ABOUT

FN PLATFORM is the statement of fashion in footwear. FN PLATFORM is where global leaders in footwear convene to shape the industry, network and shop for shoes. Built by the industry, for the industry, this international showcase is the pillar of branded footwear.  

FN PLATFORM is the global showcase for branded footwear, showcasing over 1600 men’s, women’s, juniors' and children’s footwear brands from more than 20 countries. From luxury to lifestyle, footwear is curated at FN PLATFORM with buyers in mind. Offering 6 merchandised lifestyle environments, FN PLATFORM provides buyers with a convenient and efficient way to shop the most comprehensive selection of international footwear.


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PRESS COVERAGE

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
“FN PLATFORM is the must attend show for us as Independent Shoe Retailers. The thoughtfully laid out venue is easy to shop, allowing us to maximize our time on the convention floor. And the mobile app is sensational! The full directory with mapping feature made locating each appointment so easy to find. FN PLATFORM is world class in every way!”
- Ed Habre, President, Shoe Mill
“I love shopping FN PLATFORM and the easy layout makes it great for a buyer. The last two shows we were looking for new vendors and the neighborhoods made it easy for us to find them. I found many of the lines in the same areas as last show which is always a good thing to be able to shop a show easier. We found a great new line that we are adding to our mix and the layout made it easy for us to do so. The team at FN PLATFORM know their vendors so well and its wonderful to be able to trust a show team to point you in the direction of something new. I recommend the show to new lines as I find them because it makes a buyers life so much better to see them all in one venue and we love shopping FN PLATFORM. Thanks Guys for another great market and we will see you next show.”
- Karen Johnston, Buyer, Ballins Ltd.
“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
“The show was great. I was able to get everything accomplished and more in a short day. Having most of shoe vendors under one roof in Vegas is a big bonus. I walked through the Italian section quickly which I really think is a big plus and hopefully next show I can spend more time. Thank you for putting together a great show.”
- Al Leinen, Men’s Shoe Buyer, Halls
“I went to FN PLATFORM in February for the first time and I really enjoyed it. I've never seen so many shoes in one place in my life! It's great to see complete lines of all vendors in one giant room to truly see what the overall Trends are, whether it's color, material, or style, and to see what attributes are unique to each brand at the same time. I honestly didn't know what to expect before I came to FN PLATFORM, but being there and actually seeing how many vendors participate in FN PLATFORM really blew any expectations I had out of the water. It really is something that everyone in the shoe industry should experience and I'm glad I got a chance to do so. Even though I wasn't able to experience them, I love the idea of the "GlamSquad" Hair and Make Up Touch-ups and Cocktail Hours. I'm looking forward to seeing what the August Platform has to offer!”
- Aubrey Tinsley, Junior Shoe Buyer, Dillards
“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, UBM Advanstar
T 310.857.7655
F 310.943.2007
Leslie.Gallin@ubm.com

Belinda Pina
Sales Director
Women's/Designer
& International Business Development
T 310.857.7661
F 310.943.2592
Belinda.Pina@ubm.com

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

Jessica Gould-Davies
Sales Manager
Comfort / Rugged & Outdoor / Hosiery
T 310.857.7656
F 310.943.2592
Jessica.A.Davies@ubm.com

Diana Sagini
Sales Coordinator
T 310.857.7624
F 310.943.2592
Diana.Sagini@ubm.com

Sharon Barbosa
Retail Relations Specialist
Sales Manager
(Children's/ Western/ Accessories)
T 310.857.7657
F 310.857.7537
SharonLee.Barbosa@ubm.com

Molli Vitta
Account Executive
T 310.857.7384
Molli.Vitta@ubm.com

 

Stacey Weber
Account Executive
T 310.857.7574
F 310.943.2592
Stacey.Weber@ubm.com

Jessica Kistenmacher
Special Operations/Sponsorship
T 214.494.2135
Jessica.Kistenmacher@ubm.com

Joshua Ninmann
Marketing Coordinator
T 310.857.7446
josh.ninmann@ubm.com
 

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