May 6-8, 2009
Four Seasons
Palm Beach, FL


Join the FN editors for three days of intense retail, brand and marketplace evaluation. FN’s editors bring together a mix of speakers who offer the broadest possible perspective on the issues most pressing to the industry.


Dan Bazinet, Chief Executive Officer
Birkenstock USA

Steven Birkhold, Chief Executive Officer
Diesel USA

Robert Campbell, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
BBC International Ltd.

James C. Estepa, President and Chief Executive Officer
Genesco Inc.

Isack Fadlon, Owner

Deborah L. Ferree, Vice Chairman
DSW Inc.

Patricia Field, Adademy Award-Nominated, Emmy-Winning Fashion Conceptualizer

Ronald A. Fromm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brown Shoe Company Inc.

Jim Gabel, President
Reebok North America

Rick Graham, Senior Vice President
Skechers USAInc.

Ron Halls, President and Chief Executive Officer, International
Foot Locker Inc.

Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer

James E. Issler, President and Chief Executive Officer
H.H. Brown Shoe Co. Inc.

Marcia Kilgore, Founder and Creative Director

Nicholas Kirkwood, Founder and Designer
Nicholas Kirkwood

Elyse Kroll, Founder and Director
ENK International

Blake W. Krueger, President and Chief Executive Officer
Wolverine World Wide Inc.

Angel Martinez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Deckers Outdoor Corp.

Joseph C. Moore, President and Chief Executive Officer
Fashion Footwear Association of New York Inc. (FFANY)

Patty Nasey, Executive Director, Marketing
Lucky Magazine

Mary Norton, Designer and President
Mary Norton Inc.

Joe Ouaknine, Chief Executive Officer
Titan Industries Inc.

Gina Sanders, Vice President and Publisher
Lucky Magazine

Joshua Schulman, Chief Executive Officer
Jimmy Choo

Daniel L. Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer
Schwartz & Benjamin Inc.

LuAnn Via, President and Chief Executive Officer
Payless ShoeSource Inc.


BRANDS AND RETAILERS with titles similar to President, Vice President, Director, Brand and Product Development Executives

The audience consists of the most influential and up-and-coming companies shaping our global footwear industry – from mass to prestige, domestic to international, brands to retailers.

For more information on attending this event, contact Jennifer Macaluso at 212.630.4947 or


Companies and categories of business that work with the footwear industry (ie. consultants, packaging companies, brand agencies, suppliers, service providers, etc.) are invited to participate as Sponsors of the Summit.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Joy Murphy at 212.630.4655 or

JC EdwardsJ C Edward Corp. will be the exclusive shoe box distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and representatives to the foot wear industry to show and to attend the May 6-8 Footwear News CEO Summit.

LuckyThe Magazine about Shopping and Style

ZapposWith brands for every lifestyle, provides the ultimate one-stop shopping experience with millions of clothes, bags, shoes and more!

FFaNYThe Fashion Footwear Association of New York has been bringing footwear manufacturers and retailers, the industry players, together for thirty years. We are a not-for-profit trade association representing footwear manufacturers from around the world and are prominent members of the New York fashion community.

Foot PetalsFor those of us who have a love/hate relationship with our sexy shoes. Foot Petals is dedicated to the design, manufacture, and distribution of designer “sole-lution” oriented foot products for the apparel, shoe and beatuy markets for women and men.

The Jonas GroupThe leading Executive Search Firm to the Footwear Industry.

CGPRCGPR is a boutique consumer public relations firm with a keen understanding of the footwear category. With over 15 years of experience with respected brands including Converse, Merrell, Patagonia and Sebago, the agency uses its extensive PR toolbox to grow brands.

Runners WorldRecognized as the worldwide authority on running information, the mission of Rodale’s Runner’s World is to inform, advise, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities.

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