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e-Business [email protected] 2006 Workshop on ICT and e-Business in the Footwear Industries

Background and objectives

Milan, Friday, 22 September 2006

The purpose of this workshop was to discuss and validate the findings of the e-Business [email protected] interim sector report about ICT use in the Footwear Industry in Europe. Discussants included e-Business [email protected] team members, European Commission officials and industry experts. Feedback and comments received are to be reflected in the final report, which will be published by the end of 2006. The workshop was organised by the Commission’s e-Business [email protected] and hosted by Databank on 22nd September 2006.
e-Business [email protected] is implemented by the European Commission, DG Enterprise & Industry since 2001. Its mission is to monitor and assess the impact of ICT and e-business uptake by enterprises from different sectors in the EU. One of the 10 sectors covered by e-Business [email protected] in 2006 is the footwear industry.
Members of the e-Business [email protected] study team presented their assessment of developments in the following areas:

  • ICT adoption in the footwear industry - the state of play
  • Reasons for the slow ICT and e-business adoption
  • Improving the managerial understanding of e-business potential
  • ICT solutions for the sector
  • Standards for interoperability and e-integration of business process

Programme and conclusions

  • Workshop programme, 32 KB
  • Summary and conclusions, 59 KB