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AALF brings investment opportunities in leather sector
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The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is organizing the 2nd All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008 which will take place in Addis Ababa from January 20-22, 2009.

It will bring together tanners, footwear and other leather goods manufacturers, equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the world. African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance.

The Fair is a specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with its partners within the continent and around the world.

It will also offer the opportunity for business persons in the industry to meet and to talk face to face and to get immediate feedback on their prospective businesses.

It will enhance their access to new markets and it will also provide a comprehensive forum for increased business in leather, leather products and the allied industries notably chemicals, machinery, components and accessories.

Ethiopia has a successful track record in organizing specialized leather fairs. The Meet in Africa 2004 Leather Fair was one of such Fairs which was able to draw the participation of more than 270 Ethiopian and international exhibitors and more than 3000 international visitors.

The 1st AALF 2008 was spectacularly successful. 63 overseas companies & 107 local companies exhibitors participated. The fair was visited by 1525 internatinal visitors & 2400 local visitors.

Program Components and Participants:
Trade Fair: Shoe leather garment and goods and tannery, leather processing machinery producers, leather chemicals, leather products, accessories and component suppliers.
Buyers/sellers Meeting: International buyers, out sourcing interests and sellers.

Date: January 20- 22, 2009
Venue: Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa
Organizer: Ethiopian Leather Industries Association.

Ethiopian Leather Industries Association

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