16 – 17 TH JUNE 2009

European Confederation of the Footwear Industry
European Confederation
of the Footwear Industry

Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry (PIPS) had a great pleasure to organize in Poland The European Footwear Forum and General Assembly of CEC. The event took place in the historical city of Krakow on 16 – 17 June 2009. We were happy to host the representatives of 14 Federations from Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Italy and Great Britain.

The crucial problems discussed during two-days meeting:

  • Antidumping procedure
  • The World situation of the Footwear Industry
  • Statistical Data of the Footwear Industry in each of Member countries
  • Environment: Reach, DMF
  • Made-In
  • Eco-Label
  • Children Footwear
  • Counterfeiting
  • Social Dialogue

Forum was full of heated disputes, what was the result of vital problems discussed during the meetings. Each country involved has different experiences and faces slightly different problems, but there is one common aim – fair competition on the international footwear market. It was the leading topic of the Event.

Congratulations to Mr. Vito Artioli – President of ANCI who was elected the new Chairman of CEC on the 17th June 2009r.

We hope that possibility to participate in the less official part of the meeting, e.g. guided tour around the city of Krakow let the foreign guests to get familiar with the Polish culture and national heritage.