2019 Footwear Trade Distribution & Customs Conference

Footwear Trade Distribution and Customs (FTDC) Conference

October 27 – 29, 2019  |  Long Beach, California  

Join FDRA’s 55th Footwear Trade and Distribution Conference (FTDC), the largest and longest-running footwear conference of its kind in the US. This innovative conference draws nearly 200 of the industry’s top footwear executives, traffic and distribution specialists, customs experts, and service providers. The event is focused on learning from, and connecting with, industry leaders, experts and service providers.

This year—a special in-depth focus will be on the new tariffs. Each agenda segment and speaker will spend time discussing new tariff impacts and tips to help mitigate them, or best practices to lower costs elsewhere. 

Watch our 2018 recap video to get a visual look at this important conference. 

Example of Brands Already Registered!

  • Nike
  • Clark’s
  • Caleres
  • Crocs
  • Rockport
  • Fila
  • Keen
  • LaCrosse
  • Wolverine Worldwide
  • Nordstrom
  • Brooks
  • Adidas
  • Puma
  • SG Footwear
  • Justin Brands
  • Genesco
  • RG Barry
  • Skechers
  • ACI


Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Deputy Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Sam Ruda
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Takashi Masuda
SVP Marketing and Commercial
Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Eric Johnson
Senior Editor, Technology
Journal of Commerce

Mike Piza
SVP, Corporate Business Development & Customs Brokerage
Apex Logistics International

Evan Rosen
President, Americas Region

Dean Tracy
Executive Vice President & COO
RCS Logistics

Jeffrey Solomon
Director of Operations
SG Companies

Jeff McCauley
Vice President, Global Accounts
Thomson Reuters

Jeremiah Pomerleau
Director Supply Chain & Trade
Indigo Trade Solutions

Kerry Rasmussen
Manager, Major Accounts

Quinn O’Rourke
Director of Compliance and Logistics
LaCrosse Footwear

Weston LaBar
Harbor Trucking

Dave Manning
TCW, Inc.
President & Chairman,

Alan McCorkle
Vice President
Yusen Terminals

Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor
IHS Maritime & Trade

Ken Uriu
Business Development Manager
Port of Long Beach

Chris Chase
Marketing Manager
Port of Los Angeles

Sue Coffey
Director of Business Development
The NW Seaport Alliance

Ryan Gaither
International Sales Executive

Matt Priest
President & CEO

Thomas Crockett
Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs

Andy Polk
Senior Vice President

Bao Vu
Of Counsel
Stoel Rives

John Pellegrini
Customs Counsel

Aliya Grosfeld
Laboratory Directory
Tariff Solutions, LLC

Erin Augustine
Director, Responsible Sourcing
Wolverine Worldwide

Kevin Bruning
Import Compliance Manager

Keith Sanchez
Divisional Vice President, Western Division
Avalon Risk Management

Jeff Hall
Principal/Private Investigator
Transit Risk Management, Inc.

Eric Batt
Director, Apparel, Footwear and Textile Center
San Francisco Field Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Phil Marlowe
Acuitive Solutions

Mary McNelly
Senior Manager of Global Logistics

Erin Williamson
Compliance Manager, US Customs Brokerage Product

Mari Bermejo
Customs Brokerage Operations Manager

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Please contact apolk@fdra.org if you are interested in sponsoring this event.