The Congress is a unique opportunity to meet physically in Turkey, one of the leading powers in the global footwear value chain, and more precisely in Istanbul, the historical bridge between East and West. The WFC aims to provide an exchange of best practices, to debate common solutions and to learn from each other for the sustainable development of a resilient footwear industry. In particular, this year, the Congress will focus on three main pillars: business solutions for informed consumers, sustainability and circularity, and attractiveness of the sector for the future workforce.