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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

February 6 – 10, 2023

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WEBINAR | Sourcing Shifts—A Country by Country Analysis

March 9, 2023  |  2:00 pm EST

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VIRTUAL | Footwear Product Safety Workshop

March 23, 2023  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm EST

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WASHINGTON, DC | Shoe Executive Strategy Summit

April 26 – 27, 2023

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BOSTON  |  Brews & Shoes Networking & Charity Event

June 2023 (date TBA)

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NEW YORK CITY | FFANY Market Week

June 5 – 9, 2023

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VIRTUAL | Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

June 15, 2023  |  1:00 – 4:00 pm EST

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NY STOCK EXCHANGE | Global Shoe Sourcing & Supply Chain Summit

July 19, 2023

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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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DETROIT  |  Black Footwear Forum National Event

September 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

DIGITAL | Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

November 15, 2023 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm EST

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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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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.