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THE ITALIAN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY GOES TO MUNICH FOR MODA MADE IN ITALY 2020

The dates of the event have been officially announced, adapted to respond to companies’ requirements and fit into the international calendar. March 15-16 and October 4-6 2020 are the dates of Moda Made in Italy – the international event for high-end footwear and accessories promoted by Assocalzaturifici – bringing together members of the industry and the trade press from southern and central Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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Mido - Eyewear & Ophthalmology Equipment Show

MIDO’s milestone 50th anniversary.

Work is already under way on the next edition, marking MIDO’s milestone 50th anniversary. “A packed calendar of events is in the works for 2020, designed to involve the entire industry – companies, opticians, buyers, the media and institutions – for a proper celebration of the Golden Edition”, remarked Giovanni Vitaloni, President of MIDO, the largest eyewear fair in the world.

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INHORGENTA - International Trade Fair for Jewellery, Watches, Design, Gemstones and Technology

INHORGENTA MUNICH focuses on a new, innovative concept in Hall C2
• Hall C2 “Contemporary Design & Vision” 2020 features a new, integrated design concept

• Redesigned hall combines industry trends with promotion of young talent

• Focus on sustainability and future retail
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TheOneMilano - Italian Fashion Trends Show

TheOneMilano
What's going on!
03/10/2019
69 logos have been created for our exhibition TheOneMilano by the designers of the best fashion school of Japan: Bunka Fashion Graduated University. Only one logo can win the #bestonejapan competition and the winner will be hosted in Milan during TheOneMilano next edition, which will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of February, at the pav. 3 and 4 of Fieramilano City. We are deeply in love with all these logos and you?
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ISPO - Sports, Equipment and Leisure Show

Who will get the gold?
Application period for the ISPO Award 2020 has begun


• Seal of quality for the sporting goods industry with a strong external impact

• Registration deadline December 6, 2019
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DaTE - Fashion eyewear without prescription

DaTE LIVES UP TO EXPECTATIONS, DRAWING SELECT EXHIBITORS AND A DISCERNING AUDIENCE TO FLORENCE IN A QUEST FOR THE AVANT-GARDE


Spring event announced to air ideas and insights on the “culture” of international eyewear
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Mipel - International leather goods and fashion accessories show

MIPEL 116

MIPEL 116: excellent first results as President for Franco Gabbrielli (+ 19% of presences), "we reversed course and now we have to move fast!" The 116 edition of MIPEL has just ended, an exceptional edition in terms of presence of qualified visitors and events, the first under the presidency of Franco Gabbrielli and the fifth led by Danny D'Alessandro, General Manager of Assopellettieri and CEO of MIPEL .

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Micam - Footwear & Accessories Show

50 YEARS OF BEAUTY WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE:

MICAM’S ANNIVERSARY EDITION CELEBRATES INNOVATORS

The sector: the first 5 months saw an increase in the value of exports (+8.4%) and in the trade balance (+13.1%), but a fall in volumes (-0.4% in exports, -2.3% in production) with domestic consumption still sluggish in the first part of the year;
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ILM - Leather Goods & Accessories Show

ILM Award 2019
Braun Büffel, Bree and MDLR received awards

for their outstanding achievements at the Capitol Offenbach on 7 September

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Take a brief look at the September edition of 'TheOneMilano', the bi-annual fashion event held in the world's fashion capital city of Milan.

The next 'TheOneMilano' is scheduled to take place from 20 to 23 February 2020 in pavilions 3/4 at fieramilanocity. 

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Sono dei designer della Bunka Fashion Graduated University, la più importante scuola di moda giapponese, i 69 loghi creati appositamente per il nostro Salone TheOneMilano. Uno solo dei loghi sarà però il vincitore del concorso #thebestonejapan  e il vincitore verrà ospitato a Milano durante la prossima edizione di TheOneMilano, che si terrà dal 20 al 23  febbraio persso i pad. 3 e 4 di Fieramilano City. A noi piacciano tutti e a voi? Cliccate sul bottone rosso #thebestonejapan e mettete i vostri like!

69 logos have been created for our exhibition TheOneMilano by the designers of the best fashion school of Japan: Bunka Fashion Graduated University. Only one logo can win the #bestonejapan competition and the winner will be hosted in Milan during TheOneMilano next edition, which will be held from the 20th to the 23rd of February, at the pav. 3 and 4 of Fieramilano City. We are deeply in love with all these logos and you? Click on the red button #thebestonejapan and like your favourites!


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Leather Goods & Accessories Show - Offenbach Germany (Z1259)

 ILM Award 2019
Braun Büffel, Bree and MDLR received awards for their outstanding achievements at the Capitol Offenbach on 7 September


The presentation of the ILM Awards is one of the highlights of the International Leather Goods Fair in Offenbach. This year’s award ceremony did not only honour the crème de la crème. The ILM also celebrated its 70th anniversary with over 300 guests at this glamorous event in the Capitol Offenbach on the evening of 7 September.
With many outstanding contenders, it was not easy for the jury of seven experts to pick the winner. The ILM Award 2019 "Best in Basics" went to the leather manufacturer Braun Büffel. Bree Collection won in the category "Best in Fashion" and the award in the category "Best Newcomer" went to the young company MDLR. Arnd Hinrich Kappe, Managing Director of Messe Offenbach, underlined the importance of the ILM Award: "We are delighted at the extraordinarily high number of entrants. The products submitted clearly demonstrate that creativity, functionality and craftsmanship are alive and well, and highly successful, in our industry."

The winners:

Category Best in Basics: Braun Büffel

The leather manufacturer Braun Büffel won the jury over with its exclusive business bag "Arizona 2.0". The classic men's bag stands out through its soft, full-grain cowhide and perfect workmanship. Sustainability is not just lip service. The credo "made in Germany" is adhered to throughout: from the raw material to the finished product. The leather used comes exclusively from farms in southern Germany. The leather is processed locally in a tannery that attaches particular importance to ecological and sustainable processing methods. The experienced bag makers at the Braun Büffel leather workshop in Kirn, founded in 1887, apply their craftsmanship and pay great attention to detail to produce an outstanding men's collection from this high-quality leather. In his laudatory speech, Dr. Joachim Stoll emphasized: "The combination of sustainably produced premium leather and the traditional craftsmanship of Braun Büffel's fine bag makers makes the "Arizona 2.0" business bag a unique accessory for men that has both style and class.

The nominees were Deuter, Vaude and Braun Büffel.

Category Best in Fashion: Bree Collection

The Bree company convinced the jury with their high-quality, 100% sustainable ladies' handbag "Nature Beauty". The slightly wavy shape of the bag picks up on the fashion theme "saddle bag", one of the very latest trends. The neat design reflects organic shapes, hitting the nerve of a modern generation that is looking for longevity and quality when choosing its products. Alongside the language of form, particular attention is paid to the selection of materials which are exclusively of European origin. For Simone Reiner who gave the laudatory speech, it’s the perfect bag: "We were particularly impressed by the outstanding quality and excellent craftsmanship of the handbag "Nature Beauty”. Functional and aesthetic at the same time, Bree’s "saddle sag" is an eye-catcher and sure to be a favourite that goes with any outfit.”

Nominees were Plinio Visona, von rauten and Bree Collection

Category Best Best Newcomer: MDLR

The newcomer MDLR impressed the jury with its skilful mix of design, function and communication. The young, independent label from Frankfurt am Main designs and produces sporty urban bags and accessories with an intelligent system. All MDLR products are modular and can be combined with click buckles using a high-quality, robust plug-in system. The unisex bags can be put together to suit your taste or requirements. The 100% vegan bags from the MDLR "L-Line" are made of robust nylon in clear colours, catching the fashionable and sporty spirit of the times. In his laudatory speech, Loimi Brautmann put it in a nutshell: "MDLR has its roots in the urban street style scene and reflects the look & feel of this world perfectly. The products stand out for their intelligent design and communication perfectly tailored to the target group. In short: MDLR connects."

Nominees were Airpaq, KeyKeepa and MDLR

The ILM Award

The ILM Award carries prize money of 6,000 euros. The winners in the categories Best in Basics, Best in Fashion and Best Newcomer are selected by a jury of experts. The jury for the ILM Award 2019 included Loimi Brautmann (Urban Media Project, Offenbach), Prof. Madeleine Häse (Pforzheim University, Faculty of Design) Kathrin Hempel (Atelier "Die Taschenmacherin", Alzenau), Simone Reiner (Textilwirtschaft, Deutscher Fachverlag, Frankfurt), Dr. Joachim Stoll (Leder Stoll, Frankfurt), Esther Schulze-Tsatsas and Dimitrios Tsatsas (Tsatsas, Frankfurt)

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Assocalzaturifici (Trade Association for Italian Shoemakers) (Z1284)
THE ITALIAN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY GOES TO MUNICH FOR MODA MADE IN ITALY 2020

The dates of the event have been officially announced, adapted to respond to companies’ requirements and fit into the international calendar. March 15-16 and October 4-6 2020 are the dates of Moda Made in Italy – the international event for high-end footwear and accessories promoted by Assocalzaturifici – bringing together members of the industry and the trade press from southern and central Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The event will once more be held in Munich’s trade fair centre, MOC (Munich Order Centre).

The decision to hold the event on two days in March is dictated by the need to fit the event into Germany’s packed trade fair calendar while responding to the requirements of companies in the industry, who wish to optimise the amount of time they spend at the trade fair with a targeted, less dispersive approach. The initiative aims to maintain continuity with the past despite the event’s new format, guaranteeing that trade fair visitors receive all the usual services and efficiency.

The timing of the event in the second half of the year - during Oktoberfest - is still a critical point, as congestion in the city has an impact on visitors’ decision whether to stay in town longer. The Munich event has always prospered as the last event of the season for the trade, established to give members of the trade more time to think and consider their purchases carefully once they have the initial results of the last season’s sales in hand, at the end of a packed calendar of international and regional events. Changes in the trade fair calendar in recent years and difficult sales dynamics have eroded away our customers’ certainties and resources, so that many of them now prefer to play defensively, giving up courageous, diversified choices in favour of “safer” products, when what they really need is to be bolder in order to stand out and make their range truly unique on a highly competitive, saturated market. Our buyers need more time to think and make the right buying decisions.

In this context of great uncertainty in the European retail business, as evinced by the statistics and attendance at the most recent MICAM and confirmed by dealers’ difficulty and indecision making buying decisions, Moda Made in Italy has decided to postpone its dates to October 4-6, 2020.

The choice of dates for the next edition of Moda Made in Italy will in fact fit into a widerranging strategy responding to the demands of the market and specifically of buyers interested in the range on display at the event, at a time when the industry has a strong focus on the German market, traditionally an important one for Italian shoes, despite its current lack-lustre performance.

145 brands were showcased at the end of September before dealers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who have been showing interest in the excellence of Italian footwear for more than twenty years and, at the end of the season, had another opportunity to complete their orders with the best-selling articles and new trends that emerged in the season.

In 2018 alone, Italy exported almost 34 million pairs of shoes to Germany with a total value in excess of a billion Euros. Last year, Germany confirmed its ranking as the second largest market for Italian footwear in terms of quantity, third largest in terms of value.

“The figures for the first five months of 2019 are not as bad as those of the first quarter, and while still negative in terms of volume (-6%), they have matched the first 5 months of 2018 in terms of value, thanks to an increase in average price per pair,” explains Siro Badon, Assocalzaturifici Chair. “In this scenario, Italian footwear makers are still expressing concern about the German market, as revealed by the orders received from Germany in the second quarter of 2019 (-2.2%, according to a survey conducted among a sample of member companies). This is why we are in the front lines promoting meetings with buyers in the area”.

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Footwear & Accessories Show - Milan Italy (Z1265)
50 YEARS OF BEAUTY WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE: MICAM’S ANNIVERSARY EDITION CELEBRATES INNOVATORS


The sector: the first 5 months saw an increase in the value of exports (+8.4%) and in the trade balance (+13.1%), but a fall in volumes (-0.4% in exports, -2.3% in production) with domestic consumption still sluggish in the first part of the year;

- A total of 1303 exhibitors, comprising 695 Italian and 608 foreign firms, will take part in the trade-fair;

- IT’S SHOE TIME: an exhibition to celebrate our 50th anniversary;

- Creativity and innovation: discovering young talents;

- Dynamism, technology and sport: debut of the PLAYERS DISTRICT;

- Trends and ideas: seminars and workshops for those engaged in the trade

A point of arrival that is, above all, a starting point: with the forthcoming edition, to be held at the Fiera Milano (Rho) from 15-18 September - the first under the supervision of the newly-appointed President Siro Badon - MICAM celebrates its fiftieth anniversary by offering all those engaged in the industry an exciting line-up of new events, activities and experiences.

THE FOOTWEAR SECTOR IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2019

The figures for the sector show a favourable export performance in terms of value (+8.4% in the first 5 months) and a double-digit increase in the trade surplus (+13.1%).
However, there remain serious concerns: shrinking volumes, an increasingly wide gap between large brands and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), difficulties on several major foreign markets and a chronically weak domestic consumption, which after a decade of slow erosion, in the first six months records a 3.7% drop in volume and -3.2% in household spending, with a sharp drop in in-store retail sales (-11% pairs sold, with an approximate 16% drop in expenditure), while online sales continue to grow (+10.3% in quantity and +17.3% in spending), and now accounts for 11% in terms of quantity and 13% in terms of expenditure of total purchases made by Italian households. Chain stores remain stable (stability in terms of volume and an increase of 2.3% in value).

MICAM 88: FIGURES AND BRANDS FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

A total of 1303 exhibitors - 695 Italian and 608 foreign companies – will be showcasing their collections for S/S 2020 at this special edition of the fair, which will cover an area of over 60,000 sqm.

Amongst the big names present this year are returning brands Nero Giardini, Alberto Guardiani and Nine West, and new entries North Sails, Hush Puppies and Donald Pliner. MICAM 88, the 50th anniversary edition, opens in a particularly delicate moment for a sector that generates a turnover of around 14.3 billion euros, employs more than 75,000 workers and exports 85% of its production.

“We are celebrating our fiftieth birthday by looking above all to the future – explains Siro Badon, president of Assocalzaturifici and MICAM – We will be recounting five decades of footwear history with an exhibition that will be set up first at the fair and then at Milan’s MUDEC, a gift to the fashion capital in the form of our history and tradition. But we are not only looking at the past: new creative ideas, start-ups, new values for the sector and original channels of communication are in fact the guidelines we need to follow in order to look forward to the next fifty years”.

IT’S SHOE TIME: THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

The exhibition that celebrates MICAM’s fiftieth anniversary is an exciting and immersive digital story which traces the evolution of shoe fashions, shapes and colours over five decades and depicts footwear as a cultural and social phenomenon which, with its changing trends, colourful characters and inventive creations, is always at the centre of attention. It’s Shoe Time will be set up in Pavilion 1 where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the world of footwear, decade after decade. After MICAM, the exhibition will move to MUDEC, Milan’s Museum of Cultures where it will be open to the public from 19 to 22 September, (with free entry): a ‘gift’ to a city which is at the heart of the international fashion system and which over the years has allowed MICAM to grow and establish itself as the leading event in one of the fashion world’s key sectors: footwear.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: SPOTTING NEW YOUNG TALENT

MICAM 88 will be dedicating ample space to several events that focus particularly on the industry’s prospects for the future and on the talented young people who are likely to become its leading lights in the coming years.

So the Emerging Designers are back once more to astound us with their creative and unusual designs, the original shapes of their models and their use of innovative materials. Starting with this edition, each designer will have the support of an Influencer, as part of an evolution that involves not only the product but also the way it is publicized and promoted. The emerging designers present at MICAM will be: Adult, Anna Baiguera, Annie Gestroemi, Andrea Mondin, Balluta, King Ping, Maison Ernest, Marie Weber, Me.Land, Panafrica, Paolo Ronga, Seven All Around.

The 12 Influencers flanking them: Camilla Agazzone, Giulia Calefato, Rita Capparelli, Francesca Chelli, Valeria Conte, Asia Corvino, Martina Favaro, Eros Grecu, Camilla Lucchi, Martina Panagia, Elisabetta Pistoni, Marianna Zuliani. After its debut at the last edition, the area dedicated to Italian Footwear startups, promoted by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the Ministry of Economic Development, will also be back in September (Fashion Square, pav. 1). The following companies were selected by Suitex International, an international recruitment firm specialising in fashion, to exhibit their collections: Ambleme, Federica Fasoli, Le Scarpe di Marta, Levius, Max Moore, Naglev, P448 Shoes, Samboue, Thomas Neuman.

Another event that is sure to be of great interest to those operating in the industry will be 26th edition of the international contest International Lab of Mittelmoda - The Fashion Award, in which the collections of 25 finalists representing 14 different nations will be shown on the catwalk. The event will be hosted by MICAM on Monday 16 September 2019, starting at 18.30, in the Fashion Square.

Still on the subject of the evolution of the fashion world from a communications point of view, three important Chinese influencers, Danso, HiyaSonya and Sarah, will be at MICAM to provide an exclusive coverage of the trade fair and present the newest and most innovative products on show primarily to an Asian audience.

Making its first appearance at MICAM is the PLAYERS DISTRICT, a brand-new area designed to provide the variegated world of outdoor and sports shoes with its own exclusive space.

With brands such as Lotto, Bjorn Borg, CMP, Dolomite, Joma Sport, Garmont and Skechers, the PLAYERS DISTRICT will liven up pavilion 7 with a preview of the most interesting novelties on the market, in an area inspired by the dynamism of the most exciting sporting events and designed to show off the wide variety of products offered by international brands to the best effect.

Within the new PLAYERS DISTRICT, a special area called The Arena will be set up, where DAMOVE’s thrilling performers and freestylers will take turns to show off their skills and where the first edition of the MICAM TROPHY – Football Edition, a 3 vs 3 soccer tournament with kit sponsored by Lotto, will take place Celebrity testimonial and world champion Gianluca Zambrotta will kick off the tournament on 15 September 2019 from 13.00 to 14.00.

TRENDS AND IDEAS: SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

We have joined up with an exceptional organization with the aim of helping fashion footwear professionals activate and measure the Voices that matter for their brand through a data analysis platform. Accordingly, a new event organised by Launchmetrics and entitled the State of Influencer Marketing 2019. Data, Insights & Panel Discussion on Influence in Fashion Today has been added to our line-up of fashion parades and WGSN seminars and workshops, and is scheduled for Sunday 15 at 16.45.

MICAM IS NOW EVEN MORE SPECIAL: LOUNGE RESERVED FOR TOP BUYERS

At MICAM a select number of top buyers taking part in the trade fair will have the opportunity to access the VIP Lounge, which will offer exclusive services such as a bar and restaurant, cloakroom, left-luggage storage, transportation to the city and airports, as well as the possibility of booking other facilities in the city.

The Lounge will be completely inspired by China: in its 88th edition MICAM has chosen to pick up on the Chinese tradition according to which 88 is a lucky number, and is pleased to extend this happy circumstance to all its most important guests by means of an elegant oriental setting.

In addition, on 17 September a select number of invitees will be able to take part in an exceptional event aimed at presenting the genius typical of our country through one of its main exponents: Leonardo Da Vinci.

With “Art reflects Beauty”, MICAM will commemorate 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci and celebrate its own 50th anniversary, by offering its most important guests a private guided visit to Da Vinci’s Last Supper and an aperitif in Leonardo’s Vineyard.

MIPEL AND HOMI FASHION&JEWELS: AN EXTRA OPPORTUNITY

Those in the fashion world who come to the Fiera Milano primarily to see what MICAM has to offer will also be able to visit two other important exhibitions taking place in adjacent pavilions: Mipel, the leading international show of leather goods and accessories will be held at the same time as MICAM, from 15 to 18 September, while HOMI Fashion&Jewels, the new event focusing on costume jewellery and fashion accessories, is scheduled for 13-16 September.

The next edition of MICAM 89 will be held from 16 to 19 February 2020 and PLUG-Mi the sneakers culture experience is waiting for you from 5 to 6 October 2019 in Pavilion 4 of the Fiera Milano City.

 
 
Eyewear & Ophthalmology Equipment Show - Milan Italy (Z1282)

MIDO’s milestone 50th anniversary.


Work is already under way on the next edition, marking MIDO’s milestone 50th anniversary. “A packed calendar of events is in the works for 2020, designed to involve the entire industry – companies, opticians, buyers, the media and institutions – for a proper celebration of the Golden Edition”, remarked Giovanni Vitaloni, President of MIDO, the largest eyewear fair in the world.

Sustainability is going to be one of the greatest news for MIDO 2020. The goal is to obtain the ISO20121 certification by 2022. The certification defines the requirements for the organization of sustainable events, that must be able to reduce the impact on the environment and on the community, reinforcing the relations with all stakeholders.

In order to support circular economy, plastic free policies have already been implemented. At the same time, employees have been made aware of the policies related to waste of water, paper, food and energy.

The 50th MIDO anniversary will be an opportunity to get the exhibitors involved by dedicating the prize Stand Up For Green, which will be granted to the most sustainable stand.

The last MIDO edition ended in a display of continuity. It matched last year’s results but with a slight uptick that brought the number of visits over the 3 days of industry professionals from 159 countries to approx. 59,500.

The extremely high quality of the products on display in all the pavilions was the thread that ran through MIDO 2019. Many exhibitors expressed their delight with the outcome of the fair, confirming that MIDO is still business-driven: effective for extending one’s network of contacts, making deals and talking trade”, Mr Vitaloni added.

The Milan exhibition expresses a strongly international spirit, yet – compared with the eyewear fairs worldwide - with an Italian attention to design and style. ‘MIDO is not just an event’, Giovanni Vitaloni underlines, ‘It is a combination of different businesses and crafts aimed at nourishing the eyewear business, like ANFAO (the national association of optical articles) or CDV (the medical Commission for the protection and health of sight) and DaTE, the exhibition which is dedicated to the most cutting edge and independent firms’.

The significance of the past edition was also apparent in the caliber of visiting officials and in many sports and entertainment celebrities that were spotted in the halls, proving that MIDO also spells glamour and fashion – a must-attend on the calendars of those who want to rock the latest trends. 

The latest activities have contributed to transform a mainly b2b system into a year around pole of attraction for national and international stakeholders, opinion leaders, buyers, institutions, VIPs, media and influencers.

President Vitaloni mentions that ‘visitors have increased by 20% in the last 5 years, with great satisfaction of exhibitors who record a larger number of contacts and sales’.


 
 
 
 
Sports, Equipment and Leisure Show - Munich Germany (Z1276)
Who will get the gold?
Application period for the ISPO Award 2020 has begun
For the ninth time, ISPO honors outstanding products and services of the sports industry with the renowned
ISPO Award.
Image credit: Messe München industry with the renowned ISPO Award.


For the ninth time, ISPO honors outstanding products and services of the sports industry with the renowned ISPO Award. Companies from the entire sporting goods industry can submit their new products until December 6, 2019. The internationally staffed expert jury judges the products according to a strictly defined catalog of criteria. The well-established seal of quality helps the featured companies attract special attention for their business.


• Seal of quality for the sporting goods industry with a strong external impact

• Registration deadline December 6, 2019


ISPO, the leading international sports business network, presents the ISPO Award every year in recognition of the top products in the sports industry. In doing so, an international and neutral jury of experts made up of media representatives, retailers, athletes, consumers and material experts review several hundred submissions according to certain criteria, such as design, function, sustainability and innovation. David Badalec, responsible for the ISPO Award, explains: “It is the trendsetting, innovative products in particular that carry the sporting goods market forward – and they often find a special way to make sports more enjoyable. This is one aspect we pay special attention to.” Companies from the entire sports industry can submit products – regardless whether they are exhibiting at the ISPO trade fairs.

A prize with a big impact

For many years, the ISPO Award has been the seal of quality for innovation, quality and functionality with a high external impact in various segments - from health & fitness to outdoor and snow sports. Winners benefit from the award in several ways: Specialized retailers focus on products that have been distinguished and add them to their upcoming product ranges. For consumers, the award serves as a reason for buying the product, and journalists use it as a source of information when covering the next season’s highlights.

The winners also receive a comprehensive communications and benefits package. This includes the ISPO Award label, hangtags and stickers for the product award at the point of sale (POS) along with product features and extensive media presence on the ispo.com news platform, all of which generate additional marketing opportunities with greater external impact at sporting goods retailers and with consumers.

Application period with an early-bird bonus

Companies can benefit from special early-bird rates when submitting their products by November 6, 2019. Exhibitors at ISPO Munich and ISPO Beijing pay only an additional 125 Euro (instead of 325 Euro) per product submission with the early bird rate, and 200 Euro (instead of 450 Euro) with the regular rate.

Award ceremony at ISPO Munich

The ISPO Awards are presented at ISPO Munich from January 26 through 29, 2020. All “Products of the Year” and the “Gold Winner” from official ISPO Munich exhibitors will also be presented during ISPO Munich and ISPO Beijing (February 12 through 15, 2020).

More information on the ISPO Award is available online.

About the ISPO Award Over the course of its long history, the ISPO Award has established itself as the seal of quality for the sporting goods industry. The award is a year-round guide to products for the coming season and is aimed at retailers, journalists and end customers. At specialist retailers, for example, the seal of quality is identifiable as a label on the products and visible via point-of-sale systems. The international jury is made up of athletes, retailers, journalists, designers and consumers who choose the best sports products after in-depth discussions and a secret vote. The best innovations in each segment are named “Product of the Year” by the specialist jury. The ISPO Award is presented across a total of 80 different categories, reflecting the wide variety of products of the sporting goods industry. The award-winning products can be viewed all year round at ispo.com.

About ISPO

ISPO is the world’s leading sports network for business professionals and consumer experts. The platform was launched in 1970 and brings together an integrated range of industry-related analog and digital services under the ISPO family brand name. This includes the world’s largest multisegment trade fairs ISPO Munich, ISPO Beijing and ISPO Shanghai as well as OutDoor by ISPO, the online news portal ISPO.com, and the business solutions ISPO Digitize, ISPO Brandnew, ISPO Open Innovation, ISPO Award, ISPO Academy, ISPO Textrends, ISPO Job Market and ISPO Shop. With its far-reaching mix of innovation promotion, industry networking, know-how and editorial insights, ISPO works 365 days a year to support companies and sports enthusiasts, and to foster passion for sport worldwide.

Messe München

Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.

 
 
 
 
 
 
DaTE - fashion eyewear without prescription - Firenze Italy (Z1274)

Next edition: September 19-21, 2020

DaTE LIVES UP TO EXPECTATIONS, DRAWING SELECT EXHIBITORS AND A DISCERNING AUDIENCE TO FLORENCE IN A QUEST FOR THE AVANT-GARDE

Spring event announced to air ideas and insights on the “culture” of international eyewear



The eyewear of the future showcase – the 7th edition of DaTE and the 4th held in Florence – draws to a close. The organizers’ expectations were met and exceeded as trade professionals and select buyers lined up to see the latest eyewear innovations, with the intention of diversifying their own product lines, while scoping out design and avant-garde ingenuity. The array of 121 carefully selected exhibitors led to an increase in the number of overseas visitors. What they saw was research and innovation, experimentation with shapes and colors, as well as a focus on sustainability and materials.

Visitors and exhibitors also used social media to spread the word. During the three days of the show, there were 100,000+ views of content and more than 43,000 people reached through Facebook and Instagram. User engagement was off the charts as they produced, on Instagram alone, more than 3,000 content items, between stories and feeds, using the official hashtags for the event.

Parallel to its B2B event held each Fall, DaTE has decided to forge a new path in the coming year by organizing an international meeting in Milan in the Spring of 2020 that will focus on culture and the world of eyewear. “The idea is to offer an opportunity to share ideas about design, innovation and technology in the realm of eyewear.

A workshop where eyewear experts and technicians come together to share insights and novel ideas about eyewear as a social and cultural object and as an accessory, leaving aside discussion of the commercial aspects” explained DaTE President Giovanni Vitaloni.

The next edition of DaTE is scheduled for September 19th to 21st, 2020.

Updates and news on the website https://dateyewear.com/ social profiles of the event: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dateyewear/ Facebook https://it-it.facebook.com/DateEyewearOfficial/

 
 
 
 
 

MIPEL, the most important international leather goods and fashion accessories show - Milan Italy (Z1270)

MIPEL 116


MIPEL 116: excellent first results as President for Franco Gabbrielli (+ 19% of presences), "we reversed course and now we have to move fast!"

The 116 edition of MIPEL has just ended, an exceptional edition in terms of presence of qualified visitors and events, the first under the presidency of Franco Gabbrielli and the fifth led by Danny D'Alessandro, General Manager of Assopellettieri and CEO of MIPEL.

Sustainability and environmental awareness were the leitmotif of the numerous events and workshops held during the days of the event.

The edition ended by registering a 'boom' in attendance (+ 19% of qualified operators compared to the September 2018 edition) thanks, above all, to the strong increase in buyers from the EU and from the main world reference markets of the Italian leather goods sector.

In particular, with regard to the European market, there was a strong increase in visitors from Germany (+27.80%), Spain (+ 23.16%), United Kingdom (+19.46%), Switzerland (+13.22%) and France (+8.44%). As for the non-EU markets, the performance recorded by buyers from South Korea (+17.58%) and China (+6.36%) should be highlighted. Japan is the first "visitor" country of MIPEL, followed by the Russian Federation. The presence of US visitors slightly decreased (- 2.76%).

The panorama is completed by the strong increase in Italian visitors (+12.37%). In this regard, Franco Gabbrielli, after thanking his predecessor Riccardo Braccialini for his excellent work, states: "We have closed an exceptional edition which, apart from the numbers, has garnered the satisfaction of exhibitors and buyers, and this is what matter the most for me. This satisfaction is the perfect attention-grabber for our trade fair and gives us the right incentive to work hard on the future. On the future - continues Gabbrielli - I have clear ideas: fashion is innovation, courage and a touch of ruthlessness. I like to surprise!"

The next edition of MIPEL will take place from 16th to 19th February 2020 at Fieramilano-Rho, coinciding with Micam and Homi and overlapping with the first day of Milan Fashion Week.

 
 
 
Inhorgenta, International Trade Fair for Jewellery, Watches, Design, Gemstones and Technology - Munich Germany (Z1280)1

INHORGENTA MUNICH focuses on a new, innovative concept in Hall C2




INHORGENTA MUNICH will present Hall C2 with a new look in February 2020, curating the sophisticated, socially relevant topics of sustainability and future retail with trendsetting special exhibits and lecture series. Visitors to INHORGENTA MUNICH can experience the new C2 hall concept at the Messe München exhibition center from February 14 through 17, 2020.

Trends and inspiration, promotion of young talent and one-of-a-kind jewelry: Together, they will make the “Contemporary Design & Vision” hall the leading platform for modern jewelry design.

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, on the new hall concept: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is constantly growing. Sustainability and future retail are topics that concern the entire jewelry industry. By realigning Hall C2, we want to make our mark and be a catalyst for moving these issues forward.”

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA, continues: “We came together with industry experts and asked how we could make the hall even more attractive and forward-looking in order to inspire exhibitors and visitors with a full sensory experience. With this new direction, we are creating space for two current topics that affect the industry.”

Hall design: Focus on sustainability

The central area of the hall has been redefined to highlight the aspect of sustainability, which is particularly evident through the use of natural materials such as wood, glass, felt and wool. These elements will be used at the trade fair for several years and then recycled.

The hall’s new design invites visitors to think about the origin of materials. At the same time, it draws attention to the responsible use of resources. Along the prominent center line, visitors are immersed in the biosphere: deep, saturated natural tones, planted green zones, moss-covered seating surfaces, hanging gardens in the catering area and waterfall projections with forest sounds as an acoustic backdrop.

Main content on the cutting edge

Sustainability and future retail are not only a design highlight, they are also a main content focus of the hall. The central contact point is at the heart of Hall C2 in an area dedicated to these issues: In the space that formerly hosted the INHORGENTA Forum, there is now a format similar to the internationally established Trendfactory—with lectures, panel discussions and networking opportunities. It is where the industry’s key questions will be addressed: How will retail develop in the context of omni-channel presentation options and customer centricity? What are the opportunities and risks from the global megatrend of sustainability for the watch, jewelry and gemstone segment?

Also taking place in Hall C2 is the INHORGENTA Brand New, a forum for young designers and goldsmiths. In addition, the hall is host to the INHORGENTA Campus with individual spaces for schools and colleges and the INHORGENTA Campus Podium for issues relevant to the industry’s young talent.

The redesigned hall will also serve as the exhibition space for the INHORGENTA AWARDS, where the three finalists in each category will be showcased for the duration of the event. Silversmiths will also play an important role: The exhibition space in Hall C2 will dedicate just as much attention to silver objects as to new materials.

About INHORGENTA MUNICH

INHORGENTA MUNICH, the international trade fair for watches, jewelry and gemstones is the order and communication platform for the industry and reflects the market in all its diversity. Spread over six halls at Messe München, exhibitors from across the globe will present their latest creations.

Through its extensive supporting program, comprising the Jewelry Shows, the INHORGENTA FORUM and the INHORGENTA AWARD, the trade fair offers an in-depth overview of international trends and developments. In 2018, the trade fair brought 1,026 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 27,000 visitors from 70 countries to Munich.

The next INHORGENTA MUNICH will be held from February 14 to 17, 2020. Messe München Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies.

Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München as well as abroad.

Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, and with around 70 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a truly global presence.

 
 
 
   
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