When the footwear community comes together May 5-7, we will hear from leaders and visionaries who are redefining our industry amid seismic cultural shifts. Join the conversation and get new perspective on issues and trends shaping the future, including:

  • Investing in diverse communities and companies
  • Betting on retail’s future
  • Engaging with socially conscious consumers
  • Who’s driving fashion forward
  • Building a framework for sustainability


Sunday, May 5th
3:00-6:00pm // Registration & Networking
6:00-7:30pm // Welcome Cocktails

Monday, May 6th
7:30-8:30am // Networking Breakfast
8:30-10:30am // Speaker Session One
10:30-11:00am // Networking Break
11:00am-1:00pm // Speaker Session Two
1:00-2:15pm // Lunch
2:15-4:15pm // Speaker Session Three
4:15-6:00pm // Networking
6:45pm // Cocktails
8:00pm // Dinner Program | Evening Speaker + Dinner

Tuesday, May 7th
By 11:00am // Departure

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Who Is Speaking?

  • Jeff Espersen Zappos.com
  • Deborah Ferrée Designer Brands
  • Carla Hendra Ogilvy Consulting
  • Blake W. Krueger Wolverine World Wide Inc.
  • Wenda Harris Millard MediaLink
  • Matt O'Toole Reebok
  • Shawn Outler Macy's
  • Greg Petro First Insight
  • Dave Powers Deckers Brands
  • Joe Preston New Balance Athletics Inc.

    New Balance Athletics Inc.

  • Tami Roman Tami Roman Inc.
  • Gianvito Rossi Gianvito Rossi
  • Kyle Rudy Kirk Palmer Associates
  • Joshua Schulman Coach
  • Cliff Sifford Shoe Carnival Inc.
  • Jose Suarez Impactiva
  • Diane Sullivan Caleres
  • Matthew Suraci Klarna
  • Joey Zwillinger Allbirds Inc

Past Attendees


Strategic Partners

Event Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities provide direct access to the most influential executives in the 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 Amanda Smith at asmith@fairchildfashion.com

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