The following is a list of trade shows and key industry events of interest to apparel and retail industry professionals. If you would like to have your event listed here, email event details to JSpeer@apparelmag.com with the word CALENDAR in the subject line.
Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition
June 4-7, 2013 Chicago
With a mind-blowing expansion of new web-based technologies and online retailing strategies, e-commerce is rapidly breaking through all these traditional barriers. The industry is creating a new retail order that puts the consumer in total control even as it spawns major competitive opportunities for the retailers and consumer marketers who embrace it. IRCE 2013 expects to draw 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries. They will be treated to a customizable agenda that features 220 speakers and 120 sessions, plus 6 workshops (pre- and post-conference, held on June 4 and 7, respectively) and 10 tracks running concurrently on the two main conference days (June 5 and 6) on subjects that include, but are not limited to:
Maximizing the effectiveness of rapidly evolving, consumer-empowering interactive technologies and social media platforms
Designing search marketing strategies for success in an increasingly competitive and demanding search environment
Seizing the opportunity to establish a viable global footprint as e-commerce continues to render the borders between national markets meaningless
Targeting on-the-go consumers with the latest mobile technologies and marketing developments
Dismantling internal barriers within an organization to facilitate more profitable web-based businesses
Exceeding expectations in order fulfillment and delivery of ever-more-demanding web shoppers
Exploring the top financial, operational and legal issues today’s e-commerce executives must master
Keynote and featured speakers include Hiroshi Mikitani
, head of Japan-based international retailing and marketing powerhouse Rakuten; Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN
(listed as No. 26 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 with $1.3 billion in 2012 online sales); Alex Zhardanovsky
, who highlights a big social media ROI success story for PetFlow.com, a recent start-up that has squeezed its way into a crowded market segment by getting 28% of its traffic from social media platforms; Gian Fulgoni, chairman of comScore Inc.
, a provider of online research that he co-founded in 1999; and Al Gore
, the 45th Vice President of the United States and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit focused on solutions to the climate change crisis.
July 16-18, 2013
Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City
This tradeshow focusing on yarn, knitwear, fibers and knitted fabrics will feature the latest trends, innovations and design concepts in the industry. For more information, click here
Apparel Sourcing Summit
August 18-21, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center
Apparel magazine's 7th annual Sourcing Summit, an official program of Sourcing at MAGIC, runs August 18-21, in conjunction with MAGIC Market Week, August 19-21. At Sourcing at MAGIC, manufacturers and component suppliers have the unique opportunity to connect with thousands of sourcing executives, designers, wholesalers, private label buyers and the top U.S. multi-unit retailers. An event featuring everything from apparel and footwear manufacturers, to fiber and fabric, to trims, to supply chain service providers, it showcases more than 1,100 resources from around the globe.
Who Should Attend Apparel’s Sourcing Summit at MAGIC?
• Sourcing Executives, VPs, Managers & Directors
• President/CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, CMO
• VP/SVP/Director of Product Development, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics and/or Warehousing & Distribution
• MIS, IS, IT Technology, CRM Professionals
American Cancer Society Cure By Design - Fashion Show, Auction & Reception
September 21, 2013
John Marshall Ballrooms, Richmond, VA
Cure By Design is an event in which the fashion, design and retail communities join forces with the local corporate community to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is unique because each model who walks the runway is a cancer survivor. We are celebrating cancer survivorship and hope for a cure by focusing on the role that research, prevention and early detection of cancer plays in everyone's life.
Apparel Executive Forum
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2013
13th Annual Apparel Executive Forum
, our senior-level, invitation-only event that promises a high return for your time in terms of personal growth and development, peer-to-peer networking and strategic idea exchange.
With a theme of "Leadership 2013: Cultivating Excellence in Your Brand, People & Strategy
," the Forum is limited to 50 to 75 senior-level executives representing apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers and a select group of progressive solution and service providers.
Our networking-rich agenda, including Interactive Workshops and One-On-One Meetings with fellow attendees, is designed to provide expert-led, insightful content and clear takeaways to put to work in your enterprise.
For more information, click here
Apparel Business & Technology Leadership Conference
Oct. 31. 2013
New York City
Apparel’s Business & Technology Leadership Conference provides an ideal environment for apparel brands, manufacturers and retailers to preview technology solutions and services from a select group of leading industry suppliers. Combining Executive Issues and Technology Solutions Sessions from industry thought-leaders with a Technology Exhibit area, the Conference provides convenient access to real-world solutions and ideas designed to help attendees make strategic technology decisions.