21st UITIC Footwear Congress to take place in China

Published:  14 October, 2019

The 21st Footwear Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) will be held in China in 2021. This will be the second time the Congress takes place in the country.

The 21st UITIC Congress will be organised in China, a country which has already hosted the 18th edition back in 2013, in Dongguan and Guangzhou. The exact city and dates are yet to be confirmed. The UITIC Congress is organised around two sessions, and includes visits to footwear companies and related industries as well as a series of speeches, presentations and talks. A Scientific Committee is to be in charge of selecting innovative contributions from speakers coming from footwear institutes and companies’ R&D departments, as well as from footwear experts.

“The last congress held in Porto, Portugal, in 2018, exceeded our expectations, bringing together more than 540 delegates from 33 countries. I hope that footwear professionals will take this unique opportunity to come back to China and discover how this leading country is preparing the future of the footwear sector”, said Yves Morin, President, UITIC.

2018 UITIC Congress in Porto, Portugal