In­dia’s Par­tic­i­pa­tion at Aus­tralia Fair to be Sig­nif­i­cant

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The or­gan­is­ers of Aus­tralia’s only ded­i­cated, trade-only footwear and leather show have an­nounced the par­tic­i­pa­tion of a large del­e­ga­tion of sup­pli­ers from In­dia, the world’s sec­ond largest pro­ducer of footwear and leather gar­ments, at the up­com­ing Footwear and Leather Show. The group par­tic­i­pa­tion or­gan­ised by Coun­cil for Leather Ex­ports (CLE), will see 30 sup­pli­ers of footwear and leather goods/ac­ces­sories & gar­ments ex­hibit in the largest pav­il­ion at the Mel­bourne show in Novem­ber 2018. For the third year run­ning, CLE is bring­ing its mem­ber com­pa­nies to Aus­tralia to show­case the qual­ity of their prod­ucts and ex­pand their foot­print in the Aus­tralian mar­ket.

“Aus­tralia is recog­nised as a grow­ing and sig­nif­i­cant mar­ket for leather and leather prod­ucts and we are proud to rep­re­sent the In­dian sup­plier mar­ket at the Footwear and Leather Show,” R Sel­vam IAS, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Coun­cil for Leather Ex­ports said.

“In­dia is a re­li­able and at­trac­tive des­ti­na­tion for the man­u­fac­ture of high end goods and we are de­lighted to have CLE’S con­tin­u­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion at the Footwear and Leather Show. We are con­fi­dent this will sup­port their com­mit­ment to de­vel­op­ing ex­port growth for the In­dian leather sec­tor, par­tic­u­larly within the dis­cern­ing Aus­tralian mar­ket,” Julie Holt, Ex­hi­bi­tion Di­rec­tor at IEC Group said.

Footwear and Leather Show, co-lo­cated with the In­ter­na­tional Sourc­ing Expo Aus­tralia and the China Cloth­ing Ac­ces­sories Tex­tiles Expo, is Aus­tralia’s ded­i­cated trade-only event show­cas­ing footwear and leather prod­uct, ap­parel and tex­tiles from around the world. The three-day trade only event cov­er­ing 16,500 gross square me­tres of floorspace, opens at Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on 20 Novem­ber 2018. Footwear and Leather Show Aus­tralia is Aus­tralia’s premier in­ter­na­tional sourc­ing show for Footwear, Leather and Leather Ac­ces­sories. Into its third year, par­tic­i­pa­tion is restricted to bona fide trade pro­fes­sion­als only and is ex­pected to draw over 4,000 vis­i­tors (com­bined with the ISEA and CCTA).

The show will fea­ture a com­pre­hen­sive range of footwear, leather and leather ac­ces­sories from man­u­fac­tur­ers and ex­porters look­ing at se­cur­ing vol­ume OEM & ODM part­ner­ships with a trade and buy­ing au­di­ence from across Aus­tralia, New Zealand and be­yond. Be­sides the in­tense di­rect busi­ness ex­change on the show floor, the expo also of­fers a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram of learn­ing and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in­clud­ing sem­i­nars and work­shops, net­work­ing events and in­dus­try pre­sen­ta­tions, pro­vid­ing mul­ti­ple ways of en­gag­ing and es­tab­lish­ing long-term busi­ness re­la­tion­ships.

New fea­tures for 2018 in­clude the Global Run­way and Hosted Busi­ness Match­ing. (www.footwear­ / www. in­ter­na­tion­al­sourcing­ )

In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion & Con­fer­ence Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group) is a pri­vately owned Aus­tralian com­pany. Led by in­dus­try Leader Marie Kin­sella, the se­nior man­age­ment and show team staff have more than 60 years of com­bined ex­hi­bi­tion in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence. IEC Group pro­duces some of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing trade shows and in­dus­try events and works in part­ner­ship with in­dus­try bod­ies and as­so­ci­a­tions both in Aus­tralia and in­ter­na­tion­ally, across an ever-ex­pand­ing port­fo­lio of trade shows and ex­hi­bi­tions.

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