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International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto

May 8, 2018 UITIC
International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May and will be dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age
APICCAPS and the CTCP are expecting more than 400 participants in the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, including footwear manufacturers, suppliers of equipment and technologies, producers of materials, distribution and retail companies, footwear associations, technical centers, universities and journalists.

Being part of this community, which will be gather in Porto for almost one week to discuss issues such as development strategies, business models, fashion and design, automation and robotics, advanced materials, sustainability and training processes with experts from various parts of the world, coming from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Spain, the USA and obviously from the hosting country, Portugal, will offer immense possibilities for information exchange and networking.

Two days of conferences and a deep schedule of three days with factories visits will allow participants to get to know one of the key players in the international footwear industry and visit some of the most advanced companies.

Check the complete programme HERE.