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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.

 

PREVIOUS SEMINAR SCHEDULE - Fall Season Schedule coming soon!

 
Mon, Feb 29  
11a-12p

HOW TEXTILES ARE RELATIVE TO SPRING 17 TREND MESSAGES   |   Directive's West
Looking at big picture Spring 17 trend messages, highlights in color, print and key items, and with how they relate to collections. What fabrics are the buyers looking for, how street style is influencing fabric design choices, new silhouettes changing the game, and what materials have worked at retail. Presented by Rachael Robbins Kachko, Directive's West

   
1p-2p

LAUNCHING YOUR CLOTHING LINE   |   TEG International
Learn the process of launching a clothing line, from the team that has worked with more than 650 designers together. Join the TEG team members, for an information-filled seminar that will leave you with practical information for strategizing, developing, and producing your clothing line and brand. Presented by Jennifer Evans, Founder with Allison Probus, Domestic Project Manager, Gerasim Petrov, Master Patternamaker, and Ryan Hartman, Design and Strategy Consultant.

   
2:30p-3:30p

SPRING/SUMMER 17 INFLUENCES   |   Peclers Paris
PeclersParis, the leading trend, style, and innovation consulting agency, deciphers the key influences for Spring/Summer 2017 and translates them into creative scenarios facilitating new product development through the season's key colors, textures, prints, surfaces, and innovation techniques inspiring all markets. Presented by Jennifer Karuletwa, PeclersParis North America.

   
4:00p-5:00p TAKING THE LEAP   |   Fashion Business Inc
Fashion is a competitive and complicated business that goes beyond just designing clothing. To succeed you will need to learn sourcing, production, marketing, sales, and how to legally protect your company and yourself. This panel of experts will share their tips and strategies. Presented by Frances Harder, FBI & Fashion for Profit with panelists Jacqueline Dadon Snyder, Designer Consulting Coop, Susan Power, About Sources, and Farah Bhatti, Attorney, Shareholder Buchalter Nemer.
   
Tue, Mar 1  
10a-10:30a

A World in Color |   Design Options

See a world filled with hues of all lands, mixed into a collage of a modern rainbow. Color sells! Presented by Fran Sude, President Design Options.

   
11a-12p

Trade Connect Export Panel Discussion! |   Port of LA

  • Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
  • Are you interested to know if exporting is for you or want to assess your export readiness?
  • Do you want to understand what you need to know and consider before pursuing an international sales strategy, and when you are ready, develop and implement your export strategy?

If so, join us in a panel discussion and learn the basics in exporting. Pose questions to the export panel of experts and get to know the resources to assist in your entry into international markets. Presented by Maurice Kogon, Founder/CEO Kogon Trade Consulting, Julieanne Hennessy, Director US Commercial Services, Los Angeles (West), Mark Hirzel, Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Jim MacLellan, Director Trade Development Divison, Port of Los Angeles, and moderated by France Harder, President FBI.

   
1p-2p

BEST IN SHOW   |   Global Purchasing Co
This workshop presents key objectives of selling your line at an international 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 Companies.

   
2:30p-3:30p

MODERN FORECASTING AND SPRING 2017 INFLUENCES! |   The TRND Forecast

Founder Jaime Peck speaks about the evolution of fashion forecasting and presents trnd's key influences for the Contemporary and Junior markets. Presented by Jaime Peck, trnd forecast.

   
4:00p-5:00p

DEFINE YOUR INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT   |   California Fashion Association
Going global? Structuring your business internationally! One size and business model does not fit all.

  • How and ‘Where’ are the Primary Considerations
  • Financial Costs/ Risks/Tax Ramifications
  • Intellectual Property Ownership & Protection

Panel: Jay Silver, Managing Director, Apparel Practice Leader CBIZ LLC, Don Resier, Managing Director, International Practice Leader  CBIZ LLC, Deborah Greaves, Brutzkus Gubner Rosansky Seror Weber LLP. Moderated by Ilse Metcheck, CFA.

   
Wed, Mar 2  
11a-12p

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR AND PHOTOSHOP FOR FASHION   |   Adobe for Fashion
Learn how to be more efficient with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you are a new user or a seasoned professional, you'll find great tips, tricks and timesavers for drawing technical flats and recoloring textiles. Presented by Robin Schneider, AdobeforFashion.com

   
1p-2p

COSTING FOR PROFIT   |  Fashion Business Inc
Determining all the costs and all the important components that make up a cost sheet will be the key to your company’s success. One missing item or miscalculation from the cost sheet could lead to the loss of a season’s profit, and if not realized in time could ultimately lead to the failure of your company. Understanding the importance of costing your product will be the determining factor in the profitability of your company’s growth and survival. This seminar will explain in detail the steps necessary in detailing costs and making a profit.

   
2:30p-3:30p

PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR LAUNCHING YOUR OWN FASHION LINE BY TEG ALUMNI |  TEG Alumni Consulting
Learn practical advice on the reality of launching your own clothing line, directly from TEG Alumni designers.  Hear about their experiences, receive tips, and insight on their experiences as independent designers, from planning through production.

   

 

 
 










 



                                                              
 
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