From Sunday, February 12th, through Wednesday, February 13th, we hope you'll join USA-ITA in Las Vegas for SOURCING at MAGIC, North America’s largest, most comprehensive sourcing event, reflecting the fashion supply chain at its most complete. Offering unmatched access to over 40 countries representing the world’s most important markets, SOURCING at MAGIC showcases more than 800 apparel, accessories and footwear resources, conveniently merchandised by country and category: contract and original design manufacturers; fabric, trim and component suppliers; and service and technology providers. 

This year, USA-ITA will be participating in two must-see seminars: 

Sourcing’s New Issues

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Room S229 

2012 presents new challenges for sourcing executives. What are proven strategies to handle the uncertainty facing brands, retailers and manufacturers? And how can you prepare your global value chain for the future? Join industry experts for an in-depth dialogue.  


  • Kris Arabia, Director of Merchandise Sourcing and Technical Design - Softlines, The Walt Disney Co.      
  • Pam Y. Hunter, Vice President Sourcing, JC Penney Purchasing Corp.
  • Kasey Mazzone, Senior V.P. Sourcing, LANDS’ END
  • Julie Hughes, President, U.S. Assoc. of Importers of Textile and Apparel (Moderator)     

Trade Negotiations & FTA Updates: What Companies Need to Know & How to Keep Involved

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Room S229 

In this competitive environment, companies need a trade policy strategy. Hear how to keep your company involved in government affairs, how you can influence the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, as well as an in-depth review of the new Free Trade Agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea and other current issues.   


  • Helga Ying, Senior Director of Worldwide Government Affairs & Public Policy, Levi Strauss & Co. 
  • Jon Fee, Partner, Alston & Bird.  
  • Won Sok Yun, Director General of Kotra LA
  • Julie Hughes, President, U.S. Assoc of Importers of Textile and Apparel (Moderator)

Additional Seminars of Interest:

Globalizing Your Brand: Selling Overseas in Today’s World

Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Room S229

Exclusive insights and strategies for managing risk while achieving growth via international expansion, joint ventures, licensing deals, mergers and acquisitions, and the launching of retail stores and distribution outlets — led by industry experts who have successfully navigated the global maze.


  • Rick Darling, President, Li & Fung USA
  • Stanley Silverstein, EVP of International Strategy & Business Development, The Warnaco Group Inc.
  • Tom Travis, Managing Partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg
  • Gary Ross, Vice President, Non-Beauty Supply Chain Management, Avon Products Inc.
  • Rick Horwitch, VP, Solutions Business Development & Marketing, Bureau Veritas, Consumer Products Services (Moderator)

Fast Fashion without Compromise

Sourcing Keynote: Jim Schwartz, Mast Global Fashions

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Room S229

Retail fashion today is about getting consumers what they want, when they want it…and that’s usually right now.  James Schwartz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mast Global Fashions will discuss his company’s unique approach to meeting consumer needs through truly collaborative partnerships with their customers, vendors, factories and everyone in between.  This approach has allowed MGF to support their customers’ desires to be on the forefront of fashion for nearly 40 years without compromising the quality of the end product.


  • James Schwartz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Mast Global Fashions
  • Katherine Stein, SGS Consumer Testing Service- Softlines, International Business Development/Softlines Sales (Moderator)

China: Sourcing from and Selling to the World’s Apparel Giant

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Room S229

All the industry is focused on China either as a sourcing destination or as a new giant consumer market for U.S. fashion brands and retail chains.  As this mega market evolves, how will apparel sourcing in China be affected?  How can U.S. brands and retailers enter and develop this business?  Join our experts as they present overviews and share their strategies.


  • Josh Green , CEO, PANJIVA
  • Renee Hartmann, Founder, CHINA LUXURY NETWORKS
  • Katherine Stein, SGS Consumer Testing Service- Softlines, International Business Development/Softlines Sales (Moderator)

For more information on MAGIC, including exhibitor and travel information, visit

For more information on USA-ITA's involvement in the August 2011 MAGIC and the Sourcing in the Americas Summit, click here.