>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Atlanta Shoe Market – must attend show

Atlanta Shoe Market – must attend show

19
Aug '09
In its advertising for this last weekend's 2009 Spring Market, The Atlanta Shoe Market promoted this episode of its bi-annual gathering of manufacturers and retailers as “Incredibly Simple – the one show you should attend this season.”

The claim proved valid, as the show again attracted a record number of exhibitors and retailers to spend a weekend locking down deals on the products retailers will have on display this coming spring. In pure numbers, show attendance was up a remarkable 16 percent, according to Laura Conwell-O'Brien, show manager and executive director of show sponsor Southeastern Shoe Travelers Association. It was the biggest increase in attendance enjoyed by the show that has steadily grown in size for more than a decade. And it looked even bigger, with exhibitor booths spilling out of the 150,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall at Atlanta's Cobb Galleria.

For the first time, exhibits were set up in the concourse outside the hall and the meeting rooms that extend beyond the exhibit floor were sold out. The story behind the numbers is that The Atlanta Shoe Market has grown from a regional show to serve a national – even international – audience. While earlier seasonal shows serve to preview potential shoe and accessory products, manufacturers bring the products they have committed to produce to the Atlanta venue, and retailers know this is their best opportunity to order the shoes and accessories they will have on their shelves in spring.

“We continue to do everything we can to make this the most convenient, easiest place to conduct business,” Conwell-O'Brien said. “That includes having all 1500-plus lines under one roof, being easy to get here by air or car, and having a selection of nearby hotels with affordable rates.” As such, there were substantial numbers of attendees from every state, “from Massachusetts to California,” noted Conwell-O'Brien, “and a growing percentage of attendees from the Midwest, including a lot of people from Michigan and Chicago.” As well, pre-registration numbers showed a growing number of retailers from markets that previously had been satisfied to attend local or regional shows, including large groups from Florida and the Caribbean. Which is making The Atlanta Shoe Market “the one show you should attend” for manufacturers as well.

“It's been another great show for us in terms of sales,” noted Ann Marie Hicks, senior field sales representative for Ecco. Like an increasing number of industry manufacturers, Ecco has narrowed its show participation to what it considers its most productive venues, like Atlanta.

As The Atlanta Shoe Market now begins planning its 2010 Fall Market for February 19-21, Conwell-O'Brien is considering several options to accommodate the growing crowds. For one, she will schedule more exhibit hours, opening the floor at 8:00 a.m. by appointment only and extending the hours to 7:00 p.m. on the first day of the show. For the remaining two days, exhibitors will have the option of opening at 8:00 a.m. and staying until 7:00 p.m. Moreover, she is exploring options with the venue for additional exhibiting space.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

World economy to lose $12.5 trn in output by 2024 due to COVID: IMF

The world economy will lose $12.5 trillion in output by 2024 due to...

Pic: Karin59 | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

Investor confidence in Germany rises in Jan despite supply crunch

Investor confidence in Germany rose in January, say recent figures,...

Pic: Nikolay Antonov | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

People's Bank of China cuts benchmark lending rates

China’s central bank has cut the benchmark lending rate of loan prime ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Hopeful that issue will be resolved by first half of 2022

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Instagram & fashion will go a long way together

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Multi-functional garments will be next big thing

K Madhavan,

K Madhavan

Established in 2005 by P Manjunath, Peps is India's largest inner spring...

Simone Morgante,

Simone Morgante

Based out of Como, Italy, and with technological expertise of nearly 70...

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta,

Rishav Bajoria & Subham Sengupta

Launched in October 2020, the Gumti app could not have come at a more...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman
MIP

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Dahlia Razzrook, Label - Dahlia Razzook

Dahlia Razzrook
Label - Dahlia Razzook

London based designer, <b>Dahlia Razook</b> known for her luxury...

Gaurang Shah, Label Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah
Label Gaurang Shah

Hyderabad based designer <b>Gaurang Shah</b>, has been traversing the...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha &amp; Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Lisa S.P.A.
KAS Direct Sourcing
Walmart
John Varvatos
Amazon China
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Abit
Sportmaster Ltd.
NITI Aayog
Asos
Grasim Industries Limited
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Green Fibre
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
Splash
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Chori Company Limited
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Lululemon Athletica Inc
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Tommy Hilfiger
Calvin Klein
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Alix Partners
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
LC Waikiki
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Eastman Chemical Company
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Puma
KIABI
Benetton Group
Seasalt Limited
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Decathlon
Lifestyle
Target Corporation (MN)
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Arvind Limited
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
Varner AS Retail
Reiter India Private Limited
Tchibo GmbH
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Babyshop
Sportswear Company Spa
Landmark Group
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Midas Clothing Limited
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Gloria Jeans
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
IKEA of Sweden AB
Gokaldas Exports Limited
BIANCA
Gatsby Africa
Maceton Limited
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
PVH Corporation
Gap International Sourcing Limited
T.T. Limited
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Chico’ FAS
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
Restoque S.A.
J ;& P Coats
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Brandix Lanka Limited
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
Guess Europe Sagl,
Alison Hayes Romania

January 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search