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Global Footwear Executive Summit – Dubai 2023

14 March 2023
10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 16:30 - 17:30 (UTC+4)
Main Stage, Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, DWTC

In the third edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, top players from footwear brands, retailers, suppliers and associations will once again gather together to discuss and explore the latest trends of the industry and examine the corresponding strategies.

Thought Leadership with Brands, Retailers, Manufacturers & Technology drivers


Amit Chopra, MD Shoes & Accessories

Vikas Bagga, Brand Consultant

Session 1
10:30 – 11:30

Think Innovation:  How to Shape a Swift, Flexible & Future-Proof Retail Brand


To be a successful company in today’s hyper-competitive, customer-driven world, innovation must be everybody’s business. How to connect the dots, come up with the ideas and find the opportunities in any market, for any business and under any condition…


Ms. Deepali Khanna – Inochhi

Mr. Rajesh Kadam – Inc5

Mr.  Abdallah Hamdan– Aldo

Mr. Nakul Manchanda – Lamos

Ms. Pooja Chopra – Felix

Ms. Catherine Hindermann

Session 2
11:30 – 12:30

Decoding Metaverse and its Business Opportunities


Nike’s, Adidas & Bata’s of the world are already betting on metaverse big time. What are you thinking? Gain insight into the Metaverse, its business opportunities, and the creative approaches to promote innovation in the virtual world. You will understand: What changes can we expect in the near future? What’s in store for the new version of the internet? Metaverse, Web3, and NFTs How can it ignite business innovations?



Ms. Catherine Hindermann – Gaia Amore

Ms. Stephanie Bretonniere – POWR3

Session 3
16:30 – 17:30

Future Trends in the World Leather and Leather Products Industry and Trade 


The debate on whether to invest in real leather manufacturing or no- leather counterparts? Is the market/consumption changing to fly-Knits? Staple leather products do not show signs of going anywhere, meaning neither do their carbon emissions? Would leather become a “boutique units” item? Sustainability ?



Ms. Joana Vaz Teixeira – World Footwear 

Mr. Sanjay Leekha – CLE Chairman 

Mr. JK Seth, Strategic Consultant


Media Partner:


Managing Director and Founder
Shoes & Accessories Magazine
CEO and co-founder
Gaia Amore
World Footwear
Managing Head
Chief Operating Officer
Web3.0 Impact Catalyst, CEO & Founder of POWR3 & WE IMPACT.WORLD
Brand Consultant

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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