The Italian Association of Footwear, Leather goods and Tannery Machinery Manufacturers (Assomac) has announced that a memorial service to honour Amilcare Baccini, a former long-serving Director of Assomac, will be held at 12pm at the Sant’Ambrogio Cathedral in Vigevano, Italian province of Pavia, on November 25. The Assomac General Assembly is to take place in the afternoon of the same, remotely.

Baccini led the association for over 40 years before stepping down from his role in September 2019. He was a figure head of the industry and, among many key accomplishments, he oversaw the successful move of Simac Tanning Tech from Bologna to Milan in 2015, which led to the significant growth of the trade show and its status as key platform for technological innovation for the leather and leather products manufacturing industries.