2020 Footwear Executive Summit Agenda


(updated 2/18/2020)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

8:00 – 11:00 pm — Welcome Cocktail Reception at Hotel Bar

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7:30 am — Registration Open – Coffee, Networking, and Exhibits

8:30 am — All Aboard

Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA

8:45 am — Over the Edge: How the 2020 Election Will Shape Economics and Trade for a Generation

Chris Cillizza, Politics Reporter & Editor-at-Large, CNN

9:45 am  — Taking the Turns: When Consumer Shifts Tip You Upside Down

David Sable, Senior Advisor, WPP

10:15 am — Networking Break and Exhibits

10:45 amThe Distorted Crystal Ball: The Future of Voice for Shoe Marketing and Sales

Will Hall, Chief Creative Officer, RAIN

11:30 am — An In-depth Conversation About Footwear Retail in the Age of Total Consumer Power

Mario Gallione, President, Journeys
Moderated by Andy Gilbert, President, Genesco Licensed Brands, Genesco

12:00 pm — Navigating the New Roaring 20s for Footwear

Kate Sweeney, Chief Operating Officer, Keen
Kellie Davies, Senior Director Owned Brand Sourcing and Development, Target
Moderated by Leslie Gallin, President Footwear, Informa Markets

12:30 pm — Lunch, Networking and Exhibits

1:45 pm — Leadership on Sourcing and Sustainability in Topsy Turvy Times

Mike Jeppesen, President, Global Operations, Wolverine Worldwide
Josue Solano, President and Chief Operating Officer, BBC International
Jose Suarez, Founder & CEO, Impactiva
Dan Friedman, President of Global Sourcing, Caleres
Moderated by Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, FDRA

2:15 pm — Fulfilling Footwear Consumer Experience and Expectations Online and In Store

Jeff Hunt, Founder & CEO, Snap36
Alper Aydemir, CTO, Volumental

2:35 pm — Digital Tech Increasing Supply Chain Transparency

Darren Glenister, CEO, Material Exchange
Paul Foley, EVP Global Sales & Strategy, Vi3

3:30 pm — End – Networking and Exhibits

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