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.
This special edition is meant for a free distribution at the most important trade fairs of the world, including:
• Fashion World Tokyo
• Leather World Middle East
• Pitti Florence
• White Milan
• Premium Berlin
• Panorama Berlin
Reflection on the THIRD WORLD LEATHER CONGRESS
Richard Pai, President of TILA and President of ICT
It was a great honour for me, and for TILA, to be elected as President of ICT from 2016 to 2018 and to take up the challenge of organising the third World Leather Congress, following on from the successful events in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 and in Milan in 2015, led, respectively, by my predecessors as ICT President, Wolfgang Goerlich and Rino Mastrotto.
With the very welcome support and collaboration of the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) – especially Su Chaoying and Chen Zhanguang and their colleagues – I was delighted with the format and the outcome of the Congress in Shanghai on 29 August this year, when we hosted over 600 delegates from all parts of the World. The organisation of the Congress was very much a team effort, involving TILA, CLIA, APLF, MPA Style, the media partner, ICT and all our sponsors. I would like to congratulate and to thank everyone who was involved in helping to make the event such a success.
THE CHALLENGE OF VALUE IN A WORLD WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
Looking at the next two decades is a difficult challenge that will be addressed at the third World Leather Congress, to be held in Shanghai this year (August 29 th ). Predictions, as you know, are made to be disproved, but the context in which the leather industry moves is clear enough to be able to delineate the strategies which international players will follow to give a successful future to their companies, labor force and generally to the
First, the world continues to grow at a spectacular pace, driven by population dynamics which are both a resource and a threat. It took 187 years (1800-1987) to climb from 1 to 5 billion inhabitants on the planet, only 30 years to get to 7.5 billion. In 2050 according to estimates made by the UN, the world population will reach 9.7 billion…..(continue)