2019 Footwear Executive Summit Agenda


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

8:00 – 10:00 pm


Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:45 am

Registration Open—Coffee, Networking, Exhibits

8:30 am

Welcome & Let’s Get Started

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA

8:45 am

Transformative Leadership in These Monumental Times—a conversation with Columbia Sportswear’s chief advocate

  • Tim Boyle, President and CEO, Columbia Sportswear

9:15 am

Economic Transformation—Succeeding in an Uncertain Political Environment

  • Ambassador Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth, MasterCard

10:15 am

Networking Break & Exhibits            

10:45 am

Corporate Evolution 140 Years in the Making—a conversation with Caleres’ fearless leader

  • Diane Sullivan, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board, Caleres

11:15 am

Increasing Sales and Mitigating Risk through Customer Centric Merchandising

  • Greg Petro, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Insight
  • Greg Tunney, President, Hush Puppies, Wolverine Worldwide

11:45 am

The Times They Are a Changin’—How a 240-Year-Old Brand Can Thrive in a Modern  Market

  • David Kahan, CEO, Birkenstock Americas

12:15 pm

Lunch, Networking and Exhibits

1:30 pm

Global Design Innovation and How to Protect It

  • Margo Fowler, VP & Chief Intellectual Property Officer, NIKE, Inc.
  • Mark Smith, VP, Innovation & Special Projects, Nike

 2:15 pm

Tech Transforming Our Industry

  • Alban Denoyel, Co-founder and CEO, Sketchfab
  • Sam Caucci, Founder & CEO, 1HUDDLE
  • Paul Foley, Executive Vice President Global Sales & Strategy, Vi3
  • Jose Suarez, Founder & CEO, Impactiva

3:00 pm

Consumer Retail Experience Transformation—Increasing Foot Traffic and Conversion Rates

  • Ed Rosenfeld, Chairman & CEO, Steve Madden, Ltd.
  • Mitch Harvey, 3D Innovation Manager, Deckers Brands
  • Carren Morris, Founder, LaunchPad Services
  • Moritz Schiebold, CEO, Volumental

3:45 pm

End—Networking and Exhibits

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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