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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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MON, FEB 27  
9:30a-10:30a

TEXTILE FIBERS DEMYSTIFIED!
With so many fabric blends available today, are you still unclear as to what each fiber type actually is derived from & how it performs? Is it branded or generic; natural, manmade cellulosic or synthetic? Is it really sustainable? Does it have inherent performance properties? When blended with other fibers, what materializes? What are the newest developments? Join Lenzing for a crash course on the attributes of the various fiber options today's fabric developments can offer!

Presented by: Susan J. Mocarski, Lenzing

   
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

LAUNCH YOUR LINE: FROM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PRODUCTION
Learn the process of launching a clothing line from the team that has worked with more than 750 designers together. Join TEG team members Jennifer Evans (Founder), Sam Lauachus (Client Development Manager), and Gerasim Petrov (Master Patternmaker) for an information-filled seminar that will leave you with practical information for developing & producing your clothing line and brand.

Presented by: Jennifer Evans, Sam Lauachus, & Gerasim Petrov, TEG International

   
4p-5p

FASHION TECHNOLOGY ON THE GO!
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 & the consumer. This seminar will provide information on how to assess your company’s needs, how to implement new systems in current technology, & how to finance new technology.

Moderated by: Ilse Metchek, California Fashion Association
Presented by: Parnia Pandkhou, Fineman West & Co.; Scott Wilson, JS Apparel; Raj Sareen, Styku

   
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 explains the different ways in which it can be utilized in order to boost sales & increase brand awareness.

Presented by: Tracy Nour, She Just Knows

   
11a-12p

7 STEPS TO GETTING YOUR LINE INTO RETAIL STORES
Learn the seven steps it takes to get your product line into the right stores. Mary Vallarta, Founder & CEO of FAB Counsel, will discuss some of the key strategies that can be used to make your line appealing to retailers, as well as provide insider tips on how to best approach buyers.

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.
Presented by: Jacqueline Snyder, Designer Consulting Co-Op; Bob Berg, SOURCING at MAGIC; Susan Power, AboutSources; Aaron Renfro, Call & Jensen

   
WED, MAR 1  
10a-12p

EXPORTING AND IMPORTING APPAREL & TEXTILE PRODUCT TO/FROM THE UNITED STATES - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Subjects to be covered include: National Intellectual Property Rights Center Mission, Commercial Fraud Unit & Types of Fraud Violations - Awareness & Prevention, Taking Advantage of Free Trade Agreement, Textile and Apparel Rules: Import & Export, Free Trade Agreement Compliance, How to Successfully Export Goods & Services, Importing Textile & Apparel Products into the U.S., & Office of Textile and Apparel - Advocacy & Support.

Moderated by: U.S. Department of Commerce
Presented by: The U.S. Commercial Service; U.S. Customs & Border Protection; U.S. Office of Textile & Apparel (OTEXA); National Intellectual Property Coordination Center; Offices of Homeland Security

   
1p-2p

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE FOR MANUFACTURING SUCCESS: SWIMWEAR, ACTIVEWEAR, SPORTSWEAR, CHILDRENSWEAR, & MENSWEAR
Step into the world of manufacturing in the United States. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, & manufacturer. Several aspects will be covered including: pattern design (how to save money), common issues (and ways to problem solve), technical packs, samples, grading/sizing (specific to types of garments), cutting, & manufacturing. Jennifer will discuss how to streamline the process, & the necessary steps in chronological order.

Presented by: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs

   
3p-4p

FASHION FOR PROFIT: TURNING CREATIVE IDEAS INTO A PROFITABLE BUSINESS
The fashion industry is a unique, creative, and profit-driven business. This seminar will explain the multifaceted steps that are necessary to understand when starting a new apparel related business. One missing link could mean failure.

Presented by: Frances Harder, Fashion Business Inc.

 

 

 
 










 



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