FN Summit Set for April

NEW YORK — Finding opportunity in a dramatically changing market will be the hot topic at this year’s Footwear News CEO Summit.

The biannual event, set for April 27 to 29 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami, will feature a powerful lineup of speakers who will sound off on areas, ranging from sourcing to global expansion to future investments. The group will also examine the intersection between fashion and function.

Confirmed speakers to date include Wesley Card, president and CEO of The Jones Group Inc.; Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN Inc.; Glenn Lyon, CEO of Finish Line Inc.; Jay Piccola, president of Puma North America Inc.; Matt Rubel, chairman and CEO of Collective Brands Inc.; John Varvatos, founder and CEO of John Varvatos Enterprises Inc.; and Neil Clifford, CEO of Kurt Geiger. More speakers will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“The industry’s most forward-thinking executives will share their innovative ideas and visions for the future,” said Michael Atmore, editorial director of FN and brand development director for Fairchild Fashion Group. “Our program promises to be interactive and engaging.”

For more information, contact Marne Friedman at 212.630.4379 or marne_friedman@condenast.com

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