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2020 Featured Seminars


Previous Year's Seminars

May 28, 2019

A New Era for Investing in Florida Opportunities for Apparel Brands and Retailers

10:30  -  11:15
Miami Main Stage

This panel features 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 &…

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Navigating Global Trade Winds

11:15  -  12:00
Miami Main Stage

Although attention is on the China / US tariff and trade disputes, there are many other important trade topics that companies need to consider when navigating the global landscape. Concerns include areas where multilateral trade rules exist but where fair…

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Apparel Costing 101

11:15  -  12:00
Miami Fashion Lab

Understanding the complexity of how to cost-effectively plays a major part in achieving a successful and profit-driven business. In a multi-faceted industry, there are many important components that need to be fully understood when calculating a selling price.

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Made in the USA: How to Produce a Fashion Line in America in 2019

12:30  -  13:15
Miami Fashion Lab

A lot of designers (both startups and established) have no clue what to expect when trying to produce a line locally.  In this session, we’ll cover the common misconceptions about ‘Made in USA’ including cost, capabilities, lead times, etc.

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Trade Policy Today and the Impact on Sourcing

12:30  -  13:15
Miami Main Stage

United States Trade Policy Update – and the impact on NAFTA and TPP.

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Working with Your Manufacturer

13:15  -  14:00
Miami Fashion Lab

Manufacturers can be difficult to work with, not returning calls or dropping projects mid-production. Through years of experience, Anna Livermore, founder, and CEO of V. Mora, has compiled a list of insider tips and tricks to successfully work with a…

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How Responsible Sourcing Impacts Your Bottom Line

13:15  -  14:00
Miami 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 in order to ensure business continuity, competitive success; and, ultimately, how it impacts the bottom…

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Imports, Exports, Trade Compliance and Customs – Everything you need to know for 2019 and beyond.

14:00  -  14:45
Miami Main Stage

If your supply and distribution chains extend outside of the United States, understanding trade compliance is an essential aspect of running your business. This expert panel includes Laura Siegel Rabinowitz, Special Council at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Robert Barcelo,…

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

14:00  -  14:45
Miami Fashion Lab

In today’s competitive fashion industry, the stakes are high, and brand and design protection is just as valuable for a start-up company as for an established one.  This program will outline the value of trademark rights and design rights for…

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Powering Retail Growth with a Responsive Supply Chain

14:45  -  15:30
Miami Main Stage

Jeff Streader, Scott Conant, Wayne Buchen – Go Global, Applied DNA Sciences

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Innovation Tailored – Crystal® Technology for the Perfect Cut

14:45  -  15:15
Miami Fashion Lab

The Italian company bierrebi, a longtime worldwide leader in automatic cutting, has built on its focus on innovation creating Crystal®, a breakthrough in single ply cutting. On-demand fashion, prototyping, as well as high quality, small lot production, are now one…

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How Local Industries Join Forces to Achieve Greater Goals

15:30  -  16:15
Miami 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; their wisdom…

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What’s Trade Got To Do With It? The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Made Easy

16:00  -  16:30
Miami Fashion Lab

By 2030, the United Nations wants to eradicate poverty through a set of 17 ambitious development goals. The apparel and textile industry has a big role to play through sustainable trade. But, what exactly does sustainable trade mean? Is it…

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May 29, 2019

How to drive TRAFFIC to your Online Store & BOOST Sales once They’re There!

10:30  -  11:15
Miami Fashion Lab

The key to making more money and getting more online sales is to first drive more traffic to your website.  But not just any traffic, you want YOUR specific target customer who is ready to BUY!  Once there, the next…

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Discovering Supply Chain Success and Winning on Today’s Retail New Battleground

10:30  -  11:15
Miami Main Stage

Every year brings new changes for our industry, leaving us asking, “What’s the future of retail?” The supply chain has quickly become an important way for brands and retailers to offer their customers a differentiated advantage. But making your supply…

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Color as Oasis for Autumn/Winter 20/21 – Pantone Color Trend Forecast

11:15  -  12:00
Miami Main Stage

The concept of nesting is fundamental to our very existence. Whether a place of safety; somewhere in our mind’s eye, a collection of people, or not a destination at all, our desire to create a nesting place is deep. As…

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Fashion Talks – Why is Social Media so important to the Fashion Industry?

11:15  -  12:00
Miami Fashion Lab

Fashion TALKS Miami aims to understand and share the power of social media in the Fashion Industry. This expert panel will answer the following questions: What are the right ways to use social for fashion business? When should we use…

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Brand Creation 4 the Next Generation: How Factories Designers & Distributors Can Collaborate in the Future

12:30  -  13:00
Miami 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, Vivienne Tam,…

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ATS MIAMI FASHION SHOW

13:00  -  13:45
Miami Main Stage

The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami Fashion Show is held on day 2 of the event. We showcase international brands from exhibitors and styles from local Miami Designers.

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Creating a Brand Strategy

13:45  -  14:30
Miami Fashion Lab

Brand building should be a planned process. This seminar will help you understand the overview of the necessary steps to creating a brand. The process of building a brand first begins by identifying either a need or a niche market,…

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The Power of Digital Influencer Marketing and Celebrity Partnerships

13:45  -  14:30
Miami Main Stage

Influencer marketing is one of the newest and most effective forms of social media marketing being used by brands, retailers, designers and marketing professionals. This high-profile panel includes some of the most successful digital marketing experts using influencer marketing today….

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The Business Side of Fashion Design: Everything a Designer Needs to Know About Launching a Successful Collection

14:30  -  15:15
Miami Main Stage

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 intense seminar will answer…

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Top Ten Mistakes Designers Make

14:30  -  15:15
Miami Fashion Lab

Mistakes are common with new designers. In this seminar, Anna Livermore, founder and CEO of V. Mora, provides solutions to avoid them and see them before they hit, saving valuable time and money.

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How Can Technology Help a Company Save Both Time and Money to Meet Manufacturing Demands

15:15  -  16:00
Miami Main Stage

This seminar will explain the many advances in the use of technology and how it can speed up product development and the manufacturing process. From pattern design, creating technical packs, three D scanning, grading & marking, to cutting and manufacturing.

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Navigating Florida’s Tax Landscape

15:15  -  16:00
Miami Fashion Lab

This talk, presented by 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. If you own and/or operate an apparel business in Florida, this…

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May 30, 2019

Building the Bridge for a Stronger US Supply Chain

10:30  -  11:15
Miami Main Stage

Reshoring is happening within the US Sewn Products industry and there is far more demand than capacity.  However, there are still many obstacles to overcome for the industry to experience significant growth.  During this multifaceted presentation, Will Duncan will share…

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Optimizing your Supply Chain for Compliance, Waste Minimization & Sustainable Sourcing

11:15  -  12:00
Miami Main Stage

Sustainability is one of the most talked about topics in the apparel and textile industry today. But what really is sustainability and how do brands take steps towards optimizing their supply chain and business practices? This expert panel will dive…

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Incentives for North American Brands to Near Source from Latin America and the Caribbean

12:00  -  12:45
Miami Main Stage

This seminar will explore incentives for American Brands to source from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Introducing Technology into the Manufacturing Process

12:45  -  13:15
Miami Main Stage

Embroidery has been around forever. When Randy Carr was unexpectantly thrust into the role of CEO of World Emblem, traditional embroidered emblem techniques offered little hope of competing effectively for his family run business. Enter technology. Through the revolutionary Flexstyle…

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A Practical Guide to Securing Working Capital to Finance your Apparel Supply Chain

13:30  -  14:15
Miami Main Stage

One of the most important questions a brand or retailer can ask is, “how do I pay for this?” From operating cash flow, factoring, to purchase order financing, this panel will explore the various ways of securing working capital to…

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