• FDRA's Shoe Supply Chain Digital Summit will be held Tuesday–Thursday, October 13–15 where you can view videos featuring top leaders and experts 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, receive confirmation, and prior to the event your username and password with access instructions will arrive in your inbox. Return to this site each day of the summit (October 13–15) to login and access timely content and data. The content will remain in place for 4 months for continual access using your login, so if you miss a day, you won't miss any insights!

    Event Schedule

    (under development—last updated September 3)

  • Day 1: Tuesday, October 13

    Footwear Logistics and Efficiencies

    Morning content posted by 10:00 am EST

    FDRA Policy Insight: Supply Chain Visibility

    Speakers

    Strengthening Port Operations in Times of Uncertainty

    Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

    Transport Tech to Explore Now

    Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology, JOC.com​

    Redefining International Shipping on Your Terms

  • Day 1 LIVE! 12:00 pm EST

    Webinar begins at 12:00 pm EST

    The Current State of the Global Footwear Supply Chain – A Conversation with Peter Hohensee, VP Global Supply Chain, Rack Room Shoes

     

    Peter Hohensee, VP Global Supply Chain, Rack Room Shoes

  • Afternoon content posted by 2:00 pm EST

    Trade & Data One-Pager

    Data Sheets Drop on Event Day

    The Current State of Air Freight

    Mike Piza, Senior Vice President, Apex Logistics International

  • Day 2: Wednesday, October 14

    Shoe Ports of Entry and Cargo Automation

    Morning content posted by 10:00 am EST

    Updated FDRA Policy Insight: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Speakers

    Confessions of a Logistics Professional

    Jeff Solomon, Director of Logistics, SG Companies

    Customs Broker & Customer: A Conversation

    Kerry Rasmussen, Manager, Major Accounts, Farrow

    Quinn O’Rourke, Director, Compliance & Logistics, LaCrosse Footwear

    To Broker or Not Broker: That is the Question

    Dan Gardner, Founder, Trade Facilitators

  • Day 2 LIVE! 12:00 pm EST

    Webinar begins at 12:00 pm EST

    Ports

     

    Ken Uriu, Business Development Manager, Import Cargo, Port of Long Beach

    Sal Ferrigno, Vice President, SSA Terminals

  • Afternoon content posted by 2:00 pm EST

    Trade & Data One-Pager

    Data Sheets Drop on Event Day

    Risk Management & Cargo Insurance

    Sam Wadhwani, President, Transit Risk Management

    Kevin Bruning, Import Compliance Manager, Clarks

  • Day 3: Thursday, October 15

    Footwear Inventory and Demand

    Morning content posted by 10:00 am EST

    FDRA Policy Insight: Cybersecurity

    Speakers

    Demand Planning in Uncertain Times

    Josue Solano, CEO, BBC International

    Mitigating Increased Cyber Security Risks In Your Supply Chain: Tips to Prepare for New Threats

    Rick Howard, Chief Analyst, CSO, The CyberWire​

    How to Use FTZs to Save Money

    Ken Duncan, Managing Director of Commercial Operations, Port of Long Beach

    Mechelle Smothers, Marketing Manager, Port of Long Beach

    Lance Frutiger, Director of Trade Compliance, Caleres

  • Day 3 LIVE! 12:00 pm EST

    Webinar begins at 12:00 pm EST

    The Art of Moving and Managing Inventory

     

    Rachael Acker, Logistics Director, Wolverine Worldwide

  • Afternoon content posted by 2:00 pm EST

    Trade & Data One-Pager

    Data Sheets Drop on Event Day

  • Register Here Now to Get Access!

    Cost is only $99 per person from FDRA member company and $149 per person for non-members. All 3 days are included plus 4 months of continued access afterwards.

     

    FDRA MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER: member companies who wish to register 3 or more attendees for this summit, contact info@fdra.org for a special $75 flat per person rate. FDRA MEMBER BONUS: members who register for this summit AND our customs conference in November (details to come) can request a $50 off code for customs registration.

  • How It Works

    1

    Register for the Event

    Click here to register for all 3 days.

    2

    Look for Confirmation Email

    You will receive a confirmation email, then prior to the event we will send your user name, password and access instructions for the event.

    3

    Log in Each Day

    The webpage for each day will open up at 10:00 am EST, with a new speaker discussing hot topics and new info packets on supply chain resources being released. You will also be able to view all past days.

    4

    Join the Live Q&A Sessions & Networking

    Attendees get exclusive access to 3 live Q&A sessions with leading supply chain experts.

    5

    Access Exclusive Content for 4 Months

    Your registration provides 4 months of continued access so you can return for data and info when needed.