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Budgeting and the Key Metrics to Your Financial Dashboard - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)
01:00 - 02:30 MBCC: Level 2 - REEF D/E/F
Seminars

What gets measured gets changed and if you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it! Paul Erickson will present a “how to” seminar on embracing science-based retail productivity measures, including science-based forecasting tools and techniques to maximize financial performance. You'll see benchmark data from top performing stores around the country, so you can compare how you're performing against your peers! Not only will you learn key financial benchmarks such as GMROI, inventory turnover, initial markup pricing, and gross profit, Paul will explain why these metrics are important to your business and how to achieve better results in your store.

For more information and to register for this NSRA hosted session, please go to: https://www.nsra.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1303717

Speaker: Paul Erickson, Sales Director, MANAGEMENT ONE

Charge for Shoes, but Don't Sell Shoes - Instead, Sell Success with Shoes! - Presented by National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA)
03:15 - 04:45 MBCC: Level 2 - REEF D/E/F
Seminars

This session clearly assists owners and managers to ensure that their stores offer success with shoes, rather than just "access to shoes." Stores providing access to shoes are nice in every way and quite ‘OK’ to consumers, but sadly consumers are allowed to be the leaders. At stores specializing in success with shoes, the associates are taught to be leaders, minus the use of irritating "sales techniques."

For more information and to register for this NSRA hosted session, please go to: https://www.nsra.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1303717

Speaker: John Less, Sales & Management Training Consultant

SOURCING AT MAGIC

Apparel Startup Bootcamp How to Build a Profitable Fashion Business
02:00 - 02:45 Pavilion: The SOURCE LOUNGE Booth # 93515
Seminars

Why do some brands succeed and others fail? Even the most well-known designer brands have gone “under” due to poor strategies and business practices. This session will explain and guide you along a path that may prepare your team and brand for future success.

Moderator:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit

Speaker:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit

Sourcing & Labeling for the Fashion Startup
03:00 - 03:45 Pavilion: The SOURCE LOUNGE Booth # 93515
Seminars

The Federal Trade Commission requires U.S. based manufacturers, importers, distributors or resellers of textiles, wearing apparel and certain piece goods to provide an accurate, permanent care label. This session will review these requirements and address how this will impact sourcing needs.

Moderator:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit

Speaker:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit, Maria Groetzinger, LA APPAREL SERVICES

Checklist for the Fashion Startup
04:00 - 04:45 Pavilion: The SOURCE LOUNGE Booth # 93515
Seminars

There are numerous questions to ask yourself before you undertake a venture involving the fashion industry, which is famous for its complexities and failures. You should try to answer these questions and analyze the answers with a trusted friend or family member. Many of the answers to the questions will be covered in my book, Fashion For Profit and it is a fact that some of the questions will be quite taxing and stressful to fully answer.

Moderator:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit

Speaker:
Frances Harder, President, Fashion for Profit, Andreu David, Attendee Relations Specialist, SOURCING at MAGIC

SOURCING Networking Mixer
05:00 - 06:00 Pavilion : The SOURCE LOUNGE Booth #93515
Daily Happenings

Network and learn from industry professionals on how to take apparel business to the next level. Ask questions on various fashion business topics, such as design, product development, licensing, branding, social media, e-commerce, and sustainability.:

Moderator:
Andreu David, Attendee Relations Specialist, SOURCING at MAGIC

Speaker:
Andreu David, Attendee Relations Specialist, SOURCING at MAGIC