Under the theme ‘Enabling Leather’, this edition aims to provide an overview of its leather sector and promote commercial development, foster industry networking, and an opportunity to explore market opportunities.

Products showcased include machinery and equipment from over 460 companies, of which 160 from abroad. National pavilions include China, France, Germany, Italy and Brazil. Technical seminars and fashion shows are scheduled during the three-day event.

Covering an area of 10,000 sq m, the organisers seek to “manifest their commitment” to various national initiatives taken by the Indian government such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’, ‘Skill India’, ‘Ease of Doing Business’, ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Start up India’ and ‘Stand up India’.       

IILF 2017 is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) with the support of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Indian Shoe Federation (ISF), Indian Finished Leather Manufacturers & Exporters Association (IFLMEA), Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Association of Footwear Components and Machinery Manufacturers of India (AFCAMI) and the Indian Footwear Component Manufacturers’ Association (IFCOMA).

The 2016 edition attracted 12,556 registered business visitors from 66 countries, according to the organisers.