• 2023 National Black Footwear Forum

    Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design, Detroit
    September 21 – 24, 2023

    FDRA and Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design are hosting our 4th National Black Footwear Forum that will bring together footwear execs and professionals, policymakers, and supporters to collaborate, share stories and ideas, and explore how to establish industry goals in the development of Black talent at all levels in the industry.


    The event features keynotes and panels exploring impact on consumer culture, how diversity drives innovation, and how creativity drives global competitiveness. The forum also provides connections for black footwear professional brands to share concerns and solutions to help shape the conversation while bridging the gaps across the industry.


    See Event Information Section below for updates on event schedule and speakers. 


  • Event Information

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    September 21–24, 2023


    Meet Forum Panelists


    Book your room at the Detroit Marriott for a discounted group rate until September 4, online or at 877-901-6632 (ask for the Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design room block).

  • Thank you to our 2022 National Forum Sponsors

    Contact Sabria Butler for 2023 sponsorship opportunities