Join the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) at several exciting seminars and events at MAGIC in Las Vegas, taking place February 5-7, 2019 (SOURCING at MAGIC from February 4).

These seminars are free and open to anyone with a show badge, so we hope to see you there!

Trade Wars and China Tariffs: The Latest on the Threats to Brands and Retailers--and Strategies for the Future
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
PROJECT, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Bayside B, Show Floor, Booth #24293

This session will summarize the latest actions for new tariffs and trade retaliation affecting U.S. fashion brands and retailers. Whether you source in China or close to home, hear from a D.C. insider about trade actions that may affect your business. We also will share important strategies to minimize the negative impact. Speaker: Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA)

How Will Trade Wars Impact Your Global (And Local) Strategies?
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
SOURCING at MAGIC, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Level 2, Room S224

Join us for an update from Washington DC as industry experts discuss the potential for trade disruptions to affect sourcing by fashion brands and retailers. Julie Hughes, President of USFIA, will give an overview of the latest policy actions by the Trump Administration and the Congress. James Schwartz of MGF SOURCING will share his thoughts about successful strategies to manage uncertainty. MGF company provides more than $1.0 billion worth of products for retailers like Express, Lane Bryant, Chico‚Äôs FAS, Talbots, J Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, and other nationally known brands. Speakers: Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and James Schwartz, President and CEO of MGF Sourcing

Importing Duty-Free Garments from Egypt to the USA
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
SOURCING at MAGIC, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Level 2, Room S224

In 2004, the QIZ program was launched as a mean of promoting peace between Egypt and Israel with the support of the U.S. government. Since its inception, the Egyptian exports of RMG and textiles grew substantially to the U.S. market. During the first half of 2018, the growth rate of the Egyptian RMG exports (25.27%) was the highest among the top 25 exporting countries to the United States. This session will be followed by a reception. Speakers: Julia K. Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA);  Dr. Ashraf El Rabiey, Co-Chairman of the QIZ Committee, Egypt; Gabby Bar, Co-Chairman of the QIZ Committee, Israel; Matthias Knappe, Program Manager, Fibres, Textiles, and Clothing Sector and Enterprise Competitiveness, International Trade Commission; Mohammed Kassem, Chairman and CEO of World Trading Company Egypt and Nanotech International for Industry and Trade

For more information and registration, visit www.ubmfashion.com/shows/magic.