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Professional Development & Events

FDRA is the footwear industry’s leading educator, hosting a variety of events from webinars to major summits that focus on industry challenges, best practices, and common solutions. When you’re involved in FDRA and participate in events, you stay connected and empowered to navigate the constantly changing global footwear landscape.


MEMBERS: Register for our Member Weekly Check-In! Tuesdays at 2:00 pm EST

Upcoming Events

DIGITAL EVENT  |  3 Ways PLM Sustains Agility Through Supply Chain Challenges and Uncertainty

December 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm EST

WORKING GROUP CALL  |  Diversity & Inclusion (Members Only)

December 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm EST

2022 EVENTS PREVIEW  |  Digital & In-Person Events (tentative schedule)

Beginning January 2022

On-Demand Digital Events


ON-DEMAND  |  2021 Shoe Sustainability Digital Series

Register for on-demand access to this 2021 series

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series

Register for on-demand access to this 2020 series content

Growing Sales Through New Digital Management Tools

Otabo Shares Top Strategies to Scale Footwear Manufacturing

Exclusive Footwear Marketplace Insights


Innovative Pathways to Traceability & Sustainability


Footwear Retail Roundtable—NEW Shoe Consumer Trends as We Emerge From COVID

AAFF Forum Event

Dan Post Boot Camp: Digital Product Testing Drives Speed, Sell-in, and New Style Success

Footwear Retail Roundtable: The Future of Footwear Retail

Romans CAD Platform and the New Footwear Informational Model

How Crocs Mitigates Market Conditions with PLM

Past Events


DIGITAL  |  2021 Footwear Tariff & Customs Digital Conference


VIRTUAL EVENT  |  FDRA + INROADS Inclusive Workplaces Partnership


WEBINAR  |  Navigating Supply Chain Disruption


WEBINAR  |  Fall 2021 COVID Briefing


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  |  Diversity & Inclusion


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  |  Diversity & Inclusion

WEBINAR  |  National Shoe Sustainability Consumer Survey Results


WEBINAR  | Biobased Materials: The Ingredient for More Sustainable Footwear


VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  |  Diversity & Inclusion


WEBINAR  |  Shoe Circularity Strategies—How to Walk the Talk


WORKING GROUP CALL  |  Diversity & Inclusion


DIGITAL  |  2021 Shoe Supply Chain Digital Summit

DIGITAL  |  FDRA’s Global Shoe Sourcing e-Series

DIGITAL CONFERENCE  |  Footwear Product Safety

INDUSTRY CALL  |  Corporate Planning for Next COVID Phase


DIGITAL  |  Footwear IP Digital Summit

WORKING GROUP MEETING   |  Digital Customs & Trade Event

WEBINAR  |  Certifying Your Shoe Sustainability Claims

*Refund policy for FDRA events:

FDRA will issue no refunds for cancelled registrations for its summits less than 14 days prior to the event date (this includes any event, digital included). FDRA members can transfer their registration to another attendee for the same event. Any questions on this policy should be directed to Andy Polk.