The footwear industry is facing global challenges and in the past few years there has been a growing interest from consumers, the media and brands in better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from footwear makers.

The 18th International Technical Footwear Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians will be held November 13-16, 2013 in Guangzhou at the Shangri-La hotel. This edition of the UITIC congress is organised by the China Leather