International fair of shoes, bags and accessories “MosShoes”.
From 13th to 16th of March in Moscow, the national pavilion of the Association of footwear and leather manufacturers will be opened once again at the International Fair of shoes, bags and accessories called “MosShoes”. The exhibition will take place at the exposition centre “Crocus Expo” (pavilion 3, hall 18, stand 11). This year, in March, it will be the sixth participation of the Association at “MosShoes”. More than 30 leading enterprises from Uzbekistan will present their products: from shoes to fur.
“MosShoes” is one of the most prestigious fairs in the CIS countries, which was first opened in 1997. The dates of exhibitions (in January, March, June and September) are harmonised with the dates of releasing new shoe collections and resonate with the dates of European fairs. The following countries will present their products at “MosShoes”: Italy, China, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Finland, France, Spain, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Portugal and Russia. The fair, thanks to the productive work of its organizators, partners and participants makes a great influence on the formation and development of shoe market in Russia. Also, it attracts more and more domestic and foreign manufacturers as the participation in the fair means prestige and status for any company from footwear and leather industry.
By actively participating in the fairs, the Association has attracted attention to the products of Uzbekistan. It is not a secret that nowadays the government pays a lot of attention to the development of this sector. Sardor Umurzakov, the head of the Association has pointed out, “in the last few years the status of the Association has grown bigger in the industry conjunction as well as in the international space. Our manufacturers became constant participants at the many foreign expositions and fairs and they cooperate with international partners with more confidence. The brands themselves are already known to the wholesale clients from Russia and CIS countries. Moreover, the participation of foreign companies in our fair in Tashkent tells us about their grown interest and trust to the products made in Uzbekistan.
Also, products from Uzbekistan attract clients with the competitive prime cost of shoes. Such prime cost is caused not only by cheap energy resources and qualified working force, but also by government support in a form of tax preferences, custom preferences and preferential lending. For exporters there is VAT refund in the export operations and release from the custom fee on import of raw material and equipment. As a result, for Russian customers release of products on the fabrics of Uzbekistan on the outsourcing base is attractive because it has low prime cost and high quality all at the same time. In addition, there is an obvious advantage in a fast product delivery. Low prime cost, in in its turn, leads to the decrease of the selling cost, which makes these shoes available for many people.
During 4 days presenters of trading networks, stores, warehouses will be able to become acquainted with new collections which are targeted for the Russian market, with fashion trends in footwear industry, establish business connections and sign contracts with the best shoe factories. An International Forum of shoe and leather manufacturers is a part of the business program, organised by the Association of footwear and leather producers of Uzbekistan. Such countries as, Russia, Turkey, Brasil, countries of Europe and CIS have been invited to participate in the event. Forum’s format allows to highlight the actual problems in the industry of shoes and leather, and also it contributes to the search of mutually beneficial decisions in shape of a constructive discussion amongst partners from different countries.
Participating in the “MosShoes” fair in the last years, factories of Uzbekistan have had an opportunity to
present themselves on the Russian market of leather and footwear. For example, for a company “Osiyo Charm” it is going to be the fourth time when it participates in this fair. The head of the company Abror Ishanhanov said that this year the enterprise will show lining materials made of lambskin. He also noted that the participation in such major fairs, as “MosShoes” - is a great opportunity to show your products to the potential client and get acquaintances for a further cooperation. Many of the participants of “MosShoes” 2018 will participate in the fair for the first time in order to achieve these aims.
For some of the factories it is going to be the first participation at this fair, for example, for “Blessing Shoes”. Co-owner of the enterprise Nurillo Abdurazakov shared his plans: “We are planning to present new shoes for women in Moscow. It will be our first participation at “MosShoes” but we can already assure you that Russian clients will love the high quality footwear from sunny Uzbekistan!”. Another Uzbek company - “Premium Capital Group”, for the first time will show model shoes at “MosShoes”. Almost all of the exhibitors have noted that they are expecting an increase export of preforms as well as finished products.
The industry of footwear and leather products in Uzbekistan is growing bigger and bigger. Nowadays, there are 252 factories in the Association. Speaking about growth and development of the industry of the Association, Sardos Umurzakov noted: “We are extending the sweep of the Association: more and more of differently specialised companies are becoming members of the Association. Not only footwear producers but also chemical producers, special gear producers and many more. It says a lot about the level of trust of the domestic producers towards our Association and that our activity has a crucial meaning for the overall development of the industry.”
Just to remind you that the Association of footwear and leather producers was created by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 2552 from 23rd of February with the main goal of the strategic development. The main aims of the Association are: coordination of the leather preforms production, production of the competitive leather goods and shoes, re-innovation of the equipment on the factories and attracting the international investors, modernising the factories.
We are inviting everyone to attend the stand of the Association of footwear and leather producers of Uzbekistan (stand 11, pavilion 3, hall 18) in the International Exposition centre “Crocus Expo” 13-16th of March 2018.