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SATRA’s experts attend many US industry shows and events. We give audio-visual and physical demonstrations, and host specialist seminars and workshops. Check this page to find out when we will be in your neighborhood and let us demonstrate how we can help your business.


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NE & NW Footwear & Apparel Materials shows

NE Show — Boston, MA — September 11-12, 2014

NW Show — Portland, OR — September 17-18, 2014

The NE Apparel & Footwear Materials show is held at the Doubletree Hotel, Boston North shore in Danvers, Massachusetts. It is a well.focused sourcing show incorporating around 90 booths from local, national and international vendors and 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 held the week before. This well.focused sourcing show houses more than 190 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.

As other similar shows are losing momentum, and in some cases have ceased all together, the NE and NW shows are growing in popularity with a noticeable increase in both attendees and exhibitors year on year. SATRA would highly recommend these well.focused shows to anyone in the footwear industry, either as an attendee or exhibitor.

SATRA has been exhibiting at both shows since 2010 and we look forward to seeing you there in 2014. NE Show booth 102 . NW Show booth 204.

For more information about the show, please visit or contact James Corton.

FISP — São Paulo, Brazil
October 8.10, 2014

The International Fair of Safety & Security (FISP) will showcase the latest products and innovation for the safety and security industry. The exhibition will be held in conjunction with IX International Fire Fair at the Centro de Exposicoes Imigrantes Brazil. The event is being organized by Cipa LTDA, and will be the biggest trade fair for the related industry.

For further details, or to arrange a meeting at the show, please contact Oliver Chandler: email or phone +44 (0)1536 410000.

Whole Shoe Advanced Concepts Day — Members Only

Ayres Hotel & Suites, Costa Mesa, CA — October 13, 2014

Doubletree Hotel, Danvers, MA — October 15, 2014

SATRA has invested into researching new ways to demonstrate that our members. products perform to customer expectations in the market place. This event will showcase SATRA.s work on the measurement of thermal rating and water resistance for outdoor footwear, to ensure that the foot is kept comfortable . even in extreme conditions. Consumer protection is also a major consideration for everybody in the supply chain. This relates not only to physical hazards such as slip, heel breakage and abrasion, but also to the presence of chemicals which are known irritants or are otherwise harmful. Sessions on safety critical testing, the use of Restricted Substances Lists (RSLs) and the implications of the U.S. Federal/ State requirements and of the European REACH legislation will help to address these concerns.

Please book your places as soon as possible, as numbers are limited. To register and book your places, please email James Corton.

SATRA Footwear Technology Open Day
New York — October 17, 2014

NYC Seminar & Conference Center, 71 West 23rd Street, NY 10010

SATRA members benefit from 95 years. worth of experience in footwear and associated consumer products, and many of the internationally recognised tests originated in SATRA laboratories. This event will allow potential customers across the supply chain to meet SATRA experts and explore how access to SATRA.s guidelines, systems and research can benefit their development and brand.

Please book your places as soon as possible, as numbers are limited. To register and book your places, please email James Corton.

SATRA to exhibit at the ANPIC Fair
Leon, Mexico, November 5-7 2014

SATRA will be exhibiting at the ANPIC fair for the second time this November to further increase its connections with the North and Latin American footwear industries. The ANPIC Fair has grown to become one of the largest finished footwear, materials and components exhibitions in the world, attracting more than 13,000 visitors from across the globe to the 1,100 companies exhibiting.

For further information on the show, please visit or contact SATRA.s North American business manager James Corton or SATRA.s Latin American business manager, Oliver Chandler.