8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit, Is Your Footwear Business Sustainable?

Global Footwear Sustainability Summit

Organized by Shanghai Copex Global Co.,Ltd,. the 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit (8thGFSS2019) Had achieved a grand success by receiving strong supports from Global Footwear Partnership, CDP, APLF, CHINAWATERRISK, ZDHC, UITIC and other industry leading companies and organizations, attracting around 300 participates from the management of global footwear brand companies, as well as senior executives from sourcing, CSR and supply chain management. Over a period of eight years, it has become one of the most influential footwear industry events worldwide.


Welcome Speech by William Wong, Co-Founder of GFSS

This year, the 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit worked closely with all parties involved in shoe manufacturing, textiles, brand, environment and other industrial ecosystems from global footwear industry by interpreting the opportunities and challenges for global footwear production capacity transfer and China’s footwear industry to brand transformation in the context of the current political landscapes. On the other hand, the summit also shared practical cases and experiences of sustainable development, including technological innovation, material innovation, employee production safety and environmental protection, so as to help enterprises promote and enforce corporate social responsibility. There have been some well-known companies participated in and shared the project experience in their own filed, such as ASICS, New Balance, NIKE, Cosmo, PFI, EMMA Group, CDP, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production, WWF, ZDHC, Huaping EDtech, Huafon New Materials, Red Dragonfly, IPSOS and etc.

From left to right: Peter T. Mangione, Bruno Forcione, Gene McCarthy, Frank Xu, Howard Hermann, Andreas Tepest

What made it different was that the summit extended the sustainability to retail for the first time. On the third day of the conference, we specially invited retail industry experts and leaders to have their discussion of around the topics related to the Trend of Retail Operation, How does the reaction mechanism of super-intelligent supply chain respond to retail demand and more.

From left to right: Gene McCarthy, Stephen Hull, Yuan Zhiyong, Karen Leung

This conference has gained the support of the following sponsors, SUPER DRY, Roland DG, Oracle China, PFI, Bureau Veritas, EMMA Group, TÜV Rheinland, WRAP, Huafon, TOPO Solutions and so on

For more information about Global Footwear Sustainability Summit 2019 click here: www.globalfootwear.cn

About Shanghai Copex Global Co.,Ltd
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