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Professional Development, Events & Shows

FDRA members who participate in events stay connected and empowered to navigate the constantly changing global footwear landscape. Join us for our summits, calls, and webinars that focus on industry challenges, best practices, and common solutions.


Upcoming Events

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VIRTUAL  |  Members’ Weekly Check-in Call

Tuesdays  |  2 pm ET

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GLOBAL  |  Footwear Industry Events Calendar

2024

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BOSTON  |  Shoe Sustainability Roundtable Meeting for Members

Tues, May 21  |  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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BOSTON  |  Brews & Shoes Networking and Charity Event

Tues, May 21  |  5:00 – 7:00 pm

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NEW YORK CITY  |  FFANY Market Week

Mon–Fri, June 3–7

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VIRTUAL  |  Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

Thurs, June 13  |  1 pm ET

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VIRTUAL  |  PLM Cost-Cutting Strategies for Footwear Executives

Thurs, June 20  |  2 pm ET

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NEW YORK CITY |  Shoe Sourcing Executive Summit

Tues, July 16  |  8 am – 4 pm

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NEW YORK CITY  |  FFANY Market Week

Mon–Fri, August 5–9

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NEW YORK CITY  |  FFANY Cocktail Party

Tues, August 6  |  5–7 pm

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PDX  |  Shoe Sustainability & Innovation Summit

Tues, September 17  |  Full Day

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PDX  |  Brews & Shoes Networking and Charity Event

Tues, September 17  |  5–7 pm

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PDX  |  Shoe Supply Chain & Logistics Summit

Weds, September 18  |  Full Day

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VIRTUAL  |  Footwear Tariff & Customs Conference

Thurs, November 14  |  1 pm ET

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NEW YORK CITY   |  FFANY Market Week

Mon–Fri, December 2–6


Professional Development

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

ON-DEMAND  |  Digital FLOW 3D Transformation Webinar Series


Past Events

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VIRTUAL  |  Footwear Product Safety Workshop

May 9, 2024

COLUMBUS, OH  |  Black Footwear Forum Meetup

April 27, 2024

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WASHINGTON, DC  |  Shoe Executive Strategy Summit

April 17–18

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VIRTUAL  |  Shoe Sourcing Shifts Webinar

March 14, 2024

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NEW YORK CITY  |  FFANY Market Week

February 5–9, 2024

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COLUMBUS  |  Black Footwear Forum Meetup

January 27, 2024

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VIRTUAL  |  Shoe Trade and Politics Outlook

January 18, 2024

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VIRTUAL  |  Holiday Post-Mortem & Proactive 2024 Pricing

January 17, 2024

*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.