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The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place in the first week of April in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry.
The conference was part of the trade show’s aim to establish itself as the main Sustainable Sourcing Platform of the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr Warren Bowden will provide a presentation on “Sustainable Manufacturing” at the upcoming ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference in Munich on May 21. Dr Bowden is Scottish Leather Group's Sustainability and Innovation Director as well as Managing Director of one of its operating companies, SLG Technology.
Matt Priest, president and CEO of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, opened the 2019 FDRA Executive Summit, held April 4 in Washington, D.C., with a tribute to Fila’s Jon Epstein, who died in February.
The 2019 Convention of the South African section of the Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists (SLTC) takes place May 17-19 in Pretoria.
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