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28th International Footwear Conference Guangzhou China #ifc28 #slgz09

Here in Guangzhou, China. For the 28th International Footwear Conference and the Shoes & Leather Guangzhou 2009.

I am here as a proxy for my father with my mom and 1 of our purchasers. My uncle is the Philippine representative for the conference. AFAIK there is a Shoes & Leather exhibit that parallels this conference.

US: the economy is bad but footwear is holding up relatively well vs other industries. People are still buying shoes.

EU: manufacturing/importing are down. Consumption of shoes is not dropping significantly. Imports are down because stocks are being sold off.

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