover, reducing your markdowns and increasing your cash flow, do not miss this seminar.

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