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Footwear & Accessories Show - Milan Italy
Leather Goods & Accessories Show - Offenbach Germany
Italian Fashion Trends Show - Milan Italy
Sports, Euipment and Leisure Show - Munich Germany
Video President Annarita Pilotti 2015-2019 - Assocalzaturifici
Leather Goods & Accessories Show - Offenbach Germany
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Italian Fashion Trends Show - Milan Italy (Z1246)

Creating a coherent and responsive system

A system partnership.  Integration with the segment that follow on from the production chain.  The aim is to shorten times and distances between the various players and respond to the new challenges of the global fashion industry that call for increasingly fast action and answers for the markets.  A way to unite and join forces, thanks to the melting pot of quality that is Italian fashion.

TheOneMilano is looking beyond its borders and has established a partnership with CBI-Camera Buyer Italia to increase the opportunities for trade between brands and end consumers, thanks to the multi-faceted identity of the network of the 100 best Italian shops. The partnership between the women's haut-à-porter exhibition - a pioneer and promoter of an innovative trade fair format - and the most important association between luxury multi-brands in Italy will directly connect top-end companies with the retail universe in an even broader way.  It's a strategy to anticipate the demands of the various consumers through awareness of local trends in order to offer the best shopping experience.

With the project TheOne & CBI The Best Shops, the exhibition that is ambassador for Italian-made goods bolsters its image as an observatory, laboratory and privileged showcase for the stars of fashion: from big-name
brands with impressive heritages, to excellent small and medium-sized companies, the epitome of the wealth of the Italian and international production chain, as well as luxury start-ups and their premium collaborations. 

The first results of this important and innovative partnership will be revealed at the next TheOneMilano, taking place from 19 to 22 September 2019 in the pavilions of fieramilanocity.

Two projects are scheduled that will make the event even more exciting, with two new areas dedicated to the best total looks chosen from those presented by the brands at the event and to the boldest new talent.

The first is The Best ONE Pics: an area devoted to displaying the total looks chosen by CBI fashion buyers after poring over the garments and accessories from the collections of over one hundred brands taking part in the next TheOneMilano.

The second area, The Best ONE New Talents, is an international stage for young must-have brands. These are designers whose creations are content-heavy in terms of research, that convey a visionary new message and that are therefore worthy of our attention and support.

TheOneMilano, 19-22 September @fieramilano

Leather Goods & Accessories Show - Offenbach Germany (Z1244)

The 151st ILM offers a touch of glamour with an attractive framework program

Once again, the next ILM - the leading international fair for the leather and luggage industry - is fully booked, down to every last corner. When the fair doors open in Offenbach from 7 to 9 September 2019, around 300 exhibitors from over 25 countries will be presenting their collections of leather goods, luggage, school items, umbrellas and fashion accessories for the 2020 summer season. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit everyone in this time either”, regretted Arnd Hinrich Kappe, managing director of Messe Offenbach.

ILM The Award 2019. Exhibitors and visitors of the 151st fair can look forward to exciting side events. A touch of glamour will envelop the trade fair city on the River Main during the festive ILM awards ceremony on 7 September. The winners in the various categories will be selected by a top-class jury in advance.

Inspiration & Orders. As always, the ILM will present an impressive and carefully curated program. The shows have been given a redesign. The new motto “Runway” puts a clearer focus on the product. Bags, suitcases and accessories are stylishly presented in harmony with the individual wishes and requirements of the different brands. The division into the segments "Bag World“ and "Travel World“ has been retained and offers buyers valuable help with placing successful orders. In addition, various inspiring talks on topics of interest to the trade such as retail, marketing and trends provide a lot of fresh new impulses for individual businesses. But the ILM also offers plenty of opportunity for personal contacts, which is particularly important in this digital age. On Sunday evening exhibitors and visitors can network in a relaxed atmosphere at the "After Work Party" in the foyer of the fair.

Around 6,000 trade visitors from over 50 countries are expected at the ILM Summer Styles 2019. The number of buyers from the textile and footwear industry has seen particularly strong growth over many years. The same can be said of the internationality of the visitors. All over the world, the ILM is seen as a reliable international order fair and is a popular meeting venue for the industry.

Key information at a glance

Opening times:
7 to 9 September 2019, daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (trade visitors only)

ILM The Award 2019 – awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, 7 September 2019 (Personal invitation only)
Fashion Forecast autumn/winter 2020/21 at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 8 September 2019
After Work Party at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 8 September 2019
Daily: various talks and Runway Shows

Prices/ fair catalogue:
Day ticket: 12 EUR
Season ticket: 18 EUR
Tickets may be purchased online at after prior registration. The fair catalogue can be ordered from Messe Offenbach about two weeks before the fair for a dispatch/handling charge. The catalogue is available free of charge at the trade fair.

Assocalzaturifici (Trade Association for Italian Shoemakers) (Z1249)

LA MODA ITALIANA @ SEOUL: from 9 to 11 July at the Westin Chosun Hotel

Tommaso Cancellara, General Director of Assocalzaturifici

Ente Moda Italia turns the spotlights on the new collections of 28 Italian brands, in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia and Assocalzaturifici. Great expectations for the latest edition of the project that presents Italian style to South Korea, one of the most responsive and dynamic markets of the moment.

Ente Moda Italia is back in South Korea with a new edition of “La Moda Italiana @ Seoul”, the exhibition-rendezvous that has been presenting a selection of collections from Italian companies to the Korean market for fourteen seasons.

From Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 July 2019, inside the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel, one of the most beautiful hotels in downtown Seoul, the protagonists will be 28 Italian brands with their new men’s and women’s fashion collections for spring-summer 2020 featuring: clothing, accessories, bags and luggage, footwear, millinery, coats and jackets, knitwear and total looks.

Once again this edition of “La Moda Italiana @ Seoul” is produced in close cooperation with Sistema Moda Italia and Assocalzaturifici and will involve the promotional consultancy of People of Taste, the innovative business agent platform that supports international designers and their creativity on the South Korean market. In fact, EMI has launched the web portal, in collaboration with People of Taste, which will provide members of the trade with lots of useful information about the event and the participating companies.

“Our presence in Seoul is an important opportunity for small and medium sized Italian businesses to present their collections and maximize the quality of their products vis-à-vis South Korean fashion retailers”, says Alberto Scaccioni, CEO of Ente Moda Italia. ”Past seasons have thrown up concrete and significant feedback on the part of sector players – at the last summer edition there were over 900 buyers, these included the country’s most important department stores, big fashion groups and the top retailers and independent multi-brands – and, for this reason at this edition we have once again registered great interest on the part of Italian companies, also considering the trend of our exports to this country. The updated figures regarding exports to Korea, recorded by Confindustria Moda show that, in the first three months of 2019, Italian fashion-textiles performed really well, with an overall increase of +22%, confirming the great vivacity of a market that appreciates Italian style and creativity. Undoubtedly our participation at Seoul is confirmed as a strategic tool at the service of Italian companies that we also realize thanks to the synergic collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia and Assocalzaturifici with which we share the objective of top quality promotion of our country’s fashion”.

“A sector like footwear well represents the value and the journey of Made in Italy fashion: in fact, like many other industries, footwear finds the most important part of its commercial expression in the international market. Looking at the latest sector surveys, Italy is in third place among the exporters on a worldwide level and is in second place for leather footwear” observes Tommaso Cancellara, General Director of Assocalzaturifici. “Our production finds its most important interlocutors in Asian countries and the ongoing dialogue with them represents an essential condition for keeping the interest of our buyers on this continent alive and demonstrating the value of the research and quality that is contained within a Made in Italy product. So a rendezvous like “La Moda Italiana @ Seoul” constitutes an ideal moment for allowing companies in our industry to enter into contact with a market that is ready to welcome them, as well as to reaffirm the quality of our footwear, the strong identity of which represents an Italian flag in the world.”

This edition of La Moda Italiana @ Seoul will also feature the special partnerships of Kimbo caffè and Misura Corea whose products will contribute to offering an Italian-style welcome to the Korean buyers coming to the event to meet Italian entrepreneurs.

Here are the brands that will be participating at this edition:


For more information:

EMI - ENTE MODA ITALIA, was established in 1983 by the Sistema Moda Italia and Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana to promote, propagate and valorize Made in Italy abroad. Within the context of this mission, EMI organizes the participation of qualified Italian firms in some of the most important international trade fairs which include Italian Fashion @ CPM Collection Première Moscow, Italian Fashion @ Capsule in New York, Italian Fashion @ Liberty Fairs in New York and Las Vegas, La Moda Italiana @ Almaty (Kazakhstan), La Moda Italiana @ Kiev, La Moda Italiana @ CENTRESTAGE in Hong Kong and La Moda Italiana @ Project Tokyo.

ASSOCALZATURIFICI represents, on a national level, businesses of an industrial nature that operate in the footwear production sector. It includes around 600 registered companies and is the spokesperson for an industry which comprehensively invoices over € 14.2 billion, employs 75,600 people and exports 85% of its production. The association’s mission is to contribute to the establishment of an innovative, entrepreneurial, international and sustainable system that is capable of promoting the economic, social, civil and cultural growth of the country. Assocalzaturifici is part of the European Footwear Confederation and is a regular member of Confindustria. In March 2017 it joined Confindustria Moda, the federation which brings together the businesses and associations in the fashion textiles sector and the complementary ambassadors of the excellences of Italian manufacturing.

Assocalzaturifici (Trade Association for Italian Shoemakers) (Z1248)

Sustainability, education & training and internationalisation: Siro Badon,
the new Assocalzaturifici chair,

explains the guidelines of his mandate

Siro Badon, the new Assocalzaturifici chair

Increasing the focus on sustainability, with communication campaigns and targeted actions, requesting tax exemption for new samples and education and training activities, and establishing a scientific committee for MICAM.

This is the vision of the new Chair, with modernisation and continuity, ever at the service of the footwear businesses.

The Assocalzaturifici General Meeting, which met in Milan this morning during the Assembly of Confindustria Moda, proclaimed Siro Badon, of shoe manufacturer De Robert, as the Chair of Assocalzaturifici for the 2019-2023 four-year period.

The newly elected Chair has outlined a few policies that will steer his mandate: Made in Italy, innovation in the industry, sustainability of the production cycle, focus on the world of trade fairs and dialogue with the institutions: these were just some of the aspects highlighted in his speech.


Mr Badon’s policy speech placed the emphasis on innovation, understood both as product research & development and as a focus on education and training and on the need for institutions to do their bit to make it effective, with tax relief and targeted actions.

Research, in particular, characterised by both new production techniques and creativity and fashion content for the creation of new samples, plays a strategic role in the realm of goods made in Italy and must be subject to tax exemption and relief.

Training and education is also strategic in order to prevent the loss of professionalism and to make sure the next generation enters the industry with modern skills: to this effect, the Association aims to be the driver of policies for the transfer of skills between the regions and to foster ever-closer relations with Universities and higher technical institutes.

Regional resources, requested through hard lobbying in Italy and Europe, and an increased focus on interprofessional funds shall be the tools giving concrete expression to Assocalzaturifici’s action on the matter of the industry’s professionalisation.

The new chair also reaffirmed the desire to strengthen the association’s network of relations in Italy and to deploy targeted actions through research and innovation plans and projects, including as part of the new EU programme for 2021-2027 in partnership with CEC (European Confederation of the Footwear Industry).


Mr Badon reminded those present of how sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of the future, given consumers’ growing sensitivity to this theme, but also considering the need for businesses to save resources, cut down on waste and optimise energy supply.

According to the new chair, it has now become essential for this reason to draw up a strategic plan, in which CIMAC, Research & Development and Education and Training will play a fundamental role within Assocalzaturifici, to help reduce environmental impact and step up the circular economy approach in the fashion industry. The association will also be busy with a communication campaign diffused through international trade fair events, but not only.

In the context of production certification, Mr Badon reaffirmed, in particular, the role of CIMAC as one of the fundamental assets when it comes to the quality of production. He also observed how it should be strengthened, including through cross-cutting partnerships in the fashion industry to build an even more effective network of synergies and services for businesses.


With regard to market strategies, the newly elected chair announced that the trade fair policies and internationalisation activities will be supported and strengthened, in partnership with the ITA, through promotional and trade missions, scouting on the markets and incoming buyer programmes to present the assets of the Italian footwear industry to international customers: history, tradition, savoir faire, but above all savoir vivre, the Italian way of life.

He then reasserted the Association’s support to promote attendance of the Member Companies at foreign events, with a view to consolidating and boosting the presence of Italian companies on the various markets.

In the context of trade fairs, Mr Badon reminded those present that MICAM is the world’s best showcase of shoes made by small-medium and large Italian companies, announcing the intention to establish a Technical and Scientific Committee made up of representatives from Confindustria Moda, experts from the fashion world, influencers, sociologists, industry consumption analysts and exhibitors. The Committee will constantly interact and discuss with the Chair to make attendance of companies and buyers at the event even more widespread and strategic.


Following on seamlessly from Assocalzaturifici’s activity over the recent years, the new Chair reaffirmed the commitment and presence of the association in the districts to share the problems of the entrepreneurs and work with them to identify common solutions.

Among the aspects of particular importance for the new chair is the lobbying concerning the importance of Italian-made goods in Italy, in the EU and in all other major footwear-producing countries, so that, with the support of the various industry organisations and Confindustria Moda, common policies and initiatives can be boosted to make the “made in...” label and certificate of product origin mandatory.

Assocalzaturifici’s lobbying with the various Italian and European institutions will focus on themes such as cutting the cost of work, in an ongoing collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Development, but also with ITA, SACE and SIMEST.


Siro Badon was born in Padua and joined the family business - Saonara-based shoe manufacturer De Robert Srl - in 1976, working with his father, who founded the company in 1955, and with his brother Roberto in production management. Later on, he was responsible for the administrative management of the company, of which he became the Chairman in 1986.

Since the 1990s, he has focused on the business area, establishing the company in Northern Europe and embarking on a number of trips to Asia, where he has signed important trade agreements in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

For achieving these objectives, which have consolidated De Robert on the international scene, he was awarded the “Marco Polo” prize by Unioncamere del Veneto in 2010, as recognition for the significant internationalisation achieved by a SME.

Among the roles held in institutions and his positions within associations, he was a member of the General Council of Confindustria Venezia Rovigo, he was on the Board of Governors of NeaFidi, Confindustria Padova, Confindustria Veneto, Politecnico Calzaturiero and, at a national level, he was Deputy Chair of Assocalzaturifici in charge of Education and Training for 8 years.

He has been Chair of the Consorzio Maestri Calzaturieri del Brenta [Consortium of Master Shoemakers of Brenta] (ACRiB) since 2011. In the same year, he was unanimously called upon to lead ACRiB, becoming the Consortium's Chair in the year of its 50th anniversary. To ensure its continuity for another 50 years, he has steered ACRiB on the fundamental pathway of system integration with Confindustria Venezia Area Metropolitana di Venezia e Rovigo, for which he is coming to the end of his term as the Chair of ACRiB-Footwear Division.

Milan, 26 June 2019

Footwear & Accessories Show - Milan Italy (Z1243)

Increasingly detailed profiling to ensure a well-targeted offer and products, that has already received positive feedback from operators in the last edition.

Through its visitor surveys MICAM aims to improve its services and offer for Italian and foreign operators attending the next edition of the event on 15-18 September 2019 in Fiera Milano (Rho).
For this reason, MICAM has once again refined its profiling and analysis tools, to more accurately capture the snapshot of the public at the Event and offer increasingly targeted facilities and opportunities.


In today’s world offering online services is essential, which is why the website was overhauled and optimised in the second half of 2017 to make browsing and interaction even easier for users.

The new website is currently used by about 82% of our visitors.

In general, 96% of MICAM87 visitors registered electronically for the event (82% from the website, and 14% using the totem poles).


For the last edition of MICAM, operators descended on Milan from five continents: with the bulk coming from Europe, 85.2%, and 9.8% from Asia, 1.9% from North America, 1.6% from Africa, 1% from South America and 0.5% from Australia.

The average visitor shares for the last 8 editions are as follows: 84.5% Europa, 11.0% Asia, 1.8% North America, 1.5% Africa, 0.7% Australia, 0.5% South America.

Compared to the winter edition of 2018, the latest edition saw an increase in visitors from North America (+0.2%), Africa (+0.3%) and South America (+0.5%).

Looking to Asian visitors, the February 2019 edition principally saw most visitors come from Japan (19%), Turkey (18.3%) and China (15.8%), while the main countries of origin for European visitors were Italy (56%), Spain (5.5%), France (4.3%) and Germany (4%).


For the 87th edition of MICAM there were significant variations in the number of visitors from Spain, France and Germany.

Visitors from Spain made up 5.5% of European visitors and 4.7% of overall visitors at MICAM87. In the same edition, 48% of Spanish visitors worked as retailers. The number of Spanish visitors was up +9.7% compared to MICAM’s February 2018 edition.

Visitors from France made up 4.3% of European visitors and 3.7% of overall visitors at MICAM87, with 60% of French visitors working as retailers.

More than a quarter of French visitors came from two French cities, the capital Paris and nearby Aubervilliers.

Visitors from Germany made up 4.0% of European visitors and 3.4% of overall visitors at MICAM87, with 54% of German visitors working as retailers.

60% of German visitors came from the regions Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bayern and Baden Wuttemberg, while 13% came from the capital Berlin.


Compared to the February 2018 edition, there was a net increase in the share of visitors from Lombardy, Marche and Campania, while the share of visitors from Veneto and Tuscany was stable.


An important indicator from the profiling of professionals attending MICAM is their choices regarding the exhibition offer.

In the 87th edition the level of interest for footwear increased to 88% of interviewees, which can be divided into people stating a single choice (49%) and those stating multiple choices (39% footwear + other).

The share of operators whose choices represent a tangible business opportunity for exhibitors is high: indeed, in the previous edition, 64% of visitors had a decision-making role in purchase choices.

In particular, 38% were independent decision-makers, while 26% were involved in decisions (this section of the form was amended starting from ed86, to improve visitor profiling).


In general, from among Italian visitors, men represent a slight majority, while this proportion is reversed among foreign visitors, where there is a slight majority of women.

The most prevalent age category is 40-60 year-olds (more than 53% of visitors).

71% of Italian visitors and 63% of foreign visitors represent SMEs (< €1 million turnover), while 11% of foreign visitors represent large companies.

Retailing is the most popular profession amongst operators in attendance. In the last edition of MICAM, almost 26% of Italian «retailer» visitors came from Lombardy, followed by 10% from Piedmont, with Emilia Romagna, Veneto and Campania following.

Only 3% of Italian retailers at the event came from the Marche region. Considering agents, the most represented region was Lombardy (23%), followed by Veneto, Marche, Tuscany, then Campania and Emilia Romagna.

Even with regard to visitors from abroad, after retailers (36%), the greatest share of professions, compared to the average, is represented by Producers, Designers and Wholesalers. A lower percentage of foreign visitors are Agents and general interest visitor numbers are low (Other 2%).


MICAM is preparing for the next appointment with a new image – the latest photo by Javier Valhonrat which completes an exciting three-year campaign encompassing six editions of the International Footwear Exhibition inspired by Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, with as many engaging images defining these recent editions.

In the final stage of this journey, amidst the vices and virtues of the human soul and the quest for the purest form of beauty, the spectator is placed before an image of candour and tenderness, in the pastel coloured frame of the celestial spheres.

These images represent the closing chapter of an incredible tale, with a metaphysical and otherworldly charm, which can be interpreted on a variety of levels. A poem through images that represents a pure paraphrase of the beauty of shoes, inspired by an abiding love and an infinite creative drive, like that which moves the sun and the other stars.

MICAM 88 will be taking place between 15 and 18 September 2019 in Fiera Milano. This will be a very special edition of MICAM as it will be celebrating, along with the exhibitors, visitors and other industry professionals from all over the world, the “first 50 years” of the event!

The MICAM universe is on Stay tuned!

Eyewear & Ophthalmology Equipment Show - Milan Italy (Z1233)
The 2019 edition of the
MIDO Eyewear Show closes


The 49th MIDO, the largest eyewear fair in the world, 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 to approx. 59,500 industry professionals from 159 countries.

“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”, remarked Giovanni Vitaloni, President of MIDO.

The significance of this edition was also apparent in the caliber of visiting officials. Filled with amazement and admiration, one after another, the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Alberto Bonisoli; Vice Minister of Economic Development, Dario Galli; Councilor for Digital Transformation and Citizen Services for the City of Milan, Roberta Cocco; and Councilor for Tourism, Regional Marketing and Fashion for the Lombardy Region, Lara Magoni, toured the pavilions during the three days of the show.

Many sports and entertainment celebrities were spotted in the halls, proving that MIDO also spells glamor and fashion – a must-attend on the calendars of those who want to rock the latest trends.
Digital media never slept: the wonder of MIDO was broadcast live on MIDOTV, which produced 130 videos this year, transmitted live on YouTube, garnering 100,000+ views just during the 3 days of the fair. Instagram and Facebook posts reached a million impressions as the excitement of exhibitors, visitors, bloggers and VIPs was captured with the hashtag #MIDO2019.

With MIDO 2019 over, 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 Gold Edition”, concludes Vitaloni.

See you next year: February 29 - March 2, 2020!

The wonder continues … #Livethewonder

Sports, Euipment and Leisure Show - Munich Germany (Z1207)
ISPO Munich points the industry toward the future

ISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods, ended today with a successful attendance total of about 80,000 visitors. Even though the winter weather made it difficult for some visitors to attend the fair, it also brightened spirits in the 18 halls of Messe München. In addition to innovations in the areas of winter sports, outdoor and fitness, the industry learned how to remain attractive to consumers of the future. The issues of sustainability, digitalization and, for the first time, eSports played a major role here. 
Lectures and games were broadcast from the new eSports Arena via an own Twitch channel

•About 80,000 visitors from 120 countries
•Sustainability and digitalization are the talk of the trade fair
•ISPO Munich Sports Week excites consumers

Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, says: “ISPO Munich showed there is a deep, untapped pool of potential for the brands and retailers of the sporting goods industry. This can fuel growth and, above all, energize the industry. We also successfully introduced the area of eSports this year.” Talks and games were broadcast from the new eSports arena on the fair’s own Twitch channel. More than 300,000 viewers over the past three days clearly demonstrated the range of eSport. This creates a tremendous opportunity for the entire sports industry, particularly in terms of reaching young target groups. Digitalization plays a key role here. “Failing to think digitally is not an option,” says Stefan Herzog, General Secretary of the Association of German Sports Retailers. “The world is changing. Each of us must change, too. ISPO Munich offers specialist retailers everything they need to be competitive today and tomorrow.” “According to Herzog, new platforms such as ISPO Digitize are the ideal complement. Since its premiere a year ago, ISPO Digitize has become the place to go for manufacturers and retailers of sporting goods who want to learn about digital products and services—and, above all, visualize the potential of digitalization. The next ISPO Digitize Summit will be held on July 3 and 4, 2019, in Munich.

Focus topic sustainability - consumers are demanding more resource-efficient and recyclable products

Sustainability is becoming a higher priority

“Each of us is responsible for our planet,” Dittrich says. “The sporting goods industry can do its part by using sustainable materials and production processes.” Consumers are also increasingly demanding that products be made in an environmentally conscious manner and be recyclable. “The industry has an opportunity to become trailblazers and to set standards before government regulators take matters into their own hands,” state Arne Strate, General Secretary of the European Outdoor Group (EOG). He adds, “sustainability has also become a business model.”

ISPO Munich Sports Week and Night Run

For sports fans beyond the exhibition halls, the ISPO Munich Sports Week took place for the second time: a joint initiative with sporting goods retailers, fitness partners and brands that is designed to fuel Munich’s passion for sports with a large number of activities. More than 170 events provide a week’s worth of athletic excitement and fun for consumers. The highlight was the ISPO Munich Night Run presented by BUFF® on February 2, an event that drew a record number of about 650 participants. “It was a great race and the perfect way to start the year,” says Florian Neuschwander, a professional runner who won the event. The ISPO Munich Sports Week will continue through February 9.

ISPO Munich in numbers

Around 80,000 industry visitors from 120 countries came to Munich (2018: 83,606). The countries with the largest number of visitors (in this order) were Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland, Great Britain and the Russian Federation.

A total of 2,943 exhibitors showcased their products and innovations. This represents an increase of 5 percent over the previous year. The share of international exhibitors also set a record at 89 percent (2018: 88 percent). The largest participant groups by country were Germany, China, France, Great Britain, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.

The next ISPO Munich will be held from January 26 to 29, 2020, in Munich.

Other dates include Outdoor by ISPO from June 30 through July 3, 2019; ISPO Digitize on July 3 and 4, 2019; and ISPO Shanghai from July 5 to 7, 2019.


You will find more details and background information about the four days of the trade fair and other industry news at The media database offers photo material. All ISPO TV reports are available on our website and in our media library.

ISPO Munich: Survey "Women in the sports business" As a target group, women are
gaining ground, but not in management
positions - Z1202

ISPO Trend Report
Digital, individual and sustainable: Winter
sports trends for 2019/2020
- Z1201

Highlights, innovations, and sports stars
- Z1197
Second ISPO Munich sports week carries enthusiasm for sports from the trade fair
to the city - Z1195

ISPO Award jury honors the most innovative
sports products for 2019/2020 - Z1192
Hall B5 to bring skiing together under one
roof at ISPO - Z1191
DA-TE, which means “fashion eyewear, without prescription - Firenze Italy (Z1250)


DaTE, the event dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, opens Saturday, September 21stat the Leopoldadi Firenze exhibition center.

In a return to “the origins”, to the Eastern inspiration behind the name of the show, several exhibit areas –Yin, Yang, Tao and Zen – have been redefined for the 7th edition. In fact, DA-TE is a Japanese movement that, translated, means “trendy eyewear, without prescription”. Asian young people wear glasses because they are cool and they want to make a fashion statement, not because they need vision correction. 

The 7th edition journeys along the path of Eastern philosophy, offering a new roadmap, from Zen intuition to the simplicity and strength of the Tao, to the energy and balance of Yin and Yang.  Taking up the oriental tradition, the chings(representing water, fire, air etc.) will guide the whole event by suggesting DaTe as ‘’seeing’’ in advance, as an avant-garde of eyewear.

DaTE, indeed, encompasses different inner worlds personality, identity and ways of perceiving an exceptionally innovative design object. It stakes its claim as a source of inspiration for a different vision of the world of eyewear.
Again this year, the exhibitors who will fill the halls of the Leopolda were carefully selected from companies all around the globe – from the US to Japan, by way of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Russia, the UK, Spain, Portugal, France and, of course, Italy.

Admission to DaTE is free of charge and open only to industry professionals and the press. Registration is required. For accreditation, go to where you’ll find a completely revamped graphic interface.

DaTE is open Saturday September 21st and Sunday 22nd from 10 - 7; and Monday September 23rdfrom 10 - 5.

The official hashtags are #dateyewear2019and#shapingavantgarde





Stazione Leopolda

Viale Fratelli Rosselli, 5 – Florence, Italy

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, 10am to 7pm – Monday 23 September,10am to 5pm

Admission is free; registration required

International Footwear Exhibition organized by Assocalzaturifici
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