PROJECT Fashion Events
COVID-19 Update & Resources

At this time of global uncertainty, the health, well-being and safety of all of our visitors is our top priority. 

July 2, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: COTERIE Cancels New York Marketplace, Shifting Focus Toward Dynamic Digital Trade Event 


COTERIE will refocus its efforts on their newly launched trade event in Fall 2020, allowing for better connectivity of the fashion industry in a more responsive and effective marketplace.New York, NY—July 2, 2020—Informa Markets Fashion announced today that its flagship New York-based fashion trade show, COTERIE, which includes FAME, MODA, SOLE COMMERCE and previously rescheduled PROJECT and CHILDREN’S CLUB, will not take place September 22-24 at the Jacob Javits Center and the COTERIE team will instead focus its efforts on providing an opportunity for business continuity via its newly launched digital trade event, whose digital doors will open on September 1, 2020. 


The COTERIE New York marketplace draws a large audience of both international and domestic brands, retailers, and key industry executives. Given continued uncertainty around international travel and border restrictions as well as the importance of health and safety for the entire community, COTERIE has decided to shift focus this fall towards their digital trade event in partnership with NuORDER. As announced earlier last month, the partnership is part of a longer-term plan to support a synergistic physical and digital future for the fashion wholesale industry. This season’s digital trade event, running from September 1st-November 1st, is an opportunity for continued commerce for the New York marketplace despite challenges around the physical event this year. 


“Over recent weeks, we have been in discussion with key industry stakeholders, partners and visitors to determine the best path forward for our community,” said Nancy Walsh, President, Informa Markets Fashion. “Ultimately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s physical event and focus our efforts on a dynamic return to the show floor in 2021 and on the opportunities that our digital marketplace can offer both our brand partners and retail buyers this season. We have a lot of great ideas to enhance the physical experience at our show in the new year, and solutions to use digital in a more compelling way to enhance the experience for all of our customers starting this September.” 


COTERIE’s digital marketplace, hosted within a centralized digital platform alongside MAGIC, PROJECT, MICAM Americas, and CHILDREN’S CLUB digital marketplaces, will give both brands and retail buyers a convenient and efficient way to connect and do business anywhere and anytime with new and existing partners. Brands and retailers will have access to NuORDER’s market leading platform, using features such as digital catalogs, line sheets, orders, and the latest Virtual Showroom technology to connect and conduct commerce. Exhibiting brands also will have the opportunity for enhanced brand storytelling and exposure to a global retail audience, while retail buyers can intuitively browse the digital marketplace discovering and identifying unique products more easily through fresh editorial content and of-the-moment insights. Bridging the gap of physical events this year, COTERIE’s digital trade event will serve as a powerful tool for business continuity for the fall 2020 season as well as pave the way for 2021, when COTERIE’s physical and digital events can robustly launch together, with even greater enhancements.


May 29, 2020

DIGITAL EVENT:
The Future of Fashion Creativity 

Access now to the discussion with our experts to learn about solutions for creating, reusing, selling and sourcing to help you transition and develop strategies for the future of your business. 

 

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May 14, 2020

DIGITAL EVENT:
Rethinking Assortment and Retail Strategies


Gain insight on where to focus your Summer and Fall assortments, as well as How -To’s for welcoming consumers back into your stores.


Tuesday, May 19th | 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

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DIGITAL EVENT:
SOLE SYNERGY: A Roundtable Discussion on Moving Footwear Forward 

Join MICAM Americas’ new digital content series SOLE SYNERGY – conversations for the footwear industry. This 60 minute webinar focuses on straight talk with footwear industry insiders discussing new solutions and how to move forward.


Thursday, May 21st | 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST

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May 6, 2020

DIGITAL EVENT: Fashion Law Amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic
 

Watch Now the presentation from noted fashion lawyer Douglas Hand, who will walk through some of the significant legal issues currently faced by fashion companies at every stage of their business.

 

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May 1, 2020

Brands and Organizations You Can Support During COVID-19
 

Your team at PROJECT is in support of the foundations, organizations, and brands that are providing aid during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how you can help.

 

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April 29, 2020

WEBINAR: Preparing for COVID-19 Recovery-Solutions for Every Company in the Supply Chain
 

Executives and brand owners are facing enormous business challenges from the collapse of customer demand to significant regulatory modifications and supply chain interruptions. Watch this webinar to gain insight into the key elements of retail supply chain recovery.

 

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April 14, 2020

WEBINAR

Digital Solutions for Brands & Retailers

This 90-minute webinar focused on accessible, turnkey, and immediate digital strategies for brands and retailers so business operations can be maintained, while additional sales channels created.

You will gain insight into: how to strategize deliveries and reassortments of product for wholesale accounts, creating and driving traffic to an e-commerce store, social media advertising and shopping. 

 

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April 7, 2020

A Retailer's Guide to Influencer Marketing Amidst Current Events

Rachel McCord, founder of the McCord List, shares her tips for navigating influencer marketing during this global crisis.

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WFH Pieces You Need Right Now

In our new remote-work normal, pulling on sweats and a tee has become a little too routinely. Hoping to mix up our #WFH wardrobes, we’ve made a list of top-notch loungewear options and then some, all featuring brands with styles available online

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April 6, 2020

10 Must-Reads for Small Business Owners

There are a number of great online resources tailored to small businesses. We've compiled 10 articles to help independent brands and retailers weather this storm

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April 2, 2020

Help for Small Businesses: Paycheck Protection Program

We will continue to keep you updated with resources to help your business during this challenging time. Here, we detail important information on the Paycheck Protection Program, including who is eligible and how to apply. Please see below for the fact sheet from The U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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WEBINAR

Small Business Survival Guide:
How to Navigate Uncharted Waters During COVID-19

In the first of a series, our webinar is designed to create ongoing industry dialogue geared towards  helping small businesses within the fashion industry navigate uncharted waters during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our expert panel will include Marc Weiss of Management One, Gary Wassner of Hilldun, Mark Beckham of the CFDA, and Karen Giberson of Accessories Council.

Learn about current options for business loans and financial assistance programs, retail
planning, assessing credit risk, production and inventory scheduling/planning strategies, as well as local initiatives available for small businesses nationwide. 

 

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March 23, 2020

PR & Marketing During COVID-19: Four Must-Read Articles

With the influx of content surrounding the current state of business, we scoured the internet to provide key articles to help you navigate these challenging times.

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March 20, 2020

8 Fashion & Retail Resources to Access Now

Working from home and self-isolating is a dramatic change for many, especially in the midst of so much uncertainty. 

To give you some extra peace of mind, here are 8 industry resources we’re accessing this week to stay updated and for insight on moving forward in our—hopefully temporary—new normal.

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March 20, 2020

Resources for Small Businesses

Access information shared by The International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and Fashion Service Network for small businesses affected by COVID-19.

This helpful list of resources includes information for local and federal programs assisting businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus.

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