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Las Vegas to host sourcing show from February 20

Sourcing at Magic will be held at The Las Vegas Convention Center from February 20 to 23, 2017. Sourcing at Magic is a subsidiary of UBM Fashion Group. With over 40 countries represented, this event offers a source of inspiration, education and resources that keeps the fashion industry moving and drives businesses. Sourcing at Magic is the fashion industry’s link to the entire global supply chain and attracts designers, brands and retailers alike. It will take a look at how US decisions may impact various free trade agreements and international trade relationships. Experts will analyze these issues and the cause and effect between the supply chain and recent challenges in the global economy such as the elimination of TPP, the continued rise of costs in China and trade issues between the US and China.

Among the highlights at the event is the President Trump seminar. With President Trump taking office, the event will take a look at how the Trump administration may impact various FTAs and global trade relationships. Experts will analyze various issues and how they will effect the supply chain. The African pavilion will have over 11 countries represented. Over the past few years, serious interest in African countries as a major sourcing destination for apparel has grown. The African Growth and Opportunity Act allows certain countries in sub-Saharan Africa duty-free access to the US market. Discussions will be on the shift of fashion sourcing to Africa and how AGOA benefit US companies producing fashion in Africa.

There will be Fabric Trend Galleries, featuring show floor exhibitors and trends for S/S ‘18 by Fashion Snoops. Morphew/Paradox NYC will be providing an insight on vintage prints, embellishments and shape concepts from around the world in a new trend display, and Pantone returns with a new Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery. Footwear at Sourcing at Magic is the only show created for brands and retailers to source their production directly from factories around the globe.