• HIGH-END SHOE -Final Conference at theMICAM

    2017-09-14 | ctcp

      The Erasmus + project High-End Shoe will hold its final conference on 19 September 2017 from 15h-17h at theMICAM shoe fair in Milan, Italy.

      Partners will present the new developed qualification profile and training programme, and participants will also learn from renown European High-End brands about their priorities and best practices. The aim of the HES project is to strengthen High-End footwear manufacturing in Europe by developing a new profile and corresponding vocational training programme.


      15:00h – Welcome
      Speaker: Stefano Miotto - CEO, Politecnico Calzaturiero

       15:10h – High-end and Luxury in the European footwear sector
      Speaker: Carmen Arias - Secretary General, European Confederation of Footwear Industry

      15:20h – The need for a specific profile and training programme: The High-End Shoe project
      Speaker: Rita Souto, CTCP (Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre)

      15:40h – First pilot exercise: Testimonials from the trainees
      Speaker: Angela Zuin – student of the Practical Training Weeks
      15:55h – Craftsmanship and Digital Evolution
      Companies love craft tradition which can be complemented with innovative technologies. Both worlds can be merged, e.g. in e-commerce (engaging and serving the new generation of luxury clients) and foot recognition apps (to transport the bespoke to online).
      ·         Giacomo Fioravanti, Calzaturificio Fratelli Borgoli) – High-end business model
      ·         Hugo Ferreira, Calçado Centenárío – High-end business model
      ·         Antonio Quirici, Consorzio Cuoio di Toscana – The importance of high-quality materials
      ·         Giulio Finzi - Secretary General, NETCOMM (Italian eCommerce Association) - The new digital consumer: mobile, social, cross-channel
      ·         Giorgio Raccanelli - Snapfeet (powered by TRYA) - Foot recognition apps

      Open Discussion
      16:50h – Promoting international partnerships between designers and manufacturing SMEs in the fashion and high-end sector: The WORTH initiative
      Speaker: Cristina Molina, AITEX

       17:00h – Closure, coffee and networking

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