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Did you know? 10 business facts about SAPICA.

Did you know? 10 business facts about SAPICA.

One of the most valuable and oldest industries in Mexico is the footwear and leather goods industry. With more than 400 years of experience, it is a great business opportunity thanks to different key factors such as workforce, location, materials, agreements and certifications. The above factors mean that Mexican footwear can meet the demand and quality standards of global markets. SAPICA, the most important footwear and leather goods trade fair in Latin America, is the ideal place to visit and do business. Did you know that it has been taking place for more than 40 years? Here are 10 more interesting facts that will assist you with your decision to come and find out more about footwear made in Mexico.


1.SAPICA is the best destination in Mexico to do business. Over 45,000 square meters of exhibition floor host 2000 stands and 850 exhibitors of all types of footwear, including women’s, men’s and children’s footwear, sports shoes, cowboy boots, haute couture, as well as a leather goods pavilion. The brands are ready to be exported and they meet the quality standards set by global markets

2.The variety of materials used to make the footwear showcased at SAPICA is extremely broad, ranging from leather, textiles, synthetics, sustainable materials, waterproof and more. You will find over 97,000 products on display.


3.In the first months of the year, Guanajuato generated over 5.4 million dollars in exports, so August is a great month to buy footwear and leather goods.



4.At SAPICA, you will find Shoes from Mexico, an industry program in Mexico to promote and boost footwear and leather goods exports. The team will be able to advice and accompany you as you take Mexican brands overseas.



5.SAPICA is a launchpad for fashion and footwear in Mexico, through conferences, catwalks with cutting-edge designs and models. It is not just the sale and exhibition of the products; you will also be able to participate in conferences at the Knowledge Pavilion and network with other industry professionals.


6.At SAPICA, you will find over 90% of the national production; everything you are looking for all in one place.


7.You will also find over 10 footwear constructions; Goodyear Welt being the most popular.


8.Statistics indicate that 92% of buyers intend to return; this is testament to the fact that the footwear and leather goods showcased meet quality, price and production standards.




9.Free trade agreements are a huge advantage for manufacturing footwear in Mexico. International companies can import footwear with 0% customs tariff making it more price competitive. Mexico has a free trade agreement in place with 46 countries, the most important being the United States and Canada.




10.The footwear industry in Mexico has companies of all sizes that can attend to different requirements in terms of production volume; they can adapt to specific needs.





SAPICA is the perfect platform for doing business and networking. You will find the best footwear brands with the highest standards in manufacturing and design. Don’t miss out and register your place here.



  • 20 agosto, 2019
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