The European Confederation of the Shoe Industry announces that the next World Footwear Congress will take place Nov. 24-25 in Leon, Mexico. It will not coincide with the Mexican shoe show, Sapica, which is scheduled to be held at the same location on Nov. 5-7. Partly funded by local authorities, the international convention will deal with subjects such as changes in consumer demand and the supply chain, and means to raise the competitiveness of the shoe industry. The tagline will be: “Keeping One Step Ahead: Meeting the challenges of the footwear sector.”