10% of the Shoes & Leather selection speaks Italian
Italian manufacturers of technology and machinery, and leathers and materials for the tanning and footwear industries, chose the platforms of Shoes & Leather Guangzhou and Shoes & Leather Vietnam to meet up with the two main markets of Asian producers.
The organiser of Shoes & Leather Guangzhou and Shoes & Leather Vietnam is Top Repute Co. Ltd., a company that has demonstrated its ability over the years to establish a solid reputation for events, while allowing them to take on a strongly international scope. Now in its 28th edition, the event in Guangzhou, held from 30 May to the 1st of June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex B, proposed a selection of 663 companies coming from 16 different countries in an exhibition area of 50 thousand square net metres. Of the participating companies, around sixty were Italian. The international offering of the event attracted 35,408 industry professionals – a record number up +20.8% from the previous edition – coming above all from Guangdong and the rest of China, although 19% of this number were in fact foreign in origin. The event’s public made up by 52% manufacturers was mostly interested in leathers and raw materials, even though notable interest was also shown in machinery and technologies.
The fair was enlivened also by a series of events, including the International Design contest, technical and fashion seminars, and the Design Walk show with the latest footwear and accessory trends.
The 20th edition of Shoes & Leather Vietnam, which was instead held at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center from 11 to 13 July, hosted a selection of 700 companies coming from 27 different nations: also here Italian participation was equal to around 10%. Protagonists of the exhibition were above all machinery and technologies, followed by materials for footwear: an offering aimed at 10.989 industry professionals, 68.2% of which were local.
Taking place in conjunction with the exhibition was IFLE- International Footwear & Leather Products Vietnam, which presented a selection of leather footwear, bags, and accessories proposed by leading Asian manufacturers.
The next appointment with Shoes & Leather Guangzhou is from 29 to 31 May 2019, while Shoes & Leather Vietnam will return from 10 to 12 July 2019 in Saigon.