What’s new: To mark 100 years, the high-end men’s show will include a special exhibition space designed by architect Elio Di Franco. The fair also will unveil a new layout: The Main Pavilion will be set up like an urban fashion district, with more open booths.
What’s new: The show, held at the Crocus Expo Pavilion, expects to accommodate a larger crowd in 2010. International participants include vendors from Italy, Brazil, Germany and China, to name a few.
Riva del Garda, Italy
What’s new: One of Italy’s main shows for the moderate-priced footwear business, the four-day event continues to expand its international following, and 60 percent of its exhibitors will be from outside Italy this time around. Overall, the fair expects to draw about 1,100 visitors.
What’s new: The show spent 2009 working to build buzz among retailers and importers — and as a result, increased its attendance numbers by 12 percent compared with last year. Last month, Couromoda showcased a new venture: The São Paolo Pret-a-Porter — a clothing and accessories fair that officially launches in January 2011.
Bread & Butter
What’s new: After making a return to Berlin last season, Bread & Butter will again hold its show in the Berlin Tempelhof airport location. There is also a new hall segmentation, with nine different areas, including Fashion Now, Style Society, Street Fashion and Denim Base.
What’s new: In 2010, the show is debuting New View, a research lab and design studio that will showcase children’s fashion. Junior Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith and Diesel will all show kids’ collections.
What’s new: The show unveiled the Vintage Corner in September, which included six international exhibitors presenting vintage shoes, bags and jewels. This edition of Premiere Classe caters to more moderately priced brands than the luxury Premiere Classe show in March.
What’s new: The show expects a large turnout in January, after seeing an increase in the number of company visitors for 2009, compared with 2008. The international turnout rose 35 percent, with dominant participation from Western Europe and Japan.
25th India International Leather Fair
What’s new: The show will include a discussion platform, a fashion show and social evening, as well as seminars and conferences on the new developments within the leather industry. The event continues to expand its client base internationally.
What’s new: The sports fair will celebrate its 40th anniversary. The show will again offer the snow ice and rock summit and will include fashion shows, panel discussions and workshops.
Le Cuir a Paris
What’s new: Designers Village is returning, as the show is again renewing its partnership with The French Institute of Fashion. The showcased shoes and bags are the product of 20 international students, who partner with businesses.
What’s new: While Paris is still the focus, the show is expanding to two new international locations: Japan and Brazil. In January 2010, Premiere Brasil by Premier Vision will debut, and in March 2010, Premiere Vision Tokyo/Jitac will begin.
Ontario Shoe Travelers Association
What’s new: The show is now a three-day affair, with more than 400 brands and in excess of 600 exhibitors participating. At least 1,400 visitors are expected to attend.
New Fair Ground
What’s new: Close to 1,600 exhibitors have already confirmed attendance for the show. International participation includes Portugal, Spain, Brazil, England and France.
Jardin Des Tuilleries
What’s new: The show celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009 and continues to be an important stop for high-end designers. Footwear has become a bigger part of the mix over the years.
What’s new: The Spanish show has been attracting more overseas visitors through its Foreign Buyers Program, operated in partnership with the Spanish Foreign Trade Institute.
What’s new: The focus is now a fashion and trend trade fair with new concept areas such as “Upper Style Concept” and “Prime Square” in 2010. The restructure was designed to give buyers a clearer organization that represents both contemporary and traditional designs.
What’s new: The focus of the show remains on sustainable fashion. In October, the show used a forum format to discuss such topics and encourage attendee participation.
APLF/Materials Manufacturing & Technology
Convention & Exhibition Center
What’s new: Environmental awareness and green initiatives are two main priorities at the show, which will mark its 25th year.
What’s new: The show is a prime stop for designers on the hunt for new leathers for their products. For 2010, Lineapelle will focus on color trends such as faded, humid, solar and fusion.
The 12th Jinjiang Footwear
What’s new: About 580 brands participated in last year’s expo. The show will host a wide variety next year, including categories such as children’s, sports, canvas and casual shoes.
What’s new: More than 850 participants are expected to take part in the event. Some of the foreign visitors will hail from Chile, Costa Rica, Germany and France.
Dongguan Houjie, China
What’s new: The expo is unveiling China Bags this year, a new event that will coincide with China Shoes. With the combination, the show hopes to give consumers a better variety in one stop.
Riva del Garda, Italy
*Trade show listings are for the first half of 2010. All dates are subject to change.