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ANNUAL FAIR CALENDAR 2017 FOR LFMEAB MEMBER FACTORIES

KRC Annual Fair Calendar 2017-first of its kind-is a list of fairs related to leathergoods and footwear, where new products and services are presented and buyers are met with manufacturers and exporters coming across the world. In fact, it provides a list of the most important sectoral exhibitions in the world. Admittedly, the number of trade fairs is steadily increasing worldwide; therefore, it is important for exhibitors and visitors to get a quick overview and find the right trade shows for themselves. This list offers a fast and detailed way to search for trade shows by name, venue, date, industry and services. Specifically, it provides venue, name of exhibition, date, contact link, business benefits so that one can easily prioritize its fairs that serve best interest. Cautiously, exhibitions might change dates or locations. Therefore, before making arrangements, we kindly ask you to use the links to search for further information. And we will of course do our best to keep this listing as much up to date as possible.

Tendence (International Frankfurt Fair) 24 – 27 June 2017, Germany

Tendence (International Frankfurt Fair) is the industry’s first ordering event in the second half of the year and the European showcase for new product ideas. This is a business opportunity to meet international buyers who use the ideal timing of Tendence to place their orders for the second half of the year.

ANNUAL FAIR CALENDAR 2017

KRC Annual Fair Calendar 2017-first of its kind-is a list of fairs related to leathergoods and footwear, where new products and services are presented and buyers are met with manufacturers and exporters coming across the world. In fact, it provides a list of the most important sectoral exhibitions in the world. Admittedly, the number of trade fairs is steadily increasing worldwide; therefore, it is important for exhibitors and visitors to get a quick overview and find the right trade shows for themselves. This list offers a fast and detailed way to search for trade shows by name, venue, date, industry and services. Specifically, it provides venue, name of exhibition, date, contact link, business benefits so that one can easily prioritize its fairs that serve best interest. Cautiously, exhibitions might change dates or locations. Therefore, before making arrangements, we kindly ask you to use the links to search for further information. And we will of course do our best to keep this listing as much up to date as possible.

List of participant buyers in IFF MAGIC Japan April 2017

Japan is the third largest fashion market in the world after the USA and the EU. IFF MAGIC Japan may serve as a high-profile showcase for LFMEAB manufacturers and exporters to promote themselves to Japan and the global market. Currently, major buyers, department stores and retailers are also searching for new business partners. Hence, through IFF MAGIC Japan, you can meet directly with buyers and decision makers from leading retail companies.

IFF MAGIC fair Japan 2017 on 26-28 April 2017

JFW-IFF is the longest running fashion exhibition in Japan, has partnered with MAGIC, the world’s largest fashion business tradeshow organized by UBM America. Furthermore, Japan is the third largest fashion market in the world after the USA and the EU. Japan’s fashion trends influence the fashion markets not only of Asia but all around the world. IFF MAGIC Japan will be the first time that Japan hosts a truly international trade fair for the fashion industries. Hence, IFF MAGIC Japan aims to further educate, inspire and facilitate commerce for retail buyers and attendees while providing a unique experience for the Asia market including Japan. IFF MAGIC Japan will serve as a high-profile showcase for Japanese fashion brands and designers to promote themselves to Japan and the global market, and also as an opportunity for international brands and suppliers to access the lucrative Japanese market.

2016 DIGITAL CONSUMER INDEX: IDENTIFYING THE NEXT DIGITAL FRONTIERS

What it contains: In order to assist companies with identifying which geographic markets are the most digitally attractive and offer the best prospects for future deployment of digital initiatives, Euromonitor International developed the Digital Consumer Index. This tool pinpoints a country’s relative digital standing in the present, as well as offering forecasts for where it is expected to be five years from now. The index also provides comprehensive market research on consumer trends and lifestyles. This combines in-depth regional know-how with industry research on over 210 markets. This insights into consumer attitudes and purchasing behavior and the regional variations between them, enable to identify new megatrends and define the shifting landscape of consumer trends.

Factual summary of China’s footwear exports from January-June 2016

Factual summary of China’s footwear exports from January-June 2016

KRC regular monthly update of October 2016

KRC regular monthly update of October 2016 covers Footwear Production Power Rankings 2015, US sourcing companies (FDRA) are heading towards Ethiopia, the Shoe Doctor” eyes to deliver 5,000 pairs of shoes, Adidas restores its second position in America, and Pakistan formulated Technology Up-gradation Fund (TUF) Scheme to facilitate exporters and so on.

44th International Shoe, Leather Goods and Accessories Fair

Couromoda is an international exhibition for shoes, leather goods and sports goods in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the largest Latin America's specialized trade fair. It is the most important business and launchings event of the footwear and leathergoods industry; and the most patronized and representative fair of the sector.

Souring real effective exchange rate (REER) of taka and subsequent concerns for exporters

recently, real effective exchange rate (REER) in Bangladesh moved upward with (unprecedented higher rate) eroding country's export competitiveness and diversification move. In particular, leather sector is likely to be severely affected with this unexpected development than other sectors such as RMG in a case. This is due to the fact that most of the raw materials of RMG are import oriented whereas around 90% raw materials of leather and footwear sector are locally sourced.

FDRA Webinar

FDRA Webinar seminar regarding Chromium (VI) in Leather, Footwear and Leather Products

FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION POWER RANKINGS 2015

SUMMARY FACTS of Footwear Production Power Rankings 2015

Footwear Trade and Distribution Conference (FTDC)-

Footwear Trade and Distribution Conference (FTDC)-the longest running footwear conference in the U.S.

LEATHER FOOTWEAR EXPORTS CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN INDIA

Leather and leather products for the period April 2015 – January 2016 reached 4 956.53 million US dollars, compared to 5 551.21 million US dollars in similar period of the previous year. This represents a decline of 10.7%. On the other hand, leather footwear exports reached 1 802.48 million US dollars in the first ten months of the fiscal year, declining by 7.0% from similar period in the previous year.

Overall footwear trends and analysis of the international market in 2014

The worldwide shoe production rose by 8 percent to an estimated 24.3 billion pairs in 2014 while global exports increased at a faster rate of 16 percent, reaching 16.4 billion pairs. However, average export prices declined by 2 percent to $8.12 per pair! On the global market share, Vietnam became the second-largest exporter in 2014 across all the categories. As usual, the U.S. remained the biggest importer of footwear, taking in 21.8 percent of the total export value in 2014.

Bangladesh Footwear Industry Report-2015

Bangladesh Footwear Industry Report 2015 presents some basic information on Bangladesh footwear sector, production capacity, footwear exports, footwear export destinations, footwear export trends in last 10 years, and why sourcing from Bangladesh?

Export Data Analysis of February- 2016

The analysis shows different types of leather products exported in the month February-2016, showing number of shipment of each product type and percentage of these products according to total export. This analysis includes importer countries of Bangladeshi leather products, export values of top five countries in February, currency and product based analysis, total export in February 2016. A comparison between February 2015 and February 2016 are also covered in the analysis.

No growth in value for Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports

Bangladesh’s government has set an export target of $1.4 billion for the leather sector in financial year 2015-16. However, during the first seven months of the current financial year (July 2015 to January 2016), Bangladesh’s export revenue for leather footwear was $297 million, flat compared to the same period a year earlier!

Major leathergoods and footwear buyers in Bangladesh

Growingly, buyers are interested to import leathergoods and footwear products from Bangladesh. Bangladesh exports their leathergoods and footwear products in the most of the major economics countries. Most of the buyers comes from Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, U.K, entire Europe and etc. Besides this, Bangladeshi products exports all over the world. Here, we listed top buyers (not comprehensive) of leathergoods and footwear products sourcing from Bangladesh.

World Bank Lowers 2016 Forecasts for 37 of 46 Commodity Prices, Including Oil

Further economic slowdown in major emerging economies is likely to push commodity markets lower. The lower forecast reflects a number of supply and demand factors. These include sooner-than-anticipated resumption of exports by the Islamic Republic of Iran, greater resilience in U.S. production due to cost cuts and efficiency gains, a mild winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and weak growth prospects in major emerging market economies. The anticipated oil price recovery is forecast to be smaller than the rebounds that followed sharp drops in 2008, 1998, and 1986. This being the case, weak growth prospects in major emerging market economies projects downside risks. As we know, emerging market economies have been the main sources of commodity demand growth since 2000. As a result, weakening growth prospects in these economies are weighing on commodity prices. A further slowdown in major emerging markets would reduce trading partner growth and global commodity demand.

Gartner: From digital marketing to marketing in a digital world

Digital marketing has now gone mainstream with 98% of marketers saying the world of online and offline marketing are merging. 10% of marketers say they have moved beyond digital marketing techniques and are expanding marketing's role to create new digitally led business models whilst digital commerce is also rising, capturing 11% of the digital marketing budget. So, if you are not defining your marketing strategy from the perspective of how your customers want and expect to be engaged then you are putting your brand at risk!

Bangladesh’s Unsafe Leather Industry Highlighted_News

PETA has released a new video footage that reveals how Bangladesh’s animals and workers, including children, are still paying the ultimate price for cheap fashion that uses “affordable” leather.

Indian Tanning Sector Continues To Prosper

The Indian tanning sector has an annual production of two billion sq ft and accounts for 10% of the world’s leather requirement. The industry comprises a small number of large and medium-sized companies as well as a large number of cottage or small-scale units, which are often very basic.

Luxury Brands Love Buying Tanneries_Luxury & leather

Italian and French luxury brand acquisitions of tanneries are not a new phenomenon. Along with soaring raw materials prices and a finite number of quality hides and skins there has been an explosion in demand for high-value leather goods. Some of the world’s largest luxury brands have snapped up tanners to secure supply and maintain an artisan tradition. Martin Ricker reviews the recent trend

Challenges Ahead for Chinese Tanners_Market Report

Partly caused by overall industrial overcapacity and weakening foreign demand China’s national GDP growth slowed to 7.5% in the second quarter of 2013, down from 7.7% in the first quarter. The leather sector continues to grow, but Chinese tanners face a few challenges. Writes Martin Ricker.

Brazilian Exports Reach New Heights_Market report

Active promotion and a weaker real have propelled Brazil’s leather exports to new levels in 2013. A record number of tanners will be at the ACLE this year to target the Chinese market.

Fighting the Decline_Market Report - Japan

Japanese tanning industry output has declined steadily over the past three decades. However, the industry still supports a number of high-end leather makers. Article first published in the January-February 2015 edition of ILM.

French Leather Sales to Asia Continue to Do Well_Market Report - France

The Economic Observatory of the French Leather Council (CNC - Conseil National du Cuir) has presented its analysis of the 2014 foreign trade figures for the French leather sector with a focus on the Asian market. The figures underline that France’s repositioning to high-end and luxury goods is paying off.

Land of Opportunity_Market Report - India

The Indian tanning industry is definitely a growth market and has the potential to become even more of a global player. Can it unlock its full potential and sort out its poor infrastructure and environmental record? Martin Ricker reports.

Strong leather goods performance_Market Report - France

France is in the leading group of leather exporting countries for raw hides, leather and finished leather products and is the third largest exporter of finished leather goods in the world. It was the Focus Country at APLF 2015. First published in ILM March/April 2015 edition.

Support for India’s Tanners_Market Report - India

One of the main problems facing the Indian tanning industry is its poor record when it comes to environmental control and waste management. Global leather chemicals maker BASF has introduced a new system to help tanners. Martin Ricker talks with Dr Alex Wartini of BASF. Article first published in ILM March-April 2015 edition.

THE SPLIT REPORT Split Market - January & February 2014

January and February traditionally represent a transitional stage for the split market as during this period global trends are cemented for the forthcoming season.

BANGLADESH FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY REPORT-2015

LFMEAB Presented Bangladesh Footwear Industry Report-2015 in the 34th International Footwear Conference (IFC) held on 5-7 November 2015 in Busan, South Korea.

Market Report-Pakistan: PORTRAYING A POSITIVE IMAGE

The first Pakistan Mega Leather Show has taken place in Lahore, hoping to portray a positive image of the country and encourage international buyers to come to Pakistan and benefit from the tremendous potential of its leather sector. Article first published in ILM, March-April 2015 edition.

Market report-Brazil: Going beyond wet-blue

Funded by the government and leather industry, the Brazilian Leather project aims to promote the export of crust and finished leather in particular. The data up to March 2014 suggests that wet-blue still accounts for the highest volumes. Martin Ricker reports

Shoe Intelligence: News and analysis of the international market

Shoe Intelligence is a renowned magazine that covers market research for the footwear industry. It is also renowned for its world's most comprehensive research on the footwear industry. This magazine analyses industry trends in footwear globally, including in-depth data on market share and market size; from the big picture down to specific category levels. Related categories in include: Apparel Accessories, Children swear, Footwear, Hosiery, Menswear, Sportswear, & Womenswear etc. Its data and market analysis advances your, knowledge of the industry and its competitive environment, ensuring accurate and focused strategies for your business. Their market research can be used throughout your entire organization, including strategic development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and brand management.