2019 Footwear Executive Summit

“This footwear summit is a great way to stay up-to-date on footwear retail trends and innovations that can enhance our operations. It also gives us an up-to-the-minute report on what is happening in Washington so we can prepare for any trade or tax issues that will impact our business.”

—Cliff Sifford, CEO, Shoe Carnival

Speaker Highlights

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

Tim Boyle
President and CEO, Columbia Sportswear

David Kahan
CEO, Birkenstock Americas

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

Margo Fowler
VP & Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Nike

Mark Smith
VP, Innovation & Special Projects, Nike

Alban Denoyel
Co-founder and CEO, Sketchfab

Greg Petro
President and Chief Executive Officer, First Insight

Greg Tunney
President, Hush Puppies, Wolverine World Wide

Carren Morris
Founder, LaunchPad Services

Ed Rosenfeld
FDRA Chairman and Chairman & CEO, Steven Madden

Matt Priest
President & CEO, FDRA

Sam Caucci
Founder & CEO, 1HUDDLE

Moritz Schiebold 
CEO, Volumental

Jose Suarez 
Founder & CEO, Impactiva

Andy Polk
Senior Vice President, FDRA

About This Event

The Footwear Industry’s Executive Summit is held Wednesday–Thursday, April 3–4, 2019 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Just steps away from the White House.

200 footwear executives attend this annual summit to network and hear footwear leaders discuss how they are guiding their companies in changing times. We invite you to join us April 4th in Washington, DC for our 2019 summit focused on shifting consumer behaviors and the ongoing retail revolution impacting our industry. Leaders will share insights on how to succeed in an age of consumer chaos—including the use of new technologies and innovations, effectively connecting with shoppers, up-to-the-minute retail data, and emerging fashion trends. The event is also designed with ample networking time. We will have a networking reception at the same location on April 3rd for all Executive Summit attendees!

Last year’s attendees included CEOs and executives from: Wolverine Worldwide, Steve Madden, Shoes.com, Rack Room, Nike, Farrow, Shoe Carnival, TÜV SÜD, Global Brands Group, RG Barry, Caleres, Port of Long Beach, Apex Logistics, Superdry, Ever Rite, PTC flexplm, Soles 4 Souls, Snap 36, FN, Romans CAD, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, SAPICA, SGS, Oracle NetSuite, Impactiva, BBC, and Quality Corrections & Inspections to name a few.

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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