LAHORE: As many 250 local and international companies set up 350 stalls during the second day of 6th Pakistan Mega Leather Show at the Lahore Expo Centre on Tuesday, displaying a variety of finished leather goods.
The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) and the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) jointly organized the trade show.
Leather companies from Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, China, Turkey, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Indonesia and others joined the exhibition.
The companies displayed various finished leather products that were made of cow, buffalo hides and sheep goat skin.
The products like leather footwear, leather garment, leather gloves and allied products with tanning chemical and tanning machinery attracted the visitors.
“This year the number of participants is around 500 that is 25 per cent higher than the previous year,” said a representative of the GR trading company who set up their stall.
Another stall holder said, “It’s a unique venture by both PTA and PFMA where local businessmen, traders and exporters have a chance to collaborate and strike joint ventures with the local and foreign participants.”
“We are much confident that such trade promotion activities would help promote exports, flourish business activities in Pakistan, and improve the country’s image globally to attract foreign buyers.”
PTA Chairman Sheikh Afzal Hussain told Pakistan Today that the annual event attracted businessmen from different countries to buy Pakistani products.
“The exhibition provides a golden chance for local manufacturers to become exporters.”
Hussian said the purpose of the exhibition was to the local foot wear and the leather industry to the international market.