States General of Leather Goods returns



Florence is once again hosting the annual event wanted and promoted by Assopellettieri to take stock of the state of the sector and discuss future scenarios together with representatives of politics, institutions and businesses. To be held on Oct. 18th (9:30 a.m.) in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio, the third edition of the Stati Generali della Pelletteria Italiana (States General of Italian Leather Goods), dedicated to one of the pivotal supply chains of Made in Italy. Three plenary sessions will characterize this edition: two open to the public and one reserved for members with the involvement of representatives from government, institutions, industry and fashion, who will alternate throughout the day. Opening the proceedings will be the greeting of the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella with Franco Gabbrielli and Andrea Calistri, respectively President and Vice President of Assopellettieri with responsibility for the Tuscan district. The first session is the presentation of the results of the strategic study carried out by the strategic consulting firm The European House - Ambrosetti, the second focuses on the challenges for the competitiveness of leather goods, and the third on the future of the sector and the role of institutions. Closing remarks by leading figures from the political world are also planned. In addition to the partnership with The European House - Ambrosetti and collaboration with UNIC and Lineapelle, supporting the event as Main Sponsor will be Intesa Sanpaolo. Other supporting sponsors include Savino del Bene, Starhotels, DedaGroup Stealth, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), YKK Italia, Astra Srl, Gi Group, Mirta and Studio Grassi Design. In the three meetings prior to the national event in Florence, leather goods companies and brands have already discussed in early October behind closed doors crucial issues for the industry from a systemic growth perspective. In addition to taking stock of the state of health of the sector and its performance, identifying the main critical issues to be addressed, there was a focus on new relationship models along the entire supply chain, formulating proposals and requests addressed to institutions. A broad and articulated work that led to the definition of development guidelines for the sector that will be presented during the States General.


"A theme that is very close to our hearts is the safeguarding of artisan know-how, alongside the evolution of supply chain skills," stresses Assopellettieri President Franco Gabbrielli. "The States General of Leather Goods 2022 are an opportunity to examine the current scenario and its protagonists, highlighting and analyzing the trends that are changing the very structure of the sector, first and foremost the verticalization of supply chains and aggregations.



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