Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) Secretary-General Solomon Getu said: “The All Africa Leather Fair is an important trade show that links Africa to the rest of the world.”

Getu reports that the event will bring together more than 200 exhibitors, including tanners, footwear and leather goods manufacturers, leather garment producers, machinery and input suppliers, knowledge and technology institutions, logistics providers and financial institutions.

Organisers report that around 15,000 local visitors are expected with an additional 2,000 foreign visitors.

The fair will enable the sector to share ideas, particularly around animal welfare, waste management and by-product utilisation, which are currently outdated in the African leather industry, said ELIA President Redwan Bedada.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency