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Mega Leather Show attracts worldwide potential buyers.

LAHORE -- A three-day Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2018 (PMLS18) has attracted potential buyers and investors from the country and also from China, India, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Spain, USA and UAE.

The event is being held from Jan 27-29, 2018 at Lahore International Expo Centre.

The three-day event displays more than 100 stalls and is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors, providing them access to vital information and networking opportunities with the national as well as the international customers.

The second largest event of Southeast Asia was inaugurated by the Federal Minister of Commerce Pervaiz Malik along with Italian Ambassador Dr Stefano Pontecorvo, who also interacted with entrepreneurs, businessmen and buyers from Pakistan and abroad.

The minister also visited the stalls of national and international exhibitors.

Pakistan Tanners Association Chairman Amanullah Aftab, commenting on the great potential of Pakistan's leather industry, stated that Pakistan Mega Leather Show 2018 is a great success. "We have received overwhelming response from entrepreneurs, investors and all other stakeholders of this industry. Production and tanning of leather along with manufacturing of leather goods is the second biggest export-oriented industry in Pakistan."

Leathertex Tanneries Director Asad Malik, who also established a stall of Julke, exhibiting this popular leather fashion brand's all products in the Pakistan Mega Leather Show.

He said that Julke is part of Leathertex Group, which is a renowned manufacturer of quality finished leather , exporting to leading companies all over the world.

"Our strong ability of making fashion leathers in vibrant colours led us to Julke. The exquisite leather handbags and shoes are designed and manufactured by local artisans and we can proudly say that they are made in Pakistan," said Asad Malik, the director of the company.

He said that Leather Show is an annual event, promoting a wide range of leather products; including footwear, garments and gloves, etc. It is jointly orchestrated by four industrial associations including; footwear, leather goods, tanneries, gloves and leather garments.

The event is also being attended by footwear designers, buyers of footwear and leather-goods and Pakistani consumers from different cities especially Sialkot.

Asad Malik said that the forum will provide a viable platform for nurturing stronger ties and collaborations between the allied industries of the Leather Sector of Pakistan. It also features a special exhibition of the high-quality products being produced by the leather industry of Pakistan.

The Chairman of Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association Farrukh Saleem said that the rapid growth of this industry has attracted many international buyers to invest into training facilities for this labor-intensive industry. These investments will improve the technical skills and productivity of the laborers involved in manufacturing leather goods.

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Publication:The Nation (Karachi, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 29, 2018
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