- The three-day event showcased more than 150 stalls and attracted more than 15,000 visitors
LAHORE: The 5th Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2019, the biggest exhibition of leather products in the country, concluded on Wednesday with many foreign visitors, including Chinese organisations, taking a keen interest in the growing leather industry of Pakistan.
Adviser to Prime Minister to Commerce Abdul Razzaq Dawood inaugurated the 2nd largest event of Southeast Asia, while Ambassador for Italy Dr Stefano Pontecorvo especially participated in the event and interacted with entrepreneurs, businessmen and buyers from Pakistan and abroad.
Abdul Razzaq Dawood congratulated the members of Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) on the success of the event. The adviser also visited the stalls and interacted with national and international exhibitors.
The three-day event showcased more than 150 stalls and attracted more than 15,000 visitors, providing them access to vital information and networking opportunities with national and international customers.
PFMA Chairman Hassan Javed and PTA Agha Saddain, during the inauguration ceremony, commented on the great potential of Pakistan’s leather industry.
“We have received an overwhelming response from entrepreneurs, investors and all other stakeholders of the industry. Production and tanning of leather along with manufacturing of leather goods is the second biggest export-oriented industry in the manufacturing sector of Pakistan. The rapid growth of this industry has attracted many international buyers to invest in the training facilities for this labour-intensive industry,” they remarked.
The forum provided a viable platform for nurturing stronger ties or collaborations between the allied industries of the leather sector of Pakistan.
The event attracted potential buyers and investors from China, India, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus, USA, UAE, Spain and Tunisia.
Given the sheer scale of the show and its benefits for these businesses, maximum participation from the government sector was also witnessed. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industries and other regulatory institutions provided unprecedented support for the event.