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The SAFT (SATRA Accredited Footwear Technologist) award is an internationally recognised qualification, and is clear evidence that you are a footwear technologist with a proven range of knowledge.
August 16th-17st 2017 NW Show (Portland, OR)
August 23rd – 24th 2017 NE Show (Wilmington, MA)
The NE Apparel & Footwear Materials Show is held at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, Wilmington, Massachusetts. It is a well-focused sourcing show incorporating some 150 booths from local, national and international vendors. The event attracts many visitors from local brands such as Converse, Timberland, Puma and New Balance, as well as other nationally based footwear and apparel companies.
The NW Apparel & Footwear Materials Show, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, is the long-established predecessor to the NE Show. This fair houses more than 200 booths from local, national and international vendors and has been established since 1994. Both shows offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and make the ideal venues for networking.
SATRA has been exhibiting at both events since 2010, and we look forward to seeing you there in 2017 (NE Show booth 102, NW Show booth 204).
May 24th-26th 2017
Considered one of Latin America’s largest footwear exhibitions, ANPIC opens its doors in May and November of each year, and is viewed by many companies as a valuable opportunity to make contact with the Mexican footwear industry. Held at the Poliforum Center in the city of León, the recent 47th edition attracted 370 companies and 985 brands, coming from more than 25 countries. Growing year-on-year, the event is also used as a showcase by suppliers of leather to the furniture and automotive trades – two industry sectors which, together with footwear, have seen considerable increase in recent years.
SATRA has been attending the ANPIC fair since November 2014 and is planning on exhibiting at both the May and November exhibitions in 2017.