• FDRA's Global Shoe Sourcing Digital (Online) Series
    Register to Join and Get Exclusive Insights & Strategy From Top Shoe Executives
    July 27–30, 2020

    Who Can Attend?

    Anyone and everyone around the world. We especially encourage American and European footwear retailers and brands, as well as factories to register and attend this special 4-day series where you view exclusive new video content and data reports at your own pace each day (see below for how the event will run), and have continual access to the valuable content for 6 months afterwards. Expected attendees include sourcing executives, production managers, factory owners and supervisors, product development managers, designers, agents, consultants, supply chain directors, and compliance professionals.


    What Can I Expect to Get Out of It?

    Registered attendees get:

    1. FDRA's exclusive in-depth global shoe sourcing data and analysis (see example here) on top sourcing countries for shoes, as well as marketplace sales data for America, Canada, and top European countries to show demand.
    2. Access to exclusive video interviews of top souring execs and experts sharing real-time production and supply chain strategy and best practices during COVID, providing you with extremely valuable intelligence to improve your operations and strategy.
    3. Exclusive access to at least 2 live webinars during the series with Wolverine Worldwide and Caleres' top sourcing executives discussing global trends and answering your top questions. This is why you should register today!
    4. Join an exclusive virtual networking event where brands and factory leaders around the globe will be connecting.
    5. Access to the series' exclusive data and videos remains for 6 months so you can return to the analysis as needed to help your business.


    How does this digital series run?

    The series will be held Monday–Thursday, July 27–30, 2020. Join from anywhere around the world on this website to get access from your laptop, desktop, phone or tablet. Register now, get 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!


    Format: Each day, new focused trade data and video interviews with sourcing execs and experts will go live every other hour (9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm EST). Video interviews will feature shoe executives and experts discussing hot topics, production country SWOT analysis (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Mexico, Brazil, etc.—see example here), and marketplace dynamics in America and Europe pointing to future demand. *We will be having several exclusive live attendee only Q&A sessions with top sourcing executives during the week, as well as a virtual networking session—a great reason to register now to ensure you have access.


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

    Click here to see our amazing speaker line up

    • 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?

    Click here to view our latest agenda

    • 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
    Contact FDRA to get more info on our speakers, topics, format, or to sponsor this series!

  • About the Global Shoe Sourcing Digital Series

    Dozens of shoe sourcing executives from the top brands will share strategy and insights on production and supply chain issues, country by country, as well as a global picture of future demand as a result of COVID. All content is exclusive for attendees.

  • How It Works


    Register for the Event

    Click here to register for all 4 days.


    Look for Confirmation Email

    You will receive an email with your user name, password and access instructions for the event.


    Log in Each Day

    The webpage for each day will open up at 9:00 am EST, you will also be able to view all past days.


    View Speaker Videos & Access Data Packets

    Content will go live every few hours with a new speaker discussing hot topics and new data packets on sourcing numbers, so visit often each day.


    Join the Live Q&A Sessions & Networking

    Attendees get exclusive access to 2 live Q&A sessions with leading sourcing execs, as well as a special networking event during the week.


    Access Exclusive Content for 6 Months

    Your registration provides 6 months of continued access so you can return for data and info when needed.

  • Register Here Now to Get Access!

    All 4 days are included + 6 months of continued access afterwards

    Global Shoe Sourcing Series
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