FDRA Member Brochure
FDRA is the world's leading footwear trade association, whose member companies account for more than 80% of all footwear sold in the U.S. Join today!
The power of collective action can be revolutionary. Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America OUR MISSION "Membership in FDRA enables us to work collectively as an industry to address important challenges we face, such as duty reductions and social compliance for overseas manufacturing plants, and in general, share information to keep current on the issues. Working together with FDRA, we create an environment for free trade where the consumer wins." - Matthew E Rubel FDRA Chairman President and CEO, Collective Brands 2 FDRA (Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America) is a non-profit organization promoting the free flow of footwear into the U.S. and throughout the world. FDRA represents footwear retailers, distributors, manufacturers, suppliers and international trade associations. FDRA's MISSION Establish FDRA as the premier footwear trade association by advocating on behalf of members in the area of free trade, and supporting the footwear community through dissemination of information on all issues that advance commercial interests common to the membership and the footwear industry at large. 3 " Membership in FDRA is one of the best investments you can make. Join industry leaders in dealing with the most important issues we face-- both the one's we are aware of today and, more importantly, those around the next corner." - Rick Muskat FDRA Membership Chairman Executive Vice President, Deer Stags nF Joi DR ag A: p e1 1 4 PUBLICATIONS FDRA Publications include the most timely, topical information on issues affecting the footwear industry. Each month, FDRA members receive three e-publications: The Executive Bulletin & Summary keeps you updated on what's happening at the CPSC, political and legislative reform, international affairs, and trade data. With special contributions from industry experts and FDRA member news. The Customs Report monitors U.S. Customs decisions affecting duties on imported footwear. The Intellectual Property (IP) Digest and Trademark Filings reports on litigation and legislation, as well as patents and trademarks pertaining to the footwear industry. + FDRA's Footwear Feed: Our e-blast alerts that provide you with up-to-theminute breaking news as it happens For Our Retailer Members: FDRA also publishes a weekly Sales Survey. This confidential report provides an invaluable comparison of retailers' sales performances on a store-for-store basis, against national and regional results. The Survey is available only to participating members. 5 E UCATIO Each year, FDRA presents multiple conferences throughout the U.S. and China. Topics range from product safety to customs to labor practices. All are tailored specifically to footwear professionals. FDRA members receive up to 22% off conference registrations. Most FDRA conferences are eligible for CSS continuing education credits. 6 ON The Footwear Traffic Distribution Customs (FTDC) conference brings together top logistics executives from footwear retailers together with transportation and distribution executives from around the world. The Customs portion of the conference addresses everything from the basics to the specifics with an interactive setting and sample review led by the CBP. The Overseas Labor Practice Workshop, held in China, addresses the most pressing issues affecting the shoe industry and its relationship with China. Issues including age, wages, labor contracts and safety testing are covered. The Product Safety and Environment Workshop provides the most current information you need to ensure safe and sustainable footwear production and materials. Product safety legislation, testing, and restricted substances make up some of the topics covered. "comprehensive information" "Best explanation of C-TPAT I ever heard" "the best speakers ever" "excellent" "very informative" 7 FDRA conferences, committee meetings, and working groups provide tremendous opportunities for networking with colleagues and leading footwear executives. Leadership roles are available to members and highly encouraged. FDRA is plugged in to all of today's most useful and relevant social networking sites. Through our established groups, there are opportunities to join topical discussions, connect with other footwear executives, and stay informed with up-to-the-minute updates on what's happening in the industry. The FDRA Young Executives Club (YEC) is devoted solely to providing opportunities to up and coming executives within our member companies. YEC members are given unique opportunities to contribute, grow and network with some of the most powerful people in the footwear industry. 8 NETWO KING Our members are always welcome in the DC office on Lobby Days or just to stop in and see what's new. ADVOCACY FDRA's Top Priorities Zero Duty Strategy With nearly $1.9 billion paid in duties each year, this issue remains at the core of our mission. Social Compliance Energizing a compliance enhancement initiative to secure more uniform, streamlined and effective compliance by factories with social responsibility and environmental standards remains a key goal. Affordable Footwear Initiative (AFI) In a collaborative effort, FDRA is working to save American footwear consumers billions of dollars by enacting the Affordable Footwear Act. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, FDRA is in prime territory to be serving as an advocate on behalf of the footwear industry. Working with lobbyists and Congress, we continue to represent our members on the issues that matter most. 9 MEMBER TYPES � Retailers: Companies operating 40 or more shoe stores or departments, or have annual retail shoe sales in excess of $25 million � Distributors: Companies that import finished footwear into the U.S., act as an agent, or manufacture shoes in the U.S. � US Footwear Affiliate Members: U.S. companies that supply footwear materials, components, services (including exhibit operators), and equipment to the footwear sector � International Footwear Affiliate Members (IFAM): International shoe manufacturers, suppliers, and trade associations, not owned or operated by a foreign government (IFAM members are not eligible to vote or hold FDRA office.) � Non-Footwear Affiliate Members: Suppliers to the industry, including motor, air and ocean carriers, freight forwarders and consolidators, customs brokers, law firms, consultants and financial analysts (Non-Footwear Affiliate members are not eligible to vote or hold FDRA office.) 10 " IFAM" FDRA's newest membership category, International Footwear Affiliate Member (IFAM) offers many benefits to our international partners, including publications, discounts on conference registrations, and professional development. FDRA APPLICATION Please select Member Type: q Retailer q Distributor q US Footwear Affiliate q International Footwear Affiliate (IFAM) q Non-Footwear Affiliate Date _________________ Primary Contact __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Title _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Company _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Website __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________________________________________________ Fax __________________________________________________________ Email ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Payment FDRA member fees vary depending on member type and sales volume. For the most current dues information for your company, please contact FDRA at 202-737-5660 or email@example.com. Total amount enclosed $ _________________ Please select one of the following payment methods: q Check enclosed, payable to FDRA. Must be in US dollars, drawn on a US bank. q Wire*: Citibank, F.S.B., 1400 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 Account Name: Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America #3, ABA #254070116, Account #1537 7581 (IFAM members use: Account Name: Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America #2, ABA # 254070116, Account # 1535 1092) *If paying by wire, please indicate Company Name as it will appear on wire, if different from Company Name listed above: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ q Credit Card: q VISA q MasterCard q American Express Card Number __________________________________________________________ Expiration Date __________________________ Signature _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name as it appears on card _______________________________________________________________________________________ Billing Address _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please send payment with this form to FDRA, 1319 F Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004 or fax to 202-638-2615. For questions, or to submit a payment over the phone, please contact Faith Lewis at 202-737-5660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 11 "FDRA is the premier footwear trade association that collectively works on behalf of the entire industry. For more than 65 years, we have made tremendous strides toward lowering duties, enhanced social compliance and provided a destination for footwear executives to collaborate and network. Because our sole focus is on issues affecting the footwear industry, FDRA provides predictability, resources and the most tailored news to our members in an ever-changing global marketplace." Matt Priest FDRA President 1319 F Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004 : : 202.737.5660 : : (F) 202.638.2615 : : www.fdra.org