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PRELIMINARY SEMINAR SCHEDULE

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

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.

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More seminar topics coming soon! Confirmed speakers below.
MON, FEB 27  
11a-12p

SP18 KEY COLORS & INFLUENCES
Peclers will share the influences for the season, introducing cultural & art-related references that serve as the sources of inspiration for the themes, followed by a color analysis & sampling of creative scenarios showing the wide range of references & inspirational content, including: shapes, fabrics, prints, patterns, & materials, and examples of how they are used in fashion, home, interiors, retail, beauty, & cosmetics.

Presented by: Jennifer Karuletwa, Peclers Paris

   
1p-2p

NEED FOR SPEED - KEEPING UP WITH PRODUCTION CYCLES IN AN EVOLVING RETAIL LANDSCAPE
The business of retail is changing. Driven by changing customer needs & innovating marketing, it's becoming more important now than ever to keep up with demand. But what cycles should you be on? How to plan for them? What is marketing hype & what is a real shift in consumer spending? This talk will inspire new conversation on production & business models in retail.

Presented by: Syama Meagher, Scaling Retail

   
2:30p-3:30p Presented by: Jennifer Evans, TEG International
   
4p-5p Moderated by: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association
   
TUE, FEB 28  
9:30a-10:30a

SOCIAL MEDIA + FASHION
Tracy Nour of She Just Knows discusses the importance of social media in the industry and how it can boost sales & brand awareness.

Presented by: Tracy Nour, She Just Knows

   
11a-12p Presented by: Mary Vallarta, FAB Counsel
   
1p-2p

WOMEN'S & YOUNG CONTEMPORARY TREND STORIES FOR SPRING/SUMMER 18
This presentation reviews essential Spring/Summer 18 Women's & Young Contemporary trend stories, including Fashion Snoops' acclaimed mood movies to set the tone for the season. Packaged expressions of color palettes, key items, materials, patterns, & details will be featured.

Presented by: Melissa Moylan, Fashion Snoops

   
2:30p-3:30p

CMG'S 2018+ WORLD COLOR FORECAST
This presentation looks at the global trends & influences affecting color, and gives insight into where color is moving around the world in 2018 & beyond. The World Color Forecast™ is the collaborative outcome of hundreds of color design professionals from around the world who attended CMG's color forecasting workshops & conferences held in Latin America, Asia, Europe, & North America.

Presented by: Sandy Sampson, Color Marketing Group

   
4p-5p

UNDERSTANDING SOURCING & SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS
Product development is the first step in the manufacturing process. It requires a great deal of research & market analysis in order to come up with a product that will be in demand. Our panel of industry experts will review and explain the sourcing & production process, as well as legal issues to be considered.

Moderated by: Frances Harder, Fashion Business Inc.

   
WED, MAR 1  
10a-12p Presented by: U.S. Department of Commerce
   
1p-2p Presented by: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs

 

 

 
 










 



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