Overall Analysis

The 28th International Exhibition on Shoes and Leather Industry-Guangzhou was successfully held on 30 May – 1 June 2018 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex B. Being a multinational and excellent one-stop platform, Shoes & Leather – Guangzhou 2018 attracted over 663 exhibitors and agents from 16 Countries and Regions (including: Bangladesh, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States) to assemble in a 50,000 sqm exhibition hall.

There were 12 International Pavilions from 6 Countries and Regions, came from Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Korea and Taiwan, to support and present the most latest and quality products in Shoes & Leather-Guangzhou 2018.


The organizers make SHOES & LEATHER-GUANGZHOU a priority to introduce new machinery and equipment, products, materials, systems and technology and new company initiatives at the show, making it the most promising and indispensable event of the year.

  • Footwear Machinery, Equipment
  • Tanning Machinery, Equipment
  • 3D Printing
  • Machinery for Leathergoods
  • Synthetic Machinery
  • Knitting Machinery
  • Leather / Tannery
  • Garment Leather
  • Synthetic Leather
  • Furniture Leather
  • Raw Hides
  • Shoes Materials
  • Chemical
  • Sewing Machinery
  • Accessories / Components
  • Production line
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
  • System Software (ERP, MES, Cloud Solution etc.)
  • Automation Technologies


The show is open to professional and trade visitors from related industries only, ages under 18 will not be admitted to the show. The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to person whose presence, in the reasonable opinion of the organizer, undesirable.

  • Agent / Distributor / Trading
  • Production and manufacturing factory
  • Subcontract Manufacturing
  • Research & Development
  • Trade Association / Government Agency

* This is not the exhaustive list, and shall serve as guide only.

Exhibitors Breakdown

**Others: India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom

SHOES & LEATHER – GUANGZHOU 2018 is a comprehensive platform for shoes and leather industries in Asia. All the relevant products and technologies were displayed during the 3-day exhibition, including footwear and leather machineries, leather & hides, shoes materials, chemicals, accessories & components, as well as the popular knitting machines, 3D printing and automation technologies.

Visitor Breakdown

35,408 Professional Trade Visitor from 71 Countries and Regions

**Overseas or Outside mainland-China: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Rep, Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, El Salvador, France, Gambia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal , Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, U. A. E., Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia .

During the 3-day exhibition, ‘Shoes & Leather –Guangzhou 2018’ attracted 35,408 professional trade visitors from 71 Countries and Regions. We created an ever higher historical record of visitors which was increased by 20.8% as compared to last year.

10th International Footwear Design Competition 2018

Confederation of International Footwear Conference (CIFA) organized the International Footwear Design Competition 2018 has come to its 10th Editions. Being sponsors of this competition, Xinhaopan Group and Top Repute Co. Ltd. continue to provide a fair platform for worldwide young designers to explore their creativity on the footwear design and share the rationale of design during the competition.

Totally 191 entries were submitted by the candidates from 11 Countries and Regions: China (Beijing and Guangdong), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The winning entries were awarded during the Opening Dinner Banquet and showcased at the ‘Design Walk’ Zone during the exhibition.

The juror committee was formed by 11 professional and famous international designers, trend experts, footwear consultants, lecturers and representative of worldwide footwear associations.

The list of Juror Committee:

  1. Hobiter Cao (Guangzhou – China)
  2. Chen Xiao Ming, Frankie (Guangzhou – China)
  3. Walter Ma (Hong Kong)
  4. Mukhtarul Amin (India)
  5. Lany Sulaiman (Indonesia)
  6. Claudia Schulz (Germany)
  7. Nguyen Thi Thuc Oanh (Vietnam)
  8. Vivien Hsieh (Taiwan)
  9. Pairoj Kiattikomol (Thailand)
  10. Bill Keith (Malaysia)
  11. Park Kwang Cheol (Korea)

Winners of Individual Group


Sport Footwear Winner - Night Walker

Male Footwear Winner - The winner of Xinhaopan Group Awards - Nine Dragon Wall

Female Leisure Winner - Sci-Fiism

Children Footwear Winner - Ballet Barbie

Winners of Enterprise Group


Children Footwear Winner - The Solitaire Mystery

Seminar and Speakers

Professional speakers from Germany, Italy and United Kingdom were being invited to host varies topics of seminars in order to provide the latest market information to the audiences.

1. The Application of Industry 4.0 in Leather Products & Suitcases

Presented by Mr. Raphael Chabanis Lombardo

  • Twenty-nine years of experience in leather product design and development

2. Thermo Regulation of Footwear

Presented by Mr. Samuel Huzzard

–Research Department - SATRA Technology, UK

3. Fashion Forecast Spring/Summer 2019

Presented by Dr. Claudia Schulz

–Trend Expert MODEUROP

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