Ethiopia to host the all African Leather Fair
Addis Ababa, February 27, 2012 (WIC) - Ethiopia is to host the all African Leather Fair 2012 according to the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association.
The fair will be held at the Millennium Hall at the end of this month.
The fair aims to promote the leather and leather products sector allowing industry stakeholders to network and attract international investment to meet the national developmental goals according to Solomon Getu Chairman of the ELIA Board and Managing Director of the Crystal Tannery SC.
More than 200 domestic and international firms operating in the sector and visitors from an estimated 40 countries are expected to take part in the fair said Solomon.
An investment forum will also be organized by UNIDO through which three international shoe manufacturers, from Italy and Germany, will get a chance to share their experiences he noted.
This fair is particularly significant because of the high number of participants that are expected and because it comes at time when Ethiopia has began to supply finished leather products to the international market.
According to EH, an estimated 11,000 visitors attended the 4th All African Leather Fair and at least 12,000 are expected to visit this one.
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