FDDI participates in ‘Shoetech-2023’ Fair at Agra
FDDI participated in ‘Shoetech-2023’ Fair which was organized by Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA) on 4th & 5th of April 2023 at Hotel Madhu Resorts, Sikandra, Agra.
It was organized with the strong support of Agra Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Chamber (AFMEC), Council for Leather Exports (CLE), FDDI, Central Footwear Training Institute (CFTI) & Agra Shoe Manufacturers Association, Fraternity of Agra Footwear Manufacturers and other institutions.
The inaugural session was attended by Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director (MD), FDDI, Mr. Puran Dawar, President – AFMEC & Chairman, Dawar Group, Mr. Sanjay Leekha, Chairman – CLE & MD-Alpine Apparels Pvt. Ltd., Mr. V. Noushad, President CIFI & Chairman M/s. Walkaroo International Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Gopal Gupta, Chairman, Gupta Overseas, Mr. Rajeev Wasan, Chairman, A. T. Exports, Mr. Rajesh Sehgal, Chairman, Oom Exports, Capt. Ajit Singh Rana, Chairman, Rana Overseas, Mr. Motilal Sethi, Regional Chairman, North CLE, Mr. Subash Kapoor, President, CFLI, Mr. Opinder Singh Chhatwal, President, ASMA & MD, M/s. Jap Jee Footwear (P) Ltd., Mr. Kuldeep Singh, President-FAFM & MD, M/s. Aryman Footwear Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Sanjay Gupta, President- IFCOMA, Mr. S.K. Verma, Executive Director - IFCOMA, Managing Committee of IFCOMA, other industry dignitaries, eminent speakers and media persons.
‘Shoetech’, Agra which is specifically aimed at enabling the manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and designers, etc. to put forth their raw materials, accessories, components as well as their inventive technologies for the benefit of the industry at large has established its unique position in the footwear and allied industry and is known as the 'premier event' for national and international organizations seeking business opportunities in India's huge domestic market.
More than 70 exhibitors participated in the Shoetech Agra and displayed various Footwear components, accessories & machinery which included specialized products such as Soles (TPR/TPU/PU etc.) of the latest design , PU, Semi-PU, PVC, Machinery, Adhesive, Varnishes, Release Agents, Water based adhesives, Plastic shoe lasts, Insoles, toe-puff & Counters, Shank Boards, Technical textiles, Linings & Interlinings, Laminated fabric, EVA & PU foam, Moulded Socks, Comfort foam Insole, Heel grip, Non-woven fabrics, Velcro tapes, Shoe finishing Chemicals, Buckles, Metal fittings, Industrial Sewing Threads, Finishes & Chemicals, Packaging Boxes, Synthetic leather, fur, labels, Moulded counters, Shoe Machinery, Spares for Machinery, Knitted fabrics, Fusible Interlinings, etc.
Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, MD, FDDI was the ‘Guest of Honor’ during the ‘Shoetech-2023’.
Delivering the ‘Keynote Address’, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, FDDI said, “The components & accessories industry in India is the backbone of the Indian Footwear Industry which has transformed significantly since last few years. Almost 95% of the Indian Footwear components & accessories manufacturers fall under the MSME category with huge employment opportunities”.
“At this juncture, I urge to have the bonding between the Footwear & Components industry to minimize the imports and allow growth for the local industry”, added Mr. Sinha.
During this occasion, the Footwear Component Industries were awarded for their exemplary role in support of the footwear industry. Women entrepreneurial skill was also recognized in this event.
FDDI displayed a wide range of creations at its stall no. 17 that included ladies and gents shoes, casual and formal footwear and sports shoes. Information about the academic programmes of FDDI was also provided to the aspiring students.
The innumerable visitors present included footwear manufacturers, institutional buyers from across the globe, designers, technicians and government representatives. ‘Shoetech’ Agra was meaningful in providing new impetus to business transactions, joint ventures and investment opportunities in the country.