Compass to Relocate to New York

Compass is heading eastward.

The Compass trade show, which previously overlapped with The WSA Show in Las Vegas, is relocating to New York for it February 2010 edition. The upcoming event, scheduled for Feb. 1-2, will be held at a location to be announced.

Show organizers said the decision to move was driven by the demands of the footwear marketplace, including vendors and buyers.



“We had a great run in Las Vegas, but we’ve spoken to the industry leaders, [and] the move to New York was what people wanted,” Minya Quirk, co-founder of BPMW, which organizes the Compass event, said in a statement.