Assocalzaturifici is the association that represents Italian footwear manufacturers companies.

The Association currently encompasses more than 600 footwear companies located throughout Italy and it represents a sector which exports over 85% of its production.

Assocalzaturifici safeguards the overall interests of the shoe industry in all sectors and represents the industry before Italian and foreign authorities and financial organizations.

The Association handles trade-union relations for the sector, discuss and signs collective labour contract and follows the various stages of interpretation and application as well as representing the shoe industry in issues concerning trade-union activities.

Assocalzaturifici organizes events and promotes debates, projects and agreements aimed at progressively improving the technical, economical and cultural aspects of the industry and its employees.

Assocalzaturifici takes care of young enterpreneurs too. Since 1987, sons and daughters of entrepreneurs and managers from companies belonging to the Association have been members of the group, ranging from ages 18 to 40.
The Association organizes studies, researches, activities for the development of managerial culture and to encourage entrepreneurship among young people.

Confindustria, the official organization for representation of the Italian industry, is the system in which Assocalzaturifici identifies itself as it is the expression of its regions.

CEC, the European Confederation of Footwear Industry, is the industry’s European Association to which Assocalzaturifici belongs.

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Micam: goes to Paradise between classic and brand new products

Micam: goes to Paradise between classic and brand new products

The world of footwear gets ready to kick off the 87th edition of MICAM, which opens under the claim “Be inspired by Art, ye who enter”.

The new home of Confindustria Moda

The new home of Confindustria Moda

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Confindustria Moda headquarters took place yesterday, 15 May, in Milan with Vincenzo Boccia and Claudio Marenzi in attendance: the building that was previously the home-laboratory to Nicky Chini brings together under one roof all of the sector’s associations ((Aimpes, Aip, Anfao, Assocalzaturifici and Federorafi, with the only exception being Unic), the respective service providers and connected fairs, as well as the offices of the Federation itself.

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Sep 19, 2017

The history of the footwear industry showcased in Vigevano

The “Una Vetrina per le Calzature” (Showcasing Footwear) exhibition will be held on 13 September to 30 December 2017 in the Second Stable of the Sforzesco Castel of Vigevano, dedicated to the history of the footwear industry.

Jul 12, 2017

A slight uptrend, but not yet a full recovery

Cautious optimism for the industry’s future and looking ahead to the industry of tomorrow: these are the themes that characterized the Assocalzaturifici National Assembly, which was held this past 27 June 2017 at the LIUC – Università Catteneo in Castellanza (VA)

Jun 12, 2017

The “Believe in Dreams” short story wins the Scarpetta d’Oro Award

The contest promoted by Acrib – The Riviera del Brenta Association of Footwear Manufacturers, in collaboration with Assocalzaturifici, awards the stories written by students.

Mar 20, 2017

Uncertain market, waiting for recovery of consumption

In anticipation of a more favourable economic situation, the footwear industry closed 2016 amid signs of uncertainty with slightly negative figures, at least in quantity, confirming the unsatisfactory trends in production, exports and domestic consumption, as well as an intensification of the critical issues concerning employment.

Mar 15, 2017

A slight recovery in the foreign trade of safety footwear

Footwear with toe-caps, 2016 trends

Jan 30, 2017

The downtrend characterizing Italian footwear beyond the Alps starts to relent

Trends and predictions in the French market for Made in Italy footwear

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