Footwear News CEO Summit 2015: Major Names to Headline Miami Event

Some of the industry’s biggest power players are confirmed to speak at this year’s Footwear News CEO Summit, set for May 11-13 at The Edition in Miami Beach. The event coincides with FN’s 70th anniversary.

The current lineup includes Steve Madden, founder of his eponymous company; Blake Krueger, chairman and CEO of Wolverine World Wide Inc; Liz Rodbell, president of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay Co.; Debbie Ferrée, vice chairman and chief merchandising officer at DSW; Glenn Lyon, chairman and CEO of Finish Line Inc.; and Sam Sato, president of Finish Line.

Paul Andrew, a rising design star who recently won the coveted CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition, will also be on stage at the event. Designer Sophia Webster, who is rapidly expanding her namesake line, will appear alongside her husband and business partner, Bobby Stockley.

Themed “Social Live Miami: New Rules of Brand Engagement,” this year’s event will provide fresh perspectives on transforming brand and retail experiences with a strong voice. Social engagement has been a critical part of all companies’ strategies of late, and speakers will share their insights into the rapidly changing landscape.

More speakers for the CEO Summit will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For further information, contact Kim Mancuso: kim_mancuso@fairchildfashion.com or 646.356.4722. And visit https://www.wwd.com/media/summits/2015fnceo/index.html.


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