Although Turkey exported 285 million pairs of shoes in 2020, the export income value of shoes decreased by 11.9 percent to 819.4 million dollars due to an increased demand in products with low added value. This situation promted the footwear industry to take action. Shoexpo İzmir, a candidate to become the new center of the Turkish footwear industry, made its initial launch in İzmir with the participation of Exporters Associations, Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Shoemakers, and other sector representatives.
Taking over Shoexpo Izmir Shoes and Bags Exhibition, Nobel Expo received full marks from the participants for presenting brand new content and events that will make a difference. The exhibition will be held for the 47th time in İzmir, a city which meets 40 percent of Turkey’s shoe manufacturing.