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FDRA Sourcing Summit

Trade, Ports and Compliance Breakdown

New York City, United States | New York Stock Exchange | July 16th, 2024 | 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Explore the Critical Topics of Trade, Ports  and Compliance Management at our Round Table Session  

Join us at the FDRA Sourcing Summit to discover how cutting-edge technology can revolutionize your footwear business. Learn to master critical topics of trade, ports and compliance management. 

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of footwear retail, brands face significant challenges. Complex supplier networks, frequent supply chain disruptions and the need to integrate sustainability metrics make the business landscape increasingly difficult to navigate. To stay competitive, businesses must adopt innovative solutions that enhance efficiency, resilience and sustainability 

Don’t Miss Our Round Table Discussion: Explore the Critical Topics of Trade, Ports, and Compliance Management 2:45 PM

Join Centric Software, FDRA and other industry experts to discuss the impact of geopolitical tensions on global trade routes, the increasing complexity of compliance with regulations and advancements in port operations to handle growing cargo volumes efficiently. Gain valuable insights into how integrating design, sourcing and production processes can enhance operational efficiency, and discover innovative strategies for managing vendor relationships and compliance in a rapidly changing market.

Centric Software provides end-to-end retail software solutions to revolutionize your footwear business: 

  • Enhance efficiency and reduce time-to-market  
  • Simplify vendor management with intuitive scorecards 
  • Navigate complex trade regulations to ensure global compliance 
  • Monitor & manage vendor activities to ensure supply chain transparency & compliance 

Experience significant benefits: 

  • Boost margins by up to 15% 
  • Increase revenue by up to 18% 
  • Cut time to market by up to 60% 
  • Improve productivity by up to 50% 

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Event Agenda: 

8:15 AM – Breakfast Networking 

9:00 AM – Welcome 

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA 

9:15 AM – Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy 

  • Dan Friedman, Chief Sourcing Officer, Caleres 
  • Jim Salzano, President & CEO, Jones & Vining 
  • Jung Yoon, SVP Accessories & Footwear Production/Sourcing, Michael Kors 

9:45 AM – Re-thinking and Re-shoring Shoe Manufacturing 

  • Nicoline van Enter, Vice President, Future Aim 

10:15 AM – Networking Break 

10:45 AM – Geopolitical Conflict Considerations 

11:15 AM – AI Sourcing Case Study 

11:45 AM – Managing Sourcing, Supply Chains and Impact Data 

  • Centric Roundtable Session 

12:30 PM – Lunch and Trading Floor Tours 

  • Sponsored by Apex Logistics 

1:45 PM – New Sourcing Epoch in India 

  • Neeraj Narayan, Co-Founder, Synergy India Ventures 

2:15 PM – Compliance and Packaging Unpacking 

2:45 PM – Trade, Ports and Compliance Breakdown 

  • Nicole Porpiglia, Senior Manager in the Trade & Customs Practice, KPMG 

3:15 PM – Closing and Adjournment 

  • Matt Priest, President & CEO, FDRA 


Discover our Centric Solutions: 

Centric PLM: The unparalleled Product Lifecycle Management tool for consumer goods. It’s the key to shrinking time-to-market, enhancing efficiencies, cutting costs and promoting sustainability.

Centric Planning™: A pioneering, AI-driven solution for merchandise financial planning, assortment and demand planning. It’s made to optimize margins and curtail inventory, marking a new era in retail planning.

Centric Pricing & Inventory™: The leading AI-powered tool for price and stock optimization. It expertly balances demand and supply throughout the product’s lifecycle, boosting sales and profit margins.

Centric Market Intelligence™: A robust tool offering competitive insights into pricing, styles and assortments, while providing valuable consumer buying patterns and trend analysis.

Centric Visual Boards™: A suite of interactive, visually dynamic data-driven boards that foster collaborative and informed decision-making – and execution – across merchandising and design. 


Seeing is believing, 👀 what our customers are saying… 

“What we’ve been able to do in the last couple of years is really change that philosophy and we’ve really seen Centric 8 become the heartbeat of the organization.” 

SVP Global Product & Merchandising, Crocs 

“We can reduce the time it takes to complete the entire process from planning to development. Product master data from Centric PLM is integrated with downstream systems, so we avoid duplicate maintenance of data in different systems.”  

GM of Digital Supply Chain, ASICS Corporation 

“There’s a great sense of comfort in having one place for product data and a digital workspace where we can collaborate faster, streamline communication, save time spent searching for information and analyze our progress.” 

Director of Production, Rothy’s 

“Sustainability is important to our industry and people are looking for it. More and more environmental components are becoming available and that changes all the time. Without tools like Centric PLM, it is really hard to be able to trust that every shoe along your supply chain meets that standard if you don’t have that visibility.” 

Senior Product Operations Manager, Wolverine Worldwide 

“One team was able to generate reports 50% faster than they were before PLM. That’s because all the data is in one place. It’s really all about visibility, accuracy, and speed.”

Product Development Technology Manager, KEEN 


More than 18,000 brands including Rothy’s, Clarks, ECCO, Allbirds, Saucony, Christian Louboutin, Camper, Skechers, ariat, FILA, Carhartt, Inov8, On Running, NOBULL, FootJoy, Mizuno, Under Armour, ASICS, Keen, Crocs and more were successfully brought to market with Centric Software.