Upcoming Events

Seminar Series at MAGIC with

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 

Room N250 - LVCC

2PM to 3:30PM


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.  Our speakers will share their years of experiences (both good and bad) in fashion and guide you along a path that may prepare your team and your brand for future success.                                                                                                                

Speakers:  Martine Melloul, Former Executive Vice President BCBG Max Azria Group, Mary Wilberding CO-FOUNDER, ONE-WORLD APPAREL INC. & President, of DKNY Jeans, Charlie Brown, President, Karlie Clothes.com

Moderator:  Frances Harder, President, FASHION FOR PROFIT, Founder Fashion Business Inc., 

(You must be a registered attendee to be able to attend the tradeshow and seminars)

Sourcing Lounge Sessions

Sourcing Lounge which is N247 - these are at the Resource Hub on the show floor!:

Sunday, February 11th

4:00pm – 4:30Pm

Sourcing Product Development and Production

Speakers: Jess Crane Design, Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing, Julia Szkiba, Be Kind to the Animal Planet.

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.


Learn the basics of supply chain management, what to bring with you to sourcing and the proper questions to ask when sourcing production of your goods.


Monday, February 12th ,2018

10:00 – 10:30am

Sourcing and Finance – Do you have the funds in place?

Speakers: Rob Greenspan, Greenspan Consult; Don Nunnari, President, Factor Finder Inc.,

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

Launching a new brand can be very costly. Learn from the financial experts how to prepare yourself before you dive in head first and find you don’t have the funds to grow or produce.



Sourcing for Made in the USA

Speakers: Kim Bang, US Trade & Commerce, Trish Concannon, About Sources; Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing, Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

There are many benefits to sourcing domestic production then exporting “MADE IN AMERICA”. Learn the important sourcing tips from the experts. THE WORLD LOVES our styles & “MADE IN THE USA”.


1:00 – 1:30pm

Legal Aspects Sourcing

Speaker: Farah Bhatti, Shareholder Buchalter Nemer

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

Learn how to protect your brand and your intellectual property before you source your goods and produce them, either domestically or Internationally.


Technical Expertise for Manufacturing Success

Speaker: Jennifer Olivo, Jennifer Loel Designs.

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This seminar will cover everything from swimwear, activewear, childrenswear, sportswear, and menswear. Jennifer will share her tips of success as an industry professional, pattern maker, and manufacturer.  Several aspects will be covered including: pattern design (how to save money), common issues (and ways to problem solve), technical packs, samples, grading/sizing (specific to types of garments), cutting, and manufacturing. 



Tuesday, February 13th. 2018

10:00 – 10:30am

Fundamentals of Sourcing  

Speakers: Trish Concannon, About Sources, Bruce Antrobius, UBM Sourcing, Jacqueline Snyder, Design Consulting Co Op. 

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This session will cover the basic information that will help to achieve a smooth supply chain management and the proper questions to ask when sourcing production of your goods. 


11:00 – 11:30am -

Sourcing and Factoring Orders

Speaker: Don Nunnari, President Factor Finder.

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This session will explain funding production through the traditional factoring process and how it protects your company while helping it grow.



What is Trending – Production Methods and Logistics – Speakers: Peter Kilduff Ph.D. Interim Associate Dean, Don B Huntley College of Agriculture, Cal Poly Pomona, Chad Schofield, Chief Digital Officer of BoxC Logistics, Inc. Patrick Clark, Nexwave, Klievenk North America.

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This session will examine the many new methods of production and logistics that selling online has created. With “Speed to market” being the demand for retailers and buyers this session will explain the latest innovations that are enabling manufacturers to achieve these new demands for manufacturers



What is Trending? – BIOFASHION, 3D Printing, High Performance Fabrics –Speaker: Kristine Upesleja, Innovative Textiles & Materials Manager at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in LA, and founder of consulting firm Madisons-Innovative Materials www.madisonsinnovative.com  

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This session will discuss the new textile trends that have evolved, which is changing the way clothes are constructed, and from what! BIOFASHION...everything from the leather like material that just was released by Modern Meadow, or Bolt Thread with their yarn grown from yeast that has been used by Stella McCartney. Or materials made from left overs. such as orange-peel fibers, pineapple 'leather' etc. Schoeller's Cork Shel impact these trends are having on the apparel industry.

Wednesday, February 14th - 

10.30am – 11am

Trend Watch

Speaker: Jacqueline Snyder, The Product Boss. 

Moderator: Frances Harder, Fashion for Profit.

This session will discuss the new trends that are trending in 2018. Trends are not so obvious as they once were. Trends today are about “Life Styles” and your own art of merchandising your own style and your own “brand”.