China Shoetec 2008

Dongguan - a shoe capital in China, exported over 600 million pairs of shoes in 2007 to different parts of the world. The total export value of shoe industry hit USD 24 billion last year. Currently, over 10% of shoes in the world are exported from Dongguan, more than 2000 shoe manufacturers and thousands of production lines established in this city. Organized by the China Chamber of Commerce for I/E of Light Industrial Products & Art-Crafts, Messe Dusseldorf China Ltd., Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. & Guangdong Modern Convention and Exhibition Management Co., Ltd., Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec, an UFI approved footwear event, will be held on April 16 - 18, 2008 in GD Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan, Guangdong, PR China for its 7th edition.

While holding the position as the largest shoe exporter in the world, China is also one of the largest shoe consumers consuming more than 0.2 billion pairs of shoes per year. Annual domestic shoe consumption in China topped the world major shoe consumption countries' list.

Facing keen competition on production cost and recent export tax adjustment, Dongguan shoe manufacturers are transforming the local industry to a new height, which sparks new business opportunities. Well benefited from the mature manufacturing and production background and the all-rounded facilities in the city, leading manufacturers in Dongguan are upgrading their business model from primary production to product research and development, many of them create their own brands for import and export.

Built on the advantages of a shoe-manufacturing city, recent local industry transformation and the past successful experience, footwear exhibition held in Dongguan becomes a focal point for international shoe buyers.

Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec, staged in Houjie of Dongguan attracts numerous shoes manufacturers and trading firms from various cities and provinces of PR China, Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province, Germany, Italy, Australia, USA, etc., to participate and showcase their middle-to-high ended trendy footwear end products, latest machineries, technologies, accessories and shoes-making materials.

Mr. Massimo Donda, President of Federcalzature from Italy expressed his full support to Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec, "I have visited Dongguan China Shoes many times and every time I see it grows: more visitors, more booths, more organizations. This time I saw a new fairground too! Dongguan shoe fair is surely a fair to visit in China and I'll surely be present in the future shows!"

Renowned exhibitors will gather at Dongguan China Shoes to showcase their latest collections. In previous trade shows, exhibitors including Luna Srl from Italy, Betta, Champion Wealth, Peninsula, Turbo Shoes from Hong Kong SAR, Centrepark, Masaitier, Camphort, GML, Rendy, Sunlern, Snalian, Lorena, Stefani, Golden Party, Queen from PR China, Oceanic Brands from Australia, and more, have participated in the show for fruitful returns.

Branded footwear corporations from Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Denmark etc. established their foothold in Chinese market through chain stores and concession counters at high-class shopping malls. The superior quality, classic style and comfort of these imported shoes is capturing market share among high-income consumers in China. It will be an excellent opportunity for them to source at Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec and understand the business environment of footwear market in China.

Besides, the show has gained enormous support from local visitors. Domestic key buyers including Walmart, Jusco, Baleno, Adidas, New Balance, Park'N Shop, HaiYa department stores, etc, have visited and sourced at the exhibition in previous years.

With tremendous support in the industry, the exhibiting scale is expected to reach 25,000 sqm in Spring 2008. More than 600 exhibitors from Hong Kong SAR, China, Taiwan Province, other Asian & European countries and regions will participate in the fair. Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec attained the honor of "UFI Approved Event" in October 2005, it has been renowned as the best platform for sourcing middle-to-high end footwear in Asia.

Up to an international trade show standard, Dongguan China Shoes will produce quality concurrent seminars and fashion shows to facilitate business and market information exchange. Together with the trendy shoes display zone and the latest magazines and services provided by worldwide trade media, the show is the best platform for buyers to source for middle-to-high end footwear, materials, accessories, technologies and machineries.

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