A look at mission-critical issues from the shoe industry’s most influential leaders
A Letter from the Editor
When FN returns to Miami you know it’s a big deal.
There is a deep connection between the city, the industry and the brand. On April 19-21, we are back in southern Florida, where the FN CEO Summit has played host to an incredible amount of footwear history.
So many amazing things have happened on the Summit stage over its nearly three-decade run. And this year we add to that history with some of the industry’s biggest and influential names.
The Summit’s intimate setting is the best place to experience live conversation. It’s a good match. Forward-thinking executives that like to engage with an audience happy to experience the most powerful thinkers sound off on the pressing issues.
This year’s conversation will focus around diversity, sustainability, retail, product and design. To that end, we’ve brought together the principal voices, brand architects, founders and legends to shed light on what’s next for us all as leaders.
I look forward to the learnings, the gatherings and the great conversation.
We hope to see you in Miami.
Chief Brand Officer, Fairchild Media Group
Editorial Director, Footwear News
FN CEO Summit 2023: New Speakers Revealed for Major Miami Event
The countdown is on for the FN CEO Summit at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach, with the event making an exciting return to Miami for the first time since 2019! The most important power players in the business will discuss the key opportunities and formidable challenges that are unfolding during a critical year for the industry — from leadership shifts and the retail shakeout to sourcing, sustainability and DEI.
The Evolving C-Suite: How leadership is being redefined
The Ever-Changing Retail Landscape: The return of brick-and-mortar, DTC shakeout
The Three Ss: Sourcing, Sustainability and Supply Chain Issues
DEI: What’s working, what isn’t and where the industry should go next
How AI and the Metaverse are impacting business
Where Emerging Talent Meets Emerging Market Opportunities
South Beach, Miami
1 Lincoln Rd,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The 2023 Footwear News CEO Summit provides attendees with unparalleled access to: High impact talks from Footwear Industry Icons and Landscape shifting Executives Insightful panels designed to move the culture and conversation forward Strategically designed agenda packed with creative thinking to take business to the next level An environment that connects directly to C-suite and senior-level insiders
Audiences at the Footwear News CEO Summit leave with Strategic learnings that will elevate business practices A sense of collaboration among peers and mentors at the highest level across the footwear community Newer, stronger and more meaningful networking among brands and retailers that last a career
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