Tradeshows, Industry Speakers & Site Visits

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In AMM we love to bring the industry to the classroom and take the classroom to the industry! 

A number of AMM courses utilize industry tradeshows, speakers or site visits to local businesses and events as part of their experiential learning approach. They help make a real connection between what you learn in the classroom, what is happening in the business world, and what is expected of you as a future professional.

Get the inside story from industry professionals, including company presidents, marketing executives, buyers, product development directors, sourcing specialists, human resource managers, and market researchers.  Executives enjoy sharing their experience and career perspectives with students.   Our alumnae are among the many professionals who donate their time.  They provide a true portal to your future as an industry professional.


AMM students attend LA Fashion Week, the LA Textile Show, the ISS Show, and the MAGIC Show as attendees and as buyers for their AMM retail boutiques.

Industry Speakers

Here is a list of companies that have visited with us to speak in the classroom:

  • Target
  • US Customs
  • Ross Stores
  • BCBG
  • Nordstrom
  • Disney
  • St John Knits
  • AIMS
  • Kohls
  • Brighton Collectibles
  • UPS

Industry Site Visits

Companies that students have visited recently include:

  • American Apparel
  • BCBG
  • Jaya Apparel group
  • Kellwood
  • LA Fashion Week
  • Pomona Valley Hospital
  • Li & Fung
  • St John Knits

Thanks to all our previous speakers and site visit locations for the value they bring to the AMM program.  Are you an industry professional or an AMM alumnae interested in speaking to our students?  If so, please contact the AMM Department Chair, Dr. Peter Kilduff, at

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Magic Market Week

Each year the senior retail students
go on an actual buying trip to  
Magic Market Week, the largest
global market week for
contemporary men’s and women’s
apparel and footwear.  It is the most
comprehensive sourcing destination
for fashion buyers and brands in
the world. AMM students are sourcing
merchandise for their retail stores.

Magic Market Week

Magic Market Week