Leather and shoe products on show in HCM City

(VOV) -As many as 160 international and domestic manufacturers, representing 16 countries and territories from around the globe, have attended the opening of the 15th International Shoes and Leather Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City on July 11.

The three-day event is co-organised by the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO Vietnam), Top Repute Co. Ltd, and the Association of Garments, Textiles, Embroidery, and Knitwear (AGTEK).

The exhibition showcases the latest material technology and leather products from Argentina, China, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the US.

Vietnamese manufacturers and enterprises can use the event to learn from international experiences, promote their products, and forge new business partnerships.

The exhibition’s framework also encompasses a number of other activities conducive to the Vietnamese footwear industry’s development.

The 2014 International Footwear Design Competition will be officially launched as well as seminars held on the opportunities and challenges facing the domestic leather sector with the imminent Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement and the European Union free trade agreement.