[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/][size=200]Footwear & Leather Show AUSTRALIA 2018[/size][/url]


Don't miss Australia’s dedicated, trade-only footwear and leather show, where you can meet and network with the best footwear and leather suppliers from around the globe, all under one roof.


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Australia
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Thursday 22 November 2018

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Learn about the latest trends and capabilities in the international footwear and leather sector and tap international industry networks to assess your current and potential supplier chains and future commercial opportunities.

Register to visit to meet and network with the best footwear and leather suppliers from around the globe, all under one roof!

The Footwear & Leather Show Australia is co-located alongside two other major industry events; [b]International Sourcing Expo Australia[/b] and the [b]China Clothing Textiles Accessories Expo[/b]. Register for one event and gain access to all three!

With a footprint of more than 120 exhibitors this event provides an opportunity to source globally from Sydney.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on][size=175]INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR SERIES 2017[/size][/url]

The Footwear and Leather Show Australia was supported by a comprehensive International Seminar Series that featured some of the world's most respected industry professionals.

From sourcing fundamentals through to trend forecasting and learning how best to work with sourcing partners in both established and emerging regions.


Click here to review the [url=http://www.internationalsourcingexpo.com/seminars/]2017 Seminar Program[/url]
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage][size=150]2017 Seminar Program[/size][/url]

Join us for 3 days of FREE comprehensive learning to build your sourcing knowledge for your business. From expert sourcing tips, through to colour trends, protecting your intellectual property and more.


Seminar program is subject to change. More sessions will become available closer to the event.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/transparencysustainability][size=125]Top sourcing tips: best practices & common mistakes when sourcing from South East Asia[/size][/url]

[b]9:30am Tuesday 14 November[/b]

Presented by: [b]Brian Garvin[/b], B. Garvin Sourcing


Gain a comprehensive guide of do’s and don’ts when sourcing internationally as sourcing expert Brian Garvin shares affordable and effective strategies for finding and managing vendors. Topics covered will include; finding a good supplier, tips for placing small orders, avoiding scams, negotiating & monitoring purchase orders and what to do if things go wrong.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/global-panel--a-regional-perspective][size=125]How to navigate the Chinese supplier landscape[/size][/url]

[b]12:30pm Tuesday 14 November[/b]

Presented by:[b] Cao Jiachang, [/b]China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT) 


Hear how suppliers in China have been going through a dramatic change since 2005 with the market and costs rocketing and discover how the industry and entrepreneurs adapt to survive the changes. Topics include the export and import of the sector in 2016 and the first half of 2017, main players geographically and trends (east-coast to mid-west), new developments in sourcing and more.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/transparency-and-sustainability][size=125]Overview on the South African footwear and leather manufacturing industry[/size][/url]

[b]2pm Tuesday 14 November[/b]

Presented by: [b]Nerisha Jairaj[/b], South African Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Industry


Learn about the South African leather value chain as Nerisha discusses how the South African industry is supported by Government to be globally competitive. Find out about production, imports and exports and why buying from South Africa could be for you.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/sourcing-q-a-panel][size=125]The first line of defence - how to protect your business and ideas when looking offshore[/size][/url]

[b]9:30am Wednesday 15 November[/b]

Presented by: [b]Helen Kavadias[/b], Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick


The first line of defence - how to protect your business and ideas when looking offshoreSuccessful businesses vigorously protect their best ideas and inventions. However if you’re only doing that in Australia, you’re only doing half the job.   Join Helen as she discusses what you can do to ensure you own your intellectual property in Australia and offshore and how to protect yourself in writing. The right intellectual protection, and contracts such as NDAs, employment agreements, contractor agreements and agreements with your suppliers and manufacturers are your first line of defence.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/the-importance-of-colour][size=125]Top tips for fashion startups[/size][/url]

[b]11am Wednesday 15 November[/b]

Speaker: [b]Elizabeth Formosa[/b], Fashion Equipped


This is an invaluable session for start-ups. Establishing a reliable supply chain is crucial to launching and growing a successful fashion business. Elizabeth will share her top tips for fashion startups, on how to overcome sourcing challenges in the early days. Tips shared will include – finding the right sourcing partner, supplier communication and negotiations and developing and sourcing productwithin a budget.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/ethical-sourcing-panel][size=125]Ethical Sourcing Panel[/size][/url]

[b]12:30pm Wednesday 15 November[/b] 

Panel to be confirmed

As consumers become increasingly conscious of the impact of their purchases, the global demand for ethical sourcing has increased. Join our panel of experts as they provide insights into the world of ethical sourcing, what it means for their businesses and how they engage the right companies to work with.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/growing-the-fashion-industry][size=125]Growing the Australian fashion and textile industry[/size][/url]

[b]9:30am Thursday 16 November[/b] 

Presented by: [b]David Giles-Kaye, [/b]Council of Textile & Fashion (CTF)


The Council of Textile & Fashion (CTF) programs centre around 5 key areas. David will highlight these programs which include; strengthening supply chains both locally and off-shore, helping new businesses become established, developing industry practices in ethical and sustainable product, fostering innovation & design and growing Australian exports.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/colour-trends][size=125]Colour Trends AW18.19[/size][/url]

[b]11am Thursday 16 November[/b]


 Presented by:[b] Sharon Rae, [/b]Fashion Forecast Services & [b]John Eussen,[/b] Eussen Lifestyle


Hear the latest forecast on 4 key colour trends for AW18.19 along with six colour stories across Women’s, Men’s, Kids, Accessories, Intimates, Active and Lifestyle. This will be an intimate presentation of colour trends created by Anna Starmer of UK based Luminary and presented by Sharon Rae of Next Inspirations & Fashion Forecast Services.
[url=http://www.footwearleathershow.com.au/what-s-on/show-stage/final-random-inspection][size=125]How Final Random Inspection (FRI) can assist with quality control[/size][/url]

[b]12:30pm Thursday 16 November[/b]

Presented by: [b]Ray Hartland, [/b]CRS International 


Find out how Final Random Inspection (FRI) could help you identify potential product defects or inconsistencies in batch quality. Learn from Ray as he discusses how FRI could help you avoid last minute surprises in shipment and help take correction where necessary in a timely manner.
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