Upcoming Events

FDRA will be holding a series of online seminars — Digital (3D) FLOW – focused on helping every footwear brand successfully execute digital (3D) transformations through in-depth case studies, best practices, and specialized training.

Material Exchange is excited to be actively involved in the events to show brands how Digital Transformation can help them and the future of the industry.

Seminars will be held in May, June, July and August.

Click here to find out more about the FDRA Digital Transformation Event.

APLF is the world’s leading leather trade show where a huge range of leather and components can be found. Strategically located in Hong Kong, APLF offers a professional business platform where suppliers can meet thousands of international buyers who do their sourcing trips annually in Asia Pacific.

APLF covers the needs of the footwear, leather goods, garment, upholstery and interiors sectors from leathers and synthetics to components and machinery.

Material Exchange will actively engage with material suppliers, manufacturers and material sourcing teams to show how the implementation of digital technologies can create greater opportunities and significantly improve collaboration.

Click here to find out more about the APLF event.

An annual event hosted by GS1 US for the purpose of bringing trading partners together to network and learn about the value of using standards-based business processes and best practices for optimum efficiencies in managing the supply and demand sides of their value chain.

Click here to find out more about the GS1 event.

OFFICIAL UPDATE: In response to the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, GS1 US® has made the very difficult decision to cancel GS1 Connect® 2020. While we are certainly disappointed, the health and safety of our staff and community is of highest importance. We are also sensitive to the business challenges that are likely to remain for the foreseeable future.


As strategic partners of The Materials Show, Material Exchange are delighted to be actively involved in the events! The focus of the event is how the Material Exchange Digital Transformation Technology can better connect brands and suppliers.

Click here to find out more about The Materials Show.

The FDRA summit is dedicated to help professionals better understand current and emerging materials and material developments at a technical level.

Material Exchange will be involved in discussions on evolving innovate materials inside the Material Exchange database and educate professionals on how the use of digital materials can drive sustainability.

Click here to find out more about the FDRA Shoe Sustainability & Materials Innovation Summit.


Official Update: FDRA is postponing upcoming spring events until further notice (likely early fall) due to the growing impact of coronavirus. We are doing so for the health and safety of our workers, as well as to be respectful of new heavy strains on brands’ and retails’ workloads. We want them to be 100% focused on their business at this time. We will let you know the rescheduled dates for each event as soon as possible.