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SAPICA 2012 - The Footwear and Leather Goods Fair - Leon, Guanajuato Mexico

Updated on March 24, 2012

SAPICA 2012 - Shoes, Footwear and Leather Goods trade fair in Mexico

SAPICA 2012 - March 27 - 30, 2012

The international shoe fair celebrated in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico is the most important footwear trade fair held in Latin America.

The Leather and Footwear Salon (SAPICA) is the foremost fair of its type in Latin America and No. 4 in the world. It is recognized internationally as one of the leading fairs.

From March 27 - 30, 2012 we will celebrate SAPICA's 64th edition (Fall- Winter). We will welcome visitors from countries such as Germany, Austria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Spain, The United States, France, Guatemala, Italy and Peru.

Prestigious brands will be present in 10 pavilions; Ladies', Men's, Dress Shoes, Casual, Children's, Sport, Cowboy, Accessories, High Fashion and New Entrepreneurs.

SAPICA has turned into the ideal space to ignite footwear fashion in our country, via talks, fashion shows and the High Fashion Show, with its advanced designs and models.

Why visit the SAPICA fair?

Mexico has a large and diverse footwear, Western and leather goods industry.

The SAPICA shoe fair provides the opportunity to visit and negotiate with 850 exhibitors representing the shoe, leather goods and Western industry in Mexico.

Last years edition saw more than +12,000 registered buyers and +34,000 visitors to the fair. SAPICA draws a large number of foreign buyers interested in purchasing and manufacturing footwear made by Mexican suppliers.

Men's dress and casual shoes, women's dress and casual shoes, work shoes and boots, children's shoes, tennis and sport shoes, Western boots, cowboy boots, speciality shoes, bags and accessories, and assorted leather goods can be found under one roof in 484,000 square feet in the modern Poliforum exhibition hall.

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Current and accurate information for U.S. and Mexican footwear buyers and sellers to maximize their experience at SAPICA 2010 to enhance the bottom line by realizing the cost savings from sourcing footwear and leather goods in Mexico.


COFOCE, the World Trade Commission of Guanajuato is a decentralized State agency, founded in 1992, that works to promote the export of goods from the State of Guanajuato to international buyers and markets.

COFOCE offers a variety of professional services to the foreign buyer or visitor, including: agendas, matchmaking (supplier/client), translation, information on the shoe and leather industry in Guanajuato, introductions and contact with private industry and government officials and related promotional and marketing services.

If you would like more information about COFOCE and the SAPICA 2008 shoe fair, please contact Lee Iwan at

SAPICA 2012 - Mexico's International Shoe and Leather Goods Trade Fair, Leon Guanajuato

What is SAPICA 2012? SAPICA is the most important shoe fair in Latin America, drawing international buyers from the USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, and throughout Central and South America.

How big is SAPICA 2012? Last year's fair drew over 850 exhibitors, +12,000 buyers and +35,000 visitors under one roof at the 484,000 sq. ft. modern Poliforum exhibition center in Leon.

Who should attend SAPICA 2012? Footwear buyers and executives, purchasing agents, distributors, brand managers, agents, representatives, designers and anyone involved in the international footwear industry.

Why attend SAPICA 2012? Mexico offers excellent competitive advantages including: Excellent logistics to the North American markets, quality components, current technology, know how, strong legal system and trademark protection, Free Trade agreements with 42 countries including USA, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and Israel among others.

How to get to SAPICA 2012? Leon is located in the geographic center of Mexico and is served by American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Mexicana, Aeromexico, Click, and Aviacsa. There are numerous direct daily flights to Leon (BJX) from Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Tijuana and Mexico City.

Where to stay during SAPICA? Leon offers numerous hotels with close proximity to the Poliforum Convention center including: Fiesta Americana, Holiday Inns, Real de Minas, La Estancia, Fiesta Inn, Mexico Inns, NE Hotel, Howard Johnson, Radisson, Enterprise Inn and many more.

When is SAPICA? March 27 - 30, 2012

How can I register for SAPICA? Contact the SAPICA online registration website

COFOCE - Get help organizing your SAPICA visit

COFOCE, the World Trade Commission of Guanajuato, would like to invite you to attend the SAPICA Spring/Summer shoe fair in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico on March 24 - 27, 2011.

COFOCE is offering free individualized introduction and agenda services to qualified foreign buyers and visitors attending SAPICA 2011 in order to increase their chances of doing business during the fair.

COFOCE's international trade experts will assist you in: making an agenda and appointments during the fair, translation (if required), pre-screening contacts and will provide detailed information about doing business with the Mexican footwear industry.

COFOCE will save your business time and money by allowing you to focus and negotiate with pre-screened Mexican footwear manufacturers during SAPICA 2008 that can meet your needs and requirements.

If you are selling, investigating and sourcing men's, women's, children's, or western footwear, or seeking manufacturers or contract manufacturing for your brand or designs, SAPICA 2008 is one event that should not be missed.

Take advantage of this special offer from COFOCE and SAPICA to find suppliers and partners in Mexico in order to maximize your profits in 2011.

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