PORTLAND, Maine — October 21, 2020: Running Insight, the leading news source focused on the business and sport of running, today announced the launch of Footwear Week, a new event that connects specialty retailers with the running industry’s leading footwear brands. It will take place virtually from December 1-4, 2020; registration is free for retailers.
“As we find new ways to do business during these challenging times, connecting across the running industry has never been more critical,” said Christina Henderson, Executive Director, Running Insight. “We’re launching Footwear Week to facilitate connections between specialty run retailers and leading footwear brands, helping to set each up for success in 2021. We’re committed to pursuing new ideas that will help us continue to support the running community.”
With top-of-the-line customer service provided by experienced event coordinators, Footwear Week simplifies the process of arranging and scheduling meetings for retailers—enabling them to meet one-on-one or in a group setting with preferred vendors based on their business needs and availability. The event also provides attending retailers with access to exclusive educational sessions presented by top sponsors. Early sponsors include Brooks, Saucony, and Under Armour, with additional sponsorships available to running footwear brands.
Retailers are encouraged to register for Footwear Week online. During registration, attendees can also secure their access to the second edition of Market Week, an event for all run product categories, which will be held virtually from January 26-28, 2021.
About Running Insight
Running Insight is the leading news source focused on the business and sport of running. Delivered throughout the year via RunningInsight.com and monthly through a high-impact digital magazine, Running Insight provides retail profiles, business analysis, new products, trend reports, and more. Produced by Diversified Communications, it is the official media partner to The Running Event and Best Running Stores.
About Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities, and digital and print publications. As producers of these market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates, and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries including: food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, USA with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third generation, family-owned business. For more information visit: http://www.divcom.com