ISAF'15 is a great experience. Many international brands are coming, and this has provided a good platform. In terms of management, I should say that the organizer has done a good job. So for a brand like ours, which has recently entered the Indian market, this has come as a good oppor tunity to gain visibility in the Indian market.
- Pablo Diaz, Sales Department, Xti Footwear
I am quite overwhelmed with the responses I have received so far. ISAF'15 is a good platform for brands to exhibit their products and interact with retailers. I hope that it will be larger, and thus will ensure a larger platform for the footwear industr y.
- Soniat Udadkat, MD, Urban Shore Wholesale India
It was a pleasure to have attended the conference and got the chance to meet and interact with the industr y fraternity. I must congratulate Shoes and Accessories once again on doing a terrific job in organizing this conference and giving a platform to the entire footwear industry to get together and exchange ideas. You can always count on my support for any future events.
- Imran Virji, MD, Regal Shoes
This year, the event and the conference are very thorough and informative. They also give in-depth views of the market, and where India stands in the global market. As far as networking is concerned, it is a great platform to be for an exhibitor, the location is also great because Mumbai, being a commercial hub, it is easy for us to meet a lot of prospective people. Shoes and Accessories has put up a wonderful show, and they have extended a great courtesy. It was also presented in a very modern and fun way.
- Ketan Vyaas, MD, M.V Shoes Care Pvt ltd
We are delighted to have interacted with so many top retailers, top MBOs and top wholesalers. From a business point of view, it is a delight. We could complete our distribution network. Since we are already present in several states and are eyeing for more, so this platform has given us a good opportunity, and I will call this an achievement since what we have done in three days is more than what we could have done in three months.
- B.D. Nathani, CEO, Stardox
I highly appreciate the sincere efforts Shoes and Accessories has employed in organizing such a wonderful show. It was great to participate and take away huge knowledge.
- Naresh Bhasin, Ram Fashion
Nicely managed show; the fashion show and the award ceremony were amazing. Path of growth of trade and the industry passes through such events. An industry and a country is known with the number and quality of such events; ISAF 2015 established a mile stone in the Footwear Retail Show. My words of gratitude to the ISAF team, AFIRMA, and also to all those who made it a success. I assure to work on the sister event of "Meet at Agra".
- Puran Dawar, Regional Chairman North CLE, President AFMEC, President ADF
I am very happy to be at ISAF'15. The event is very fruitful for our brand. I have received very good responses, even from the advertisement which I gave. I do hope that it will become grander.
- Paras Khurana, Co-founder and MD, ZEBBA Shoes
It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the Shoes and Accessories Forum'15! It was indeed a ver y insightful and fruitful event under a good leadership! On behalf of the entire Wet Blue team, we thank you for extending all your kind support. We are thankful to the entire jury for selecting our brand in all three category nominations. We look forward to strengthening and winning more in the future together!
- Ghazanfar Ali, Schuh Lifestyles Pvt Ltd.
It was an honor to be among the panelists; we got an opportunity to share our views. I must admit that I had a great learning experience.
- Ismail S. Ajani, Director, Hollywood
The fair has improved and is improving each year. It's quite fruitful for new players than the well established brands. But I feel that the organizers should do something to pull in more traffic. There is also the need to tap in more regional players.
- Prem Madan, CEO, Beanz Global
The event is organized in a premium fashion. The best part about is that there are a lot of selective people, especially people who are in the trade. They already know about the products, and that means we are in the business right away. But it would be better if the event is held on weekends so that we get more people.
- Sahil Gupta, MD, Helios
The event is excellent and well managed, also the fashion show. But it would be even better if you could organize it around June or July, because that's the time when people buy more footwear.
- Sameer Dhingra, Proprietor, Aman Shoes Factory
This is a great event. I find it easy to meet retailers who have come from different cities here. This is the platform where I can display new products or developments.
- Ravindra Bhatia, EGOSS Shoes
The responses have been ver y positive. So far, I have received ten clients who are interested in my machines.
- Hazari Lal Saini, Meditek International Pvt Ltd
It's a good platform for footwear industr y, and also for a brand to showcase it products. It certainly helps us in networking and improving our presence in the market. The industry also needs such platform.
- Puneet Khanna, Founder and Director, FAMOZI
ISAF has been a great platform for all retail brands and industry at large to share their learning and in preparing to overcome market challenges. It has become a fantastic way of synergizing the whole retail industry and drive way forward. Keep up the good work, and all the best !
- Praduman Raina, SSIPL RETAIL LTD.
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ISAF has been the focal point for all vibrant thoughts to converge and indeed it will be useful for business captains, policy makers, entrepreneurs and professionals to join in for this mega congregation of the fashion industry and be a part of fashioning thoughts for sustainability and expansion.
- Mr. Ketan Vyas, MD, WOLY
I would first like to congratulate the Shoes & Accessories team and the AIFMRA team for successfully integrating ISAF. It gives us a wonderful opportunity to cross pollinate ideas and views across the manufacturing, branding and retailing, and we see that a lot of interest has come to us. Good going ahead!
- Mr. Amin Virji, MD, INC 5
It's rocking. The kind of environment this is in today and the best part is that the Shoe Forum was extended for 3 days, so a large number of buyers and marketers came. It's a very good platform for individual brands to be present there. This platform will keep us growing.
- Ishaan Sachdeva, Director, Alberto Toressi
It has been an excellent platform for us. The experience, exposure and platform, all provided to us is splendid because this is one platform where we can connect with the entire shoes community. Indian footwear industry is extremely fragmented and every small hub has Lakhs of people. And over here, you get a chance to speak to each of them. it's a great experience.
- Mr. Kinjal Savla, GM, Recovery Buckaroo
I want to first of all, convey my congratulations to Shoes & Accessories and Mr. Amit Chopra for putting up such a brilliant show. We are really glad and enjoying the way it's going and I hope it gets speed and keeps doing well.
- Mr. Samir Dhingra, Proprietor, Banish
It was our pleasure to be a part of the event. We look forward to coming back next year.
- Ms. Geetanjali Behl, Head – Marketing, Crocs India
I would like to congratulate the team for having organized the first ever India Shoes and Accessories Forum (ISAF). I know the kind of hard work that you have all put in to make it a success. It was a great experience, and I'm extremely impressed. The magazine, Shoes & Accessories, should now support the various causes taken up by our association, the AIFMRA. On behalf of our entire fraternity, we thank you. Looking forward to working together with you to strengthen our industry.
- Rafique Malik, Director, Metro Shoes
Thank you very much for all the assistance you gave us during the India Shoes and Accessories Forum. Thanks to your outstanding contribution, it was a wonderful event and WOLY could meet its high expectations.
- Christoph Hirschmann, CEO, Melvo GmbH
We have been closely associated with ISAF since its inception and every year, ISAF reiterated our confidence in the true potential of the Indian fashion market.
- Mr. Rafeeq Malik, Founder & Chairman, Metro Shoes
ISAF served as an excellent platform for the industry to rally together. It was extremely well organized and we are looking forward to more events like this.
- Amin Virji, MD, Regal-Rocia