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Date: June 4th, 2012
Location: New York

The footwear industry is experiencing historic, multi-directional expansion—reflected in an increased presence in social media, a move towards a values-based retail model, global growth, and expansion into other realms, including entertainment and fashion. How can your brand step up to lead? Find out at the FN Footwear Summit: a first-of-its-kind, one-day, open-to-all gathering of industry experts in New York City. Featuring on-site live blogging from a network of influencers, unparalleled industry insight, and a look ahead at tomorrow���s design leaders, the event offers your brand tools to stay a step ahead.

Topics included:

�� Leadership
�� Retail Experience
�� Customer Insights
�� Design Perspectives
�� Digital Innovation
�� And More
speakers
TOMS
Blake Mycoskie
Founder & Chief Shoe Giver
Under Armour Inc.
Kevin A. Plank
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
Debbie Ferree
Vice Chairman & Chief Merchandising Officer
Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC
Stuart Weitzman
Executive Chairman

Laurence Dacade
Designer

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)
Kevin M. Burke
President & Chief Executive Officer

Foot Locker, Inc.
Ken C. Hicks
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Tabitha Simmons
Designer

Aperlai
Alessandra Lanvin
Founder & Designer

The Man Repeller
Leandra Medine
Writer

The Jonas Group
John Jonas
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca Minkoff LLC
Rebecca Minkoff
Creative Director

Rebecca Minkoff LLC
Uri Minkoff
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Camuto Group
Leah Robert
Executive Vice President, Licensing & Marketing
sponsors
AAFA BDO EA Hughes FN Platform Gibson Dunn
JBC Style The Jonas Group Soles4Souls TwoTen

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June 4th, 2012
  • 7:45���8:30 am
  • 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
attendees

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
  • Bluefly.com
  • 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- Endless.com
  • Elefanten USA
  • Faryl Robin
  • FFANY
  • 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
  • Onlineshoes.com
  • 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
  • Zappos.com
"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

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 information on sponsoring, please contact Kristin McFadden at 212.630.4425 or Kristin_McFadden@fairchildfashion.com

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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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