FW17 SEMINARS, PANELS AND DISCUSSIONS AT FN PLATFORM & WSA@MAGIC

FW17 SEMINARS, PANELS AND DISCUSSIONS AT FN PLATFORM & WSA@MAGIC

Tuesday, February 07 2017

Better yourself, your brand with our comprehensive listing of seminars, panel discussions and lectures this season at FN PLATFORM. 

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Monday, February 20 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

In the first workshop of this two-part series, presented by National Shoe Retailers Association, you'll learn how to be a high-performance seller in today’s challenging retail environment. Join our panel as experts as they talk about how to engage customers more effectively, create a welcoming environment, close a sale with just one sentence, and get past customer resistance to build trust and ultimately, increase sales.

SPEAKERS:

The Friedman GroupRetail Sales Training & Retail Management Consulting

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Monday, February 20 | 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

The most successful retailers know, if you want to play the game, you better keep score. Join National Shoe Retailers Association, as we discuss how to develop performance metrics and accountability standards, find the reason for deficient sales through analysis and on-the-floor observation, teach your management how to train staff and set goals, and understand the relationship between selling behaviors, metrics, and sales goals.

SPEAKERS:

The Friedman GroupRetail Sales Training & Retail Management Consulting

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Tuesday, February 21 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

2016 was a year of transition, and the footwear industry certainly felt it. Kick off the show with Beth Goldstein, Executive Director and Industry Analyst of The NPD Group, to discover how the footwear industry fared during the year and what’s in store for 2017. Beth will combine her expert industry insight with detailed data to explore the evolving consumer behaviors and preferences shaping the industry and explain why certain trends have taken hold. You’ll leave this engaging session with new ideas to help you make the most of your time the show. 

SPEAKER:

Beth Goldstein, Industry Analyst and Executive Director, THE NPD GROUP


Tuesday, February 21 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

What a “squirrely” year it has been…in business and in politics. What will the future bring?

A panel of independent thinkers share their vision into the crystal ball to help you see the future for your business.

MODERATOR:

Ilse Metchek, President, CALIFORNIA FASHION ASSOCIATION

PANELISTS:

Paula Schneider, CEO, SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND/SPLENDID/ELLA MOSS

Mark Burstein, President, NGS SOFTWARE

Erik D. Smithweiss, Partner, GRUNFELD DESIDERIO LEBOWITZ SILVERMAN & KLEDSTADT LLP


Tuesday, February 21st10:30 AM - 11:30 PM | LVCC, GRAND LOBBY

Want to know this season's top Fashion Week trends? MAGIC has partnered with WWD Studios, the leading producer of content in the fashion, beauty and retail industry, to bring MAGIC and our brands and retailers to the forefront of the international fashion industry through exclusive, live content, created straight from the show floor.

We're kicking it off with a seminar with the one and only Alex Badia. on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30 in the Las Vegas Convention Center Grand Lobby.  

Keep an eye out for all this eye opening content right here.


Wednesday, February 22 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

The retail landscape is constantly changing and online retailers like Amazon are evolving to match consumer trends.  Listen to a lively discussion amongst respected industry experts on how to think about and manage ones business and brand in an environment where Amazon is becoming a bigger Kahuna.

MODERATOR:

Sam Poser, Footwear & Apparel Research Analyst, SUSQUEHANNA FINANCIAL GROUP, LLLP

PANELISTS:

David Kahan, CEO, BIRKENSTOCK AMERICAS

Rick Ausick, President, FAMOUS FOOTWEAR

Rick Muskat, Principle, DEER STAGS


Wednesday, February 22 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | LVCC, SOUTH HALL, LEVEL 2, ROOM S229

In this lecture will explore how the future of forecasting trends is becoming dependent on consumers need for social confirmation before they invest in trends.  This lecture will share successful data science tools and skill-sets that enable the industry to embrace social confirmation of trends and consumers’ interest. We will take a closer look at the fashion-on-demand generation through the narrative voice of fashion influencers, data science and social confirmation. Taking a closer look how brands and retailers can utilize influencers' curated content to provide an intuitive look at what drives consumers’ interest with featured trends to ultimately grow and expand your business. During the presentation we will share insight to forecasts for more immediate trend insight for Fall/ Winter 2017. We will examine how brands and retailers can utilize influencers' curated content to provide an intuitive look at what drives consumers’ interest with featured trends to ultimately grow and expand your business. 

SPEAKER:

Wendy Bendoni, Author & Professor, WOODBURY UNIVERSITY


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