The Valencian Association of Footwear Entrepreneurs (AVECAL), was established on the 7th of October, 2010 as a non profit professional association with the aim of representing and defending the interests of footwear entrepreneurs based in the Valencia Community. AVECAL collects the experience and knowhow of previous footwear associations operating in the main regional footwear districts.
The association acts as the single sector representative at the regional level, giving voice to more than 200 associated enterprises. Its attendance is always required in the principal debate and decision-making forums and its opinion is essential in developing the main sector’s strategies. Among others, the association is part of the following business organizations: FICE (Federación de Industrias del Calzado Español), CEV (Confederación Empresarial de la Comunitat Valenciana), CEOE (Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales), Chamber of Commerce of Alicante etc.
AVECAL’s activity is based on two main pillars: on the one hand the association represents the footwear collective to every administrative level; on the other it offers several services to its associates, directly or through business consultancies. As a regional point of reference, AVECAL can lead changes in entrepreneurial culture of the Valencian footwear sector, by promoting strategic thinking, innovation, communication and by encouraging associationism.
AVECAL main objective consist in offering specialized services capable of increasing its associates’ competitiveness, identifying opportunities and exploiting them (directly or with the help of qualified partners) in different fields such as: national and international trade, productivity increase through talent management, technology development; Industry 4.0 implementation and much more.
The AVECAL team works with great dynamism in order to adapt its responses to the main sector’s necessities or to its specific problems.
AVECAL offices are located in Elche’s business park, two minutes far from the Alicante-Elche International Airport and well connected by road through the N340 and la Vía Parque Elche Alicante, with easy access to the Alicante-Madrid and Alicante-Barcelona motorways. The business park is also well linked to the Port of Alicante, the Alicante’s train freight terminal, the high speed train (AVE) station in Elche-Matola and very close to the Alicante Fair Institution (IFA).
C/Severo Ochoa, 16-1
Centro Negocios Bulevar Parque.
Elche Parque Empresarial.
C.P: 03203. Elche (Alicante)