Gallery FASHION & Shoes 24 – 26 July 2021 Showroom Concept 22 – 26 July 2021 ACCOMPANYING LINE-UP.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 19:51English
JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE GERMAN CLOTHING INDUSTRY Thursday, 22 July 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, Alte Schmiedehallen, Areal Böhler According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, 87.2% of the German economy was not directly affected by the lockdown. But the clothing industry, and retailers in particular, had the misfortune of belonging to the other 12.8%. BTE – Handelsverband Textil (Textile Trade Association) GermanFashion Modeverband Deutschland e.V. styleranking DMI Deutsches Mode-Institut (German Fashion Institute) will be getting together for a joint press conference, where they will be taking stock of the current situation and discussing the consequences and outlooks for the post-pandemic world.


Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 12:06English
“We would like to remark to all international buyers: Italian regulations allow you to travel to Italy. The European Commission and the Italian Government have prepared specific plans of action to ease business activities”. SIMAC TANNING TECH, the international exhibition of machines and technologies for Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning industry, that will be held from 22nd to 24th September 2021 at Milano Fiera Rho, closes the first round of applications with a positive result: more than 200 exhibitor requests, from machinery’ manufacturers and technology providers, to chemical auxiliaries and service suppliers for the Footwear and Leather processing sectors, that are ready for a comeback and to restart from the international stage offered by Simac Tanning Tech, with an exhibition area of roughly 9.000 mq.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 21:07English
Assocalzaturifici held its Annual Meeting the past few days in Bologna. The meeting had to be held behind closed doors due to the pandemic, but the issues discussed will be the focus of an event to be attended in person at the end of the year. At the meeting, Chair Siro Badon emphasised the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry, one of the hardest-hit sectors of production, along with other components of the Italian Textiles, Fashion and Accessories sector. In 2020 the sector lost about 1/4 of its total turnover (with the final balance being 10.72 billion euro, -25.2% compared to 2019) and national production. There were sharp reductions in both foreign trade and domestic consumption. After the collapse in levels of business during the first part of the year, as a result of the lockdown, there was just some respite in the severity of the decline in the next two quarters (although this still remained in double-digit territory), as opposed to a V-shaped recovery.

Luis Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 20:56English
Luís Onofre was re-elected for a second two-year term as President of the European Footwear Industry Confederation (CEC), the entity representing the European footwear industry, consisting of 21 thousand companies responsible for 278 thousand jobs. The entrepreneur and designer born in Oliveira de Azeméis, who is also President of the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, APICCAPS) was unanimously re-elected during the last General Assembly of the CEC, held on the 25th of June. Luís Onofre's first term was marked by an unprecedented economic and health crisis: “These two years were the most difficult for our sector, but we have to look for further opportunities for European footwear to strengthen its status in international markets. Maintaining free and fair trade is our priority, namely a system based on free, fair and balanced trade”, he concluded.

OPENING - Gallery FASHION & Shoes 24 – 26 July 2021 Showroom Concept 22 – 26 July 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021 - 20:31English
“The preparations for Gallery FASHION & Shoes are in full swing. We’re looking forward to the upcoming event on the usual scheduled date: but of course only for individuals who have been vaccinated, tested, or who have recently recovered from COVID-19. Exchange and inspiration are more important than ever. Customers want to be surprised and wowed with new ideas and insights! A direct, personal connection is key here: whether in the ordering of new collections or at the POS itself. That’s why we have also added extra industry talks on topical issues to our accompanying line-up. The Areal Böhler has meanwhile developed into a hip location with impressive catering offers – an added bonus for all our visitors during their time here.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company


Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:11English
We, the coalition of European business associations representing different European sectors call for the swift ratification of the EU-Mercosur association-agreement. With the political agreement reached already 2 years ago (June 2019),now is the time to move forward and unlock the manifold mutual benefits that this agreement will deliver.

The International Footwear Exhibition is coming up September 19 through 21, 2021 at Fiera Milano Rho - MICAM TO BE HELD IN PERSON ONCE AGAIN: RELAUNCHING THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

Friday, June 25, 2021 - 14:44English
“We can finally get started again in our traditional form,” explains Assocalzaturifici and MICAM chair Siro Badon. “Our member companies need to meet with buyers in person again and re-establish their relationships. We have been working tirelessly to provide all the tools necessary to re-launch business opportunities, negotiate orders, and help Italian companies penetrate international markets. This is the only way to revive an industry that makes an essential contribution to the Italian economy. And we’re ready!"

Preview - Gallery FASHION & Shoes - 24 – 26 July 2021 - Showroom Concept 22 – 26 July 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 11:07English
“COVID-19 has caused me to mature even more, both as a person and professionally. In fact, I’m emerging from the past one and a half years stronger: with solidified partnerships within the industry, but also on a political level. We are so happy that we can now plan to hold our events twice every six months again and that we can be present once more. As an established order platform, we are proud that we have been able to offer the industry almost seamless continuity – even throughout the crisis – with three events. All our hard work has really paid off.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company


Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 15:07English
Milan, 13 May 2021 - “The government’s recent announcement of a date for starting physical trade fair events again makes us cautiously optimistic about the future,” says Assocalzaturifici and MICAM Chair Siro Badon. “Starting up this virtuous system again, at the service of enterprises and the exports that result from trade fairs, means relaunching the whole industry on world markets,” explains Badon. “We’re working on an edition concentrated in a new three-day formula rather than the usual four days, guaranteeing perfect safety under protocols developed with Fiera Milano. MICAM is the first business opportunity of decisive importance for our member companies, a privileged venue for negotiating orders and opening up opportunities for growth and penetration of new markets. It is essential for relaunching a crucial sector of Italian industry and our economy, a sector of production that suffered great difficulty in 2020 as a result of the pandemic”.

S4STCLF2030 School Orientations

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 15:45English
The spring of 2021 has seen a concerted, virtual, effort to attract new talent to the European Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors by the partners of the Erasmus+ Skills4Smart TCLF industries 2030 Blueprint (S4TCLF) project. Between February and April, over 600 14-18 year olds from Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and Romania took part in ‘Your First Step in TCLF’ virtual career and opportunity orientations webinars, introducing them to these sectors, relevant contributors to the European economy. In 2019, the TCLF industries generated more than E200 billion in turnover and directly employ more than 2 million European workers across almost 225 thousand companies.