August 1-3, 2017 NY Hilton Midtown & NY Showrooms

New York Shoe Expo

The New York Shoe Expo makes it easy for footwear buyers and sellers to do business in NYC.

Attend the Show

Current Show

May 31 - June 2

Wednesday, Thursday 9 - 6 pm

Friday 9 - 4 pm

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NY Hilton Midtown & Member Showrooms

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With 4 shows each year, the New York Shoe Expo is the premiere place for retail buyers to get a first look at new trends in footwear. Attendees get exclusive access to showrooms, networking opportunities, and FFANY sponsored industry events. FFANY makes it easy for you to shop, buy and do business in NYC.

View exhibiting brands and plan your appointments: View the current show directory:

Register to Attend

FFANY is a professional trade show event produced for the fashion footwear retail trade and press. The show is not open to the public. There is no fee to attend the show as a retailer or press – editorial with presentation of credentials. Save time and pre-register online for the show.

Retailers & Press - Editorial

To obtain a retailer or press-editoral badge, badge holder and directory for entry, the following 3 credentials must be presented and verified at show registration:

  • A photo ID
  • A business card indicating you are in the footwear industry trade as a retailer or press (editorial only).
  • Specific business credentials such as a tax registration or business registration certificate indicating a retail or press business.

Attendance is FREE for retailers and Press – Editorial.

Non-Retailers(?)

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Non-Retailers

  • Agent
  • Apparel, footwear and accessories designer (Non-exhibiting)
  • Banker / Financial
  • Customs Broker
  • Exporter
  • Factory
  • Licensee
  • Logistics Provider
  • Press publisher, advertising sales, promotional personnel, account executive
  • Public Relations personnel (Non-exhibiting)
  • Shoe box, packaging and display supplier
  • Technology provider
  • Transportation provider
  • Analyst
  • Apparel, footwear and accessories manufacturer (Non-exhibiting)
  • Broker
  • Designer
  • Leather, fabric and materials supplier
  • Insurance Broker
  • Licensor
  • Machinery Provider
  • Production facility / machinery provider
  • Sewing contractor
  • Supplier - Miscellaneous
  • Trade show producer
  • Wholesaler

For Non-retailer badges, the following credentials must be presented and verified at show registration to obtain a badge, badge holder and directory for admittance.

  • A photo ID
  • A business card
  • Business credentials indicating what type of non-retailer trade you represent and your association with the footwear industry.
  • If you pre-registered and paid on-line, the attendee registration confirmation page, including fee paid.

Non-retailer attendance fees:

  • $250 pre-register on-line
    (up to May 28th at 5pm EST)
  • $500 onsite registration

This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  Badges must be worn throughout the trade show.

  • Attend the Annual Industry Event - May 31st.

    Join us to celebrate the footwear industry at the iconic Bryant Park Grill Rooftop!  A great evening of fun, networking and giving back.

    BRYANT PARK GRILL | 25 WEST 40TH STREET
    May 31st – 6:30 – 9:00 PM

    Featuring amazing live entertainment by City of The Sun and a dazzling shoe art masterpiece by Reneé Snelson, in addition to great food and cocktails!

    Special ticket price for retailers – just $50.

    Your support of this event will help fund Shoes That Fit – helping children in need of footwear in thousands of schools across America.  Visit ShoesThatFit.org to learn more about this wonderful charitable organization.

    Meet future talent in the industry –  FFANY will present the footwear design student winner of the 3rd annual Joseph C. Moore scholarship award to attend the renowned ARSUTORIA school in Milan, Italy.

  • Retailers - get free* UBER rides during the show!

    As a busy retailer shopping the many participating brands during the show, we understand how valuable your time is.  To make your experience as convenient and productive as possible, as qualified retailer, you can receive up to 3 complimentary* Uber rides between the Hilton NY and any member NY showroom.  Email UBER@ffany.org to obtain the special code to redeem during your ride.

    *During show dates & hours only, 3 ride limit, up to $25 value per ride, retailer must obtain show badge at show venue registration at the Hilton NY.

  • Key Industry Seminar - "When The Shoe Fits: Driving Sales with Social Media"

    Connecting with customers socially is a vital part of conducting business in today’s world, so be sure to catch this highly informative and relevant seminar “When The Shoe Fits: Driving Sales with Social Media.”

    Presented by Socialfly, a full-service social media marketing agency specializing in Social PR, co-founder, Courtney Spritzer will share how you can use Facebook and Instagram to drive sales and awareness for your business. Through case studies and visuals, attendees will leave this session with measurable action items they can utilize for their business.

    Thursday, June 1st  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.
    NY Hilton Midtown – Registration located on the Concourse (Lower level, lobby)

    Open to all retailers, exhibiting brands (Hilton and NY Showrooms) and members.
    RSVP required by May 30th to events@ffany.org

Attendee Guide

PRE-SHOW

BOOK EARLY
Book to secure your hotel stay well ahead of time. FFANY has negotiated exclusive hotel rates and amenities when you book through FFANY.ORG. The FFANY travel desk, powered by Onpeak, has benefits such as the lower rates, “book now, pay later” and easy group bookings.

PLAN YOUR SHOPPING & MAKE APPOINTMENTS
Use our [Show Planner] to see which exhibitors you want to see. Contact all vendors you are interested in seeing to make appointments. You can also choose vendors by category or geographically, either by street or building for New York Showrooms or by hall at the Hilton.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT
Be sure to attend FFANY & footwear industry events to network, they are a great way to meet people in the industry! Make sure you allocate sufficient time to view collections at the Hilton and nearby New York Showrooms. Allow time to go back and revisit lines and review orders. Many New York Showrooms are open all week (Monday-Friday.)

AT THE SHOW

HILTON REGISTRATION
Bring a photo ID, business cards, and other business credentials if you do not have business cards. The New York Shoe Expo is not open to the public, so be sure to bring a business license if you have not yet opened your store.

STAY INFORMED & ON-TREND
Follow FFANY on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up on the latest show buzz.  Be sure to check out #FFANYShoeShow to see what is happening during market week.

ENJOY NEW YORK CITY!
If you have any time left after your busy day placing orders, take the time to enjoy New York City; walk the streets, see the trends, go to a great restaurant, see a Broadway show. Being in the fashion capital of the world, the city will spark inspiration.