EBGC European Buying Group Committee
Upon an initiative of the CEDDEC (European Confederation of the Shoe Retail Trade Associations) Chairman, Massimo Donda, the EBGC European Buying Group Committee was officially set up in Istanbul on July 8, 2004. This Committee was officially endorsed by CEDDEC, which officially stated its patronage of it on September 16, 2004.
CEDDEC took it upon itself to organize the first EBGC official meeting on Tuesday 18 January, 2005 in Garda. This meeting will take place at the Fair. It will be preceded by a dinner offered by the Trade Fairs Board on January 17, 2005, open to all participants and European journalists.