Review - Edition N°6 of Gallery SHOES - International Trade Show for Shoes & Accessories - 8–10 March 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 20:48English
“Shoe tradeshow defies coronavirus fears”… This headline from a German daily newspaper perfectly sums up the event. Ulrike Kähler, Managing Director of IGEDO Company and the show’s Project Director, fought hard not only to go ahead with the event itself, but also for continuity and consistency. Following intensive consultation with the Federal Association of German Shoe Retailers (BDSE) and the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L), as well as permission from the Regional Office for the Rhine District of Neuss (due to the geographical location of the Areal Böhler) as well as the Public Health Department of the City of Düsseldorf and public approval from certain noteworthy exhibitors and professional buyers in the run-up, the sixth edition of Gallery SHOES took place as scheduled from 8-10 March 2020.


Monday, March 16, 2020 - 20:19English
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Italian government’s 9 March 2020 decree imposing new measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19 virus, which restrict the mobility of Italian citizens, and acknowledging the restrictive measures imposed by local authorities, the trade fairs planned for Kiev (La Moda Italiana) and Munich (Moda Made in Italy) will be postponed to a date to be determined.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 22:25English
Under the Interreg Europe Success Road project, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) and its project partners meet in Vilnius with local public and private stakeholders of Lithuania to discuss succession challenges of family businesses. The meeting was topped off by a visit to the Garlita textile manufacture in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city and heart of its manufacturing industry.

CORONAVIRUS - Gallery SHOES to go ahead as planned - International Trade Show for Shoes & Accessories 8–10 March 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 15:32English
Following intensive consultation and with the backing of the Federal Association of German Shoe Retailers (BDSE) and The Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L), Gallery SHOES, from 8–10 March 2020, will be going ahead as scheduled. Major global events that have recently been cancelled are not comparable to Gallery SHOES in terms of visitors and exhibitors.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:37English
The event, held February 19 through 21 at Fiera Milano Rho, closed with excellent attendance despite uncertainty on the eve of the fair Simac Tanning Tech concluded with positive results, especially in terms of the quality of demand, despite the fears prior to its opening: the number of visitors to the three-day trade show in Milan exceeded expectations, confirming the event’s role as the key international trade show for production systems in thefootwear,leather goods and tanning industries.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 15:50English
There couldn’t be a better venue than the international footwear fair MICAM in Milan for the SciLed Erasmus+ partners to present the first tangible outcomes of their work since the project’s inception a year ago and the first SciLed workshop “Skills under the spotlight” on February, 18th did not deceive. Partners reunited the following day for an intensive meeting at Politecnico di Milano’s premises to set a roadmap of the upcoming year’s priorities. The consortium moves forward with the same goal in mind: develop attractive and cutting-edge training curricula that will teach the new generation of talents the right skills to develop more innovative, comfortable and sustainable shoes that better respond to consumers’ demands.

MOMAD closes its February fair with a clear commitment to international markets and the integration of accessories and footwear into the textile sector.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:35English
The exhibition, which was organised by IFEMA, was visited by 15,225 professionals during the event (from 6 to 8 February), and was attended by 800 exhibiting brands in IFEMA Halls 12 and 14. To continue supporting the expansion the internationalisation of the brands exhibiting at the fair, at this edition 32% of the buyers came from outside Spain, from 64 different countries: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, France, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Equatorial Guinea, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam. Similarly, and with the focus on raising the international profile of the firms participating in MOMAD, the invited press programme was composed of journalists from Italy, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, France and Turkey, in addition to the national technical press programme.


Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:26English
Great interest shown by dealers and the foreign press in MICAM Americas, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 17 to 19 August 2020 Today, the 89th edition of MICAM, the International Footwear Show promoted by Assocalzaturifici, came to a close. The trade-fair recorded a slight drop (-5%) in the numbers of visitors who, over the four-day event, were able to peruse the wide range of products exhibited by 1205 companies (628 Italian and 577 foreign). As Siro Badon, Chair of MICAM and Assocalzaturifici, commented: “The contraction we expected was confirmed. We saw a drop in the number of Asian buyers and a slowdown in British visitors due to transport difficulties - caused, as far as the former are concerned, by the public health emergency and, as regards the latter, by the extreme weather conditions. There was also a slight decrease in German buyers who are going through a difficult economic period. A scenario which is counterbalanced by an increase in buyers from Russia and the CSI area thanks to the support of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA). We had a number of high-profile buyers and visitors who showed real interest in the innovative products presented by our exhibitors and, in particular, in the high-quality Italian collections”.

Gallery FASHION - International Fashion Tradeshow SHOWROOM CONCEPT - 25 – 27 January 2020 24 – 28 January 2020

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 17:26English
“With five ordering days in total, including the SHOWROOM CONCEPT, Gallery FASHION at the Areal Böhler went very well. Like in previous years, the flow of visitors was steady; and the Sunday was even noticeably busier. There was a lot of praise for the well-considered positioning of the brands’ booths within the ‘Alte Schmiedehallen’. For the SHOWROOM CONCEPT area, we have already received requests from big new agencies for the July 2020 edition and see a lot of further expansion potential here.” Ulrike Kähler Managing Director of Igedo Company

Preview: 34th edition of CPM – COLLECTION PREMIÈRE MOSCOW

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 16:46English
 Change and renewal at the focus  Large number of international exhibitors with growth rates of up to 10 percent  New: ‘Labels to Watch’ in cooperation with TextilWirtschaft magazine  RFRF: Additional presentations, panels and seminars on relevant industry topics  ‘CPM Body & Beach’ with approx. 135 international brands and separate line-up  ‘CPM Shop & Retail Solutions’ with leading suppliers  Interactive trend zone, media partnerships, new catwalk shows At the 34th edition of CPM – COLLECTION PREMIÈRE MOSCOW from 24-27 February 2020, around 1,300 brands from 30 countries will be showcasing their autumn/winter 2020/21 collections on the exhibition grounds of Moscow’s Expocentre. An average of 20,000 buyers from Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union use CPM as a valuable source of information and inspiration for doing business and placing orders. “Due to the currently stagnating disposable income of its consumers, the Russian market is regarded as challenging – yet still lucrative. Its core appeal is still the prevailing mindset that fashion is a strong statement of people’s desire to convey a positive image in their working, leisure and social lives. At the 34th edition of CPM, professional buyers will be presented with a wide offer tailored specifically to them, without any decreases in space or exhibitor numbers: CPM stands for Collection, Premiere, Moscow – and a whole lot more! Thomas Stenzel, Managing Director of OOO Messe Düsseldorf Moscow