3 July 2023

The organization of the 21st edition of the International Technical Footwear Congress, which will be held next September, received 106 abstracts on the themes of sustainability and innovation, writes World Footwear.



The President of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC), Yves Morin, has shared on social media that the organization of the upcoming International Technical Footwear Congress has received 106 abstracts by “renowned experts from 21 countries, such as Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, India, China and Hong Kong”. In his view, this participation “augurs very well for the event”.

Scheduled to take place from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2023, in Milan and Vigevano, the Congress, organized by the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC), with the support of the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather Goods, and Tanning Technologies (ASSOMAC) and the Messe Frankfurt Italia, will address the topics of innovation and sustainability, namely, how to move “towards sustainability through innovation”.

The next phase, added the President of UITIC, is up to Françoise Nicolas, President of the Congress Scientific Committee, as they will be responsible for making the final selection of the oral and visual presentations.

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