2016 Trade Show Calendar

Trade Show Calendar 2016
A roundup of trade shows slated for the second half of 2016.
Courtesy of GDS.

• The Metropolitan New York Footwear, Apparel & Accessories Marketplace
When: June 21-22; Sept. 21-22
Where: New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, N.J.

• Pitti Bimbo
When: June 23-25
Where: Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

• Capsule
When: June 25-27 (Men’s)
Where: Maison de la Mutualité, Paris
When: July 10-12 (Men’s)
Where: Pier 92, New York
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: The Venetian, Las Vegas
When: Sept. 17-19 (Women’s)
Where: Pier 94, New York
When: Oct. 17-18 (Women’s)
Where: California Market Center, Los Angeles
In response to growing demand, Capsule will launch its first Los Angeles edition in October, focused on the contemporary women’s market. Also new this season is Axis, a special section within Capsule’s women’s shows that will feature active brands across categories such as sports lifestyle, contemporary activewear, athletic footwear and wearable consumer electronics.

• Tranoï
When: June 25-27 (Men’s)
Where: Palais de la Bourse, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris
When: Sept. 17-19 (Men’s and Women’s)
Where: The Tunnel, New York
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 3 (Women’s)
Where: Palais de la Bourse, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

• Shoe Market of the Americas
When: June 26-28; Sept. 11-13
Where: Miami Airport Convention Center & DoubleTree Airport Hotel, Miami

• Agenda
When: June 29-30
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.
When: July 18-19
Where: Mana Wynwood Convention Center, Miami
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas

• Lineapelle
When: July 12
Where: Ham Yard Hotel, London
When: July 19-20
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
When: Sept. 20-22
Where: Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy
When: Oct. 20-21
Where: W Hotel, Guangzhou, China

• The Materials Show
When: July 13-14
Where: Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Los Angeles
When: Aug. 30-31
Where: Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.
When: Sept. 7-8
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers, Mass.

• Project
When: July 17-19
Where: Javits Center, New York
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

• Project Sole
When: July 17-19
Where: Javits Center, New York
Dedicated to men’s footwear, Project Sole will feature a selected roster of brands including first-time exhibitors George Brown Bilt, Dino Bigioni, Brador and G-Star.

• Première Vision
When: July 19-20
Where: Pier 94, New York
When: Sept. 13-15
Where: Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris

• Pure London
When: July 24-26
Where: Olympia London, London

• GDS
When: July 26-28
Where: Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany
The German trade fair will implement new midweek dates for its July edition. On the show’s first two days, social media experts from Styleranking will offer complimentary consulting services for retailers and manufacturers as part of the Lounge & Learn area. A Pop Up Market, dedicated to up-and-coming and progressive brands, will be featured on the outdoor grounds by Hall 4. The Tag It! event, focused on the private-label and sourcing markets, will run concurrently with GDS.

• Children’s Club
When: July 31-Aug. 2; Sept. 18-20
Where: Javits Center, New York

• Transit
When: Aug. 1-3; Oct. 17-19
Where: California Market Center, Penthouse, Los Angeles

• FFANY
When: Aug. 2-4; Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Where: New York Hilton Midtown Hotel and member showrooms, New York
To make it easier for buyers to shop for at-once product, FFANY has introduced a new feature, The Shoe Wall, showcasing immediate samples from a mix of brands in one central location at the Hilton.

• Outdoor Retailer
When: Aug. 3-6
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
OR will once again partner with the Outdoor Industry Association to stage a special Made in America showcase, featuring domestic-made products and their stories from a range of brands. The Open Air Demo will take place Aug. 2 at Cemetery Point Marina in Huntsville, Utah.

• Kentucky Shoe Buying Mart
When: Aug. 7-8
Where: Embassy Suites, Lexington, Ky.

• TRU Show
When: Aug. 7-8
Where: Embassy Suites San Francisco Waterfront, Burlingame, Calif.

Magic Marketplace
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Convention Centers, Las Vegas
UBM Advanstar’s Magic marketplace encompasses shows including FN Platform, WSA@Magic, WWDMagic, Children’s Club Magic and The Collective. The Sourcing at Magic event will open one day in advance, on Aug. 14.

• FN Platform
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Las Vegas
New exhibitors at the upcoming edition will include Sperry, Bill Blass, Homers, Chippewa, Oliberté, Akid and Manuela de Juan. In a new social media initiative, the show will utilize the TINT social-hub platform to connect its attendees with Footwear News readers via their mobile devices throughout the three-day event. An expanded educational program will feature seminars by NSRA, AAFA, NPD, FDRA and Sterne Agee CRT, among others. The pop group Wilson Phillips is slated to perform at the show’s opening-night party in the FN Café.

• WSA@Magic
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Las Vegas
WSA@Magic will focus on the fast-fashion footwear market, with product featured from more than 100 countries. Organizers will host a cocktail party on the show floor on Aug. 16, honoring the winners of the WSA/FIDM scholarship competition.

• KIDShow
When: Aug. 15-17
Where: Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas

• Northwest Shoe Travelers
When: Aug. 19-21
Where: St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul, Minn.

• The Atlanta Shoe Market
When: Aug. 20-22
Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta
A casino-themed cocktail party, complimentary for all attendees, will be held on the show’s opening night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. On Aug. 21, fashion forecaster Ellen Campuzano will host a breakfast seminar for buyers, presenting key trends for the upcoming season.

• Toronto Shoe Show
When: Aug. 21-23
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto

• Chicago Shoe Market
When: Aug. 24-25
Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Schaumburg, Ill.

• Michigan Shoe Market
When: Aug. 28-29
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Livonia, Mich.

• Sapica
When: Aug. 30-Sept. 2
Where: Poliforum León Convention & Exhibition Center, León, Mexico

• All China Leather Exhibition
When: Aug. 31-Sept. 2
Where: Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai

• Who’s Next
When: Sept. 2-5
Where: Porte de Versailles, Paris

• Première Classe
When: Sept. 2-5
Where: Porte de Versailles, Paris
When: Sept. 30-Oct. 3
Where: Jardin des Tuileries, Pavillon Cambon, Paris

• The Micam
When: Sept. 3-6
Where: Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy
Following stops at the Dubai Mall in May and at FFANY in New York earlier this month, The Micam will stage promotional events on June 20 at the Italian Embassy in London; on June 23 at the International Film Festival in Moscow; and from June 26-29 at Francal in São Paolo, Brazil. The goal of the tour is to generate greater international awareness for The Micam and its upcoming September edition. Looking ahead, organizer Assocalzaturifici plans to unveil a revamped format for the show in February 2017.

• Mipel
When: Sept. 3-6
Where: Fiera Milano, Milano-Rho, Italy

• National Bridal Market Chicago
When: Sept. 8-11
Where: Merchandise Mart, Chicago

• MOMAD
When: Sept. 9-11
Where: Feria de Madrid, Madrid

• Northwest Market Association
When: Sept. 10-12
Where: Embassy Suites — Washington Square, Tigard, Ore.

• Boston Shoe Travelers Association
When: Sept. 11-13
Where: Radisson Hotel, Manchester, N.H.

• Children’s Great Event Shoe Show
When: Sept. 13-14
Where: Marriott-Teaneck Glenpointe, Teaneck, N.J.

• MosShoes
When: Sept. 13-16
Where: Crocus Expo, Moscow

Sole Commerce
When: Sept. 18-20
Where: Javits Center, New York
The women’s footwear event, held twice annually alongside the Coterie apparel show, will showcase a number of new brands including Tretorn, Mellow Yellow and New Lovers.

• Coterie/TMRW
When: Sept. 18-20
Where: Javits Center, New York

• Fashion Access
When: Sept. 22-24
Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

• New York International Bridal Week
When: Oct. 8-10
Where: Pier 94, New York

• The Running Event
When: Nov. 29-Dec. 2
Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

• Atlanta Fashion Shoe Market
When: Dec. 7-8
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Atlanta