The anticipated 15th Footwear Technical Seminar was held successfully on July 5th and 6th at the Pullman Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City!
Over 120 attendees have attended the seminars, including representatives from 30+ footwear brands (including Adidas, Bata, Bitis, Brooks, Crocs, Decathlon, Ecco, Fitflop, Innolux, Manitobah Mukluks, Mizuno, New Balance, Puma, Shoefabrik, Under Armour, VF, Wolverine…etc.) and 10+ shoe factories (Apache, Deanshoes, Diamond, Giadinh, Giang Pham, Lai Yih, Nan Kang, Pouchen, Sam Ho, Sports Gear, Shoetown…etc.)
Throughout the 2 days at the seminar, 7 courses were presented by industry experts. Leather expert Jeanete Jost Collet representing Crown Leather began the seminar with true knowledge on footwear leather. Fiona Wang from BOYI followed up with an overview of fabrics types and innovation, including fabric based sustainable direct-digital-printing – Neo PrinTex. Another content is the essential but often neglected topic of Sustainable Mold Prevention solutions, presented by Victor Chu from I’M Biotechnology. We were touched by their “Create a Green World” vision, through initiating & driving to eliminate the thousands of tons of plastic waste from our industry! Dr. Any Qin from GMF presented insight on the popular ETPU materials (commonly known as the “Popcorn”) that most audience were looking forward to. 20-years knitting expert Mr. Yang Shu from CX Knitting shared the highly expected latest update on knitting creation process, knitted upper design guideline and innovation on yarn, design integrated programming, machinery, and a lot more. The most exciting and eye-catching sessions were the analysis of the footwear cushioning & fit technology brought by Dr. Geoffrey Gray from California based Heeluxe, and gait analysis technology brought by Kevin An, co-founder of SennoTech. Heeluxe helps you make BETTER shoes. Medical & AI Cloud based SennoTech brings to footwear industry Accurate, Portable and App equipped technology for both sports research and retail consumer.
Lecturer Highlight Moments
Live Photos from the Seminar
The two days at the seminar allowed the attendees not only to grasp the knowledge presented, discuss the industry’s future technology possibilities, but also provided a platform for new ideas to formulate among brands, shoe factories, and suppliers. For all presenting suppliers, the opportunity to present products to brands in such an academic atmosphere is also very exciting.
The participants’ Feedbacks
Material Manager, Adidas
“Excellent organization, excellent platform, I definitely would encourage my colleagues to attend such informative seminars.”
General Manger, Giang Pham Shoe Factory
“The most touching thing is the content of the seminar, on technical knowledge and innovations on footwear. The FMNII team has done a great job.”
General Manager, I’M Biotechnology
“The FMNII platform precisely understand the suppliers’ need to communicate with the shoe factory and brand. It is a truly high-quality supplier-brand connecting platform. I am very grateful to be a part of this platform.”