World Footwear


Global Footwear Executive Summit: Agility in Action

Mar 6, 2019 Hong Kong
Global Footwear Executive Summit: Agility in Action
The event offers the possibility to gain actionable insights on global footwear retail, sourcing, production, design & development. Agenda is now available
The Global Footwear Executive Summit (GFES) will focus on developments affecting not only footwear retail but the whole footwear supply chain. More importantly, its scope will expand to cover more topics and include more panel discussions in a full day programme, held on the 12th of March 2019, the day before Fashion Access and APLF – Leather & Materials+ kicks off in Hong Kong.

Summit Agenda 2019

  • - A review of the Global Footwear Landscape
  • - Agility in Your Global Plan
  • - 4.0 in Action: Footwear Agility Applications
  • - Sustainability in Action: Cutting through the Do-gooder Hype
  • - Compliance and Quality Control Considerations: Are the shoes you have sourced meeting your quality and compliance expectations?
  • - How Can Leather Regain Market Share in the Footwear Sector?
  • - The Future of Footwear is Now! AR, AI, CADs and Digital Development
  • - Trade War Impact on Global Footwear Markets
  • - The Consumer Shifts & Retail Madness

Delegates’ registration is now open HERE and gives the possibility to join a great industry event in Hong Kong


Some of the speakers pictured below:

Speakers Details Available HERE!

What speakers say

With so much uncertainty in global trade, the Global Footwear Executive Summit brings leaders in the footwear industry to talk about new sourcing markets and trends and the general state of footwear production globally, Ian Spaulding, Elevate

The Global Footwear Executive Summit is an excellent opportunity to exchange thoughts on the future of the footwear industry. The topic of quality control is, in my opinion, the foremost issue in the industry, Martin Berman, Micropak.


APLF’s inaugural event, held in 1984, was then known as the Hong Kong Leather Fair. It was the city’s first ever Mega-Fair. Today, APLF, a joint venture between UBM Asia Ltd and SIC Group, has expanded its scope, organising 4 premium events in Hong Kong and China, and has developed initiative programmes and awards covering a wide range of industry sectors.

Founded in 1944, FDRA is governed and directed by footwear executives and is the only trade organization focused solely on the footwear industry. It serves the full footwear supply chain and boosts the bottom lines of its members through innovative products, training and consulting on footwear design and development, sourcing and compliance, trade and customs, advocacy, and consumer and sales trend analysis for retailers selling shoes around the world.

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