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Feverish preparations are underway for the 89th edition of MICAM to be held from 16 to 19 February at FieraMilano. Here’s what the new edition will hold in store.
As part of the theme “Show Your Flags”, the international fair of childrenswear in Florence will wave the flags of its brands and collections, with creative layouts and many special events programmed for the 90th edition to be held from 16 to 18 January at the Fortezza da Basso.
MICAM arrives in China with two important initiatives to present its brand and offer its all-inclusive vision of international footwear. The aim is to involve local operators and invite them to participate in the 89th edition of the event to be held in Milan from 16 to 19 February.
Making its return on 15 and 16 March is Moda Made in Italy at MOC in Munich, the event dedicated to high-end footwear and accessories, which is promoted by Assocalzaturifici and aimed in particular at the markets of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Only two days of exhibition, where 145 brands will present their products.
Vice President of Assocalzaturifici responsible for the European market, Giovanna Ceolini tells us about the on-going trends for Made in Italy in Europe in an exclusive interview.
After the first six months of 2019, which saw footwear exports characterised by a dynamic positive trend in value and a favourable trade balance with double-digit growth, an alarming drop-off in volumes occurred, with a growing gap between leading designer labels and SMEs, and a domestic market in difficulty.
Notwithstanding the leading market value of the Russian market, Obuv mir Kozi – in Moscow from 21 to 24 October 2019 – did not manage to overcome the negative predictions made on the eve of the event, with clientele prey to the uncertainties surrounding the new system of mandatory marking, and the constant search for the best price.
From one end, the weak banking system and devalued currency in Kazakhstan, and from the other end, the political-economic crises of the Ukraine, influenced the outcome of the last editions of Moda Made in Italy @Almaty and Moda Made in Italy @Kiev organised by Assocalzaturifici with Ente Moda Italia. Despite this, a number of business opportunities still presented themselves.
It’s Moon Star Shoes that are the most expensive shoes in the world and they were created by an Italian designer, Antonio Vietri.
Young, but with very clear ideas, in an exclusive interview with Fotoshoe, the new President of the Assocalzaturifici Youth Group speaks of her special formula meant to stimulate growth in SMEs and support young entrepreneurs.
An award for job dedication, but also a great celebration for workers in the industry: the 39th edition of the “Devotion to Work – Celebrating Mankind” Awards, organized by the Saint Crispino and Crispiniano Consortium in Vigevano saw the passing of the baton from Mario Martinoli to Giovanni Torielli.
The fiftieth anniversary of MICAM ends on a successful note, recording a slight rise in visitors (+0.94%) of a decidedly international scope.
Elected by the Assocalzaturifici Youth Group during the 34th National Conference of Confindustria Youths in Capri, she will hold office for the four-year period from 2019-2023.