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FFANY Adds New Seminars and Events to June Show

FFANY welcomes 56 new exhibitors and brands, including Flogg, Plae and William Rast to the Hilton New York, as well Diane von Furstenberg, Alice and Olivia and Marion Parke, which will be presenting their Spring ’16 collections in showrooms across New York City June 2-4.

Just like consumers, buyers want more and FFANY is stepping up to the plate with a full schedule of events, networking opportunities and seminars.

The show kicks off at the Hilton New York with a retailer breakfast before the show opens on June 2. Attendees will get the scoop on the spring trends to watch, according to Footwear News fashion director Mosha Lundstrom Halbert. Post-show, retailers and exhibitors can mingle at the FFANY Industry Event at Brasserie 8 ½, benefiting Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit that provides proper-fitting footwear for children. At the party, FFANY will present the Joseph C. Moore Scholarship Award to one F.I.T. student to attend the Ars Sutoria School in Milan.

Attendees can catch some R&R at the show’s new Discovery Lounge located on the second floor of the Hilton. The area will spotlight industry organizations and resources including Two Ten, FDRA, NSRA, The NPD Group, FFANY Shoes on Sale, as well as Vamp. Oasis Day Spa will be on hand to offer massages and foot care. The NPD Group will be available to answer questions about the footwear industry.

The Discovery Lounge will also host a series of seminars in conjunction with The NPD Group. On June 3, Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, will share tips to grow business and will be available to answer questions. On June 4, The NPD Group’s Checkout Tracking Online Director Brittney Flynn will be on hand to help retailer navigate the ever-changing world of e-commerce.

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Check out the full FFANY schedule:

Breakfast & Spring 2016 Trend Presentation
Speaker: Mosha Lundstrom Halbert, Fashion Director of Footwear News
June 2, 7:30–9 a.m.
RSVP before May 29 to

FFANY Industry Event
June 2, 6:30–9 p.m. at Brassierie 8 ½
Purchase tickets here.

Coffee & Conversations with The NPD Group at FFANY: Stepping Up to the Future of Footwear Now
Speaker: Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
June 3, Discovery Lounge, 1—1:30 p.m. and 2—2:30 p.m.

Omnichannel has fueled consumers’ love affair with footwear. But where are they shopping, what are they buying and wearing? In this age where fashion meets function, activewear has no set style rules, what can footwear do to ensure it gets its share?

Join Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, in this interactive session as he explores the relationship between consumers and footwear. A nationally known expert on consumer behavior and the retail industry, Cohen uses The NPD Group’s data and his own unique insights to give you the perspective you need to understand how to grow your footwear business. You’ll come away from this session with a view into growing your footwear business in today’s retail climate.

Coffee & Conversations with The NPD Group at FFANY: Peek Into the Online Shopping Carts of Consumers
Speaker: Brittney Flynn, Director, Checkout Tracking Online, The NPD Group
June 4, Discovery Lounge 10 a.m.—noon

What are consumers buying online and in-apps? By continuously collecting consumer’s receipts for online purchases, we can see precise, item-level purchase detail linked to buyers and their demographics—at the category, brand and item levels. Using our innovative tracking capabilities, we collect data from large-scale longitudinal panels, making it possible to study the same consumers over time, analyze competitive market baskets, and identify purchase patterns.

Join Brittney Flynn, Director, The NPD Group’s Checkout Tracking Online, in this interactive conversation as she demonstrates the value of this new data, how easy it is to access, and how much it can help inform your business decisions. You’ll come away from this session with new insights into consumer shopping behaviors and trends in e-commerce.