Footwear and Products Industry holds a prominent place in Indian economy in terms of employment generation and exports earnings. India has a 2.6 per cent share in the global leather trade and this sector ranks eighth in terms of the country‘s foreign exchange earnings from the industry.
With affluence of raw materials, skilled manpower, innovative technology, and the strong presence of the allied industries, the sector has tremendous potential for growth and employment generation. India is today the most favorable sourcing and manufacturing base destination for the leading countries like Italy, Germany, UK, USA, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium.
The Footwear and Leather Goods Industry is undergoing structural changes in line with the global leather industry and it has emerged as one of the most dynamic floor with several players entering the market.
It provides a challenge to institutions like FDDI for impacting the growth that may galvanize the industry and help them in repositioning as major global players.
In the current situation of Pandemic created due to Covid 19 where no physical fairs/ exhibitions can be organized we understand that a digital platform is desired by the Industry where exhibitors & visitors from an industry meet up to exchange information, introduce new products, services & trends, chat with prospective buyers and sellers.
To meet the said requirement Footwear & Design Development Institute(FDDI) in association with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI), is organizing the 1st edition of “ Virtual Footwear and Leather Expo 2020 ” from 30th Nov.2020 to 6th Dec.2020 .
This Virtual Event will be the 1st Virtual Expo in India on Footwear and Leather sector. The Expo will have on virtual display, the entire range of products relating to leather industry from raw material to finished products and auxiliary products such as finished leather; shoes; shoe components - uppers, soles, heels, counters, lasts; leather garments, fashion accessories, leather goods, machinery and equipment and chemicals.
This event will provide one stop destination to display shoes, leather products and related machinery focusing on related industry. This event will be the perfect platform to display and demonstrate latest innovation, technology and designs of related industry.
Virtual Footwear and Leather Expo 2020 is a purely business to business exhibition that would have presence of manufacturers, designers, buyers, distributors, dealers and others from all parts of the world.