Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 21:12Italian
Si è tenuta nei giorni scorsi a Bologna, l’Assemblea Annuale di Assocalzaturifici che a causa delle limitazioni dovute all’emergenza pandemica si è svolta in forma privata ma i cui temi saranno al centro di un evento a fine anno in presenza. Nell’incontro, il Presidente Siro Badon ha ricordato l’impatto del Covid-19 sul settore calzaturiero, risultato, assieme alle altre componenti del Tessile, Moda e Accessorio italiano, tra i comparti produttivi più duramente colpiti. Il settore infatti ha perso nel 2020 circa 1/4 del fatturato complessivo (attestatosi a 10,72 miliardi di euro, -25,2% sul 2019) e della produzione nazionale. Forti riduzioni si sono registrate sia nell’interscambio commerciale che nei consumi interni. Al crollo dei livelli di attività nella prima parte dell’anno, causato dal lockdown, ha fatto seguito, nei due trimestri successivi, solo un’attenuazione della caduta (rimasta peraltro a doppia cifra), anziché un rimbalzo.


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.

Il Salone Internazionale della calzatura dal 19 al 21 settembre 2021 a Fiera Milano Rho - MICAM RITORNA IN PRESENZA: RIPARTE IL COMPARTO CALZATURIERO

Friday, June 25, 2021 - 14:53Italian
“Finalmente ripartiamo con la formula tradizionale – spiega Siro Badon, Presidente di Assocalzaturifici e MICAM – le aziende hanno la necessità di tornare ad incontrare i buyer e di riallacciare le relazioni. Abbiamo lavorato senza sosta per fornire tutti gli strumenti per rilanciare le occasioni di business, le contrattazioni di ordini, sostenendo le imprese italiane nella penetrazione dei mercati internazionali. Solo così riusciremo a risollevare le sorti di un comparto produttivo il cui apporto è fondamentale per il Made in Italy. Siamo pronti!"

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!"