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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.

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

Upcoming Events & Training

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VIRTUAL  |  Customs & Trade Digital Working Group Meeting

January 20, 2022 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST

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VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE  |  A Supply Chain in Crisis

February 17, 2022 | 2:00 pm EST

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WEBINAR  |  Sustainability and the Leather Supply Chain

February 24, 2022 | 2:00 pm EST

DIGITAL  |  Shoe Sustainability Course 4: Coatings & Finishes

March 14, 2022

SAFETY-2022

VIRTUAL  |  Product Safety/RSL Workshop

April 7, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

WEBINAR | Shoe Sustainability and IP

2022 Date TBA

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FFANY  |  June 2022 Market Week Cocktail Party

June 6, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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NEW YORK  |  Sourcing and Supply Chain Summit & Cocktail Party

July 18–19, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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FFANY  |  August 2022 Market Week Cocktail Party

August 1, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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PORTLAND  |  Shoe Sustainability Summit

September 20, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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PORTLAND  |  Brews & Shoes Networking and Charity Event

September 20, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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PORTLAND  |  Trade & Customs Roundtable West

September 21, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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BOSTON  |  Trade & Customs Roundtable East

October 13, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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BOSTON  |  Brews & Shoes Networking and Charity Event

October 13, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

VIRTUAL | Digital Interactive Sample Review

November 15, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

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FFANY  |  Marketplace Briefing Breakfast

November 30, 2022 | SAVE THE DATE

Special Ongoing Training

Shoe Sustainability Training Center | Designers, Developers, Materials, Sourcing Professionals

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series

*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 in-person and digital events). FDRA members can transfer their registration to another attendee for the same event. Any questions on this policy should be directed to Andy Polk.