Nearly 700 businesses attend exhibitions of leather and footwear sector

08:42 | 11/07/2019 Trade

Nearly 700 businesses and suppliers from Vietnam and 32 countries and territories worldwide are showcasing their products at the 21st International Shoe and Leather Exhibition, the International Expo of Leather and Footwear Products, and the International Exhibition of the sewing machine industry, which kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on July 10.

Visitors examining some products on display at the exhibition - Photo: VNA

The series of exhibitions is co-organized by the Vietnam Leather, Footwear, and Handbag Association (LEFASO), international exhibition organiser Top Repute Co., Ltd., and the Ho Chi Minh City Leather and Footwear Association.

In addition to famous brands from Italy, Germany and China and India, this year’s events have the participation of four businesses from Taito ward, Japan, which has a time-honoured history of leather work.

The Japanese businesses brought to the event 100 high quality products with unique designs. They also offered visitors to the event a free foot measuring, using modern 3D technology.

Several seminars on the latest technologies and fashion trends in the shoe and leather industries will be held on the sidelines of the expos.

The exhibitions aim to create favourable conditions for participating businesses and suppliers to seek trade partners and ink trade deals, thus boosting exports and market expansion.

The events will run until July 12 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh street, Tan Phu ward, district 7.

Theo NDO