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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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NW and NE Materials Shows - USA

January 30th-31st 2018 NE Show (Wilmington, MA)

February 7th-8th 2018 NW Show (Portland, OR)

August 15th-16th 2018 NW Show (Portland, OR)

August 22nd-23rd 2018 NE Show (Wilmington, MA)

The NE 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 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 2018 (NE Show booth 102, NW Show booth 204).

For more information about the show, please visit or contact SATRA’s North American Business Manager, James Corton.

ANPIC Exhibition - León, Mexico

May 23rd-25th 2018

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 50th 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 2013 and is planning on exhibiting at both the May and November exhibitions in 2018.

For more information about the show, please visit or contact SATRA’s North American Business Manager, James Corton.