It is the first time that the UITIC Congress is being held in India, the second largest footwear manufacturing country in the world.

The Scientific Committee for the 19th International Technical Footwear Congress has been created. The Committee will consist of seven scientific figures representing the footwear industry from around the world.

The International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC), established in 1972, is an organisation which aims at developing technical knowledge in the footwear industry, in particular by organising international conferences on a regular basis and by taking the initiative in setting up information exchanges between its members, exclusively in the field of technology.

UITIC’s main activity is to organise the most prestigious meeting of experts in the world, an International Technical Congress. This event tackles the latest technical problems or innovation in the footwear industry. Visits of footwear factories and related industries are organised.

UITIC’s members are technicians from associations and research centres, private companies and footwear experts, coming from 27 countries.