Why the Middle East could become the footwear manufacturing hub of the future

13 March 2023
15:00 - 16:00 (UTC+4)
Main Stage, Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, DWTC

Two key innovation leaders from the footwear industry – circular knitting machine supplier Santoni and international knowledge center Footwearology – are joining forces for this impactful presentation. Together they will describe how automation will drastically change the way we make shoes and where we make them. Combining advanced technologies like knitting, molding and 3D printing will enable us to create footwear in new ways that are independent from human labor, opening up amazing opportunities for all regions in the Middle East to take the lead by reinventing footwear manufacturing to a degree we have never seen before.


Marketing Manager
Santoni SPA

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