World Footwear

Trade fairs

Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil renew agreement

Jul 4, 2019 / Brazil
During the latest edition of the Francal trade fair, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) announced the renewal of the agreement to maintain the Brazilian Footwear program, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)

Moda appoints director of footwear

Jun 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
The fashion trade show taking place in Birmingham every February and August is aiming to enhance its footwear segment and has appointed Lisa Govier as director of footwear

Gallery Shoes update to the industry

May 30, 2019 / Germany
As the next edition of Gallery Shoes fast approaches, the management of the trade fair issued an update with information about the event

Vapesol promotes design competition

May 29, 2019 / Portugal
The soles manufacturer based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal and at the heart of the footwear industry Cluster, is giving design students an opportunity to develop a prototype which will be at exhibition at Lineapelle

Leslie Gallin from FN Platform: People will continue to shop

May 28, 2019 / United States
Beginning in August 2019, MAGIC will move to a single venue, allowing its many shows to exist as curated neighbourhoods within one single campus. We took the opportunity to discuss this issue and others with Leslie Gallin

Gallery sets the bar high for the next edition

May 28, 2019 / Germany
Setting itself as an early ordering event, Gallery is expecting a 27% increase in the number of exhibitors and product groups are set to grow by 35% in terms of floor space at the coming July event

New Director for ShoesRoom by Momad

May 1, 2019 / Spain
Clara Martín Fernández has been appointed the new Commercial Director for ShoesRoom by Momad

Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags announce new edition

Apr 30, 2019 / Italy
Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags are taking place from 15th to 18th June 2019 at the exhibition center of Riva del Garda, integrating the offer of footwear and accessories for the volume sector in a single location

The new FN Platform

Apr 29, 2019 / United States
Informa has revealed a new show strategy for FN Platform. Changes will be in place for the next edition of the show in August, which is taking place from the 12th to the 14th

Pan African leather fair to be held in Egypt

Mar 20, 2019 / Egypt
Informa Exhibitions have announced the launch of Pan African Leather Fair to be held in June 2020, in Cairo. Powered by APLF, the exhibition will be the definitive event for the leather industry in the Middle East and Africa

Gallery Shoes with steady attendance

Mar 19, 2019 / Germany
Steady attendance at the last edition of the Gallery Shoes with 9 800 professional visitors. According to organisers, this was an event with a good atmosphere and results despite stormy weather conditions

Sustainability to the fore at APLF

Mar 15, 2019 / Hong Kong
Sustainability cuts across all sectors so it is not just sustainability and leather. The 4 events taking place in Hong Kong these days are all drawn together and linked not only by materials, manufacturing, components and fashion applications but by sustainability itself

The APLF fairs kicked-off today in Hong Kong

Mar 13, 2019 / Hong Kong
APLF Leather & Materials, Fashion Access and Cashmere World opened its doors to the public. The trade fairs have a parallel programme of seminars, workshops and talks. The Global Footwear Executive Summit was held yesterday in the same venue

New Generation: Kevin and Jonathan Sampaio

Mar 7, 2019 / Portugal
The Sampaio twins moved from the runways to the footwear industry. They walked through hundreds of runways in the past few years but now they want to conquer the world from a footwear factory

Kicking up the experience at FN Platform

Mar 7, 2019 / United States
If you were looking for some creative industry brand activation, Las Vegas was the place to be the first week of February. There were new sections, seminars and summits that contributed to an evolving show marketplace designed to stimulate commerce and connection
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