He left suddenly, without making any noise, taking his beautiful irony with him, and his smile that always hid a great desire to laugh and never take himself too seriously. Giorgio Cannara, long-time president of Aimpes (the trade association, today called Assopellettieri), died on July 31st. He was a leather goods manufacturer who loved his job like few others. He was about to turn 75 years old and he was a friend. One of those friends that even if you did not see each other for a long time would greet you as if you had seen him yesterday.
A lover of good food (it’s no coincidence that he was from Parma) and a heavy smoker, against the advice of doctors, Cannara was a man who belonged to an association – AIMPES – which he guided for years with passion and professionalism, bringing the fair – MIPEL – to become the most important leather goods fair in the world.
Farewell Giorgio, have a good trip and don’t forget to bring your suitcase full of memories and dreams: they may come in handy.
A big hug from all of us at Edizioni AF.