Nicole Richie Joins FN Summit Lineup

LOS ANGELES — Celebrity trendsetter and rising designer Nicole Richie has joined a powerful roster of speakers for this year’s Footwear News CEO Summit, set for April 27-29 at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.

Other notable speaker additions include actress-turned-footwear entrepreneur Yeardley Smith, as well as hot young designers Nicholas Kirkwood, Alejandro Ingelmo and Jerome Rousseau.

Attendees also will get an inside look at success stories from outside the industry, with executives from PepsiCo and social media players Shopkick and Groupon signed on to speak.

Other confirmed speakers to date include Wesley Card, president and CEO of The Jones Group; Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN; Glenn Lyon, CEO of Finish Line; Jay Piccola, president of Puma North America; Matt Rubel, chairman and CEO of Collective Brands; John Varvatos, founder and CEO of John Varvatos Enterprises; and Neil Clifford, CEO of Kurt Geiger.

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

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