Ethiopia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry published that, Ethiopia will host the 12th All African Leather Fair (AALF) and 5th World Leather Congress from 3-6 November 2021 in Addis Ababa
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- Trade and Industry State Minister – Teka Gebreyesus on July 29th, 2021 announced that, the development Ethiopia’s Leather Industry has felt years back, comprises the robust advantage for the nation to be selected as the event’s panel.
The Minister Gebreyesus asserted that, the trade fair and congress shall profit a tremendous chance to African leather goods manufacturers in a bid to permeate the international market. The occasion shall also give reliefs for business to business networking amongst participants.
5,000 participants and more were brought from 250 international leather goods manufacturing and exporting corporations as well as experimenters from over twenty nations are anticipated to take part in the event, Teka expanded. He noted that, the trade fair also strives to establish chances for the participants to share experiences,
strap abilities and motivate innovations, among others.
Presently, the Ethiopian administration, is formulating technological Industrial Parks (IPs) for textile and garment.
“Ethiopia plans to make Modjo town of Oromia State the hub for leather industry and envisions to attract anchor companies’ involvement thereby transforming the town into one of the state- of-the- art tannery centres in Africa.”
Advisor to African Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) Mekonnen Hailemariam (Professor) told for his part that, the occasion will develop the recourse for enhanced research and improvement, technology transfer, and innovation as well as marketing gateways to the African leather industry. ALLPI is providing its part towards the modernization of Africa’s leather industry through incorporating the latest technologies in the sector, he strengthened. Hailemariam accentuated that, the symposium will ponder on paths to improve Africa’s Leather Industry and advanced feasible antidotes to alleviate the sector’s blockages.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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