World Footwear


5 reasons to attend the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul

Carmen Arias Castellano, General Secretary at the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC), invites the global industry to join in Istanbul for the next edition of the World Footwear Congress. Watch Carmen's invitation

The 7th edition of the World Footwear Congress will take place in Istanbul from the 7th to the 9th of November and it is an initiative of CEC - the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry, and co-organized with TASD (Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey).

Why you should attend?

1. Turkey is one of the main footwear producers

In 2022, Turkey was the 6th largest footwear manufacturer with 582 million pairs produced (2.4% world share) - more information HERE.

2. The main platform for networking in the industry

The COngress will be a platform for key industry players to gather, share knowledge and learn from each other, 4 years after the last meeting in Naples (Italy)

3. Visit local factories

A special factory tour is scheduled for the 3th day of the Congress, on the 9th of November.

4. Tailored B2B meetings

B2B meetings with local players from the footwear industry will be organised for all participants who request them.

5. Beautiful Istanbul

Why not extend your stay in Istanbul to get to know a little more of a city with a unique history and full of culture?

Register HERE