The Fashion Business Incorporated Presents Six Free Seminars at MAGIC International
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The FBI (The Fashion Business Incorporated) Presents Six Free Seminars at MAGIC International


Tuesday, February 13th

How to Retain and Motivate Your Sales Team

   Turning over sales staff can be a costly undertaking. Relationships and training take time and money to establish. In this seminar you will learn techniques to bring out the best in your existing sales people and how to motivate them to perform as a team, while increasing your company's bottom line. This seminar is a must for employers what want to bring out the best in their sales people.

Speaker: Robert Silverstone
Time: 4:00 PM Room - N261

Wednesday, February 14th
The Fashion Business Incorporated Presents: Meet the Experts

This open forum is a "MUST" for all apparel manufacturers and retail owners, and or executives. Bring your business questions, challenges & concerns for answers and solutions.
Experts from:
  • Legal
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Coaching
  • Logistics
  • Sourcing - Domestic & Off Shore
  • Compliance
  • Production - Costing and Infrastructure
  • Financial
  • Branding & Licensing
  • Technology - ETail
  • Free Business Training information
  • Apparel Business Startups
Light continental breakfast will be served.
Time: 8:00
10:00 AM
Room: N259

Wednesday, February 14th
 How to GROW Your Apparel Business with "The GROW Principle


 Grow your existing business from where it is to where you would like it to be using this simple and powerful tool for growth and transformation.  Learn how to take inventory of your company's positive assets, identify, cut back or remove those aspects of your business that get in the way of success, establish a clear vision of what you want your future business to look like and implement the action steps to get you there, starting now!

Speaker: Robert Silverstone
 Time: 3:00 PM Room - N259

Tuesday, February 13th
 The Ins and Outs of Successful Supply Chain Management

Fully understanding the many components involved in the production process will be key to your company's growth and ultimate profitability. Production on, or off shore requires a comprehensive plan and a full understanding of supply chain management, costing, logistics and production forecasting. Building a company's infrastructure could mean the ultimate success or failure of an apparel company. This seminar will address these important issues.  

Presented by the Fashion Business Inc., Moderated by: Frances Harder - Founder FBI, Andrew Raggatt & Dana Fried, Partners Delphic Consulting Group and FBI Consultants
 Time: 2:30PM
 Location: Sourcing Zone South Hall 1ST LEVEL MS114

Wednesday, February 14th
 Sourcing: Solving International Sourcing - Logistics, Finance and Legal Issues

 With more and more production being produced off-shore it is critical for apparel manufacturers to identify sources that can represent them and provide reliable representation with timely services. Additionally, with the ever changing free trade agreements, duties, quotes, customs and shipping logistics it is often hard to understand the impact of this information without getting into trouble when importing goods into the USA.

This seminar will outline some of the many important issues that should be fully understood before venturing offshore to buy goods or to meet production needs.  Insurance, letters of credit, international banking and delivery times will also be addressed.
 Panel will include: Presenter Frances Harder - President the Fashion Business Inc., & Author of Fashion For Profit, Moderator, Richard Price, President of S.M.U., Robert Krieger
President , Norman Krieger shipping, Bruce Berton  - Director of International Consulting, Stonefield & Josephson, Greg Weisman, Attorney - Silver & Freedman, David Nordella VP & Sr. Business Development , GMAC Commercial Credit
 Time: 1:00 PM
 Location: South Hall Sourcing Zone 1ST LEVEL MS114

Thursday, February 15th
 Brand Building: Presented by Fashion Business Incorporated

 Clean practical tips for building your own brand.  A panel of industry experts examine the various steps a new company should take to begin the brand-building process. What does it mean to create a brand?  What's a brand proposition? Is it essential to have a brand strategy?  How to communicate your brand message to consumers, retailers and the press?  Creating a recognizable brand will also allow the manufacturer to demand a higher price for their product and ultimately lead to licensing opportunities

Panel will include: Presenter Frances Harder - President the Fashion Business Inc., Debra Stevenson - Partner Skyline Studios, Andrew Raggatt - Partner at Delphic Consulting, Farah Bhatti
McDermott Will & Emery

Time: 3:00
4:30 PM
 Location: MS226 South Hall

These seminars are free of charge.
 Other FBI Offers:

 Free Business Training for Qualified Companies at the FBI.
The Fashion Business Incorporated is proud to announce that they have recently been approved by the Employment Training Panel (ETP) to receive a $198,000 grant. The grant allows FBI to offer subsidized courses and training to applicants that meet eligibility requirements (must be a California Corporation). You and your employees could receive 8 to 120 hours of subsidized training at the FBI.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get that help and expertise at very little cost!

Applications are now being accepted. Go to

Events:  February 13 - 16, 2007

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