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      Miami Seminars

      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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      Attendance is FREE and open to the trade.

      2020 Featured Seminars

      November 11, 2020

      The Top 25 Things to Post on Social Media BEFORE you Even Have a Product to Sell

      Fashion Lab

      The most common thing I hear from startup designers is, “I know I need to be using social media but I don’t have anything to post because my product is not done yet”.? Or worst yet, I have designers come…

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      How An Uncertain Trade Environment is Impacting the Industry of Apparel and Footwear

      Enterprise Connect

      Since 2018 the U.S. and China have engaged in a trade war that has resulted in increased costs, unpredictability, depressed job growth and a lack of innovation for many U.S. companies…? While both countries concluded a “Phase One” deal providing…

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      The Customer Experience

      Fashion Lab

      With customer’s expectations at an all-time high, we will be discussing what a frictionless customer journey from discovery to delivery and beyond means for retailers and brands alike. Is there a consistent and sustainable customer experience that delivers business results?

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      Social Compliance & the Modern Supply Chain

      Enterprise Connect

      Supply chains in today’s global apparel and textile industry have become increasingly complex and have to operate in an increasingly transparent world. Join Avedis Seferian as he shares WRAP’s perspectives on dealing with the challenges of modern supply chains and…

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      Logistics – An Important Part of Your Business Model

      Enterprise Connect

      A great logistics process can help get your products to market faster, more efficiently, cheaper, and reach a larger audience.? Join our panel of logistics experts and find out how you can manage your logistics to streamline your Import /…

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      Apparel Manufacturing in America: A CEO’s perspective

      Enterprise Connect

      There is a burgeoning focus from major brands to on-shore apparel manufacturing as a means to increase their speed to market, focus on “Made-in-USA” marketing opportunities, and as a result of growing overseas supply chain concerns. Join David Landsberg, CEO…

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      November 12, 2020

      The Psychology of Price – The Mark Up and Markdown Game

      Enterprise Connect

      Consumers want the best deal possible whether they need the item or not. Getting to the best price is winning in their minds. But the right price is not always the lowest price.? Join Paul on a fascinating journey as…

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      Made in the USA Panel Discussion: How to Produce a Fashion Line in America in 2020

      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.? Join…

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      From Data to Doorstep: Innovations Powering the New “Slow Fashion Supply Chain”

      Enterprise Connect

      The holy grail of efficient garment manufacturing is the idea of a circular and highly networked system – from inputs like body scans and social trends data to outputs like on-demand sustainable manufacturing and eCommerce. Are we there yet? Our…

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      Building Sustainability into your Brand

      Fashion Lab

      Sustainability in apparel is a hot topic today, but many smaller and mid-size brands are struggling to make their companies sustainable due to lack of knowledge or lack of resources. What does implementation look like when you are not a…

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      ATS Miami Fashion Show

      The Fashion Show at ATS-Miami will always sparkle brightest in the Magic City.? The “show within the show” will feature a blend of Miami designers led by Perry Ellis, as well as elite Miami student designers, plus Manufacturer-direct fashions straight…

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      Previous Year's Seminars

      May 28, 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…

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      Apparel Costing 101

      11:15  -  12:00
      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. Determining all…

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      Navigating Global Trade Winds

      11:15  -  12:00
      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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      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. Due to the tariffs and retail disruptions, it can be difficult…

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

      12:30  -  1:15
      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. ?Join…

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      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 in order to ensure business continuity, competitive success; and, ultimately, how it impacts the bottom…

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      Working with Your Manufacturer

      1:15  -  2:00
      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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      Imports, Exports, Trade Compliance and Customs – Everything you need to know for 2019 and beyond.

      2:00  -  2:45
      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

      2:00  -  2:45
      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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      Innovation Tailored – Crystal? Technology for the Perfect Cut

      2:45  -  3:15
      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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      Powering Retail Growth with a Responsive Supply Chain

      2:45  -  3:30
      Main Stage

      In today’s digitally connected, fast-moving world, the battle to win your customer’s heart and retain this relationship begins with a strong, reactive supply chain that delivers high quality, great product. We will discuss the important role and broad intercompany responsibilities…

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      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; their wisdom…

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

      4:00  -  4:30
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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  -  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, Vivienne Tam,…

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      ATSM 2019 Fashion Show

      1:00  -  1:45
      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. Here are the designers that will be featured this year:   Brand: Bianca…

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      Creating a Brand Strategy

      1:45  -  2:30
      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

      1:45  -  2:30
      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

      2:30  -  3:15
      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

      2:30  -  3:15
      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

      3:15  -  4:00
      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

      3:15  -  4:00
      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
      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
      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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      Introducing Technology into the Manufacturing Process

      12:45  -  1:15
      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

      1:30  -  2:15
      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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