The WSA show in Las Vegas, Couromoda of Brazil and three European shows – MIDEC in Paris, MICAM in Milan and Modacalçado in Madrid – have joined forced to set up an international federation of shoe fairs. They will hold their first meeting at MICAM next month. The GDS fair in Düsseldorf and other international trade shows, such as the APLF, are expected to be invited to join the group. The initiative was launched by Francisco Dos Santos at his growing Couromoda fair in Sao Paulo last month.