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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Siro Badon is the new Assocalzaturifici President

Siro Badon is the new Assocalzaturifici President

The Assocalzaturifici Council present in Naples for the World Footwear Congress nominated Siro Badon as the new President of the Association.

Italian footwear, more in Hell than in Paradise

Italian footwear, more in Hell than in Paradise

On the occasion of the Micam videoconference press event, Assocalzaturifici Director Tommaso Cancellara presented a preliminary sector report on the less than thrilling results for 2018 based on a survey conducted by the Confindustria Moda Research Centre for Assocalzaturifici. In keeping in line with the metaphor of the Divine Comedy – the theme of the fair’s advertising campaign – you could say that more than Paradise, we’re starting backslide towards Hell.

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Jan 18, 2019

Made in’ and state support for the sector: taking stock of the situation

With an eye to the European Parliament elections in May 2019 – the first after Brexit – and strong from the results of the Fashion Table held in Rome this past October, we take stock of the situation regarding the government’s support of the fashion industry and the protection of ‘Made in’ with the President of Assocalzaturifici, Annarita Pilotti.

Jan 16, 2019

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”.

Nov 21, 2018

Shoes From Italy: unmissable event for business in the CIS area

After Obuv’ Mir Koži in Moscow, Italian footwear and leather goods headed by Assocalzaturifici made a stopover in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, which to date are considered two of the most important markets in the CIS area.

Oct 23, 2018

Obuv: Made in Italy meets up with the Russian market

In a climate characterised by political and economic uncertainties, the fall edition of Obuv mir Koži, the show dedicated to high-end footwear and leather goods, was kicked off at the Moscow Expocentre from 22 to 25 October.

Sep 27, 2018

Vittorio Virgili is no longer with us: head of the family, even at work

Gone at the age of 78, right before the summer and almost on tiptoe, in what was keeping with his style.

Aug 30, 2018

Obuv: the challenge of the Russian market

Just one month after MICAM, Made in Italy returns to the Russian and CIS markets with its appointment at Obuv mir Koži, the event dedicated to mid to high-end footwear taking place in Moscow at the Expocenter from 22 to 25 October 2018.

Aug 30, 2018

Market challenges and the total look proposal

Together with Assocalzaturifici, Made in Italy continues to believe in and move forward with its projects in the markets of […]

Aug 23, 2018

Micam, a mix of glam, fashion, and business

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.

Jul 04, 2018

Italian footwear experiences an abrupt halt

After having ended 2017 with moderately positive indicators, pointing towards a much hoped for trend reversal, the National Footwear Assembly faces the disappointing abrupt halt of 2018’s first quarter, with an eye to generational turnover in companies.

May 16, 2018

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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