8th Dongguan China Shoes

Based on the success of last edition, the 8th Dongguan China Shoes. China Shoetec (Autumn 2008), the UFI approved professional footwear event, will be grandly staged again from October 30 - November 1 at Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan, PR China. With full support from the industry, the 7th Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec (Spring 2008) was successfully held from April 16 - 18, 2008, at Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center. 507 famous shoes enterprises from home and abroad exhibited their latest products and solutions at an exhibiting area of 22,000sqm. 20, 580 buyers and visitors from 80 countries and regions were attracted to visit during the 3-day event, among which 27% were from overseas. Both exhibitors and visitors were satisfied with the show.

Imports of shoes in China from Jan - May 2008 witnessed a strong momentum of growth. A total of 4.3 million pairs of leather-vamp shoes and boots were imported, growing 43.7% over the same period of last year. Annual domestic shoes consumption reached more than 2 billion pairs, most of which were medium-to-top grades. Various statistics show that there is huge potential in China domestic market. Facing the blooming domestic retail market, numerous internationally renowned brands flow into China, while Chinese enterprises also take strategic measures to expand their domestic sales.

To meet the sourcing routes & pattern of worldwide buyers, Dongguan China Shoes (Autumn 2008) will be launched in the same period of China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair). More convenience in accommodation and transportation will be offered to facilitate buyers' visit. Moreover, organizers are working on extensive worldwide buyers promotion and expecting that over 23, 000 buyers from home and abroad will gather in Houjie, Dongguan in the coming autumn event.

The upcoming show features numerous highlights, and buyers and professionals are invited to participate in the rich and colorful concurrent events. Special new activity "Developing Domestic Sales Market and Building up Brands" will demonstrate in-depth analysis on Chinese sales market and shoes production hub, and invite experts and brand shoes enterprises to discuss the approaches in building up brands. World Footwear Forum will discuss the latest development, fashion trends, opportunities, and other hot topics in the shoes industry so as to promote the communication among the industry.

Fashion show with the theme of "Stroll in Autumn" will demonstrate the selected collections of men's and women's shoes for 2008/2009 in the catwalk. Trendy Display Zone offers a true feast to your eyes, where visitors can have personal touch with the most popular contemporary design works and experience the extraordinary design concept of the international famous shoes designers.

Professional seminars covering a wide range of topics, such as shoes export regulations and procedures, development and exploration of the domestic sales market, shoes design and latest material technologies, release of the fashion trends in color and style of 2009, etc. In addition, "Buyers' Dinner" and "Premium Buyers Lounge" will be held again to let invited oversea buyers gather together and to exchange market information under relaxed atmosphere, thus to promote the communication among market players across the world.

Besides, in order to facilitate the visit and sourcing of buyers, the upcoming autumn event will be divided into "Shoe Zone", "Accessories, Leather and Materials Zone" and "Machinery Zone", with multiple thematic areas focusing on heels, leather, and new footwear styles, enabling buyers to gain knowledge on the latest and most authoritative product information while visiting and placing orders at the fairgrounds.

To meet the latest shoes market demands such as exports facing difficulties, domestic market expansion, brands building, etc., the autumn event aims to offer a classified business platform for different exhibitors and bring the right buyers and partners for brand owners, export-oriented enterprises and domestic sales companies based on their different needs.

Currently, exhibitor recruitment work has been rolled out in full swing. Many old and new exhibitors have confirmed their participation, with many old exhibitors requesting to expand their booth areas, which highlighted the importance and cohesion of the Dongguan China Shoes under the overall stagnant shoes industry. To meet the demand of exhibitors, organizers will put extra effort on buyers' promotion in Russia, SE Asia, Middle East, etc, on top of the usual markets in Europe and America. Footwear associations from Italy, Spain, Portugal, etc., have indicated that they will render their full support to the upcoming autumn event by actively organizing their members to take part in the event.

A brand-new pattern of three major product divisions, namely, shoes, materials, machinery, will take shape at the Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec (Autumn 2008), laying a solid platform for the event to become a comprehensive trade fair serving the whole industry chains. With the spring and autumn events complementing with each other, Dongguan China Shoes . China Shoetec is certainly the most expected shoes exhibition in Asia.

Dongguan China Shoes. China Shoetec is jointly organized by China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts (CCCLA), Messe Dusseldorf China Ltd., Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. and Guangdong Modern Convention and Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. It has been successfully launched for 7 editions, and is the only professional shoes event in Dongguan as well as the UFI-approved event that offers the best one-stop sourcing platform for middle-to-high end footwear, materials and machinery in Asia.

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