At least 16 speakers will address the World Footwear Congress due to take place in Léon, Mexico, on Nov. 24-25. The roster includes names such as Mecca Rafeeaue Ahmed, president of Farida Group; James Issler, president and chief executive of H.H. Brown Shoe Company; Su Chaoying, president of the China Leather Industry Association; Luan N. Tran, vice president of the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso); Cleto Sagripanti, president of Assocalzaturifici and theMicam; and Peter Mangione, the well-known American industry consultant. More than 500 delegates are expected to attend the convention, which is organized by the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC), the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato and Mexico's National Association of Footwear Industry Suppliers. Check the website of the World Footwear Congress for more information and for registration.