If you want to know more about the Portuguese footwear industry, a good option is to attend some important European footwear trade fairs. Many brands/factories are represented in those trade fairs, showing their new collections.


Just a regular day at a footwear trade fair

In those events they have the opportunity to meet regular customers from all over the world, to seek new clients, new contacts, to gain visibility in a very competitive market. Most of the brands have their own factory and develop shoes for private labels.

We highlight some of the main trade fairs in Europe, where you can find dozens of Portuguese brands and factories. Those events are held twice a year.

MICAM is surelly the main trade show for footwear in Europe. Organized by the Assocalzaturifici Italiani (Italian Association of Shoe Makers) in Milan, Italy, it gathers more than 1500 companies from 30 countries, attracting more than 40.000 professional visitors. The next edition will take place from August 31 to September 3.

The GDS happens in Dusseldorf, Germany. Sometimes there is a small gap of days between GDS and MICAM to allow foreign visitors to attend both fairs. Next edition will take place from July 30 to August 1.

Expo Riva Schuh is another Italian trade fair, in Riva del Garda, Trento region, north of Italy. Is more oriented for the middle range, attracting more than 1200 footwear companies from all around the world. Due to the time of the year it occurs, is sought by the buyers who want last minute orders or restocking. Next edition: 10-13 January 2015.

The Spanish market was always very important for Portuguese companies due to the proximity. MOMAD Metropolis it’s an excellent opportunity for our companies to show their products to our neighbors. Next edition: 12-14 September, in IFEMA, near Barajas airport, and Portugal will be the Guest of Honor.

In the far corner of Europe: AYMOD in Istanbul, Turkey, is an open door for the Turkish market and their neighbors, and is sough by Russian buyers. In Russia, we highlight OBUV MIR KOZHI, in Moscow. Their next edition will occur between September 30 and October 3.


Photo Credits:
Banner: MOMAD/Metropolis
Stand Photo: Expo Riva Schuh

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