World Footwear

Organisations

Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association changes name

Jan 2, 2020 / United States
Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association (RPFMA) was renamed United States Footwear Manufacturers Association (USFMA). www.USFMA.org launched

NSRA names Retailer of the Year

Dec 5, 2019 / United States
The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) named Molly and David Jackson as its 2019 Retailer of the Year and celebrated it during NSRA's leadership conference

V Muthukumaran appointed President of Indian Shoe Federation

Nov 28, 2019 / India
The Indian Shoe Federation appointed Mr V Muthukumaran, Head of Leather Products, Tata International Limited as President during their AGM in Chennai

AAFA opposes CBP proposal to reclassify fashion footwear

Nov 22, 2019 / United States
The association representing the American footwear and apparel industries wrote to the Customs and Broder Protection warning for the consequences of the decision

Argentina: CIMA is calling for protectionism

Nov 21, 2019 / Argentina
The Chamber of the Leather Industries in Argentina is worried with the state of the industry and have asked for protection

Bill McCann as RPFMA's new Executive Director

Oct 24, 2019 / United States
The management and advocacy operations of the Rubber and Plastics Footwear Manufacturers Association are now performed by SMI and COO Bill McCann is the new Executive Director of the association

Elisa Lanciotti elected new Chair of Assocalzaturifici Young Entrepreneurs

Oct 24, 2019 / Italy
During the 34th national convention of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs in Capri, the Assocalzaturifici youth group elected Elisa Lanciottias Chair for the years 2019-2023

Turkish international trade in detail

Oct 23, 2019 / Turkey
According to Turkish Statistical Institute the share of large enterprises in exports was 44.6%. Exports were mostly aimed to the EU 28. More details were revealed

LWG signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC

Oct 17, 2019 / Italy
Following 9 months of meetings and discussions, the Leather Working Group (LWG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC, the Italian National Tanning Association

EU and Germany to partner with Nigeria’s leather sector

Oct 10, 2019 / Nigeria
Local news agencies are reporting the European Union (EU) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) are partnering with Nigeria to boost the country’s leather industry

Indonesia wants to stimulate the manufacturing activity

Oct 8, 2019 / Indonesia
The local Government and the Bank Indonesia have agreed six strategic measures to accelerate manufacturing industry strengthening efforts

Assomac with new Managing Director

Oct 7, 2019 / Italy
Roberto Vago took up the role of Managing Director of the National Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies. He replaces Amilcare Baccini

Asics extends partnership with IAAF until 2029

Sep 27, 2019 / Japan
The two entities announced the renewal of their partnership and Asics’s commitment to the world of athletics with the signing today of a new 10-year agreement as an Official IAAF Partner

Sales increase for the German footwear industry

Sep 13, 2019 / Germany
In the first half of 2019 sales in the German footwear industry increased by 2.8%, as the overall sales of footwear manufacturers reached 1.60 billion euros, compared to similar period in 2018

New head for the AAFA

Sep 4, 2019 / United States
AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein is stepping down by the end of the year. AAFA veteran Stephen Lamar will take over from him and lead the organization
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