Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI), in its endeavor to promote intra-regional and international trade in the leather sector, fully sponsored 9 leather SMEs from nine Member countries to participate during the 11th edition of All Africa Leather Fair (AALF) which was held 9th – 12th November 2019 at Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The SMEs were drawn from Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. The participated SMEs were selected by its respective country government ministries.

Official Opening of the All Africa Leather Fair 2019
Guest of Honour visiting Leather SMEs during the Fair
Guest of Honour visiting Leather SMEs during the Fair

During the event, SMEs were exposed to the dynamics of trade, quality, inputs and accessories of leather and leather products. In addition, SMEs made B2B linkages with other counterparts which will assist them to improve their respective business operation.

Leather SMEs Showcasing their products during the Trade Fair
Leather SMEs Showcasing their products during the Trade Fair
Leather SMEs Showcasing their products during the Trade Fair

During the event, ALLPI organized consultative meeting with the participants to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the leather business at national, regional and international level.

Leather SMEs sharing experiences and discussing with ALLPI Team
Leather SMEs sharing experiences and discussing with ALLPI Team
Leather SMEs sharing experiences and discussing with ALLPI Team

ALLPI also promoted the IULTCS Congress 2021 and the 5th World Leather Congress to be organized by ALLPI in 2021.

Partial view of IULTCS and WLC Booth
Partial view of IULTCS and WLC Booth

All-African Leather Fair (AALF) is Africa´s biggest and most important international exhibition & conference dedicated to leather, accessories, components, synthetics and models for footwear, leather goods, automotive and furniture. Launched in 2008, it has become the most qualified international exhibition in Africa. AALF has been characterized by its high leadership in quality and style innovation, which makes it indispensable to the leather demand worldwide.

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