ABOUT

The international footwear marketplace where leaders and innovators converge to shape the industry, shop and sell shoes. Offering an elevated, comprehensive presentation of emerging and established brands in conveniently merchandised environments, FN PLATFORM was built by the industry, for the industry.


Streamline your shopping experience  with six conveniently merchandised lifestyle environments —showcasing over 1,600 men’s, women’s, juniors’ and children’s footwear brands, from more than 20 countries, across all price points and categories.
                    

 


 

Testimonials

“FN PLATFORM is mandatory for all buyers and representatives of brands. This is by far the largest venue for our industry under one roof. It’s easy to shop, well organized and affords me the opportunity to maximize my time and see hundreds of resources.”
- Lisa Bufalini Gorlcki, Buyer, The Tannery
“FN PLATFORM offered a variety of vendors and informative lectures. The layout was easy to understand and follow. It made buying an easy process and eliminated stress.””
- Barbara Jansen, Shoe Buyer, Balliets
“Our experience this year has been terrific; we’ve had a real uptick in traffic . . . All of our retailers are here, and it’s a great place to showcase our brands.”
- Bob Infantino, President, Dry Dock Footwear
“This is the place to be if you want to sell shoes and see the latest fashions.”
- Rob Schmertz, Brand Director, Steve Madden
“I come to FN PLATFORM because I want to make money . . . I’ve had a very successful show, and I’m very happy I came here.”
- Beverly Feldman, Founder & CEO, Beverly Feldman
“The best thing about the show was the mix of goods and variety of retailers”
- Jay Andrews, Senior Men’s Buyer, Gregory’s/Fred Segal Feet
“FN PLATFORM continues to be a huge source of growth for our brand and we will continue to grow it with you.”
- Joseph Antebi, COO/Creative Director, Marc Joseph New York
“There’s a great cross section of retailers from specialty to independent to department stores. So we get to see a lot of customers in a short period of time . . . We want to make sure all the best retailers all over the country get a chance to see and view us. We think this is a great vehicle to do that.”
- Noel Hord, CEO & President, Donald J Pliner
“The most exciting things I discovered were the leading brands and trends in America. As a European exhibitor, it’s very interesting to test how your collection works in the show. The advertising (opportunities) you offer is different from the other shows. Take advantage of SHOP THE FLOOR, it’s a tool that completes the show experience.”
- Paola Dezi, Marketing Director, Coolway
“The best thing about FN PLATFORM is seeing all the collections, the energy from the excitement of newness, the buyer and sales community coming together. Three days at FN PLATFORM compensates for weeks of market in NYC. I’ll take three straight days in Vegas and knock an entire season out in one shot.”
- Virginia Wong, Lead Merchant Shoes & Accessories, Victoria's Secret

Contacts

Leslie Gallin
President of Footwear, Advanstar
T 310-857-7655
F 310-943-2007
lgallin@fnplatform.com

Jessica Gould-Davies
Senior Account Executive
Comfort (Men's/Women's)/ Juniors'
T 310-857-7656
F 310-943-2592
jdavies@fnplatform.com

 

Brad Jeremich
Sales Manager
Men's/Lifestlye & Contemporary
310.857.7667
bjeremich@fnplatform.com

Belinda Pina
Sales Director
Women's/Designer
& International Business Development
T 310-857-7661
F 310-943-2592
bpina@fnplatform.com

Sharon Lee Barbosa
Sales Manager (Children's/ Western/ Accessories)
Retail Relations Specialist
T 310-857-7657
F 310-857-7537
sbarbosa@fnplatform.com

Molli Vitta
Account Executive
T 310-857-7384
mvitta@fnplatform.com

 

Stacey Weber
Account Executive
T 310.857.7574
F 310.943.2592
sweber@fnplatform.com

Diana Le
Sales Coordinator
T 310-857-7624
dle@fnplatform.com

Melissa Cazares
Marketing Coordinator
T 310.857.7493
F 310.943.2592
melissa@fnplatform.com

 

Ruth Wheeler
Senior Marketing Manager
T 310.857.7557
rwheeler@advanstar.com

Jessica Kistenmacher
Special Operations/Sponsorship
jkistenmacher@fnplatform.com
214.494.2135