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27th International Shoes & Leather Exhibition - Guangzhou

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Guangzhou International Leather Exhibition - GILE
Guangzhou International Tanning Technology & Machinery Exhibition - GITTME

Post-show Press Release

Asia’s Leading Shoes and Leather Exhibition

SHOES & LEATHER GUANGZHOU 2017, organized by Top Repute Co. Ltd. continues her success and provides a one stop platform for footwear and tanning industries.

SLGZ2017 expanded the total area by 25%, totally 55,000 sqm exhibition area, to serve the huge demand of exhibiting, especially the machinery enterprises. Contributing 732 exhibitors from 19 Countries and Regions, including 12 international pavilions, SLGZ2017 was considered as the top priority marketplace for relevant enterprises to connect and conduct business.

Totally 29,314 local and international trade buyers from 57 Countries and Regions had attracted to visit the most valuable marketplace for footwear and tanning industries in Asia for sourcing, researching the advanced technology and discovering the business opportunities.

Facts of SLGZ2017

Number of exhibitors : 732 companies from 19 Countries and Regions
Exhibiting Countries and Regions : Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam
Number of Pavilions : 12 Pavilions from 8 Countries and Regions
Number of trade visitors : 29,314 trade buyers from 57 Countries and Regions
Trade visitors breakdown : 17,881 (61%) came from Guangdong Province; 6,155 (21%) from outside Guangdong Provinces and 5,278 (18%) from overseas

International Footwear Design Competition 2017

The International Footwear Design Competition, organized by Confederation of International Footwear Conference (CIFA) and sponsored by Top Repute Co., Ltd., aims to create a strong competitive platform to encourage the worldwide young designers on the will of improvement.

Totally 166 entries have been summited by the candidates from 11 Countries and Regions: China (Beijing and Guangzhou), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Different segments like creativity, materials usage, aesthetics, appearance and presentation ability will be the majority of factors for The Jurors Committee to vote.

The Juror Committee consists of the following jurors:

  1. Mr. Hobiter Cao (Guangzhou – China)
  2. Mr. Chen Xiao Ming, Frankie (Guangzhou – China)
  3. Mr. Walter Ma (Hong Kong)
  4. Mr. Mukhtarul Amin (India)
  5. Mr. Eko Bawono (Indonesia)
  6. Mr. Chin Chee Ken (Malaysia)
  7. Mr. Ip Chiu Hing  (SABATINA)
  8. Ms. Vivien Hsieh (Taiwan)
  9. Mr. Pairoj Kiattikomol (Thailand)
  10. Ms. Duong Thi Kim Duc (Vietnam)

Many thanks to Mr. Tommy Fong, the director of SABATINA Wellness Shoes and the Permanent Honorary President of Hong Kong Footwear Association who had given great sponsorship to SABATINA GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE Scholarship Award.

Individual Group - Male Winner
- Leading The Future
Individual Group - Female Trendy Winner
The winner of SABATINA Award
- Flourishing

Trend Walk - Fashion Trend Display

A non-profit, non-commercial event sponsored by Asian shoes manufacturers to display young designers’ concepts, style, collections of the shoes and leather goods. TREND WALK targets to promote the creativity, inspirations and technologies of the newest idea to visitors for sharing, inspiring the future trends of the industries.

List of Supporters:-

  • Best Choice Shoes (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong
  • Guangzhou Hongyao Shoe Industry Co., Ltd., China
  • Guangdong Industry Polytechnic, China
  • Guangzhou Knight Shoes Co., Ltd., China
  • Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, China
  • Guangzhou Roenari Trade Co., Ltd., China
  • Hong Kong Green Designers Association, Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Classical Footwear Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
  • J75 Shoes, USA
  • The Federation of Hong Kong Footwear Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Shenzhen Leather Association, China
  • Yongki Komaladi, Indonesia


Technical Seminars

SLGZ2017 has invited professional speakers from United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Germany to present the following topics:


The critical role research and validation can play in bringing new products to market

Presented by Mr. Peter Allen - Senior Footwear Consultant – SATRA Technology, UK


Matching of clothing with footwear

Presented by Mr. Walter Ma Wei Ming - Hong Kong well-known fashion designer


Industry 4.0 – introduction and Extended Perspectives in a complex production environment

Presented by Prof. Dr. –Ing. Jan Kotschenreuther - PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Metal Cutting

Looking forward to see you again on 30 MAY - 1 JUNE 2018

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