The conference where manufacturing meets design

Febuary 21, 2019 we are organising a groundbreaking new conference in Milan, Italy, called FOOTWEARISM!

It will take place at SIMAC Tanning Tech, the largest footwear machinery show in the world. This attracts footwear technicians and innovators from all over the world. It also runs concurrently with Lineapelle, the famous show for footwear materials and components that brings all leading designers to Milan.

FOOTWEARISM aims to bring both audiences together for an inspiring afternoon that shows how the latest manufacturing technologies could be applied in future design and business concepts.

This means that you should NOT expect yet another footwear innovation conference where companies promote their new technologies individually. Instead, the Footwearists are bringing companies together in future scenarios, linking machine manufacturers to material suppliers, software developers, brands and designers that they might not have collaborated with otherwise.

Program (scroll down for more info on the lectures & speakers):

14:00 – 14:10: introduction by The Footwearists

14:10 – 14:40: PRODUTAINMENT – How in-store manufacturing requires new collaborations – Christian Decker (DESMA)

14:40 – 15:30: HYPER HYPER – How robotics and AI can create personalised shoes at speed factories – Que Xiao Hong (BKK), David Hsieh (Footwearists China), Jelle Stienstra (ISAAC)

15:30 – 15:45: coffee/tea break

15:45 – 16:30: NEVER LET GO – How we can manufacture for longevity combining multiple smart systems – Sergio Dulio (ATOM), Andrey Golub (ELSE Corp), Janne Kyttanen (3DTI), Tobias Rausch (X-Rite)

16:30 – 17:00: Craft 4.0 – How skilled manual labour still has a future in footwear manufacturing – Jarah Stoop (Peterson Stoop), Diane Becker (Consorzio Vera Pelle)

17:00 – 17:30: Bonus lecture! 3D printing: for marketing versus for profit – Janne Kyttanen (What the Future Venture Capital)

17:30 – 18:00: Drinks

FOOTWEARISM will take place at the conference centre of Rho Fiera Milano, so you will NOT have to leave the SIMAC or Lineapelle fair to join us! 

You can order your tickets through Paypal, using the button below. Your Paypal receipt is also your entry ticket. We have a special discount rate if you want to buy two tickets. If you want more than two tickets, please email us at info@footwearists.com for information about our group discounts!