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NEW DELHI: A two-day India Footwear & Leather Products Show was organised in London by the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) India in partnership with the British Footwear Association (BFA) recently. Over 40 exhibitors from India participated in the event.
The High Commission of India hosted a special curtain-raiser event ahead of the exhibition on October 19-20 to highlight India’s global standing as the second-largest producer of footwear and secondlargest exporter of leather garments.
India’s leather footwear and products boast annual exports exceeding £4 billion and the UK show has been conceived to promote Indian products highly sought after by global buyers. “British industries recognise India as an essential source for leather products and footwear,” the British Footwear Association said.
CLE chief Sanjay Leekha introduced the participants to recent achievements of the Indian leather sector. Various speakers highlighted the potential of the leather, footwear and accessories sector in India was highlighted by, the Indian High Commission said.
This was followed by a detailed presentation on the Indian Footwear and Leather Industry by R. Selvam, Executive Director, CLE. Industry experts like Lucy Reece-Raybould, CEO of British Footwear Association, and Dr N. Mohan, CEO of Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited, also spoke about the investment trends and opportunities in the Indian footwear sector.
The event concluded with an interactive session between the exhibitors and participants.