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WEDNESDAY 3thAPRIL 2019                                      

9.00 – 09.30          Meeting point for bus transfer to factories at Hotel Mediterraneo 

10.00 – 12.00        Visit to Italian Leather Research Institute

13.00 – 16.30       Lunch and visit to KITON – Factory

17.00 – 19.00        International Footwear Forum

                   Worldwide Footwear Associations only at Accademia della Moda

17.00 – 19.00        Visit to Mario Valentino Showroom

19.30 – 21.30        Welcome Cocktail at Circolo Rari Nantes

 

 

THURSDAY 4thAPRIL 2019                                      
WORLD FOOTWEAR CONGRESS, Royal Palace            

 

9.30 – 10.00          Congress registration at Royal Palace, Court Theatre.

 

10.00 – 10.45        ISTITUTIONAL WELCOME

  • NAPLES WFC ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Carlo Casillo
Michele Lettieri
Pasquale Della Pia


  • Annarita Pilotti – President of MICAM & Assocalzaturifici
  • Cleto Sagripanti – President of CEC
  • Chiara Marciani – Commissioner of Campania Region
  • Luigi De Magistris – Mayor of Naples

10.45- 12.00         Dietmar Dahmen – Keynote Speaker

 

THEME 1: THE CONNECTED AND SOPHISTICATED GLOBAL CONSUMER

 

12.00 – 13.00        New Marketing for New Consumers: Influencer, testimonial or KOL?

 

How is social media marketing changing the conversation between brands and consumers?


Success stories introduced by Giulio Finzi

  • Cecilia Pagkalinawan – Founder and CEO, BRWN Group, US
  • Nicola Antonelli – Web Project Manager, Luisa Via Roma, IT
  • Andrea Carpineti – Founder, Design Italian Shoes, IT
  • Marcello Tortora – CEO Medias srl, IT

13.00 – 14.15        LUNCH

 

14.15 – 15.15          Round Table on how companies adopt their strategies to

consumer tastes and aspirations

Moderator: Sara Maggioni – WGSN, UK


  • Maria Chiara Esposito – CEO, Ernesto Esposito, IT
  • Maria Amelia Odetti – Head of Business Development, SECOO, China
  • Julia Song – CEO, IAC, Korea
  • Svetlana Dmitrieva – Manager & Responsible Online Retail, No One, RU
  • Luis Onofre – President of APICCAPS, POR

 

THEME 2: MANUFACTURING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

15.15 – 16.15        Round Table on the role of public authorities on promoting a

sustainable fashion industry

Moderator: Maria Concetta Mattei – Journalist

Interview: Alberto Bonisoli – Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities


  • Claudio Marenzi – President of Confindustria Moda
  • Vito Grassi – President of Confindustria Napoli and Campania
  • Graziano Balducci – President, Italian Leather Research Institute, IT
  • Francesco Guido – Regional Director Campania Calabria Puglia Basilicata Intesa Sanpaolo

16.15 – 17.15           Success business cases addressing sustainability and/or

recycling in manufacturing

Moderator:  Sara Maggioni – WGSN, UK


  • Juan de la Peña – Founder, El Naturalista, SP
  • Luigi Nicolais – Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Technology, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, IT
  • Ana Maria Vasconcelos – CEO, Belcinto Company and Vice-President of APICCAPS for Leather Goods Sector

 

17.15 – 18.00           Online custom-made shoes are the future? How can low-cost

technology change the factory of the shoe manufacturers?

Moderator: Giulio Finzi – Consorzio NETCOMM

Success stories:


  • Giuseppe Grandinetti – Global Digital Head Vibram Group, IT
  • Paolo Taccetti – CEO Italia, M.Gemi, USA
  • Carlos Baranda – Glent Shoes, SP
  • Giuliano Pierucci – President ABIE, Italian Blockchain Association

 

18.30                      END DAY

 

21.00 – 23.30          Gala Dinner at Railway National Museum of Pietrarsa

 

FRIDAY 5thAPRIL 2019                                           
WORLD FOOTWEAR CONGRESS, Royal Palace            
 

THEME 3:    THE NEXT GENERATION OF MERCHANTS/RETAILERS

 

9.30 – 10.00            WELCOME

  • Vincenzo Boccia – Confindustria President, IT

10.00- 11.00         Best practices in a digital globalised world

Moderator: Giulio Finzi – Consorzio NETCOMM

  • Diego Rossetti – Director General, Fratelli Rossetti, IT
  • Pablo Badía – Director General, Delpozo, SP
  • Fernando Porto – Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer, Cariuma, BR

 11.00 – 12.30        New Retailers for New Markets: How big marketplaces are

changing the commercial strategy of shoe brands all over the

world?

Moderator: Giulio Finzi – Consorzio NETCOMM

  • Cameron Bai – Vice General Manager, HEMEI, CN
  • Antonio Paone – General Manager Kiton Shoes, IT
  • Nuccio Deliberti – Founder , Deliberti , IT

 

12.30 – 13.15         The Race is ON! Dietmar Dahmen – Keynote speaker

 

13.15- 13.30        CONGRESS CLOSURE

 

13.30 – 15.00        LUNCH

 

 

 

 

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