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FN Platform Calendar of Events

Three days of seminars, appearances and parties.

Magic/USRA Invitational Golf Tournament
7 AM-3:30 PM, Sunday, Aug. 21
TPC Las Vegas

Free breakfast, lunch and cocktails served all day. Complimentary transportation and golf club rentals available as well. Email cmorris@magiconline.com to participate.

USRA Insight Event/Workshops
1-5:30 PM, Sunday, Aug. 21
LVCC, South Hall, Room S230

The United Shoe Retailers Association hosts a session on “Retail Math” with Joe Salzano of The Clarks Cos., and a panel with retail experts on “Driving Footwear Business Success.”

Footwear Industry Cocktail Party
5:30 PM, Sunday, Aug. 21
LVCC, South Hall, Room S230

Begin the trade show with a toast to the season, hosted by the organizers of FN Platform and the United Shoe Retailers Association.

Sterne Agee Seminar Breakfast Series
8-9 AM, Monday, Aug. 22
LVCC, South Hall, Room S229

Analyst Sam Poser moderates a panel with Robert Goldberg, owner of Harry’s Shoes; Tarek Hassan, co-owner of The Tannery; and Abe Rogowsky, owner of Shoe Parlor.

Ice Cream Treat Event
2-3 PM, Monday, Aug. 22
LVCC, South Hall, InPlay Lounge


“English Shoe Garden” Reception
3-4 PM, Monday, Aug. 22
LVCC, South Hall, Booth #60601

The British Footwear Association and its brands honor the U.K. footwear industry with champagne, treats and an art installation featuring footwear from across the pond.

Opening Night Party
6:45-8:30 PM, Monday, Aug. 22
LVCC, South Hall, FN Café Lounge

Vegas musician Peter Monroy and his band perform.

Two Ten WIFI Panel
7-8:30 PM, Monday, Aug. 22
Zappos headquarters, 2280 Corporate Circle, Henderson, Nev.

Las Vegas chair Jeanne Markel of Zappos.com will moderate the panel discussion “Taking Big Bets,” featuring Foot Petals’ Tina Aldatz and her business partner, Margie Floris, as well as Zappos’ Eileen Tetrault. Register with jmarkel@zappos.com.

Seminar: Emerging Technology & the Footwear Industry
8-9 AM, Tuesday, Aug. 23
LVCC, South Hall, Room S231

Moderated by Macala Wright of Fashionably Marketing.Me, this discussion features panelists Gary Shar, CEO and founder of Issay.com; Katie Colleton, product marketing manager of Show.tv; and Amy Lanigan, VP of client strategy at Fluid Inc.

Sterne Agee Seminar Breakfast Series
8-9 AM, Tuesday, Aug. 23
LVCC, South Hall, Room S229

Analyst Sam Poser tackles the issues with Rick Paterno, group president of The Jones Group; Rick Ausick, president of Famous Footwear; Cliff Sifford, SVP at Shoe Carnival; and Pat Devaney, SVP at Stella International.

Blogger/Editor Roundtable
10:30 AM, Tuesday, Aug. 23
LVCC, South Hall, FN Media Lounge, Booth #61927

FN editors and the industry’s best footwear and accessories bloggers discuss trends in the shoe industry.

Celebrity Appearance
2-4 PM, Tuesday, Aug. 23
LVCC, South Hall, Zen Lounge

Brooke Burke, host of “Dancing With the Stars” and spokesperson for Skechers, stops by to meet showgoers.

Men’s Buyers Cocktail Hour
5-6 PM, Tuesday, Aug. 23
LVCC, South Hall, Camp/Bond Lounge

Tickets available at the men’s footwear brand booths.

FN Platform Booth Awards
10-11 AM, Wednesday, Aug. 24
LVCC, South Hall, FN Platform

The trade show will hand out special honors for Best New Exhibitor Booth, Most Creative Use of Exhibit Space and Most Innovative Booth Interior.

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