The 12th Dongguan China Shoes?China Shoetec (Autumn 2010) successfully concluded at GD Modern International Exhibition Center, Houjie, Dongguan on October 30, 2010. The three-day exhibition was exciting in terms of atmosphere, trading volume and concurrent activities.
The exhibition area reached 18,500 square meters, and attracted a total of 460 exhibitors from different countries and regions, including P.R.China, Hong Kong, Taiwan Province, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, etc. The exhibition was well classified into Shoes Zone, Material, Leather and Accessories Zone and Shoe Machinery Zone. The exhibition also received strong support from industry associations which organized groups to participate, including Hong Kong Footwear Association, Dongguan Shoe Materials Association, Taiwan Shoe-making Machinery Association, and Dongguan Shoe-making Machinery Association etc.
The exhibition attracted a total of 14,879 professional buyers and visitors from 80 countries and regions, including the U.S., Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Italy, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and other countries and regions. Among all, the increase of visitors from India, Pakistan, Peru, other Middle East and South America countries was significant. Overseas buyers and visitors accounted for about 20% of overall visitors, including Brazil buyer group organized by China (Brazil) Investment Development & Trade Centre.
In addition, the exhibition also welcomed buyer groups organized by a famous web media in China, HC360.com. Over 20 enterprises including Juri, Mesuca, and Propet visited the exhibition and joined the business matching onsite to meet with exhibitors. UK ExpoPromo Group also invited a 20-buyer group from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and other countries and regions to Dongguan China Shoes. Shenzhen Leather Industry Association organized member-visiting group too.
Positive evaluation from exhibitors
The exhibition accommodated 460 exhibitors. Many of the exhibitors attended the exhibition for years, recognizing and affirming the business opportunities of the show. Official of Be Me Company Limited, engaged in women's fashion leather shoes, said that the quality of buyers this year was quite good. He met many buyers from South America and the result was rewarding. Ms. Deng from Shanghai Mallorca Co., Ltd, operating sheepskin boots, expressed satisfaction with the exhibition too.
The company received an order for 10,000 pairs of shoes from a North American visitor, and she was pleased to meet some Australian buyers during the exhibition. "The buyer's quality of Dongguan China Shoes is high," she praised. Colombian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce participated for the first time to promote its Columbia Brands and other leather shoes, bags and decorative products, and received a number of buyer inquiries with intention to introduce the Colombian products to China; many of the buyers are well-known international brands such as H & M, etc.