The rendezvous for professional operators coming from the footwear and leather industry is renewed with the two leading ‘all-in-one’ international sector events: the first stopover is with Shoes & Leather Guangzhou,  at the China Import & Export Fair Complex Area B, which for the first time will extend its duration to a total of 4 days so exhibitors have the chance to fully present their latest product proposals, while offering visitors a complete and in-depth panorama of the market’s offering. 800 businesses coming from 20 different countries, and representing the entire footwear and material supply chain, will be present in Guangzhou with their raw materials, chemicals, machines, automated technologies, components, and accessories. Visitor numbers are instead estimated at a total of 30 thousand participants coming from 70 different countries. The fair will also feature the country-pavilions of Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Italy and Taiwan. Among the collateral events enriching the fair will be the 11th edition of IFDC – the International Footwear Design Contest, Design Walk, several technical seminars, the 38th ‘International Conference of Footwear’, and the ‘Belt and Road Forum on Footwear Industry’ organised by CLIA (the China Leather Industry Association).
vietnam-slAfter this, the next stopover is in July at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City, with the 21st edition of Shoes & Leather Vietnam, which combines IFLE (the International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition) and SewTech-Vietnam (the Vietnam Int. Exhibition on Sewing Machinery). The event will host 750 exhibitors and include the country-pavilions of Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Pakistan and Taiwan. Around 10 thousand visitors are expected to attend.