“On behalf of the Turkish Footwear Industry Association (TASD), we warmly welcome you to the 7th World Footwear Congress! We are delighted to host this exciting event in Istanbul, Turkey’s historic and unique city, from November 7-9, 2023.” This is how Berke Içten, president of TASD, opens his invitation to all industry stakeholders.

Turkey, with its rich history in footwear production and an important center for the global footwear industry, will be an excellent location to discuss the main theme that will characterize the conference: “ReShaping the Future”. Innovative strategies, trends, technological advances and the many issues related to sustainability in the footwear industry will be discussed.

One important indication: proceeds from the Congress will go to members of the footwear industry affected by the recent earthquake to help them rebuild their businesses.