From 2 to 4 September 2018 in Dusseldorf, the third edition of the German tradeshow comes to an end among feelings of optimism and with a business-oriented spirit, thus confirming itself as an appointment that is not to be missed on the international trade fair agenda of footwear.
Italian footwear looks to Micam to turn around the results of a 2018 that has not started off on the best foot, while also meeting up with the main foreign markets of reference. Among special areas, initiatives, and events characterised by a high-glam content, the SS 2019 season of mid and high-end footwear will accordingly be kicked off.
Feverish preparations are underway for the next edition of Couromoda, which will be rich in innovation and new contents, thus enlivening what is an extremely popular event at Expo Center Norte in São Paolo, Brazil, from 14 to 17 January 2019.
While feverish preparations are underway for the 86th edition of Micam, the platform of reference for mid to high-end and fashion footwear to be held in Milan from 16 to 19 September 2018, we met up with Annarita Pilotti, President of Assocalzaturifici, the association responsible for organising the event, for a preview of some of its new features and to see how things are going with one of the most important events on the worldwide calendar of footwear.
The Florentine brand (located in Gambassi Terme), which has always made 100% Made in Italy production its own personal trademark, invited the most beautiful woman in Italy, Alice Rachele Arlanch (Miss Italia 2017), to be its special guest at the last edition of Expo Riva Schuh in Riva del Garda.
Scheduled from 7 to 9 September at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, MOMAD Metrópolis, the international fair of fashion-apparel held in conjunction with the fair dedicated to footwear, MOMAD Shoes, promises to be an extremely successful edition, with more than 90 percent of its capacity already spoken for at three months from its start.
After Micam, Assocalzaturifici made a stopover in Munich from 25 to 27 March 2018, bringing the best of Italian footwear to Moda Made in Italy, which once again reconfirmed itself to be the fair of reference for Italian high-end footwear destined for the German market. The next edition is from 30 September to 2 October 2018.
From 10 to 13 September at Moscow’s Crocus Expo, the event represents an essential business and information platform for all operators working in the footwear, bags, accessories and leather industry, who have a special interest in the markets of Russia and Eastern Europe.
After ending 2018 with a turnover of 30 million euros (70% of which was generated in Italy), the Marches group specialised in the production of footwear sets itself the ambitious goal of increasing its turnover to 50 million euros.
After experiencing a growth trend of +10% for six consecutive years, along with a +17% rise in the profitability index over the last three years, Scarpa ends 2018 with 100 million euros in consolidated revenue and aims to arrive at an annual revenue of 150 million euros over the next five years.
Conquering Europe from Milan, the brand of stars and stripes gym shoes, Pony, which is an acronym for Product of New York, opens a store in the historic Brera neighbourhood in via Ponte Vetero 15.
In March, Luis Onofre took office as the new President of the CEC-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry.
Febos, the company from Asolo specialised in the production and distribution of footwear, ended 2018 with a 20-million-euro turnover and aims to arrive at 30 million euros by the end of 2021.