Countdown to FRANCAL 2012, the leading international Brazilian Footwear and Accessory Trade Fair, which has now reached its 44th edition. From 26th to 29th June the 82,000 m 2 of the Events Centre, Anhembi Parque, in the city of San Paolo will be host to trade experts coming from around 70 different countries, who want to discover the next official Brazilian spring/summer collections.
1,000 exhibitors, 3,000 brands, 58,432 visitors and 28,234 buyers are the numbers from the 2011 edition, which place this event in pole position in its field in the American continent.
Men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, leather accessories, sports items and costume jewellery will be on show, made exclusively by Brazilian companies, to show the international public the typical South-American design, with the institutional backing of ABICALÇADOS (Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Calçados) and ABLAC (Associação Brasileira de Lojistas de Artefatos e Calçados).
High expectations for the number of national and international buyers, but great numbers are also expected from the industry, representatives, suppliers, and fashion experts and enthusiasts, because they all know that FRANCAL is not just a trade fair, it is the most important international event to set-up important business leads at the best time of the year – just before the spring/summer collection goes on sale.