the MICAM - The Italian Footwear Industry - First Half 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 22:42English
The health emergency has had major repercussions on the performance of the footwear sector in the first half of the year, with a fall in national production and company turnover in the region of -35%. In terms of consumption, household spending is down 30%, despite the big increase in online purchases (+42%) resulting from shops closing as part of restrictive measures. The post lockdown restart is proving to be extremely slow: sales in Italy are still down (-29% in quantity in May and -7% in June), whereas exports were down -27% in volume for May and June after the collapse (-50%) in the previous two months. The first six months of the year closed with across-the-board reductions for foreign sales: -22% in quantity for EU markets and -33.4% in non-EU markets, with a sharp reduction in the balance of payments surplus (-34%). The number of companies continues to fall (-77 since the start of the year) along with the workforce (-520), and concern remains high over employment figures in the coming months. Recourse to wages support soared in the leather area: +878% for the period January-June.

SPEECH AT THE HDS/L PRESS CONFERENCE ON AUGUST 31st, 2020 IN DÜSSELDORF

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 13:40English
Manfred Junkert Managing Director Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry • The corona pandemic causes a 21 percent sales collapse in the first half of 2020 • Imports and exports decline • HDS/L calls for no additional burdens to facilitate economic recovery Sales and employment trend The corona pandemic ended the upward trend that the German footwear industry had experienced in recent years. The worldwide closing of the stationary sale outlets of the specialized retail trade caused sales of the industry to collapse in the first half of 2020. Sales of German manufacturers employing at least 50 workers fell from 1.62 to 1.28 billion euros in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period last year. This is equivalent to a sales drop of roughly one-fifth (-21.0 percent to be more precise). Domestic sales of almost one billion euros were 22.5 percent lower than those recorded in the first half of 2019. International sales fell from 269 to 232 million euros in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019.

SPEECH AT THE HDS/L PRESS CONFERENCE ON AUGUST 31st, 2020 IN DÜSSELDORF

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 13:37English
Carl-August Seibel Chairman Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry • Sales collapse of the German footwear industry in the second half of 2020 caused by the coronavirus • Employment still remains stable • Preventing additional burdens / strengthening the downtown areas Sales collapse of the German footwear industry in the second half of 2020

Review Gallery FASHION & SHOES 30 August – 1 September 2020 SHOWROOM CONCEPT 28 August – 1 September 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:57English
A much higher frequency than expected at Germany’s first fashion tradeshow of the season in Düsseldorf After a total of five days (including the Showroom Concept), the first fashion trade fair to take place after Germany’s lockdown – a special combined format for fashion, shoes and accessories – is drawing to a close at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. “There was a much higher frequency than expected,” says Ulrike Kähler, Project Director and Managing Director of Igedo Company. This was also confirmed by reports from Germany’s trade press during the show. The platform showcased 40% fashion and accessories and 60% shoes from around 300 exhibitors with approx. 550 brands, 54% of which came from abroad and 46% from Germany.

SIMAC TANNING TECH 2021 “BACK TO THE FAIR”

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 22:37English
“Back to the Fair”, it’s the pay-off of the next SIMAC TANNING TECH, which will take place at Fiera Milano Rho on 24 - 26 February 2021. “We strongly believe in the pro-active role that an International trade fair, as Simac Tanning Tech is, can play. Despite the serious impact of the pandemic, it did not discourage us, but has opened the chance to work – and we are still working on – on the relaunch through a smart and digitalized Exhibition” – arguing Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, ASSOMAC President “the international value chains system, like the Fashion technological manufacturing industry is, takes advantages from Our trade fair exhibition as a tool with unique characteristics that cannot be replicated in other ways.”

MICAM 90 #STRONGERTOGETHER

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 20:55English
MICAM Chair Siro Badon: “After the lockdown, MICAM offers a concrete opportunity for our member companies in the footwear industry to relaunch the business”. MICAM MILANO AT THE STARTING LINE: MORE THAN 500 EXHIBITORS AND OVER 5000 BUYERS, PRIMARILY FROM ITALY AND EUROPE, HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR PARTICIPATION The event will be held in a flexible, complete format in perfect safety with the goal of relaunching the market. A challenge met with responsibility and determination: MICAM Milano is preparing to shine a spotlight on the courage of the enterprises who have insisted that the trade fair must take place despite today’s complicated international scenario.

QUICK, FLEXIBLE, GLOBAL: MICAM ADDS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO ITS SERVICES

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 12:11English
MICAM Milano - Digital Show Powered by NuORDER is here: a business tool to enhance the value of the physical event Every crisis brings an opportunity: the digital transformation of services and business relations in many different sectors is one of the phenomena that have offered enterprises the greatest opportunities for growth in the complex world scenario of the past few months. In only a short time, numerous forms of business have made the transition from the physical to the virtual dimension with online spaces accessible from a PC, tablet or smartphone.

Side Events - Gallery FASHION & SHOES - 30 August – 1 September 2020 - SHOWROOM CONCEPT - 28 August – 1 September 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:26English
Friday, 28 August 2020 BORIS BECKER collection presentation Kaltstahlhalle, booth E11 A casual, refined collection inspired both by tennis legend Boris Becker and other male icons. The BORISBECKER collection promises a unique style experience for confident, sophisticated, urban men. Here the emphasis is on head-to-toe looks made up of coats, jackets, leather jackets, sporty blazers, jeans, chinos, trousers, shirts, knitwear, leather accessories and a small capsule collection of sportswear. The presentation will take place during the SHOWROOM CONCEPT of Gallery FASHION & SHOES on Friday, 28 August 2020 in the ‘Kaltstahlhalle’, at booth E11 and will be attended by Boris Becker himself. (Exact time still to be announced)

Gallery FASHION & SHOES - 30 August – 1 September 2020 - SHOWROOM CONCEPT - 28 August – 1 September 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:18English
Welcome to Düsseldorf “There is a real need for face-to-face contact! A lot of events and meetings have been forced into the digital realm over the past few months, but industry surveys, exhibitors and buyer feedback are clearly showing that direct personal interaction not only remains important, but is also preferred: having the chance to touch and feel products and engage in real-life conversations in person are crucial – especially in our industry!” Ulrike Kähler Project Director and Managing Director of Igedo Company

MODERNISING VET FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND INNOVATION IN EUROPE’S FASHION INDUSTRY REGIONS AND CLUSTERS

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 14:14English
On the 15th of July 2020, the Erasmus+ Blueprint TCLF industries 2030 project consortium organised a public webinar titled “Modernising VET for Economic Recovery and Innovation in Europe’s Fashion Industry Regions and Clusters” to emphasise the relevant role of Vocational Education and Training in developing applied innovation in TCLF industries, and support the economic recovery and further growth of EU regions. Project partners will build on the enthusiasm and interest demonstrated by the numerous public and private stakeholders attending the meeting to work towards the establishment of a formalised Network of EU Regions pledging to continue to support VET modernisation in the European TCLF industries. “Upskilling and reskilling can’t only be left to the education sector. It must be seen as a societal challenge and addressed collectively” - Joao Santos, European Commission, DG Employment, Inclusion & Social Affairs.

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