Past Events

The FDRA members-only event invites product development, materials, and sourcing teams for discussions around industry standards for sustainability, best practices and many other key industry topics.

Material Exchange are proud to be attending the prestigious and well regarded event. As partners of the FDRA, Material Exchange will be actively involved in discussions and will continue to assist more brands in achieving sustainability.

Click here to find out more about the FDRA event.


As strategic partners of The Materials Show, Material Exchange are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious event! This year’s show will be particularly exciting as we will be launching our brand new global initiative, The Digital Profile, to the world.

Come along to the event or contact us to find out more!

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NRF (National Retail Federation) 2020: Retail’s Big Show is the centerpiece of NRF Retail Week, where the entire industry unites to get a whole new perspective. NRF convenes the largest community of movers, shakers and industry makers who come together to see beyond what is, to reveal what could be. NRF 2020 is where visionary talent meets visionary tech and the latest and greatest becomes the here and now!

This event will be held in English and Chinese.

We are delighted to announce our next event will be held in conjunction with some of the world’s largest footwear brands, including Deckers, Camuto Group, BBC International and Wolverine Worldwide.

Attendees will discover how the Material Exchange Digital Library revolutionizes the way brands and suppliers share material samples and how Material Exchange can digitally transform supply chains.

If you would like to be involved in one of our Open Book Events, please get in touch

Footwear designers are generally focused on WHAT they need to create for their next collections, yet in the face of challenges and opportunities like circularity, customization, tariffs, reshoring, virtual retail and big data, the more important question will be: HOW can we best design footwear going forward?