ATSM 2019 Seminars and Events

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami 2019 is almost here. The doors at the Mana Wynwood open to both the industry and public at 10:00 AM tomorrow May 28th. This show is a platform for designers, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and every apparel industry professional. Through the three-day event ATSM, 2019 will connect the southeastern United States, North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean to the international marketplace for apparel, textiles, and fashion.

Learn, network, and source

For the next three days, ATSM 2019 is here for you to learn, network, and source. Here are the events and seminars taking place each day, which are free for all registered guests.

Day 1 – May 28th, 2019

A New Era for Investing in Florida – Opportunities for Apparel Brands and Retailers
10:30 – 11:15 Main Stage

This panel will feature some of the most prominent figures involved in the economic growth of South Florida such as Michael Finney, President of the Miami‐Dade Beacon Council, the county’s official economic development partnership; Alice E. Ancona, Director, International Strategy & Policy for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and Matthew R. Rocco, President of the South Florida Manufacturers Association.

Apparel Supply Chain Technologies – B2B Trade & ERP Solutions
10:30 – 11:15 Fashion Lab

We are featuring Sean Park, CEO of Vast e-Tech, a top digital fashion e-commerce marketplace in a seminar on supply chain technologies. Joining him is Shahrooz Kohan, CEO of AIMS360, the leading fashion ERP software that provides wholesalers and retailers with a seamless solution for inventory management, costing, pick tickets, EDI, order entry & distribution.

Apparel Costing 101
11:15 – 12:00 Fashion Lab

Frances Harder will help you understand the complexity of how to cost-effectively plays a significant part in achieving a successful and profit-driven business. In a multi-faceted industry, many essential components need to be fully understood when calculating a selling price.

Navigating Global Trade Winds
11:15 – 12:00 Main Stage

Thomas G. Travis brings attention to essential trade topics that companies need to consider when navigating the global landscape. Concerns include areas where multilateral trade rules exist but where continuing high barriers hinder fair international competition.

Trade Policy Today and the Impact on Sourcing
12:30 – 1:15 Main Stage

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) President Julie Hughes will provide an update on the key issues and developments in the U.S. trade policy for 2019 and beyond.

Made in the USA: How to Produce a Fashion Line in America in 2019
12:30 – 1:15 Fashion Lab

Carla Lull Fonseca, Christine Daal, and Claudia Regos cover what to expect when trying to produce a line domestically. They’ll cover the common misconceptions about ‘Made in USA’ including cost, capabilities, lead times, etc.

How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line
1:15 – 2:00 Main Stage

Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), examines why responsible sourcing is more important than ever; what companies need to do to ensure business continuity, competitive success; and, ultimately, how it impacts the bottom line.

Working with Your Manufacturer
1:15 – 2:00 Fashion Lab

Anna Livermore, founder, and CEO of V. Mora, shares her secrets to working with manufacturers. In this seminar she deals with the topics of unreturned calls or dropping projects mid-production.

Imports, Exports, Trade Compliance, and Customs – Everything you need to know for 2019 and beyond.
2:00 – 2:45 Main Stage

This expert panel includes Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, Special Council at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Robert Barcelo Senior Manager, Business Development at Port Everglades and Erik Olafson, Director for Global Trade and Business Development at PortMiami. Learn the legal and operational best practices of doing business internationally from South Florida.

A Fashion Designer’s Guide to Brand & Design Protection – Using Trademarks, Copyrights & Patents in the Apparel Industry
2:00 – 2:45 Fashion Lab

Laura Ganoza shares the importance of brand and design protection for start-up companies as for established ones. This program will outline the value of trademark rights and design rights.

Innovation Tailored – Crystal® Technology for the Perfect Cut
2:45 – 3:15 Fashion Lab

Led by Giuseppe Cianci, experience the Italian company bierrebi’s innovative automatic cutting process Crystal®, a breakthrough in single ply cutting. On-demand fashion, prototyping, as well as high quality, small lot production, are now one screen touch away: through its innovative retention system and double blade cut, the Crystal® technology allows to achieve the lowest energy consumption while ensuring the highest quality in cutting.

Powering Retail Growth with a Responsive Supply Chain
2:45 – 3:30 Main Stage

Jeff Streader, Scott Conant, and Wayne Buchen discuss how in today’s digitally connected, fast-moving world, the battle to win your customer’s heart and retain this relationship begins with a robust and reactive supply chain that delivers high quality, great product.

Tricks of the Trade with Perry Ellis – Marketing & Brand Recognition
3:15 – 4:00 Fashion Lab

Join Charlene Parsons Miami International University Director of the Fashion Department and Luis Toro, the Director of Hispanic Marketing for Perry Ellis in a discussion.

How Local Industries Join Forces to Achieve Greater Goals
3:30 – 4:15 Main Stage

In this presentation, the leadership from Changshu Garment Town is going to share with us, their journey from a “ROAD MARKET” to be China’s biggest garment market; their EXCEPTIONAL manufacturing quality control and successful marketing strategies in China.

What’s Trade Got To Do With It? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Made Easy
4:00 – 4:30 Fashion Lab

Magda Theodate, J.D., LL.M discusses how by 2030, the United Nations wants to eradicate poverty through a set of 17 ambitious development goals. The apparel and textile industry has a significant role to play through sustainable trade. However, what exactly does sustainable trade mean?

Day 2 – May 29th, 2019

How to drive TRAFFIC to your Online Store & BOOST Sales once They’re There!
10:30 – 11:15 Fashion Lab

Christine Daal presents the key to making more money and getting more online sales- to first drive more traffic to your website. But not just any traffic, you want YOUR specific target customer who is ready to BUY!

Discovering Supply Chain Success and Winning on Today’s Retail New Battleground
10:30 – 11:15 Main Stage

Jeff Streader answers the question, “What’s the future of retail?” The supply chain has quickly become an essential way for brands and retailers to offer their customers a differentiated advantage.

PANTONE SPOTLIGHT- Color as Oasis for Autumn/Winter 20/21 – Pantone Color Trend Forecast
11:15 – 12:00 Main Stage

Laurie Pressman, Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute, gives a color trend forecast and how it relates to the concept of nesting in Autumn/Winter 2020/21.

Fashion Talks – Why is Social Media so important to the Fashion Industry 11:15 – 12:00 Fashion Lab

Dayana Brown, Hector Garcia, Martu E. Freeman-Parker, and Valeria Orsini of Fashion TALKS Miami shares the power of social media in the Fashion Industry.

Brand Creation 4 the Next Generation: How Factories Designers & Distributors Can Collaborate in the Future
12:30 – 1:00 Main Stage

Former Donna Karan and Calvin Klein Executive Sal Khokhar will discuss strategies for International Brands looking to enter North American. As a 20-year veteran leading market entry strategies for brands such as Adidas Y3, Emmanuel Ungaro, Van Heusen, and Vivienne Tam.

Discover CES Awarded Euveka Robotic Mannequin
12:30 – 1:00 Fashion Lab

Join Jeanine Milillo, Trend Forecast & Product Design Expert of Euveka in her presentation of the innovated, award-winning robotic mannequin.

1:00 – 1:45 Main Stage

The ATSM 2019 Fashion Show showcases international brands from exhibitors and styles from local Miami Designers. Don’t miss this!

Creating a Brand Strategy
1:45 – 2:30 Fashion Lab

Frances Harder shows how brand building should be a planned process. This seminar will help you understand the overview of the necessary steps to creating a brand.

The Power of Digital Influencer Marketing and Celebrity Partnerships
1:45 – 2:30 Main Stage

Sal Khokhar, Danielle Garno, Elie Maroun, Michael Gonzalez, and Valeria Orsini share how nfluencer marketing is one of the newest and most effective forms of social media marketing utilized by brands, retailers, designers, and marketing professionals.

The Business Side of Fashion Design: Everything a Designer Needs to Know About Launching a Successful Collection
2:30 – 3:15 Main Stage

Mercedes R. Gonzalez explains there is a lot of confusion in the industry on the best way to launch or scale a brand – especially on a shoe-string budget; is it online, direct to consumer, crowdsourcing sites, or wholesale? This seminar will answer these questions.

Top Ten Mistakes Designers Make
2:30 – 3:15 Fashion Lab

Anna Livermore knows mistakes are common with new designers. In this seminar, Anna Livermore provides solutions to avoid them and see them before they hit, saving valuable time and money.

How Can Technology Help a Company Save Both Time and Money to Meet Manufacturing Demands
3:15 – 4:00 Main Stage

Frances Harder and Ram Sareen explain the many advances in the use of technology and how it can speed up product development and the manufacturing process.

Navigating Florida’s Tax Landscape
3:15 – 4:00 Fashion Lab

Amanda Levine, Associate Attorney at Moffa, Sutton & Donnini P.A. will feature some of Florida’s tax incentives and advantages to doing business in the state.

Day 3- – May 30th, 2019

Building the Bridge for a Stronger US Supply Chain
10:30 – 11:15 Main Stage

Will Duncan shares his perspective regarding the current state of the Made in the America movement and how the SEAMS Association is “Building th bridge for a stronger U.S. supply chain.

Optimizing your Supply Chain for Compliance, Waste Minimization & Sustainable Sourcing
11:15 – 12:00 Main Stage

Clay E. Hickson, Gabriella Smith, and Katherine Stein lead this expert panel on sustainability in the apparel and textile industry today. Here they cover how brands take steps towards optimizing their supply chain and business practices.

Incentives for North American Brands to Near Source from Latin America and the Caribbean
12:00 – 12:45 Main Stage

Catalina Sánchez, Lucía Palacios, and Tessa Antoine explore incentives for American Brands to source from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Introducing Technology into the Manufacturing Process
12:45 – 1:15 Main Stage

Randy Carr, CEO of World Emblem, explains the advantage of technology in the apparel business how to use it to leverage the playing field.

B2B/B2C eCommerce – Breaking into Brick-and-Mortar and Online Distribution Channels
1:15 – 1:45 Main Stage

Sean Park explores the different strategies brands, designers, and wholesale sellers are using to break into a variety of distribution channels.

A Practical Guide to Securing Working Capital to Finance your Apparel Supply Chain
1:30 – 2:15 Main Stage

Charles Brazier and Douglas Hale discuss finances regarding brands and retailers. They cover operating cash flow, factoring, purchase order financing, and ways of securing working capital.

Don’t miss out on our daily roster of seminars and events at ATSM 2019 register for free here or at day-of at the Mana Wynwood.

Author: Christine Duff

Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.