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HOSPITALITY.

Enjoy our menu of Hospitality Lounges & Cafes, conveniently located on the Show floor.

JUICE CRAFTERS | Juice Bar on 13C
9a-4p daily

BAI | Drink Station on 13C
12p-3p daily

FASHION BISTRO | Pop-Up Cafe on 13C
11a-4p daily

WINE BAR on 13A
3p-5p daily (4p Wed)   

LONGSHOT COFFEE BAR on 13B
9a-12p daily

 

 





SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Our education program features top trend forecasters & industry experts, presenting business insights to help your company grow & trend overviews to help inspire your design directions.

Admission: All seminars are free, however, you must first register in the CMC's lobby as an attendee of the show & then present your show badge for entrance into the show area. Click HERE for show admissions policies & registration information.

Seminars are located in Suite 19 in the CMC's Penthouse show area, 13th floor, A-wing. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.

 

MON, SEP 26  
9:30a-10:30a KNIT INNOVATIONS: PERFORMANCE & BEYOND | Lenzing
With so many different types of knitted fabric constructions & fiber blends available, are you curious about which type to use for your garment performance needs? What are the latest developments in fiber, yarn & knit innovations? How do different knitted materials respond in relationship to the function of the fabric? Join Lenzing to get the answers to these questions & learn more about the various performance attributes in knits.
Presented by: Bernd Schleuchardt, Lenzing
   
11a-12p F/W 17-18 COLOR & INSPIRATIONS | Peclers Paris
Discover Peclers' exclusive colors for the season along with Socio-cultural influences that will impact consumer attitudes, design concepts, textures, fabrics, shapes, prints & patterns.
Presented by: Jennifer Karuletwa, Peclers Paris
   
1p-2p MARKETING FOR TODAY'S BRANDS + APPAREL MANUFACTURERS | FAB Counsel
A discussion about the different forms of marketing that fashion brands & apparel manufacturers can use to reach more customers and drive more sales, and a walk-through of the process of how to create a marketing strategy to implement specifically for your business.
Presented by: Mary Vallarta, FAB Counsel
   
2:30p-3:30p TOP KEY ISSUES FOR FALL/WINTER 2017/18 | Color Portfolio
A focused presentation for Men, Women, and Children. The seminar will highlight color, fabric, key trends, and print direction for the Fall/Winter design season.
Presented by: Carol Meek, Color Portfolio
   
4p-5p SOURCING: FROM DESIGN THROUGH PRODUCTION | FBI
This seminar will explain the various steps involved in starting a new apparel-based business and where to find the various resources. Our panel of industry experts will review and explain how to understand the creative process, sourcing, and the production process.
Moderated by: Frances Harder, Fashion Business Inc.
Panelists: Jacqueline Snyder, Designer Consulting Co-Op; Aaron Renfro, Call & Jensen; David Gardner, Centric Software
   
TUE, SEP 27  
9:30a-10:30a SELLING & MARKETING YOUR LINE | Global Purchasing Group
This workshop presents key objectives of selling your line at a tradeshow, including marketing your line, exhibiting at a show, selling to buyers, and following up on orders. Learn how to create the right sales strategy, attract buyers, merchandise your booth, and market your brand.
Presented by: Mercedes Gonzalez, Global Purchasing Group
   
11a-12p LAUNCHING YOUR LINE, FROM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PRODUCTION | TEG
Learn the process of launching a clothing line from the team that has worked with more than 650 designers together. Join founder Jennifer Evans & TEG team members for an information-filled seminar that will leave you with practical information for developing & producing your clothing line and brand.
Presented by: Jennifer Evans, TEG International
   
1p-2p 2017+ WORLD COLOR FORECAST | Color Marketing Group
This presentation looks at the global trends and influences affecting color, and gives insight into where color is moving around the world in 2017 and beyond.
Presented by: Sandy Sampson, Color Marketing Group
   
2:30p-3:30p FASHION TECHNOLOGY ON THE GO! | Centric Software & Tukatech
Tablets and smartphones are as much a part of fashion production as scissors and patterns. New technology is here to close the gap between the design room and consumer. This seminar discusses the rapid rise of social media marketing in the industry, how to navigate data analytics, and breaks down the effects new tech has on fashion design, fitting process, production, and more.
Moderated by: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association
Panelists: Brian Kastner, Centric Software; Tracy Hoffman, HDF.LA
   
4p-5p THE PERILS OF COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, & CELEBRITY LICENSING | CFA
A discussion about the state of the industry: past, present, and future perspective, and how to protect copyrights and trademarks, both domestically and globally.
Moderated by: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association
Panelists: Oliver Bajracharya, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; Kaleigh Kemmerly, HUB International Insurance; Mitch Naidrich, Malibu Textiles
   
WED, SEP 28  
9:30a-10:30a SWIMWEAR/ACTIVEWEAR DESIGN & MANUFACTURING INSIGHTS | Jennifer Loel Designs
Step into the world of manufacturing swimwear and athletic wear, from a Manufacturer's perspective. We will cover everything from: pattern design (how to save money), recommended fabric sourcing, grading/sizing specific to swim & athletic wear, cutting, and of course manufacturing with recommended techniques, types of machines, & materials specific to this type of clothing. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer.
Presented by: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs
   
11a-12p

BRANDING FOR EMERGING & INDEPENDENT DESIGNERS | FBI
A focus on the importance of personal branding as a fashion designer or fashion industry job candidate, tips to help create your emerging brand's identity, advice on how to help create/curate your emerging brand's identity using social media, and how to prepare & get into the Tradeshow Circuit as an emerging brand /designer.
Moderated by: Frances Harder, Fashion Business Inc.
Panelists: Audrey Okulick, The Workshop LA; Adee Drexler, Infinity Creative Agency; Karly Shoemaker, Infinity Creative Agency; Brittany Carr, CMC Tradeshows & Events

   
1p-4p APPAREL/TEXTILES & FREE TRADE AGREEMENT COMPLIANCE | U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Description coming soon.
Presented by: Office of Trade, Textiles & Trade Agreements, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement; Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Commercial  Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

 

 

 
 










 



 
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