“Shoes Made in EU: The European Shoemaker” launches Online Course

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:55English
“Shoes Made in EU”, a European project which aims to boost Vocational Education and Training (VET) in shoemaking in Europe through the upgrading of a European qualification profile in footwear manufacturing, is about to launch its new online course in the project website. Shoemakers and young students interested in working in the footwear sector are encouraged to register for free and access the comprehensive course material, which covers all the stages of footwear manufacturing and much more.

On-line AND offline COME TOGETHER AT THE 89TH EDITION OF Expo Riva Schuh

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 15:34English
Interaction, contacts and business are created, then go on to develop alongside each other, on and off-line: likewise, the 89th edition of Expo Riva Schuh is getting ready to offer an international, qualified business platform to those who form the various links in the production and distribution chain in the world of footwear.

Presentation of the 20th UITIC Congress, Porto, 16th -18th May 2018

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:53English
In a joint press conference held today in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May 2018, at the Sheraton Hotel and including visits to some of the leading Portuguese companies. Two extra days are also reserved for additional visits to factories.

CEC - A new profile and training programme on Luxury Footwear Manufacturing is now available

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:36English
On 19 September 2017, the Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project held its Final Conference at the most prestigious shoe fair in Europe, TheMICAM. At the centre of the fair’s luxury shoes pavilion, the project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme that will boost the skills and competences of the workforce in the high-end/luxury sector in Europe and reinforce the competitiveness and leadership of this European footwear segment in the world.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 16:33English

Welcome back! | tag it! THE PRIVATE LABEL SHOW | 27. – 29.08.2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:54English
The ideal access point to the price-sensitive market Specialists and decision-makers primarily seeking direct access to manufacturers from Asia all convene at the "tag it!". Among the visitors there are volume-oriented shoe manufacturers, franchisees, vendors, mail order companies, and representatives of discounters and shopping centres. The new "tag it!" is organised by UnionFair Ltd. from Guangzhou, China, as well as 3s GmbH & Co. KG from Mönchengladbach.

Igedo Company News

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 15:02English
During the most recent board of directors’ meeting of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, the way was paved for Igedo Company, subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, to transfer ownership of its fashion tradeshow for the Eastern European region, CPM (Collection Premiere Moscow), to the Russian subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, Messe Düsseldorf Moscow OOO, with effect from 30 September 2017.

Assomac opens the first italian-vietnamese technology centre in Vietnam

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:53English
The first Italian-Vietnamese Technology Centre has been opened in Vietnam. Created by ASSOMAC with the financial support of the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and the Italian Trade Agency, its chief aim is to further the development of the local industry.

technology, innovation, eco-sustainability: Simac Tanning Tech will be at Lineapelle, from 4 to 6 October 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:48English
Simac Tanning Tech will be at Lineapelle from 4 to 6 October 2017 – in the Business Lounge opened by ASSOMAC with the support of the Italian Trade Agency.

CEC re-elects Cleto Sagripanti as President

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:43English
The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) is pleased to announce that Cleto Sagripanti, who has successfully served as CEC President for a term of 2 years, was unanimously re-elected as President by the CEC General Assembly last month in Venice, Italy. Mr. Sagripanti has been fully engaged in international initiatives aimed at reinforcing the strength and unity of Europe’s footwear industry. The CEC looks forward to continuing its synergies with President Sagripanti to ensure a prosperous and growing European footwear sector with an ever-increasing global reach and reputation, particularly through the promotion of digital tools and skills and signature of EU free trade agreements.