As stakeholders of the footwear industry, we have all gone through successful periods, healthy days and celebrations, but also different crisis and very hard periods that we try to overcome with a joint effort and relief from other footwear stakeholders.
We are now going through one of these difficult moments caused by the earthquakes devastation in Turkey and Syria, and we are trying to heal the wounds of all the victims with the support of both the shoe associations in Turkey and worlwide shoe associations and stakholders. A special thanks as well to the international press for their interest and support.
Our first priority is to keep solidarity alive, and as stated in our Congress Motto, we will contribute all to reshape the future of our footwear business community.
Together with the CEC (European Footwear Confederation), TASD (Turkish Footwear Industrialists' Association) and AYSAD (Footwear Suppliers Association), we have decided to postpone the 7th edition of the World Footwear Congress from the initial dates in May to the 7th 9th of November 2023. In the meantime, the Congress organisation and registration process will continue.
We are more excited than ever to get together during this Congress, and the Turkish footwear will be honored to host you, and together with the CEC and international experts and companies leaders, we will discuss how can we become stronger, launch new initiatives, and progress.
We look forward to receiving you all on the 7th 9th of November of 2023!
CEC PRESIDENT LUIS ONOFRE
WFC 2023 FLYER