The Italian shoe industry association, Assocalzaturifici, brought for the first time a group of 19 Italian companies to Aymod, the Turkish shoe fair in Istanbul, on Nov. 6-9. The association also reports on the successful staging of its most recent workshops in the capitals of Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The event in Almaty attracted more than 300 buyers and other operators in the shoe sector. More than 130 buyers attended the event in Kiev.