August 5-9, 2019 - Market Week Member Showrooms

Our Mission

FFANY is dedicated to growing the footwear industry in New York.

At the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), we seek to grow and serve a vibrant, global footwear industry, where doing business in New York is profitable and easy for our membership, and where the industry strengthens through education and unites in charity. Our mission is to:

  • Serve and grow the footwear industry by making it easy and fun for buyers and sellers of shoes to do business in New York.
  • Drive innovation to make the buying and selling of shoes easier.
  • Strengthen the industry through education.
  • Unite the industry in charity.
  • Propel the industry forward.

New York City is the heart of fashion and the center of global business. That's why we're dedicated to growing the footwear industry by making it easy to do business in New York. The New York Shoe Expo brings together retailers, brands, designers, buyers and sellers four times a year - all right here in New York City.

Giving back is a huge part of our mission at FFANY. FFANY unites the industry in charity by rallying footwear leaders around important causes including, in particular, breast cancer research.

Growing an industry takes more than just business opportunities. At FFANY, we understand the need to strengthen the industry through education. From scholarships and workshops to e-learning courses, FFANY is paving the way for a new generation for footwear professionals.

Whether it’s hosting industry events that help foster business, funding innovative breast cancer research, or establishing the foundation for expertise in our industry through advanced education opportunities, FFANY is committed to strengthening and uniting the footwear industry in New York. I’m proud to be a part of the work we’re doing and the future we’re crafting together.

Ron Fromm, President and CEO of FFANY
Ron Fromm, President and CEO, FFANY