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Date: April 29 - May 1, 2013
Location: Miami, FL

There is opportunity at every step: Thanks to a mix of cultural influences, production advancements and developments in the supply chain, the footwear industry has solidified its place as the bright spot in retail. Educated shoppers are focused on looking and feeling good—and retailers have taken note, expanding shoe floor offerings and catering to an e-tail explosion.

How can your brand take advantage of this unique moment? Be there when the titans of the industry converge to share insight and strategy at the FN CEO Summit, April 29-May 1 in Miami.


Brown Shoe Company
Diane Sullivan
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Jones Group
Stefani Greenfield
Chief Creative Officer
Wolverine World Wide Inc.
Blake Krueger
Chief Executive Officer & President
Tony Hsieh
Chief Executive Officer
Aldo Group Inc.
Douglas Bensadoun
Creative Director, Vice President of Marketing
Aldo Group Inc.
Norman Jaskolka
President, International
Charlotte Olympia
Bonnie Takhar
Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte Olympia Dellal
Designer & Founder
Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America
Matt Priest
Steven Tiller
Arezzo & Co
Alexandre Birman
Creative Director and CEO, Arezzo & Co
Foot Locker
Richard A. Johnson
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Rupert Sanderson
Rupert Sanderson
Shoe Designer & Founder
Nicholas Kirkwood
Nicholas Kirkwood
Founder & Designer
Isa Tapia
Isa Tapia
Creative Director
Kenneth Cole
Kenneth Cole
Chairman, Chief Creative Officer & CEO
The Webster Miami
Laure Heriard Dubreuil
Founding Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Sam Edelman
Libby Edelman
Senior Vice President
Reebok International
Uli Becker
President, Reebok North America
The Clarks Companies, N.A.
James Salzano
Saks Fifth Avenue
Elizabeth Kanfer
Senior Fashion Director, Accessories
Charline De Luca
Charline De Luca
CEO & Designer
Note: We are confirming speakers for this event on an ongoing basis. Please check back often for an up-to-date list of speakers.
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MONDAY, April 29
  • 3:00pm
  • Arrival and Registration
  • 7:00pm
  • Cocktails
  • 8:00pm
  • Dinner
TUESDAY, April 30
  • 7:30am
  • Breakfast
  • 8:30am
  • Morning Session
  • 10:30am
  • Refreshment Break
  • 11:00am
  • Morning Session Continued
  • 12:45pm
  • Lunch
  • 1:45pm
  • Afternoon Session
  • 3:00pm
  • Networking Event
  • 7:00pm
  • Cocktails
  • 8:00pm
  • Dinner
  • 7:30am
  • Breakfast
  • 8:30am
  • Morning Session
  • 12:00pm
  • Lunch and Departure

Attendance at the FN Summit includes CEOs, presidents, and senior executives who represent all aspects of the footwear business—mass to luxury, domestic to international, manufacturing to retail. Created for industry leaders to offer the latest and most strategic business intelligence, the event is an extraordinary networking experience, ideal for the exchange of ideas and establishment of creative partnerships.


Past attendees include executives from:

  • Bally
  • Bata Limited
  • Bettye Muller Designs
  • Bergdorf Goodman
  • Birkenstock
  • Bellini
  • B&B Footwear
  • Brown Shoe Company
  • Bruno Magli
  • Camper
  • Chinese Laundry
  • Coach, Inc.
  • Cole Haan
  • Diba
  • Division Six Sports, Inc.
  • Donald J Pliner
  • Dr. Martens
  • ECCO-
  • Elefanten USA
  • Faryl Robin
  • Florsheim Shoe Co.
  • Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Gap
  • Genesco Inc.
  • Geox
  • GFW Group Inc.
  • Global Brand Marketing
  • Group 3 Design
  • Hi-Tec Sports
  • H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Hollywould
  • Holt Renfrew
  • Icon Shoes
  • Iconix Brand Group, inc.
  • Jimmy Choo
  • The Jones Group Inc.
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Lacoste Footwear
  • Macy's
  • Manolo Blanhik USA, Ltd.
  • Markio Designs Inc.
  • Marmaxx Group
  • Maxwell Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Meynard Designs, inc.
  • Minnetonka Moccasin
  • Munro & Company, Inc.
  • New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
  • Nine West Footwear
  • Nike
  • Palos Verdes Footwear Inc.
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Ralph Lauren Footwear
  • Reebok International
  • Rockport
  • Saucony
  • SG Footwear, Inc.
  • Shoe Carnival Inc.
  • Sigerson Morrison
  • Skechers
  • Sportie LA
  • Steve & Barry's
  • Stonefly Spa
  • Stride Rite
  • Stuart Weitzman
  • Hush Puppies
  • Tip Top Shoes
  • Tops for Shoes
  • UGG
  • Wolff Shoe Company
  • Wolverine Worldwide


"The Summit challenged me to rethink the path on which I was leading my company. I came back with a new perspective on our corporate culture, a refined version of our brand mission statement, and a wonderful network of new contacts and friends."
"This is a most valuable Summit that offers the chance to both meet and listen to ideas of the leaders of our industry."
"The FN Summit is an opportunity to gain crucial and timely insight into the most important trends in the footwear industry. From [formulating] new ideas to crystallizing old ones, networking to voicing opinions, there is one stop: this conference."
"Another great Summit where I solidify my business relationships (new & old) and get a wealth of knowledge of what���s working and what���s not concerning retail and targeted audiences."

Sponsorship opportunities at the FN Summit provide direct access to influential executives steering digital strategies at notable retail, apparel, and beauty companies. Sponsors benefit from high-profile brand visibility and interaction as well as targeted networking with current and prospective clients. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available and are highly customizable to meet your marketing objectives.

For information on sponsoring, please contact Kristin McFadden at 212.630.4425 or

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Fairchild Summits connects the titans of industry at focused gatherings designed to inform and inspire through content curated by Fairchild Fashion Media's renowned editorial team. Attended by senior executives in the global fashion, beauty and retail industries, each event offers unique perspectives from those who are successfully navigating the ever-changing landscape.

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