The Forum was launched by CEC during the 2014 World Footwear Congress held in León, Guanajuato, México last year. Jean-Pierre Renaudin, CEC President stated: The Congress is dedicated to businesses in order for them to learn and share the latest developments in our sector, the Forum expects to open a dialogue between representatives of footwear associations and chambers.”

Italy is the European leader in footwear production and Micam footwear show was chosen as the most suitable location for the first edition of the Forum, which will take place on Friday, September 4 2015 during the last day of Micam.

“We consider that the fair will also provide an excellent opportunity for representatives participating in the Forum to discover the latest European products and explore new business opportunities.”

Among the subjects to be discussed in the Forum, is the need to help Small and Medium Enterprises in their challenge of doing business worldwide while ensuring social responsibility along the supply chain.

Other topics will be revealed in the coming months. For more information please contact the CEC at