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Record visitor numbers at SHOETECH 2020


The 1st virtual edition of Leather, Footwear Components and Technology Fair organized by Indian Footwear components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA) from 23rd to 28 November 2020 reported a powerful debut.

Inaugural Session held on 23rd Nov

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India

Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India inaugurated and delivered the keynote Address at the SHOETECH INNOVATION SUMMIT (SIS) at 12.30 pm on the 23rd Nov, 2020. The inaugural panel hosted prominent dignitaries and stakeholders of the footwear components and footwear manufacturing industry; Shri Ketan Sanghavi – President IFCOMA, Shri Aqeel Ahmed – Chairman – Council for Leather Export, Vice Chairman, CLE, Shri Sanjay Leekha, Regional Chairman Shri Naresh Bhasin, Shri R Selvam, ED-CLE, Shri Puran Dawar – President – Agra footwear manufacturers & Exporters chambers (AFMEC) , Mr V. Muthukumar – President – Indian Shoe Federation, Inderdev Musafir – Vice Chairman CFLA, Shri Arvind Soneja – General Secretary, IFCOMA, Shri Sandeep Kataria – CEO BATA India, , Former Presidents of IFCOMA – Shri Pradeep Agarwal, Shri Vipan Seth, Shri Sanjay Gupta & Shri Sudhir Rustagi, Shri Amit Chopra MD Shoes & Accessories, Shri Vikas Rathi – Convenor SHOETECH 2020, Shri Vaibhav Chhibber, CEO , Projects India and Shri S.K.VERMA, Executive Director, IFCOMA.


10,000+ Attendees at the conference

1000+ Business Visitors

10.3 % Overseas Visitors

89% of visitors discovered new products/suppliers at the event

76% of visitors had final decision- making authority

31% of visitors cited their business activities would increase as a result of attending the show

Shri Aqeel Ahmed – Chairman – Council for Leather Export

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a global shift in meetings and events, many moving from in-person gatherings to a more virtual implementation. SIS embraces these changes not only during these unprecedentedly uncertain times, but to inspire future potential for its members and Chapters to expand their reach, engaging and empowering members and potential members to connect locally and globally, especially at a time when timely research and connection are of such great importance.

This Fair is turning out to be a huge success and is being highly appreciated by the exhibitors and the visitors attending the virtual show. It is believed that it will boost exports from India. The fair is being organized in the virtual arena & participated by 35 Companies. Direct participation of overseas visitors has been from 16 countries i.e. UK, Italy, South Africa, UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka to name a few. Besides this, about 5 overseas companies from various countries participated in the virtual conference sessions.

IFCOMA conducted six knowledge sessions spread with expert’s keynote addresses and interactive discussions. The sessions were attended by delegates from more than 16 countries. 1000+ Delegates registered for this conference. The sessions gave the Industry a worldwide exposure on newly developed components and machinery. The daylong conference had subject experts of footwear and components who shared their wisdom on various sector related issues and shared the way forward for the industry. Our partners of the programs are CLE, AFMEC, Shoes & Accessories, Indian Shoe federation, IFLMEA, CFLA, Federation of Buying Agents, AIFMRA, Bangladesh Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Sri Footwear & Leather Goods Manufacturers

Shri Ketan Sanghavi – President IFCOMA

Shri Puran Dawar – President – Agra footwear manufacturers & Exporters chambers (AFMEC)
Shri Vaibhav Chibber, CEO Projects India
Footwear Industry dignitaries at the inaugural session with Shri Nitin Gadhkari

Shri Harkirat Singh, MD Woodland
Shri Ramesh Dua, Chairman Relaxo Group
Shri Inderdev Musafir, MD M&B Footwear ltd.
Shri Amit Chopra, MD Shoes & Accessories
Shri N. Mohan, Ceo Clarks India
Shri Shuja Mirza, Director Mirza Group ( Redtape)
Shri Vikash Gupta, MD Threesixty
Shri Asif Merchant, Chairman AIFMRA
Shri Vipan Seth, Former President IFCOMA
Shri Arvind Soneja – General Secretary, IFCOMA

Former President of IFCOMA – Shri Pradeep Agarwal

Former President of IFCOMA – Shri Sudhir Rustagi

Former President of IFCOMA – Shri Sanjay Gupta

SHOETECH 2020 – the 1st Virtual Expo in India on Footwear components and ancillary sector, has finished leather, shoe components – Machinery, soles, heels, insoles, fabrics, lasts, adhesives, Shoe Finishes, reinforcement Tapes, EVA soles, Rubber Sheets & Soles, and much more on display. The show is being supported by major Footwear associations in India from Agra, Chennai , Delhi & Kanpur & internationally Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Shoe Manufacturers and production managers toured the show virtually to discover latest innovations by our component manufacturing members, textiles and footwear raw material suppliers

The Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers with the support of Footwear Design & Development institute (FDDI), NOIDA, within the purview of Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India, New Delhi IFCOMA has set up a unique display centre exhibiting the latest footwear components and upgraded technology adopted by the manufacturers of footwear components and members of IFCOMA. The association has a strength of over 300 members comprising of manufacturers of Sole, Insole, Lasts, Toe puff and Counter, linings, Interlinings, adhesives, Metallic fittings, Chemicals & Compounds, Clicking Dies, Eyelets, EVA Sheets & Compounds, Finishes & Polishes, Labels, Laces etc