The partnership was signed during the last IFLS + EICI shoe and leather trade show, held on August 13-15 in Bogota, Colombia, during a meeting with Marcio Jung, Director, Fenac, and Luis Gustavo Florez Enciso, President, Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Manufactured Industries (ACICAM). According to Jung, footwear manufacturing in Colombia is significant but relies heavily on imports of components, leather and machinery, both for footwear and leather production. “Associating ACICAM and IFLS with Fenac and Fimec is a natural thing, as it meets the needs of the Colombian industry, as well as the needs of the Fimec exhibitors”, said Jung. The 44th edition of Fimec takes place March 10-12, 2020, in Novo Hamburgo-RS, Brazil.