First U.S. Footwear Summit Bringing Together Footwear Brands and Technology Enterprises to Push for Industry Advancement

The FIS focuses on the integration of technology with design and manufacturing of footwear products

NEW YORK, August 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) – The Footwear Innovation Summit by FMNII gathers professionals from both technology and footwear sectors to present their latest innovations to 250 industry leaders from footwear brands, design institutes and factories. The much-anticipated event will take place in Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown on Oct. 2, 2018.

The summit is moderated by both Natacha Alpert, founder of Miras3D, and Katherine Stein, director of business at SGS. The summit invites a variety of knowledgeable speakers, including Keynote Speaker Scott Labbe, the former head of innovations at Wolverine. Sarah Clevinger, senior business development manager at HP, will introduce Fitstation, an end-to-end individualized fit technology for footwear retailers. Brendon Marczan, manager of leading digital creation enterprise Foundry, will present how their in-house technology Modo and Colorway have been used by footwear brands to turn ideas into reality. Chris Lane, CEO of 3dMD, will share the developing technology in 3D scanning that will help shape the future of footwear designs. Dr. Geoffrey Alan Gray, founder of footwear testing lab Heeluxe, will break down the new technologies like wearable sensors, 3d printing, and additive manufacturing to show how these are helping create more comfortable shoes for brands. Dr. Marc Ellens of X-rite Pantone will present the team’s latest research in color development for footwear products. Founder of WIIVV Shamil Hargovan will speak on the trend of customized footwear. The topic of the Panel Discussion is Sustainable Innovation, with panelists from Alibaba, Dassault, Lenzig, Swatchbook, Kalypso, Volumental, and Feetz.

As quoted by Alperts, “The Footwear Innovation Summit by FMNII is unique in that it introduces advanced Innovation in 3D design, sustainable innovation materials, 3D scanning and 3D printing for the footwear industry. Brand leaders and designers at this summit will learn more about how to integrate these important technologies into the future.”

The unique features of the event have attracted enterprises from the U.S. Europe and Asia to exhibit their most innovative products, ranging from machinery to digital creation, from sole materials to sustainable textiles and more.

About FMNII

FMNII is based in New York and Dong Guan China. FMNII is a connector between the global supplier chain and footwear brands through innovation and knowledge sharing. Since the founding of the company in 2017, the company has organized 18 seminars in different cities, including Portland, New York, Ho Chi Min City, Dong Guan and more. The company also operates a digital sourcing platform that helps designers seamlessly search for materials and equipment.

Please visit https://footwearinnovationsummit.com.