The Turkish city of Istanbul is all set to host the 51st edition of the International Footwear Industry Suppliers Fair (AYSAF 2014) from February 26 to March 1, at the CNR Expo Center.
The bi-annual fair, organized by Positive Fairs Inc., with support from Footwear Manufacturers Association (AYSAD), Turkey Footwear Industry Research, Development and Education Foundation (TASEV) and Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), would have 350 exhibitors showcasing footwear components to manufacturers of shoes and leather goods.
The four-day fair is a one-stop shop for footwear and leather products manufacturers to source raw materials and components and establish business contacts with suppliers. More than 25,000 visitors, including shoe and leather goods manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and importers are expected to partake in the event.
CNR Holding Group CEO Cem Senel said the AYSAF gathers visitors from all over the world including Ukraine, Iran, Russia, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Lebanon and Romania. The fair provides an opportunity for footwear manufacturers and suppliers to get together and establish business contacts, he added.
Exhibitors at the fair would be presenting various footwear components such as accessories, textiles, soles, heels, moulds, raw and semi-finished leather, shoe and leather processing machineries and more.
To connect manufacturers and suppliers with buying houses and fashion brands, Fibre2fashion.com is coming up with an online fair on Leather “Skin Show 2014” scheduled in Mid March-2014.