World Footwear

Italy

Gabriella Marchioni Bocca from Assomac: entrepreneurs have to be sustainable

Apr 7, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan we spoke with Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac to hear her views about the current state of the industry

Sergio Rossi dies at 84

Apr 3, 2020 / Italy
Unanimously named a footwear legend Italian Sergio Rossi has built a successful luxury footwear brand and has inspired generations of designers

Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags won’t have summer edition

Apr 1, 2020 / Italy
Given the health emergency now impacting many countries, the Riva del Garda Fierecongressi Board of Directors concluded there are no conditions to hold the forthcoming edition of the events

Fulvia Bacchi from Lineapelle: Sustainability is not a new word for us

Mar 31, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Lineapelle we spoke with Fulvia Bacchi, CEO of the trade show and UNIC General Manager. Watch the interview and learn a bit more about the current trends of the leather industry

Assocalzaturifici talks about Covid-19 impact in Italy

Premium ContentMar 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Italy has been the first country in Europe to take the hit of the Covid-19 epidemic, and it has been strongly impacted so far. We talked with Assocalzaturificci about the state of the footwear industry

Assocalzaturifici: trade fairs in Kiev and Munich indefinitely postponed

Mar 11, 2020 / Italy
Restrictions imposed by the Italian government’s regarding new measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19, limiting the mobility of Italian citizens, lead to the postponing of the 2 events

Italy locks down north of the country

Mar 9, 2020 / Italy
The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the measures over the weekend in an attempt to contain the spreading of the disease

Assomac plants 500 plants in Madagascar

Mar 5, 2020 / Italy
The Italian association of technology-makers is financing an agro-forestry project through the planting of 500 plants in Madagascar. The project is promoted in collaboration with a web platform allowing to follow the growth of the trees remotely

Lineapelle 98 with a 2% increase in visitors

Mar 4, 2020 / Italy
The organisers announced a successful edition beyond all expectations despite the fears of a drop in attendance due to the Coronavirus. The outbreak of the epidemic took place in Italy after the fair ended, but started in China by the end of 2019

Simac closes with optimism

Feb 26, 2020 / Italy
According to organisers the event closed with excellent attendance despite uncertainty on the eve of the fair

Micam closes 89th edition with a 5% drop in attendance

Feb 20, 2020 / Italy
The International Footwear Show promoted by Assocalzaturifici recorded a slight drop (-5%) in the numbers of visitors who, over the four-day event, were able to visit 1 205 companies exhibiting (628 Italian and 577 foreign)

Danny D’Alessandro: leather is a life material

Feb 16, 2020 / Italy
While another edition of Mipel kicks off we recall the interview with Danny D’Alessandro CEO of the Milan-based trade show and General Manager of Assopellettieri

Golden Goose with major investment from Permira Funds

Feb 14, 2020 / United Kingdom
A company backed by Permira funds has agreed to acquire Carlyle’s majority stake in Golden Goose

Lineapelle and Simac to take place as scheduled

Feb 10, 2020 / Italy
The Milan-based trade shows have issued a statement in the light of the current Coronavirus reaffirming the intention to go ahead with the events as initially planned

Tod's closes the year with 2.6% decline in sales

Feb 5, 2020 / Italy
The luxury shoes and leather goods company announced declining sales for 2019 (-2.6%). However, the business started to pick up in the last quarter with an improvement in the revenue trend
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