Trade Show Planner: Calendar of Events

Show organizers are ramping up for the back half of the year. As some are moving forward with mobile apps and digital show guides, others are updating their formats in order to better serve attendees. Here, Footwear News highlights the rest of the year’s markets, both domestic and international.

Pitti Immagine Uomo
June 19-22 Fortezza de Basso, Florence, Italy

Shoe Market of the Americas

June 24-26; Sept. 9-11 Miami Airport Convention Center & DoubleTree Miami Mart Airport Hotel, Miami
Now held in the renovated MACC facility, SMOTA is expected to exhibit brands such as Via Spiga, Superga and Vince Camuto.

The Footwear Event
June 25-27 Navy Pier & W Lakeshore Hotel, Chicago
The Footwear Event will feature a full conference and expo devoted to the running business. Speakers will address topics like the future of retailing, changing consumer demographics and trends in running.

Chicago Shoe Expo

June 28-29; Sept. 5-6 Embassy Suites Hotel, Chicago

June 29-July 1; Sept. 28-30 (Women’s) Cité de la Mode, Paris
July 5-6 Postbahnhof, Berlin
July 23-24 (Men’s); Sept 18-20 (Women’s) Basketball City, New York
Aug 20-21 The Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas
Capsule New York is moving into a new venue this summer. Switching the scenery to Basketball City, the East Coast edition of the show will feature footwear brands such as Unmarked, Bass and PF Flyers. Focusing on lifestyle products from high- to low-end price points, Capsule will also show in new locations in Paris and Berlin this year.

Who’s Next
June 30-July 3 Porte de Versailles, Hall 1, Paris

Bread & Butter Berlin
July 4-6 Airport Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin
Accessory area “Treasury” and fashion segment “Dressed Up” will be expanded for this year’s summer edition of Bread & Butter. Celebrating the 26th edition of the trade show, the three-day event will open with a kick-off party on the first night.

July 16-17 82 Mercer St, New York
Aug 1-2 Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.
Aug 21-22 Sumitomo Fudosan Harajuku Building, Tokyo

July 22-24
82 Mercer St., New York
Aug. 20-22 Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
Project New York is keeping with its revamped format and will feature initiatives such as the Blogger Project and Sandbox photo studio at both the New York and Las Vegas editions. Amenities such as a tequila and espresso bar also will be available to attendees. In Las Vegas, Roos by Shane & Shawn, Danner Footwear and Eto Ballini will be added to the lineup.

Aug. 1-3; Nov 28-30 Hilton New York Hotel & member showrooms, New York
Buyers at the upcoming editions of FFANY can now access the digital version of the show guide via the FFANY iPad app. Prior to the August edition of the show, FFANY and Italian design school Ars Sutoria will hold a workshop on the art of shoemaking, from July 16-20.

Outdoor Retailer
Aug. 2-5 Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
Aside from featuring new exhibitors such as Aerosoles, Puma and Bondi Band, OR’s summer market also will offer a slew of educational opportunities. During the show, seminar topics include mobile retailing, e-commerce and lowering footwear costs through free-trade agreements.

Children’s Club of NY

Aug. 5-7 Pier 94, New York
Oct. 21-23 Javits Convention Center, New York

Aug. 7-9 Sands Expo & Convention Center, Las Vegas
To help buyers navigate the show floors, ENKWSA will now have two separate halls dedicated to fast fashion and sourcing and supply vendors. Seminars on fall ’13 trends and social media also will be offered during the market.

Children’s Great Event Shoe Show
Aug. 12-14 The Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe, Teaneck, N.J.

TRU Show
Aug. 12-13 Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport, San Francisco
Aug. 26-27 Embassy Suites Phoenix, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Sept. 26-27 Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

LAZR Tradeshow
Aug. 13-15 L.A. Live & JW Marriott Mixing Lounge, Los Angeles

Transit/The LA Shoe Show
Aug. 13-15; Oct 15-17 California Mart, Los Angeles
The show is shifting its dates for August. As with previous shows at the California Mart, complimentary manicures and dry cuts will be available to attendees

The Atlanta Shoe Market
Aug. 17-19 Cobb Galleria Centre & Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta
Kicking off with a casino and cocktail party at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, The Atlanta Shoe Market will host a meeting of the Southeastern Independent Retailers organization. A color and trend seminar also will be available to attendees on the second day of the show, and the market will introduce a section for workboot exhibitors.

Pure London
Aug. 19-21 Kensington Olympia, London
Pure London will add a section dedicated to French brands. Jeffrey Campbell and Coca Cola also will be showing exclusively at the show in the U.K.

Aug. 20-22 Bally’s Hotel, Las Vegas

Magic Marketplace
Aug. 20-22 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
Buyers hitting Magic can now plan their show experience through the recently launched mobile app. As a result of attendee requests, the trade show has rearranged its schedule to allow buyers to also visit the Project, S.L.A.T.E. and Menswear markets.

FN Platform
Aug. 21-23 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas
To help buyers identify vendors with U.S.-made products, FN Platform will introduce the “Made in the U.S.A.” program during the August edition. The show’s opening night party also will have an Americana theme, replete with square-dancing, pie-eating and a hot dog-eating contest. The day before the market opens, the United Shoe Retailers Association will hold a seminar covering topics including sourcing, costing and vendor relationships. New brands exhibiting include Moschino Men’s, Loeffler Randall, Coclico, Keen and Hunter Boot.

Michigan Shoe Travelers
Aug. 26-27 Embassy Suites Hotel, Livonia, Mich.

Ontario Shoe Travelers Association
Aug. 26-28 Toronto Congress Centre & Radisson Suite Hotel, Toronto

Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Poliforum León Convention & Exhibition Center, León, Mexico

16th China International Leather Fair/International Shoe Machinery & Raw Materials Exhibition
Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Wenzhou International Convention Center, Wenzhou, China

China International Footwear Fair & Moda Shanghai
Sept. 4-6 Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai

Sept. 5-7 Düsseldorf Exhibition Center, Düsseldorf, Germany
GDS will continue with its updated look, which it unveiled during the March edition of the show. New displays, furniture and lighting will be used to showcase high-end items in the overhauled White Cubes section.

Northwest Shoe Travelers
Sept. 7-9
Mystic Lake Hotel, Prior Lake, Minn.

Boston Shoe Travelers Association
Sept. 9-11
Radisson Hotel, Manchester, N.H.

Sept. 10-13
Crocus Expo, Moscow

NE Materials Show
Sept. 11-12
DoubleTree Hotel, Danvers, Mass.

Sept. 16-19
New Fair Ground, Milan
Welcoming nearly 1,600 exhibitors, the September edition of Micam will feature vendors in men’s, women’s and children’s footwear. The roster of brands includes Kate Spade, United Nude and Jessica Simpson, among others.

Le Cuir a Paris
Sept. 19-21
Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris

NW Materials Show
Sept. 19-20
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.

Premiere Vision/Mod’Amont
Sept. 19-21
Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris

Sole Commerce
Sept. 19-21
Javits Convention Center, New York
Staged within Fashion Coterie, Sole Commerce will highlight leading trend-driven footwear collections. Vendors Melissa, Andrew Stevens, Miss Trish and Nurage have all joined the show’s roster.

Modacalzado + Iberpiel
Sept. 22-24
Feria de Madrid, Madrid

Fashion Access
Sept. 27-29
Hong Kong Convention & Exposition Centre, Hong Kong

Premiere Classe
Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

The National Bridal Mart Chicago
Sept. 29-Oct. 2
The Merchandise Mart Market Suites, Chicago

Oct. 9-11
Bologna Fair District, Bologna, Italy

New York International Bridal Week
Oct. 13-15
Pier 94, New York

China Shoes/China Shoetec
Nov. 1-3
GD Modern International Exhibition Center,
Dongguan, China

The Running Event
Dec. 3-6
Austin Convention Center & Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas
Organized by the Footwear Event’s Mark Sullivan, The Running Event will shift to a weekday schedule for this edition of the show.

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