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Seminars at Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami cover a wide range of topics presented by successful members of the apparel industry or government. Topics include Fashion, Sourcing, Logistics, Marketing, Best Practices, Government/Trade Agreements and more.
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2018 Featured Seminars

May 21, 2018

China Moving West: From Beijing to South Florida

10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM

Join our panelists for a discussion on how China’s growing economy impacts the World.  Miami-based economist, China-born Dr. Shanjie Li, CEO American Da Tang Group, will join Councilman Alix Desulme and City Manager Larry M. Spring from the City of…

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U.S. Customs and Imports of Textiles and Apparel

11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM

Understanding how and why U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducts country of origin verifications for free trade agreement compliance, anti-dumping duty investigations, and tariff classification decisions.

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The Role Social Compliance Plays in Globally Competitive Markets – a Global Sourcing Imperative

11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM

Share perspectives on how social compliance has become a sourcing imperative during this roundtable discussion with peers, government officials, and social compliance specialists. Clay Hickson – Vice President of Strategy and Business Development – Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) will…

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Winning at Omni-Channel and the Importance of an Aligned Supply Chain

12:30 PM  -  01:15 PM

Global industry veteran Jeff Streader will discuss a critical component for success in today’s Omni-Channel world – an aligned Supply Chain. He will share his view on a successful playbook including an end-to-end workflow that builds accountability and partnership between…

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DISRUPT & INNOVATE: The Shifting Landscape at Retail & How to Stand Out

01:15 PM  -  02:00 PM

Global Brand Strategist & Licensing Veteran Sal Khokhar will discuss the changing landscape of consumer behavior and what manufacturers, brands, and retailers can do to remain relevant. Understanding the alignment of technology with experiential retail  is the leading challenge facing…

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South Florida Logistics – Connecting US & Latin America to the World.

02:00 PM  -  03:00 PM

Join Robert Barceló – Port Everglades Senior Manager of Business Development, David Banfield, Florida East Coast Railway Assistant Vice President International Sales, Eric Olafson, Port of Miami Dade Director Global Trade & Business Development, as these seasoned Florida transportation leaders…

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Miami Embraces International Business with China, the Americas and Beyond

03:00 PM  -  03:30 PM

Mr. Moishe Mana, CEO Mana Group, who will detail how Apparel Textile Sourcing is the next step towards Mr. Mana’s vision of creating an Asia-Latin America trade hub in Wynwood that will turn Miami into the Hong Kong of the…

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How Responsible Sourcing Applies To You

03:30 PM  -  04:15 PM

Avedis Seferian, President and CEO of Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), examines why responsible sourcing is more important than ever and what companies need to do in order to ensure business continuity and competitive success.

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Apparel Manufacturing – Research, Trends and Solutions to Deliver on Consumer Expectations

04:15 PM  -  05:00 PM

Consumers Increasingly want to know the who, what, when, where, and how a product was made and they expect brands and manufacturers to deliver this information quickly and simply. This session will highlight recent research into what consumers want, discuss…

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May 22, 2018

How to Build an Efficient & Agile Apparel Business through Sourcing and Crowdfunding with Strategies to Drive Your Business Online

10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM

Are you starting a fashion business and wondering where to start? Are you looking for financial growth through a crowdfunding campaign? If so, this seminar is for you! Christine Daal, founder and coach of Fashion Angel Warrior will walk you…

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MIAMI FASHION BLOGGERS PANEL

10:45 AM  -  11:30 AM

Moderated by Maria Tettamanti of The Wordy Girl, fellow Miami “It-Girl” bloggers/influencers Ginger Harris from Electric Blogarella, Ria Michelle of Ria Michelle and Valeira Barrientos of The Urban Gal will discuss: The cardinal rules of blogging; How brands can reach bloggers for…

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LAUNCHING A BRAND in 2018 – So many changes that need to be fully understood. Trends, demographics, sustainability, mass customization, online selling to name a few!

11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM

Attend this seminar to avoid costly mistakes. Why do some brands succeed, and others fail?  Many well-known designer brands have gone “under” due to poor strategies, lack of market annalist and business practices.  Our speaker will share her years of…

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Coffee Talk with Journey of A Braid

12:15 PM  -  12:45 PM

Danié Gómez Ortigoza is a popular S/M Influencer aka Journey of a Braid and former fashion editor of Glamour Mexico and Pablo Arbelaez, Director of Istituto Marangoni.

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ATS MIAMI FASHION SHOW

12:45 PM  -  02:00 PM

Don’t Miss the Runway at Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami. The event will have three showcases: featuring evening gowns to swimwear!  The first showcase will present designs from Fashion Students from the Miami International University of Art & Design, and the…

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Miami’s Fashion Leaders Seminar

02:00 PM  -  02:45 PM

Miami’s top educators, fashion designers, and industry experts will host a panel to discuss the state of fashion in South Florida; how it’s grown and where it’s going. Charlene Parsons Asanyah Davidson Pamela Fuertes Tammy Apostol Viviana Gabeiras Rene Ruiz

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Influencer Marketing Myth Busters: From Going Rates to FTC Guidelines

02:45 PM  -  03:30 PM

Danielle N. Garno, a shareholder in the Miami Litigation Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., will provide guidance about working with influencers that make sense for a brand, establishing and nurturing relationships with influential partners that can help the brand grow, integrating influencers…

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Design Meets Sustainability

03:30 PM  -  04:15 PM

Gabriella Smith co-founder of The UpCycle Project, a platform that encourages creatives, designers and students to rethink the wastage that is created by the fashion industry through re-using or ‘upcycling’ textiles, will host a panel on the realities of sourcing…

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Fashion TALKS Miami

04:15 PM  -  05:00 PM

Our goal for Fashion Talks Miami is to share information, insight from our seasoned apparel industry professional in South Florida.   Our intention for each attendee is to leave every month inspired, informed with  information and tools  to build and…

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The Business of Fashion in Miami

05:00 PM  -  06:00 PM

Join Beth Sobol, President of the Fashion Business Association of America as she discusses the business of fashion with industry experts Charlotte Gallogly, President – World Trade Center Miami, Richard Shapiro – Author and President – The Center for Client…

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May 23, 2018

Costing 4 Profit – A professionals guide to effective costing.

10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM

Understanding the many components involved in costing a garment correctly will be the key to your company’s success. There are many methods of calculating your wholesale selling price. Whichever method you choose, your final calculations must result in a profit….

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East Africa: the Apparel Value Chain Proposition

11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM

East Africa is an emerging sourcing destination for apparel. Learn about the full value proposition of this dynamic region, from competitive pricing – including duty-free shipment to the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – to reliable…

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Latin America Trade Commissioners Panel

11:45 AM  -  12:30 AM

Miami is the gateway to trade with Latin America. Join members of Latin American trade organizations as they discuss the benefits to sourcing apparel and textiles. The panel will include Celia María Hernández , Investment Promotion Specialist Proesa El Salvador,…

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Business Daredevil – Would You Dare?

12:30 PM  -  1:15 PM

Join award-winning Brazilian-born, Miami-based designer Alessandra Gold, the worldwide Creative Director for the international sneaker brand KRUZIN, and the brand’s International Director of Corporate and Business Development initiatives for the US and non-Asian markets as she puts entrepreneurs, designers and…

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