Byline: JUSTIN FENNER
Small Shows Aim Big
From exclusive collections to improved booths, smaller shows are positioning to be an essential resource for both buyers and brands.
Smaller trade shows are making up in agility what they may lack in size. Niche shows catering to fashion boutiques, the action sports industry and the children's market are changing their show dates, moving locations and attracting new exhibitors to better address the needs of their audiences. Here, Footwear News looks at what's new at some of the leading boutique trade events.
Shoe Market of the Americas
Date: June 2830; Sept. 1315
Time: 9 a.m.6 p.m., June 2829; 9 a.m.3 p.m., June 30; 9 a.m.6 p.m., Sept. 1314; 9 a.m.3 p.m., Sept. 15
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla.
While buyers at the Shoe Market of the Americas shouldn't expect big changes next week, they will see a …