08:57 | 17/07/2015 Trade
Three leather and footwear trade shows got off to a strong start on July 15, with a grand opening that featured 300 entities from 25 nations kicking off the three-day events at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.
Many attendees were lined up at the doors waiting to get inside and view the vast variety of wares in more than 600 pavilions touting just about everything imaginable in the footwear and leather industry from the mundane to the exotic.
A representative of the organizing board said the three events aim to facilitate those in attendance brush up on the latest of technologies, make business contacts, locate cooperation partners, and find out what innovative new products have recently hit the market.
For the first time, this year’s events, running through July 17, have attracted businesses from as far away as Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia and Turkey.
The events – organized by the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) – include the 17th International Shoes & Leather Exhibition 2015, International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition and Vietnam International Exhibition on Garment Manufacturing Equipment & Fabric./.