The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) represents over 80% of the entire footwear industry making it the top business & trade association for the industry. Whether you are a manufacturer, brand, retailer or importer operating in the global footwear industry, FDRA is the voice behind advocating for government regulations, trade and tax policy around the world.
FDRA's Footwear Trade Distribution and Customs Conference (FTDC) is the longest running footwear conference in the United States. The conference will be held in sunny Long Beach, CA from October 22nd to 25th. As a sponsor, Amber Road is excited to exhibit and speak at FTDC alongside 200 of the industry’s top footwear executives, traffic and distribution specialists, customs experts, and service providers.
As a solutions provider, Amber Road understands the intricacy and roadblocks that arise in the process of footwear sourcing and developing. Amber Road’s Supply Chain Collaboration solutions speaks directly to this industry. Supply Chain Collaboration platform functions across product development, global sourcing, and risk & quality management to improve the efficiency and accuracy of data dissemination throughout the supply chain. These solutions simplify the complexities in the product development process, while providing an optimal solution for data management.
Day 3 of FTDC, Tuesday, October 24th, will touch on Footwear Innovation, Trade & Compliance in the Age of Enforcement. This day is dedicated to addressing import and customs issues. At 9:00AM, Jeff McCaulou, Senior Solutions Consultant at Amber Road, will participate as a panelist on ‘Navigating the Age of Enforcement as a U.S. Footwear Importer.’ He will speak alongside other thought leaders in this space:
- James Snider, Assistant Center Director, Apparel, Footwear, Textiles (AFT), Centers of Excellence & Expertise (CEE), Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
- John Pellegrini, FDRA Customs Attorney, McGuire Woods
- David Spooner, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
- Moderated by Sandra Fallgatter, Sr Director, Trade Compliance, Supply Chain, JC Penney
Be sure to stick around Tuesday evening for a networking and cocktail reception sponsored by Amber Road. The reception will be held at the hotel at 5:30PM and will be open to all conference attendees.
Throughout the entirety of the conference, Amber Road will be raffling off a GoPro HERO5 Session at our booth. Be sure to stop by & leave your business card with one of our staff to enter!
This post was published on October 19, 2017 and updated on October 19, 2017.