• 2022 FDRA Global Shoe Sourcing & Supply Chain Summit +
    Cocktail Party in New York City


    July 19 | 4:00 – 6:30 pm | Texworld @ Javits Center: Special Presentation and Cocktails

    July 20 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm | Stock Exchange: Shoe Sourcing and Supply Chain Summit

    Join us at the Stock Exchange in NYC!

    The 2022 Global Shoe Sourcing & Supply Chain Summit is zeroing in on risks across your supply chain, new traceability and sustainability strategies and tools, and the sourcing shifts impacting shoe production across the globe. BONUS! The day before the summit, you can walk the Texworld material fair to find new suppliers and see the latest trends, plus FDRA and Material Exchange will be hosting a special panel on digital sourcing optimization with networking and cocktails.

    This event is for sourcing, supply chain, and compliance executives, directors and professionals and has historically drawn 125 attendees from over 75 companies. Attendees will hear from experts and industry leaders discuss strategy and insights on supply chain risk mitigation to cost planning and shifts to global shoe production by country and product type (fashion, athletic, kids, and more). You will not be able to get this intelligence anywhere else.


    Key Topics and Shared Intelligence​

    At this event, attendees will come away with tangible ideas and strategies to help them better manage operations, with topics including:

    • Sourcing Strategy: A look at higher production costs, risks and shifts inside China to enhance strategies
    • Production Shifts and Costs: New production and supply chain insights in Vietnam and into Bangladesh, India, Cambodia and beyond
    • Supply Chain Costs and Outlook: Shipping costs, port congestion, and transit outlook for holiday 2022 and into 2023
    • New ESG Compliance Rules: Discussions on how to best comply with traceability, mapping and environmental rules
    • Trade Rules: How the war in Ukraine may continue to impact global sourcing and supply chains and new rules and regulations on trade
    • Tech: Technology and software companies are using to optimize operations and help make better choices


    Summit Schedule

    Tuesday, July 19
    Javits Center, New York City
    • Texworld Material Fair – come walk the floor as early as you like to find suppliers and see latest trends. *Registration for Texworld Material Fair Required to Attend Tuesday's Special Presentation & Cocktails—REGISTER HERE
    • 4:00 pm: Special panel on digital sourcing optimization – FDRA and Material Exchange
    • 4:30 pm: Networking and cocktails
    Wednesday, July 20
    Stock Exchange, New York City
    • 8:00 am: Networking and breakfast
    • 8:30 am – 4:15 pm: Shoe Sourcing and Supply Chain Summit (view agenda)



    Contact FDRA for more information about this summit.

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