The 19th International Technical Footwear Congress of UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians)
has just ended. From the 3rd to the 5th February, more than 596 participants met in Chennai, India, discussing
topics about “the future footwear factory”. Organized by UITIC and the Council for Leather Exports of India,
the event managed to bring together a representative sampling of the international footwear industry with professionals
and experts from nearly 30 countries, including 174 foreign attendees from outside India. It proposed
30 presentations and a total of 35 technical posters.
Yves Morin, President, and Françoise Nicolas, General Secretary of UITIC, as well as the Executive Committee,
would like to thank everyone involved for this successful event:
- The attendees, first of all, for their presence and their active involvement,
- The presenters and speakers,
- Kenmore Shoes, BBK Leathers Private Ltd. And KH Group for organizing the factory visits,
- The sponsors of the congress.
They would like to specially thank the CLE for its major contribution to the success of this congress.
CLE provided a strong support organizing this event under the Presidency of Rafeeque Ahmed,
Chairman of CLE, Aqeel Ahmed, Convener of the Congress and Regional Chairman of CLE,
and Ramesh Kumar, Executive Director of CLE.