MICAM - YOUR VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT? A PAIR OF TRENDY SHOES!

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 18:39English
Adventure, seduction, fun: MICAM’s gift ideas for him and her that are sure to be a hit on Valentine’s Day Romantic or dynamic, natural or technological, for MICAM, the International Footwear Exhibition, love is all of this and much more. So, to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, MICAM has decided to step in and give those looking for a Valentine’s gift some tips on which shoes are best suited to his or her personality, and that best express the couple’s feelings for each other.

5TH INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR FORUM: - GLOBAL FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY AT A CROSSROADS IN 2021

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 13:08English
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) organised the fifth edition of the International Footwear Forum (IFF) on February 2, 2021. Held virtually, the IFF brought together 25 associations from 24 countries across the globe to discuss current common challenges for the footwear industry. Potential pathways toward the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis were of course front and centre at this year’s Forum. As CEC President Luis Onofre put it in his opening speech, “we are here today in search of inspiration: how can we best help our industry survive and progress in this new reality?”. Two high-level speakers presented their views on the best strategies to restore growth and set forth key elements expected to shape the recovery. Denis Redonnet, Deputy Director-General and Chief Trade Enforcement Officer at DG Trade in the European Commission, insisted on the role of open and rules-based trade to underpin the economic recovery. Achim Berg, Senior Partner & Global Leader of McKinsey’s Apparel, Fashion, and Luxury group, highlighted the long-lasting changes brought about by the crisis and how disruptions in the supply chain and consumer behaviour have changed the playbook to succeed for good.

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