Quarterly UK Footwear Forecast Webinar – Q1 2024

Join us on Thursday, 6 June at 12:30 PM for an exclusive BFA members-only webinar. This session is designed to equip you with the critical insights required to navigate the evolving landscape of the footwear industry in the upcoming quarter.


  • Gary Raines, the BFA’s Resident Economist, will provide a comprehensive analysis of the economic factors influencing the footwear industry, offering a forecast that spans from macroeconomic influences to specific consumer demands within the UK. His insights will prepare you to make informed strategic decisions.
  • Steffan James, Head of Operations at RIF Worldwide, will update you on the current state of the freight market, including the latest on shipping rates and logistical trends that could impact your business operations.
  • Louise Ryan will share her expertise on Global Consumer Trends, giving you a glimpse into what consumers globally are seeking from their footwear in the new year.

Interactive Q&A Session:

Following the presentations, take advantage of the opportunity to engage directly with our experts. Whether you have specific questions or are seeking advice tailored to your circumstances, our open Q&A session is the perfect forum to get your questions addressed

Why Should You Attend?

  • Receive the latest forecasts and data-driven insights to drive your decisions for the upcoming quarter.
  • Learn from leading professionals and gain a competitive advantage by understanding the dynamics driving the footwear market.
  • Directly interact with industry experts to discuss your specific challenges and opportunities.
  • Attendees will receive a detailed PDF report summarising the webinar’s key points, serving as a valuable reference for strategic planning and informed decision-making.