The event, UITIC’s (The International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) first since the 20th edition in Portugal in 2019, will take place in September 2023 in Milan and Vigevano in Italy.

Yves Morin, President of UITIC, said: “We could not have wished for a better destination than this to mark the restart of our UITIC congresses which, in its next edition, will give life to an extraordinary event as it will take place simultaneously with Simac Tanning Tech.”

He added that the event will also coincide with the organisation’s celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Sergio Dulio, member of the Executive Committee of UITIC, said: “In 2023, we want to expose the world of footwear with all its most important evolutions and those technological trends that can influence the way in which shoes are designed and manufactured. 

“We have prepared a conference program covering all relevant topics – from sustainability to digital transformation, from logistics to supply chains – with a particular focus on the human capital of tomorrow. The program will then be further enriched by the contribution of selected keynote speakers and anticipated by a pre-conference calendar of visits to companies and immersive experiences in innovation. It will be an unmissable opportunity to reconnect and update.”