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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.
July 2016 – dates to be confirmed
The SoCal Apparel & Footwear Materials Show is in its second year for 2016, and is an extension of the already popular NE & NW shows, which are held in March and September. The event is held in the Marriott hotel at LAX on January 5th-6th and will also be held in July (dates to be confirmed). This fair is a great boost to the US sourcing event calendar and with many brands in the area, it is expected to be as successful as its sister shows in Danvers, MA and Portland, OR.
SATRA will be exhibiting at the show at booth 102.
March 1st-2nd 2016 NW Show (Portland, OR)
March 8th-9th 2016 NE Show (Boston, MA)
September 7th-8th 2016 NE Show (Boston, MA)
September 13th-14th 2016 NW Show (Portland, OR)
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 some 100 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 2016 (NE Show booth 102, NW Show booth 204).
The foot size and shape conference will explain the scope and extent of the three-year project and explain key findings on foot shape within the adult populations of the UK, the USA and China. It will include an investigation into the differences in foot shape between demographics and the implications for fit and comfort.
May 25th-27th 2016
November 2016 – dates to be confirmed.
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 46th 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 2016.