Professor Alberto Castro, from the Catholic University of Porto and Consultant for the AICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, will lead the conference. Other participants include the Managing Director of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Giovanni Laezza and Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of the show organisers. The moderator will be the journalist from the Italian business and finance newspaper “La Repubblica”, Giorgio Lonardi.

A particular focus at this edition is with the Indian pavillion, hosted by the India Council for Leather Exports (CLE). There will also be an area dedicated to the trends and novelties for the Spring/Summer 2016 collections proposed by the main Chinese brands and presented by the three Chinese agencies, L&C, New Top and China Foreign Trade under the heading ‘Top Fashion China’.