The forum is witnessing a congregation of global and national buyers and expects participation of more than 100 retail brands like Puma, Benetton, Bata, Crocs, US Polo, Arrow, Metro Shoes, Inc. 5, Woodland and Liberty, among manufacturers and raw material suppliers exhibiting innovation in shoes and accessories. About 300 exhibitors are expected to be at the event, with an estimated attendance of 20,000 plus visitors and delegates. The three days will witness four fashion shows and a conference by over 150 speakers from the retail industry.
Speaking about the event, Amit Chopra, Managing Director, Images Group said: "The main features of ISAF'12 will be firstly, a franchising exposition where entrepreneurs will meet the widest assemblage of the footwear and accessories retail fraternity and other prospective business partners who are willing to invest. A high powered conference on shoe retailing will help entrepreneurs gain an edge in the market and learn some tricks of the trade. Secondly, the ‘Shoes & Accessories Theater' will allow leading and aspiring brands to showcase their collections through a fashion presentation using models. This theater will be showcasing fashion that is current and cutting edge only, which will be interpreted via fast forward global trends in construction and embellishments.
Harkirat Singh, MD, Woodland India, is one of the speakers of the forum who will be talking about Woodland's expansion plans, its expeditions, and plantation drives, and will emphasize on Woodland as an outdoor and adventure brand.
Sponsors for the event are Woly as the title partner and IndiaMART.com as the trade media partner. The supporting partners for the event are Metro, Business of Fashion, Enroute, Inc. 5, Bata, Leather Age and Shoe Retailing of India, among others. The initiative is being promoted by Images Group, as well as through print and online media.