The leather industry is growing! After the declaration of “Product of the Year” by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in 2017. Gradually, the new thinkings and strategic plans are executing in the leather industry. Meanwhile, the exports doors are opening broadly for foreign buyers & investors to collaborate with local businesses. From there a mutual friendship and trading have just got another flair of its own between individuals. With certain economic allies can make the country’s economic growth rapidly & smoothly. Moreover, there are two organizations are hosting the Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh, And they are BLISS & Leathertech who are constantly hosting an individual trade show.
So far Leathertech has completed 7 consecutive fair successfully in Bangladesh. Now the 8th edition is knocking at the door. And the event location is also the same with 3 days duration as well. So, let’s explore what we get from the Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh 2018.
More than 300 exhibitors from nearly 20 countries are participating in the eighth edition of the three-day exposition. Beautifully organized by ASK Trade & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd. (BFLLFEA), Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA), (BPPS), (LETS). (COEL) are the show’s strategic partner.
The participants, including CLE and IFCOMA from India, Wenzhou and Jinjiang Association from China and Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) are showcasing a wide array of items such as leather and leather products, international and local technology regarding machinery, components, chemicals, and equipment and accessories required for manufacturing footwear at the event.
Tipu Sultan Bhuiyan, Managing Director of ASK said “This year the show has expanded in terms of both size and scope. This implies that the investment to catalyze the upgrade and development of the country’s leather industry has increased.” He also “The machinery, components, and accessories have been displayed in the show with a view to conveying the message of (the development of) the latest leather technology and their origin,”
“The leather industry is striding towards the goal to export 5.0 billion USD by the year 2021, owing to seamless development and the cooperation from the government,” said Nanda Gopal, Director of ASK.
He also added “In addition to the scope of the leather industry is on the rise, the use of the latest technology to face different challenges is also increasing. All the information and technology required for expanding and modernizing the leather industry have been presented at this trade show.”
Milestones From The Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh 2018:
According to LeatherTech Bangladesh, a total of 8076 business visitors from all sector of the industry visits the Expo. Mainly, footwear manufacturers & exporters, Tanners, Leather Goods Manufacturers, and exporters are also visiting the Expo. Besides them, Buying offices, Designers, and Government Agencies, Students, General People also pay deep attention to the Expo. Let’s find out some more specific news from the event.
In specific, the fair really pays off because of this state we share here below:
- Number of Hall 4
- Number of Participant 15 countries
- Total Exhibitors 250
- Number of Booths 500
So, the overall impact of the Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh is quite notable. By the business category, the whole expo considers a great involving environment with 500 stalls. In here, we will see the business participation by category. Let’s find out the Business Attendant Ratio by Category: below:
- Footwear Manufacturers 33%
- Leather Goods Manufacturers 20%
- Tanners 17%
- Finished Leather Exporters 10%
- New Investors 7%
- Agents / Traders 9%
- Others 4%
According to LeatherTech Bangladesh, there is a good crowd in the Expo 2018. On the first day, 2461 visitors visit the exhibition. Then the second day 2845 Visitors are there. And last day 2770 visitors are present here. So the grand total of the visitors is 8076 which is a remarkable crowd for Leather and Footwear Fair 2018.
## Visitors Review and Intentions at a glance
Throughout the three days, we saw visitors were gathering here and check out most of the stalls. when we will see the visitors opinion we can see the acceptance of the fair very fairly. But our organizers arrange a tremendous way to verifying the visitor’s testimony. According to the visitor’s opinion,
- Very politely, 40% says As Expected
- 42% says that Better Than Expected
- 10% says Can Be Better
- And 8% says No Comment
On the other hand, the expo also finds out visitors purposes and engagement with the exhibitors as well. Here are the percentage ratio describe below:
- Very Gently, 27% of visits to Place Order/Purchasing.cnt
- 21% of visits to Meet New Suppliers.
- 23% of visits for Sourcing New Products.
- 17% of visits to Source Leather.
- 8% of Visits to Look for Agency.
- And the rest 4% visits for others.
In the end, we can easily see that these stats are proof of the success of this mega fair. From nowhere it becomes the viral event in Bangladesh. And now it is an upcoming event in October to November 2019. Let’s find out the upcoming event below.
Upcoming Leather and Footwear Fair Update 2019:
Basically, the Leather and Footwear Fair in the Bangladesh 2019 is a platform for the International and Domestic Buyers, Manufacturers & Distributors. In here, they can showcase their latest products and services to the Tanning & Finished Leather, Footwear & Leather Goods manufacturing industries in Bangladesh. The Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh is going to be held on 31 October to 02 November 2019 at Bashundhara Convention Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Product List of the Exhibitors:
First of all, this fair is all about the leather Industry of Bangladesh. So. the exhibitor’s products have a huge variety. Let’s explore the products list below:
- Industrial Safety & Security Products.
- Testing Equipment & Controls,
- Embroidery Equipment,
- Sewing Machine,
- Sewing Machinery,
- Threads & Needles of Sewing,
- Attachments & Parts of Sewing Machine,
- Cutting & Laying Machinery,
- Unit Production System,
- Ironing & Steaming Equipment,
- Pocket Welting Machinery,
- Felting Needles,
- Sealing Machinery,
- Automation System,
- Machinery & Accessories,
- Chemicals & Dyes,
- Storage & Transport Equipment,
- Spreading\Winding Machinery,
- Inspecting Measuring & Folding Machinery,
- Scissors & Grinding Machinery,
- Labeling Machinery,
- Heat Transfer Equipment,
- Fastening Machines,
- Laundry Equipment,
- Bleaching & Washing Machinery,
- Packaging Machinery,
- Embroidery & Quilting Machinery,
- Over Seaming Machinery,
- Data Monitoring & Processing,
- Knitwear Equipment & Machinery,
- The software’s for Design,
- Drive & Control Systems,
Expected Visitor Profile:
The fair expects visitors like footwear manufacturers & exporters, Tanners, Leather Goods Manufacturers, Garment Manufacturers, Knitwear Manufacturers, Textile Manufacturers, Design Studios & Institutes, Apparel Brands & Labels, Laundry Operators & Dry Cleaners, Buying House/Buying Agent, Garment & Textile Machinery Importers & Exporters, Fashion Designers & Merchandisers, Trade Body Representatives, Trade Media and much more.
In The Last Words :
Above all, Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh is now a popular event. Cause it is organizing 8th time after the immediate success of the Seventh Leather and Footwear Fair in Bangladesh 2017-2018. Moreover, the fair is happening at the same place of International Convention City, Bashundhara Dhaka. Mainly, it will be a three-day event starting from 31 October to 02 November 2019. So, we are now waiting for exploring the fair of 2019.