Marko has begun ‘cutting a window to Europe’ with participation in Scandinavian footwear and accessory fairs. The first exhibitions are proving successful, with Marko footwear being sold in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Two branded shops are soon to open in one of these states. Meanwhile, Marko plans to continue co-operation with its Russian and Ukrainian partners; Kazakhstan is also showing steady interest.
Apart from trade, Marko is to develop production ties with European manufacturers. An agreement with two Italian design studios is now being agreed. The Italians are to develop and technically oversee the production of elite footwear, produced under the ‘Bravo’ trademark. Such co-operation with European designers should meet demand for more expensive, prestigious footwear and perfect the quality of the company’s products.