Puma, PVH Leaders Join FN Summit ‘Hot List’ Speaker Lineup

Anticipation is building for the 2024 FN Summit, set for June 25 in New York.

The all-day event, which will take place at 583 Park, brings together the architects at the center of footwear’s biggest success stories. With the industry in transition, the summit will examine the burning issues that are reshaping the business, including retail evolution, the AI revolution and the critical diversity conversation.

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In a highly charged political climate, DEI is at a critical crossroads. André Pinard, director of culture at Exposure and former Adidas executive, will lead an important panel about this defining moment and the road ahead. He will be joined on stage by Michelle Marshall, head of diversity, equity, inclusion and social impact at Puma North America and Karen Mercado, VP of talent acquisition at PVH Corp.

At Puma, Marshall orchestrates all aspects of diversity strategy, including internal and external initiatives, partnerships, and diverse talent recruitment. Mercado leads PVH’s talent acquisition strategy for creative, marketing and commercial teams at Calvin Klein Global and Tommy Hilfiger North America.

As previously reported, several other all-star speakers are set to appear throughout the day.

Dave Powers, president and chief executive officer of Deckers Brands, will share valuable leadership lessons, and his formula for success at Ugg and Hoka.

Crocs’ women-in-power duo — outgoing president Michelle Poole and incoming president (and current chief financial officer) Anne Mehlman — will sit down with FN for a special conversation.

FN Summit, June 2024, Crocs, Deckers, On, Golden Goose
FN’s power-packed summit is set for June 25.Courtesy of companies

Golden Goose CEO Silvio Campara will open his playbook for summit attendees as the beloved brand moves closer to an IPO.

On’s Chief Commercial Officer Britt Olsen will give the audience insight into Retail 3.0 as the landscape quickly evolves.

Saks’ Chief Merchandising Officer Tracy Margolies, who is leading Saks’ digital transformation, will discuss the future of the luxury market.

And PacSun chief digital officer Shirley Gao will look at the huge AI developments that will drive business in the back half of 2024 and beyond. 

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The FN Summit is supported by Adidas, Aetrex, Skypad and The Running Event.

For tickets, please click here.

For partnership inquiries, please email Hillari Lazzara at hlazzara@fairchildfashion.com. For attendee inquiries, please email Trish Reidy at preidy@fairchildfashion.com.

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