01 February, 2023 - 02 February, 2023
New York, United States
07 March, 2023 - 09 March, 2023
Novo Hamburgo/RS - Brasil
13 March, 2023 - 15 March, 2023
22 April, 2023 - 26 April, 2023
North Carolina, USA
17 June, 2023 - 20 June, 2023
Riva del Garda , Italy
Aimed at providing global information and expertise for the leather-footwear industry, the Forum takes place on February 27, in Novo Hamburgo (RS), simultaneously with the 43rd edition of the Fimec trade show.
Featuring national and international speakers from the footwear and leather industry, some of the confirmed names include Thomas Michaelis, Head of Textile Coatings for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Covestro Germany, who will present “Textile coatings: the impact of the change in solvent systems for water-based chemical products in the industry”; Rob Bruce, a creative working towards human-centred design and who has collaborated with brands like Apple, Nike, Google and Coca-Cola, will speak about “The future of Design and Production”, including consumer perception, translating design ideas to the industry. Another key speaker is Sergio Guimarães, a specialist in the footwear industry with over 40 years of expertise in the global market with brands such as 9West, Disney and Nike.
“The Fimec Forum provides access to and networking with relevant market professionals of an international level. Our goal is for Fimec to be a place where the industry can present ideas and innovations and, as such, we are focussed on provoking and inspiring the market”, said Suane Lemke, Coordinator, Fimec Organizing Committee.