• Event Schedule

    FDRA's new online sourcing series will be held Monday–Thursday, July 27–30, 2020 where data and videos featuring top leaders and experts will go live every other hour to let you watch and read at your own pace. Join from anywhere around the world on this website to get access from your laptop, desktop, phone or tablet. Register now to receive your user name and password, and return to this site each day of the series (July 27–30) to login and access timely content and data.


    Our online series allows attendees to enter the event several times each day of the series to view new videos and review trade data at your own pace. The content will remain in place for 6 months for continual access using your login, so if you are unavailable for a certain session or a whole day, you won't miss any insights!

  • Daily Schedule

    Day 1:

    And Away We Go

    Monday, July 27

    Day 2:

    Footwear Sourcing
    Foundational Shifts

    Tuesday, July 28

    Day 3:

    The Conversation Continues: Crocs, Compliance & COVID

    Wednesday, July 29

    Day 4:

    Lacing Up and Implementing Your Footwear Sourcing Strategy

    Thursday, July 30

  • Who are some of the key speakers sharing strategy and insights?

    • Mike JeppesenPresident, Global Operations, Wolverine Worldwide
    • Dan FriedmanPresident, Global Sourcing, Caleres
    • Joe PassioDirector, Global Footwear Development and Sourcing, Fila

    What are some of the topics covered?

    • Refining development and sourcing strategies after COVID from top shoe executives
    • A review of current sourcing challenges and opportunities in China, Vietnam, and other Asian countries
    • Full data and analysis of shoe trade for the American and European markets
    • An assessment of manufacturing in North America after NAFTA 2.0
    • An assessment of the shoe marketplace in Europe and America (sales pointing to future demand)
    • A discussion on factory sustainability and social compliance 
    • A discussion on current supply chain challenges and transparency
    • Sourcing and supply chain technologies and innovations helping reduce headaches
    • Announcing FDRA’s Shoe Waste Program in factories that brands can adopt
    • How to better navigate duties, trade barriers, and customs issues to lower costs