WHAT TO EXPECT AT NEXT WEEK'S FN PLATFORM

Next week (Feb 21-23) the footwear industry heads to Las Vegas for FN PLATFORM, one of the industry's premiere trade events featuring the best in men’s, women’s, junior’s and children’s footwear brands from more than 20 countries. From foot massages to technological innovations, we find out what's in store from those in the know.

“We want all show attendees to have a first-class experience,” says Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear at UBM Fashion. “Our show floor lounges offer an elevated comfortable space to re-energize or meet with friends and colleagues. We also put a focus on the food selection and cocktail offerings as well as special enhancements like foot massages or hair and makeup retouching. This adds to the overall experience for the buyers, all under one roof.”

NEW YEAR, NEW LOUNGES

Broken into six distinct lifestyle neighborhoods—Black Diamond, Cosmo, Camp, Bond, IN Play, and ZEN—FN PLATFORM attendees can enjoy four beautifully appointed lounges featuring food and beverages throughout the show floor.

Newly redecorated – Camp/Bond, Cosmo, IN Play and ZEN – lounges will feature a complete refresh to provide a more modern aesthetic and streamlined look and feel.

FN PLATFORM ANNOUNCES EXCITING SHOW LINEUP

BERLIN, most renowned for Take My Breath Away will perform at FN PLATFORM’s bi-annual Opening Night Concert. February 21, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm at the FN Café, on the show floor. Actress and singer, Kiersey Clemmons (Dope, Transparent, Extant) will make an appearance at the Coolway booth on Wednesday, February 22nd from 1pm to 3pm. Booth #80693, LVCC – South Hall. Taryn Rose, the originator for luxury comfort shoes for women, will relaunch her brand for Fall/Winter 2017. Meet and greet with the pioneer on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22nd from 10am to 4pm.

LOOKING FORWARD

What a “squirrely” year it has been…in business and in politics. What will the future bring? A panel of independent thinkers share their vision into the crystal ball, to help you see the future for your business in the seminar ‘Looking Forward’. Tuesday, February 21st from 10:30am to 11:30am, S229, LVCC – South Hall.

SPEAKERS: Dov Charney (former CEO of American Apparel and Founder of Los Angeles Apparel), Mark Burnstein (President, NGS Software), Erik D. Smithweiss (Partner, GDLSK LLP), Vincent Iacopella (EVP, Alba Group).

THE FUTURE IS 3-D

In partnership with Esquire Footwear, its footwear licensee, Build-A-Bear Workshop is coming to FN PLATFORM. Any bears remaining after the event will be donated to a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. PENSOLE Academy will host its bi-annual competition, but this time to find the shoe industry’s best emerging 3D designers, who will showcase the use of 3D technology and personalization for footwear. Booth #82500, LVCC – South Hall, Level 1.

FRENCH CONNECTION

For the first time outside of Paris’s Première Classe, FN PLATFORM will introduce a French Pavilion. Under the Brands include: Elodie Bruno, Gordana Dimitrijevic, Maison Jour Ferie, Le Flow Paris, Pairs in Paris, among others. Booth #80623, LVCC – South Hall, guidance of ADC, 10 brands from France will be heading to Las Vegas.

FRINGE BENEFITS

Daily foot massages by Foot Petals inside FN PLATFORM’s ZEN Lounge.

Daily Hair and Makeup touch ups by Mobile Beauty inside the COSMO Lounge.

To find out more, head to: www.ubmfashion.com/shows/fn-platform