• 61st AYMOD İstanbul International Footwear Fashion Fair
  • 3-6 April 2019
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AYMOD rejuvenated the Turkish footwear industry

AYMOD - International Footwear Fashion Exhibition, the second largest footwear exhibition worldwide, hosted 20 thousand 680 visitors from over 80 countries including Germany, Italy, and Russia. An increase of 32% was observed in the foreign buyer numbers. 
60th AYMOD, the export gate of the Turkish footwear and components industry, ended on October 6. More than 1000 brands of over 400 hundred international companies participated in the exhibition, where they exhibited the Spring/Summer 2019-2020 footwear collections. 
AYMOD - Istanbul International Footwear Fashion Fair, one of the two largest exhibitions of the footwear industry worldwide, was organized by Pozitif Trade Fairs, a CNR Holding company, and Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD) in collaboration with TASEV (Turkish Footwear Industry Sector Research, Development, and Education Foundation) and supported by KOSGEB.
CNR Holding and TASD, endeavored to market to the international buyers of the footwear industry, which aims for 2.5 billion dollar export by 2023. Consequently, more than 20 thousand 680 buyers were brought from over 80 countries such as Germany, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Beirut, Armenia, Dubai, France, Croatia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizistan, Pakistan, Pekin, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine. 
70 percent of the exhibitors renewed their contracts
This year, CNR Holding CEO Ali Bulut stated that there was a 32 percent increase in the foreign buyer numbers for AYMOD, emphasizing that the exhibition was one of the most substantial specialized fairs worldwide. Bulut added: “The global economic crisis has also affected almost every industry in Turkey. As a consequence, a lot of established companies in the footwear industry suffered from the crisis. In this respect, AYMOD Footwear Fashion Fair rejuvenated the Turkish footwear industry. We brought a buying committee of 1200 people from 60 countries. This committee had extremely productive business meetings and made new deals. Also, this year the increase of foreign buyers pleased our exhibitors immensely. In fact, the 70 percent of the contracts for 61st AYMOD were renewed during the exhibition. The business relations established during the exhibition are of great importance for the future of the footwear industry.