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Professional Development, Events & Shows

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.


2023 Events

Download 2023 Events Calendar (PDF)

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MEMBER REGISTRATION FOR OUR WEEKLY CHECK-IN—Tuesdays at 2:00 pm EST

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2023 FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY EVENTS CALENDAR—Footwear Trade Show Council

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Market Week

June 5 – 9, 2023

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DIGITAL | Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

June 15, 2023  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

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BOSTON | Black Footwear Forum Meetup

June 22, 2023 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm ET

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DIGITAL | FDRA Digital Shoe Sourcing Brief

July 13, 2023 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm ET

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Cocktail Party

August 1, 2023  |  SAVE THE DATE

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Market Week

July 31 – August 4, 2023

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PORTLAND  |  Shoe Sustainability Summit

September 19, 2023

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PORTLAND  |  Brews & Shoes Networking & Charity Event

September 19, 2023

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PORTLAND  |  Shoe Trade & Logistics Strategy Summit

September 20, 2023

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DETROIT  |  Black Footwear Forum National Event

September 21 – 24, 2023

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NEW YORK CITY | Shoes for a Cure Charity Shoe Sale

October 18 – 21, 2023

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DIGITAL | Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

November 15, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Market Week

November 27 – December 1, 2023


Special Ongoing Training

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

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series


Past Events

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WASHINGTON, DC | Shoe Executive Strategy Summit

April 26 – 27, 2023

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VIRTUAL | Footwear Product Safety Workshop

March 23, 2023

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PORTLAND  |  Black Footwear Forum Meetup

March 9, 2023

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WEBINAR | Sourcing Shifts—A Country by Country Analysis

March 9, 2023

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NEW YORK CITY  |  Black Footwear Forum Meetup

February 23, 2023

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Market Week

February 6 – 10, 2023

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VIRTUAL  |  Trade and Politics 2023 Outlook

January 19, 2023

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WEBINAR FOR MEMBERS | Footwear Sustainability Tool based on LCA Principles

January 12, 2023

*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.