News and Events

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 and NW Footwear and Apparel Materials Shows

NE Show – Boston, MA – September 9th and 10th 2015
NW Show – Portland, OR – September 16th and 17th 2015

The NE Apparel and Footwear Materials Show is held at the Doubletree Hotel, Boston North Shore in Danvers, MA. This is a well-focused sourcing show incorporating around 90 booths from local, national and international vendors. It 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 and Footwear Materials Show, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, is the long-established predecessor to the NE show that is held the week before. This event 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. The organizers, American Events, have also recently added a new fair in California – the SoCal Show, which is held in January and July of each year in Los Angeles.

SATRA has been exhibiting at both shows since 2010 and we look forward to seeing you there in 2015 – NE Show booth 102 and NW Show booth 204.

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

Foot Size and Shape - Improving Fit

Los Angeles, 28th October 2015
Boston, 30th October 2015

SATRA fitting and research specialists are hosting a number of events on the subject of ‘foot size and shape’, following their extensive investigations into global foot anthropometrics. SATRA members are offered the opportunity to attend this half-day dissemination to hear about the initial findings from the ongoing foot scanning project, and offer their feedback on how the project might develop.

SATRA has almost 100 years of footwear expertise and has performed many foot measurement surveys over the years to assess the shape of feet and develop guidelines for members on sizing, fitting and comfort. This latest project utilises 3-D scanning technology and is the largest investigation of its type that SATRA has undertaken.

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.

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