Ifema is said to be considering grouping its Modacalzado+Iberpiel fair for shoes and leathergoods in Madrid with its fashion fair, SIM, starting in September 2013, under the management of Francesco Malatesta, who is in charge of both exhibitions. The move resembles the recent grouping of Mess Around in Paris with Who's Next, Première Classe and other fashion fairs. Meanwhile, rumors are circulating about a new Spanish shoe show being possibly staged in Alicante, where the fairgrounds have been recently renovated. A higher number of visitors from other European countries contributed to raise by 19 percent to 3,031 the number of people visiting Futurmoda, the international fair for leather, components and machinery for the footwear sector held in Alicante last April 18-19.