Trend Forecasters, Eco-friendly, PLM, Performance Topics Headline 2007 Material World New York Educational Conference  Fashion Event Article Posted August 8, 2007

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An official event of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Material World New York returns to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, September 25-27, 2007 with a full-scale educational conference touching on the industry's most important trend and business developments. In addition to special presentations from top trend forecasters, the schedule will also feature in depth programs touching on the show's special focus areas, including  eco-friendly, performance, product lifecycle management (PLM), design & merchandising solutions, and home furnishing fabrics products.

Program highlights include:

On Tuesday, September 25, 2007,  AAFA's special headliner event, People, Planet, and Profit: Reaching for the Pinnacle of Environmental Sustainability, will take an in-depth view into the triple bottom line through the eyes of today's notable companies who are reaching the pinnacle of environmental sustainability. Admission is $100 in advance and $150 on-site, and includes lunch.

AAFA's Supplier Resource Committee will also present Winning Product Lifecycle Management Strategies Achieving Speed, Visibility and Control on Wednesday, September 26 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Leading industry brands and their PLM practitioners will share how they are meeting the challenges of cheaper, faster, better. Admission is $50 in advance and $75 on-site.

On the trend front, AAFA and The Doneger Group will present Changing Trends in Trending on Thursday, September 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Led by David Wolfe, creative director of Doneger Creative Services; this presentation will examine the changing methods that the fashion system is undergoing as it constantly adapts to the evolving retail landscape and consumer lifestyle. Admission for this program is free. No registration is required for free programs. Admission will be first come, first served.

Material World New York will also provide attendees with advance color and trend direction highlighting the Autumn/winter 2008 season for both the apparel and home industries with a number of complimentary trend presentations from the industry's leading trend trackers and services, including Pantone, Stylesight, Trend Union and Promostyl.  Among these program highlights are presentations from David Shah, co-owner and publisher of Metropolitan Publishing, who will lead From the Austere to the Absurd - A Guide to Navigating the Conflicting Consumer and Design Directions of Today and Home Textiles Today Editor-in-chief Jennifer Marks, whose presentation will cover the rapidly changing world of global home textiles

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Taiwan's Textile Federation Presents: Taiwan's Green & Ethical Efforts on Functional Textile Innovation, 10 a.m.
11 a.m.

Stylesight Presents: MegaTrend Fall/winter 08/09: The Anthropology of the Future,

11 a.m.

AAFA Presents: People, Planet, and Profit: Reaching for the Pinnacle of Environmental Sustainability, Noon
2 p.m.

New Generation Computing Presents: Speed to Market, Key Features, Benefits and Return on Investment of Integrated Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Sourcing and ERP Systems, 2:00
2:45 p.m.

Pantone Presents: View color Planner
Winter 2008-09: Be Different,
3 p.m.

Zweave Presents: Love Your Software, Love Your Implementation: On-demand PLM,

3:45 p.m.

Textile Intelligence Presents: Active & Performance fabrics, 3:30
4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Home Textiles Today Presentation, Speaker: Jennifer Marks. 9:30
10:30 a.m.

AAFA Presents: Winning Product Lifecycle Management Strategies
Achieving Speed, Visibility and Control,
10:45 a.m.

David Shah Presents: From the Austere to the Absurd
A Guide to Navigating the Conflicting Consumer and Design Directions of Today,
11 a.m.

Tradecard Presents: The Next Frontier: Supply Chain as a Service, 12:00 -12:45 p.m.

Textile Intelligence Presents: Eco-friendly fabrics, Noon
1 p.m.

Promostyl Presents: Fall Winter 2008-09: General Trends & Silhouettes, 1
2 p.m.

The Hosiery Technology Center & [TC]
Present: Enhancing Retail Profits Through Balanced Sourcing,
2:30 p.m.

Trend Union Presents: COVERING, Wrapping Ourselves in Colors and fabrics to Confront the World, 3
4 p.m.

The Africa Pavilion Presents: Africa Goes Green: Growing an Ethical and Eco-friendly Clothing Industry, 3:30
4:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

AAFA & The Doneger Group Present: Changing Trends in Trending, 10
11 a.m.

Material World offers sewn products industry members a one-stop global resource for sourcing, fabric, trim and trends. In addition to educational programming, the 2007 edition will bring together an expanded international exhibitor base, special presentation of home furnishings fabric providers, Trend Pavilion and much more.

Material World New York Quick Facts:

Hours:                   Tuesday, September 25:                  9:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

                                Wednesday, September 26:             9:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.

                                Thursday, September 27:                 9:30 a.m.
3:30 p.m.

Location:              Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

                                655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

Travel:                   For discounted hotels, call Connections at 800.262.9974

Show Info:            For exhibitor or attendee information on Material World New York, call 800.318.2238 or 678.285.3976


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