2019 Footwear Trade Distribution & Customs Conference

Footwear Trade Distribution and Customs (FTDC) Conference

October 27 – 29, 2019  |  Long Beach, California  

Join FDRA’s 55th Footwear Trade and Distribution Conference (FTDC), the largest and longest-running footwear conference of its kind in the US. This innovative conference draws nearly 200 of the industry’s top footwear executives, traffic and distribution specialists, customs experts, and service providers. The event is focused on learning from, and connecting with, industry leaders, experts and service providers.

Watch our 2018 recap video to get a visual look at this important conference. 


  • Shipping Alliance Update (Costs, Capacity, etc.)
  • Port Issues (Congestion, Speed, Innovations)
  • Air Freight Costs and Changes
  • Warehouse and Trucking Updates
  • Supply Chain Innovations and Ideas
  • Compliance Updates (Prop 65)
  • CTPAT, Trade and Customs Compliance Insights
  • Import and Customs Strategies That Work In the Age Of New Tarriffs
  • Footwear Sample Reviews

Examples of Who attends FTDC

  • Nike
  • Clark’s
  • Caleres
  • Crocs
  • DSW
  • Fila
  • Keen
  • LaCrosse
  • Skechers
  • Steve Madden
  • Wolverine Worldwide
  • Vans
  • Under Armour


Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Deputy Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Sam Ruda
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Takashi Masuda
SVP Marketing and Commercial
Ocean Network Express (ONE)

Eric Johnson
Senior Editor, Technology
Journal of Commerce

Mike Piza
SVP, Corporate Business Development & Customs Brokerage
Apex Logistics International

Evan Rosen
President, Americas Region

Dean Tracey
Executive Vice President & COO
RCS Logistics

Jeffrey Solomon
Director of Operations
SG Companies

Jeff McCauley
Vice President, Global Accounts
Integration Point

Lesley Couch
Principal & Owner
Indigo Trade Solutions

Kerry Rasmussen
Manager, Major Accounts

Quinn O’Rourke
Director of Compliance and Logistics
LaCrosse Footwear

Weston LaBar
Harbor Trucking

Dave Manning
TCW, Inc.
President & Chairman,

Alan McCorkle
Vice President
Yusen Terminals

Bill Mongelluzzo
Senior Editor
IHS Maritime & Trade

Ken Uriu
Business Development Manager
Port of Long Beach

Chris Chase
Marketing Manager
Port of Los Angeles

Sue Coffey
Director of Business Development
The NW Seaport Alliance

Ryan Gaither
International Sales Executive

Matt Priest
President & CEO

Thomas Crockett
Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs

Andy Polk
Senior Vice President

Melissa Jones
Stoel Rives

John Pellegrini
Customs Counsel

Aliya Grosfeld
Laboratory Directory
Tariff Solutions, LLC

Erin Augustine
Director, Responsible Sourcing
Wolverine Worldwide

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Please contact apolk@fdra.org if you are interested in sponsoring this event.