“At the Stati Generali della Pelletteria we tell the change”

“We tell the Stati Generali della Pelletteria the change”

Telling the change in the stock market. And that of Assopellettieri, the association that represents the excellence of Made in Italy. The appointment with the Stati Generali della Pelletteria is approaching, scheduled at the Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio (Florence) on Monday, June 28. “This is the second edition of our Stati Generali – says Franco Gabbrielli (in the photo), president of Assopellettieri -. We are continuing to develop the path of dialogue with institutions and partners that began last year”. Because to the cry of #UnitiPerLaPelle (United For Leather, ed), the Italian stock exchange is betting on the value of networking.

Stati Generali della Pelletteria

The day, which will be streamed starting at 10:30 am, will consist of three round tables. “First is with institutions, such as ICE agency and the Ministry of Economic Development – are the words of Gabbrielli -. The second will be an opportunity to illustrate Assopellettieri’s activities and its industrial plan, which is very innovative”. What can the president of the association anticipate? “We will talk about our openness to companies specialised in contract work, on which there is growing attention from funds and big brands – he replies -. And then, how, with Mipel, our spearhead, we support new digital platforms”.

Which ones? “There is Mipel Lab, a B2B  platform developed with EY – he continues -. The physical format (developed in collaboration with Lineapelle, as we write here) is accompanied by a digital one. It will be a meeting place between international brands and made in Italy excellence. It will be the tool to bring to us those brands that could produce in Italy, but with some guarantees”. And it does not end here. “Thanks to the collaboration with the platform Baemi, we provide a B2C for artisans, selected on the basis of quality, who produce under their own brand”.

A changing market

There is still the third table, where Assopellettieri, association member of Confindustria Moda, will talk about the renewal of the National Collective Labor Agreement, “where we put the emphasis on the issue of legality”, assures Gabbrielli. Then, there are the case histories of those companies that have been able to relaunch on the digital, and the Miss Mipel revisiting project, “which fits in with our needs for storytelling and dissemination”. Yes, because the market scenario requires investments in communication. “As well as in digital – concludes Gabbrielli -. The pandemic requires companies to invest enormously, even big brands have raised the bar a lot. Leather goods ones with their own brand will have the biggest problems. Brands that 20 years ago could make their own path, find themselves today in a much more competitive context”. Transformations are underway, Assopellettieri faces them.

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