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Date: June 2
Location: Asia Society, New York City

This year's FN Summit will bring together some of the footwear industry's most innovative change agents. In a complex global and digital marketplace, these leaders are dramatically altering the playing field. Join the conversation on Monday, June 2 in New York and find out how to successfully guide your brand into tomorrow and beyond.

• Keys to creating a world class shopping experience in Dubai
• Launching an entrepreneurial lifestyle brand across fashion categories
• Building a multichannel, multibrand strategy in Asia
• Creating a lean, focused strategy within a corporate brand portfolio


Trump Organization
Ivanka Trump
Executive Vice President, Development & Acquisitions

VF Corporation

Patrik Frisk
Coalition President, VF Outdoor Americas

Sam Edelman

Sam Edelman

Paul Andrew

Paul Andrew
President & Chief Creative Officer

Pedder Group

Peter Harris

Louis Leeman Paris

Louis Leeman
Creative Director

Louis Leeman Paris

Erica Pelosini
Creative Director

Famous Footwear

Rick Ausick


Edgardo Osorio
President & Creative Director

New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc.

Rob DeMartini
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, AAFA and President & Chief Executive Officer, New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc.

Calhoub Group Retail

Rania Masri
General Manager, Own Fashion Concepts

René Caovilla

Edoardo Caovilla
Chief Operating Officer & Creative Director
Note: We are confirming speakers for this event on an ongoing basis. Please check back often for an up-to-date list of speakers.
24Seven Castanea Partners Cohn Reznick First Insight Prism Skylabs
shoefitr TSG TwoTen 24Seven
  • 7:45 — 8:30 am // Arrival & Registration Breakfast

  • 8:30 — 10:15 am // Session I

  • 10:15 — 10:45 am // Networking Break

  • 10:45 am — 12:00 pm // Session II

  • 12:00 — 1:00 pm // Lunch

  • 1:00 — 3:00 pm // Session III

  • * Subject to change

Attendance at the FN Summit is limited to senior and mid-level executives in the apparel, beauty, and retail industries. Designed to offer a forum for industry leaders to access focused business intelligence on digital and new media strategies, the event also offers an ideal networking opportunity to exchange ideas and establish creative partnerships.


Past attendees include executives from:

  • Aldo Group Inc.
  • American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
  • Aperlai
  • Aquatalia
  • Brown Shoe Company
  • Camuto Group
  • Collective Brands
  • Crimson Mim
  • Dansko
  • David Z. Inc.
  • Diesel USA
  • DSW - Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Earth Brands Footwear
  • ENK International
  • Evolution Design Lab Inc.
  • Famous Footwear
  • Farylrobin
  • Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY)
  • Fit Predictor
  • Foot Locker Inc.
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Hautelook
  • HSN
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Ideeli
  • Inside the Sneakerbox
  • IRIS North America
  • J.C. Penney
  • Laurence Dacade
  • LF USA
  • Loeffler Randall Inc.
  • Luxury Daily
  • Micro-Pak USA
  • Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
  • Modern Vintage & House of Harlow 1960
  • Munro and Company
  • Nina Footwear Corp.
  • Payless ShoeSource
  • Pentland USA
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Rebecca Minkoff LLC
  • Ruthie Davis
  • Sabella Gabino Inc.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Saucony Inc.
  • Schutz
  • Shoes for Crews LLC
  • Shopbop
  • Sportie LA
  • Spring Footwear Corp.
  • Steve Madden
  • SWYT Culture
  • Tabitha Simmons
  • Target
  • Ted Baker
  • The Jonas Group
  • The Jones Group
  • The Rockport Company
  • Timberland
  • TOMS
  • Two Ten Footwear Foundation
  • Under Armour
  • Vera Bradley
  • VF Corporation
  • Wolverine World Wide Inc.
  • Yarid's Inc


"It was a very action packed day full of the industry's elite and up and coming talent. I took away a number of ideas I can take action on immediately that will help guide my business for the near term and beyond."
"The Footwear News Summit exceeded my expectations. I learned so much, met so many great contacts, and gained excellent experience. I also had a generally fabulous time, and certainly hope to be invited again."
"Very valuable information presented. Dynamic, inspirational speakers. Fantastic attendees. I'd go again."
"The speakers were phenomenal and truly shared knowledge and learning's in the market!"

Sponsorship opportunities at the FN Summit provide direct access to the most influential executives in the footwear industry through high-profile brand visibility and interaction, plus targeted networking. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and can be highly customized to meet your marketing objectives.

For more information on sponsoring, please contact Amber Mundinger at 212.630.4824 or

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