FROM LAST YEAR'S EXHIBTION....
Turkey's prestigious fashion event AYAKKABI / SUMMER 2013 "33rd İzmir Shoes, Bags and Accessories Fair" will be presenting their latest shoe, bag and accessories collections for Spring/Summer 2013 between the dates of 10-13 January 2013 in İzmir International Fair Center, Turkey.
The AYAKKABI FAIR has been developed as a result of demand from suppliers and industry stockholders for a high quality, industry operated and truly independent footwear fair for the Turkish market. The event enjoys the support of Turkish General Shoemakers' Federation, Izmir Shoes Manufacturers' Chamber and Aegean Shoes Industrialists' Association.
Today the Turkish footwear sector has the capacity of creating its own brands and fashion. The performance of the sector largely depends on exports. The Turkish shoe sector had an export value of 441.300.000 USD in 2011. At present, Russian Federation, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Bulgaria, UK, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Belgium, Greece, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan – Nakhchivan, Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic, Georgia, Israel, Turkmenistan, Oman, Albania, UEA, USA, Algeria, Switzerland, Ukraine, Tunisia, Hungary, Macedonia, Libya are major markets for Turkish made shoes.
Welcoming buyers from around Turkey and overseas the AYAKKABI Fair is held twice a year. The last edition AYAKKABI SUMMER 2012 was organized between the dates of 05-08 January 2012, boosting 147 exhibitors and 10.355 visitors from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Democratic Congo Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosova, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine, Romania, Russian Federation, Syria, Thailand, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan.
We strongly believe that AYAKKABI / SUMMER 2013 will be an outstanding event for those foreign exhibitors and visitors, which are very eager to establish commercial relations with Turkish business society and also interested in accessing to the Caucasus, East European countries and Middle East countries.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in this great meeting!
A good means for sourcing Turkish made shoes and bags.
A proven method of meeting your potential suppliers.
An unique opportunity to discover Turkish market.
A brilliant occasion to establish with Turkish exhibitors offering exquisite designs, elegant styles, good quality and custom-made products with various prices.
Highlights of Turkish Footwear Industry
Turkey is the 4th largest shoe manufacturer in the world and 2nd largest manufacturer in Europe.
The footwear manufacturing capacity of Turkey is 500 millions pairs of shoes per year.
The trade volume is 2,3 billion USD.
The majority of the enterprises are
concentrated in Izmir and Istanbul.
The footwear industry employs 300.000 people and the industry has about 5000 companies which are manufacturing a variety of shoes.
Footwear has been exported to 156 countries. Major markets are: Russian Federation, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Netherlands, Bulgaria, England, Romania, Italy and Greece.
In 2011, the export potential reached to 400 milllion USD.
Turkish Footwear Industry's aim is to implement an export volume of EUR 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in ten years.
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STATISTICS OF SUMMER 2012
Exhibitors : 147
Number of Visitors : 10.355 from 27 countries
Visiting Countries : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Democratic Congo Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosova, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine, Romania, Russian Federation, Syria, Thailand, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan