The first edition of the Future of Footwear Business Conference took place on June 4th 2015, at SLEM Waalwijk. The SLEMinar was an overwhelming success, attracting 50+ international delegates, speakers and sponsors, and provided great social interaction for the participants.

We would like to thank all the speakers and attendees for their input and we hope to be seeing you at one of the following conferences of SLEM and Jakajima.

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The relationship between producers, retailers and consumers is rapidly changing. Consumers expect more transparency, opportunities for input and their loyalty is short term. This has consequences for every aspect in the value chain, from design to marketing to the retail experience.

At the Future of Footwear Business Sleminar experts give you all the answers and methods you need to make your business even more successful in this changing environment. Internationally renowned speakers speak on how to effectively use social media, how to organize your store off and online, how to create a strategy that deals with disruptive change and many more subjects.

This seminar is an outstanding opportunity for footwear professionals, retailers, manufacturers, agents, designers and investors to intel_adidas_wp_4gain new insights and experience the future of their industry.

The Future of Footwear Business Conference is organised by SLEM in a partnership with Jakajima. SLEM is a Dutch innovation and education institute for the footwear industry located in Waalwijk with offices in Italy and China. With its Master Course in Footwear Innovation, SLEM educates students to become footwear professionals that are driving meaningful innovation.

Who should attend the next edition?
Academics, Marketeers, Visual Merchandisers, Distributors, Investors, Retailers, Agents, Production Managers, Business Development Managers, Project Managers, Software developers, Company owners, Manufacturers, Footwear Consultants, Footwear Developers/Designers, Manufacturing Managers, Creative Directors


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