Participation in GDS/GLS fair fruitful for footwear firms
14 Mar '07
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Brazilian companies participating in the GDS Footwear Fair and GLS Event for Leather Goods, which ran from March 9 to 11, in Germany saw about US $5 million deals.
Brazilian Association of Shoe Manufacturers Abicalçados, reports say that deals of around US $13.9 million were also confirmed for the next 12 months.
The exhibition marked the presence of 23 industries from Brazil, supported by the Abicalçados through the Brazilian Footwear project, in partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex).
Around 1,000 commercial contacts were made with buyers from five continents during the event.
Brazon, the association of shoe and accessory Makers from the city of Birigüi, in the interior of the southeastern Brazilian city of São Paulo, which represents various industries in the hub has also participated in the exhibition.
Companies like Azaléia, Bical, Via Uno, Grendene, GVD, Pé com Pé and Studio Tmls had their own stalls in the exhibition.