The region of Lombardy has decided to invest €1.5 million to promote abroad all the 14 fashion-related fairs held in Milan at different times of the year, including MICAM. Vito Artioli, president of MICAM and of ANCI, the Italian shoe industry association, is asking for the harmonization of the dates of certain accessory-related fairs. Besides MIPEL, the leathergoods fair that already takes place at similar dates as MICAM, there is a suggestion that MIDO, the large eyewear exhibition held in Milan at the beginning of May, should also take place in mid-March, at the same time as the footwear and leathergoods shows.