UITIC 2018, reflections on the future of footwearMany crucial themes will be discussed during the International Congress dedicated to the world of footwear, to be held from May 16th to 18th in Portugal.
UITIC - International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians is an organisation focused on developing and improving technical knowledge in the footwear industry through the organisation of international conferences and the promotion and exchange of technological between its members.
It is precisely within this context that the next Congress will be held in Porto in May, organised by APICCAPS – the Portuguese association representing footwear and leather goods companies and by CTCP – the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre.
Various topics will be discussed during the event. A selection of 30 speeches will be delivered on different subjects: new products and services linked to consumers’ needs; intelligent development and production, towards a technological revolution; analysis of the impact that sustainability, supply chain transparency and regulatory trends have on factories; human-centred factories and new forms of management.
Françoise Nicolas, UITIC General Secretary anticipates the atmosphere of the 20th UITIC Congress:
It will be a unique opportunity to meet leading experts from the main footwear manufacturing areas and to have detailed information on the best innovations currently available and to become familiar with the main technological evolutions for the footwear sector.