Skip to Menu Skip to Search Contact Us USA Websites & Languages Skip to Content


Join SGS during Sourcing at MAGIC, a one-of-a kind convergence of fashion’s global supply chain that connects established and emerging brands to an unparalleled network of manufacturers, materials, technology, logistic solutions, and talent.


Feb 20, 2017


Feb 23, 2017


Las Vegas, United States

Apparel Manufacturing, Apparel, Footwear, Bags, Leather, Jewelry, Accessories

SOURCING at MAGIC is your link to the entire global supply chain. This incredible source of inspiration, education, innovation and resources is what keeps fashion moving. With over 40 countries represented, this must-see destination attracts designers, brands and retailers alike to discover what they need to move their business forward.

Visit our information booth on the MAGIC FOOTWEAR SOURCING floor in the South Hall.

Be sure to attend our sponsored seminar moderated by Katherine Stein, Director of International Business Development - Softlines, SGS North America Inc.

The Race for Speed: Overcoming Invisible Barriers Before New Retail Entrants Emerge

As the retail industry sees its challenges become extreme, everyone points to speed to market as a key solution to improving performance. But after 15 years since the public offering of Zara and a multitude of case studies on fast fashion, few additional successful competitors have emerged. The answer lies in the invisible barriers that exist within US retailers.Given the financial benefits of speed there is a race to drive key skills and capabilities and compete with a speed model. If these are not driven from current retailers, new entrants will emerge to change the landscape of US retail.


  • Katherine Stein, Director of International Business Development, SGS


  • Britton Russell, S.V.P Chief Supply Chain Officer, CHARMING CHARLIE


We will also be hosting a cocktail hour on Tuesday, February 21st at 5 PM in the VIP Lounge (North Hall - 2nd Floor). VIP Lounge access is by invitation only, so CLICK HERE to join us for cocktails, lunch or refreshments.



Dates: February 20 – 23

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall


Seminar Details:

Title: The Race for Speed: Overcoming Invisible Barriers Before New Retail Entrants Emerge

Date: Monday, February 20th

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2, Room N251