11-13th December 2019, BICC, Lilongwe, Malawi

Theme: "Develop Africa’s Leather Value Chain through Research, Business Linkages and Technology Transfer!”

Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi
Lake Malawi

ALLPI Strives to Pursue SDG 5, 8, 9, 12 & 17, AUC Agenda 2063 and COMESA Industrial Policy (2015-2030) in Implementing its Regional Leather Sector Strategic Objectives (2016 - 2025)

Press Release December 8, 2019 Preparations in place to hold Annual Regional Consultative Forum 2019 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

MALAWI HOSTS THE ALLPI ANNUAL REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM 2019

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The honour to participate in such a high-level event, held at one of the most beautiful places on earth, is all mine. The Leather Apex Society of Kenya and I are indebted to you and your esteemed team for the outstanding facilitation and invaluable opportunity to sit among the movers and shakers of Africa’s leather industry. The conference design and structure allowed for insightful deliberations, exchange of ideas and invaluable networking with an international audience, most of whom are authorities in various aspects of leather.

I return to Kenya more enlightened and energized to go the extra mile. Thank you also for the opportunity you offered me to chair the plenary session and for welcoming my proposal for a quantifiable approach to progress updates.

It mean't a lot to me. Dr. Onyancha and I will be getting back to you for further guidance on the reporting framework that you assigned us. May you stay blessed and in the best of health throughout this festive session and into the new year, 2020.

 

Sincerely yours,

Beatrice K.M. Mwasi, Secretary General - Leather Apex Society of Kenya.

Beatrice K.M. Mwasi,

Gentlemen Thanks for the attached communications.

I would like to appreciate the invitation and the rich content from the deliberations.

Solidaridad was truly grateful for the opportunity. We wish you a restful Christmas break, and I look forward to us jointly moving the agenda forward.

Dr Yamba Yamba will share a summary of the meeting with Daudi.

 

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MANDLA NKOMO,

Dear Professor Mwinyihija,

Thank you very much for the letter. I would like to acknowledge your letter of appreciation and would like to additionally state that myself and my colleague from Eritrea, Gere, were truly honoured to have participated in this great forum that took place in the beautiful city of Lilongwe. I want to express my thanks to the ALLPI team for organizing this wonderful forum and convey that this was a fantastic platform for all the participants to come together and share our ideas on bringing our continent forward through cooperation and supporting our development.

I was additionally impressed with your great leadership and organization of the event which allowed the event to become such a success. Our capacity has been truly enhanced and we look eagerly forward towards achieving our common goal of advancing our regional leather sector and promoting better growth and trade. So thank you once more for providing us with this opportunity to participate in this brilliant forum and we look forward to the next meeting.

Kind Regards,

Semere Petros Chairman Eritrean Leather and Allied Industries Association (ELAIA)

Semere Petros ,

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WHAT IS THE ALLPI REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM ABOUT?

This is a special forum, anchored on the Triple Helix Approach. It brings together stakeholders from the Leather Sector, which includes the Public, Private and the Academia sectors. ALLPI’s intent for the forum is to create platforms to enhance technology transfer, collaboration, networking, reasearch development, and innovation to enhance value addition and promote the regional inter and intra-trade.

The scope of the 2019 Consultative Forum is guided by specific objectives that are to:

  • Create opportunity to share the national and regional leather sector success stories (Promote cross fertilization of success models);
  • Build consensus towards innovation, quality assurance and their importance for export readiness in reference to recent events;
  • Share research undertakings by identified players at regional and global level Identify the key challenges and interventions towards achieving sustainable regional leather sector development;
  • Enhance the leather tanning industry sustainable production processes, consumption and eco-entrepreneurship;
  • Design potential pathway to capacity building and technology transfer from both global and regional perspectives.

Executive Director's Welcome Message

Welcome to the ALLPI Regional Consultative Forum, 2019, to be held in Lake Malawi, Malawi, which is the fourth largest fresh water lake in the world by volume and the ninth largest lake in the world by area. With the theme of “Develop Africa’s Leather Value Chain through Research, Business Linkages and Technology Transfer!”, the Forum promises to build on the achievements of the 2018 Forum, which was held in Port Sudan, Sudan. The 2019, forum promises to bring new practical interactions:  technology transfer – tanning symposium, B2B meetings and showcasing of new products designs from the SMEs platform.

We are excited to share with you an incredible Forum program, which will include the following keynote events and speakers, who will be drawn from across the world:

  • Tanning clinic from raw hides and skins to high quality finished leather, ready for various fashion displays;
  • New Technology on Leather Recovery, Product development, Waste management and Cleaner Production;
  • Awards for trending leather products designs under the Regional Designers Studio Project;
  • B2B Meetings SMEs and potential buyers from the national, regional and global arena; and
  • Key note address from leading Business, Public and Academia speakers from renowned institutions;

Along with these fantastic activities, our social program provides the following menu:

  • An afternoon excursion to the exquisite Lake Malawi – mixing Business with Pleasure
  • The Executive Director Annual Dinner.

I invite you, to be part of history in the transformation of the Africa leather sector, from Commodity to Product Focus, face-to-face with the premier players, who are ready to take leather to the next level.

 

Prof. (Dr5.) Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Executive Director

About Lake Malawi

Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique, is an African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the East African Rift system, located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It is the fourth largest fresh water lake in the world by volume, the ninth largest lake in the world by area—and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. Lake Malawi is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including at least 700 species of cichlids. The Mozambique portion of the lake was officially declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique on June 10, 2011, while in Malawi a portion of the lake is included in Lake Malawi National Park. Lake Malawi is a meromictic lake, meaning that its water layers do not mix. The permanent stratification of Lake Malawi’s water and the oxic-anoxic boundary (relating to oxygen in the water) are maintained by moderately small chemical and thermal gradients. Lake Malawi has two inhabited islands: Likoma Island and Chizumulu Island. The larger being the Likoma island, and together make up the Likoma District. Lake Malawi is very beautiful, and is appealing to tourists because of its islands and beaches. Some of the most important activities offered by the local resorts include snorkeling, boat riding, kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, camping, water skiing, trips to the islands, beach football, and many other water activities.

Lake Malawi

Why Sponsor?

The Regional Consultative Forum brings together a unique mix of stakeholders drawn from the main pillars of policy, business, academia and research from the Africa and abroad. It is a platform for promoting technology transfer and intra and inter trade among various players in the leather value chain. The forum is generating value and trade opportunities among the participants. The Forum is growing year after year and it is now attracting business orientated participants. ALLPI is thus inviting corporate participates to co-share the costs of the forum, in the spirit of SMART partnership, for sustainability and progress. Sponsors and exhibitors will be acknowledged prior to, during and after the forum through conference materials and the ALLPI website, and will have an opportunity to potential business partners. The exhibition will be open for the duration of the forum, with morning and afternoon refreshments served in the exhibition area each day to maximize exposure. We look forward to your participation in this premier regional industry event, we welcoming you to Lake Malawi, where you can bask under the sun, get a tan, or see great acua life when diving.

 Benefits for Platinum Sponsor
  • Company logo & description in conference communication materials used for the forum
  • Banner advert on conference website
  • Company logo & description on conference website
  • VIP reserved seating for all sessions
  • Logo on Conference signage
  • Recognition in opening keynote
  • Guaranteed speaking session
  • Booth to display your products
  • On-site video interview
  • Conference bag insert
  • 30 Minutes presentation about your business
  • Arranged B2B meetings
  • Recognition in post-conference thank you communication
  • Posting of your speaking session materials
  • Featured piece of content on website
  • Inclusion in post event video
 Benefits for Gold Sponsor
  • Banner advert on conference website
  • Company logo & description on conference website
  • Logo on Conference signage
  • Recognition in opening keynote
  • Guaranteed speaking session
  • On-site video interview
  • 20 Minutes presentation about your business
  • Arranged B2B meetings
  • Recognition in post-conference thank you communication
  • Inclusion in post event video
 Benefits for Silver Sponsor
  • Company logo & description on conference website
  • Logo on Conference signage
  • Recognition in opening keynote
  • On-site video interview
  • Arranged B2B meetings
  • Recognition in post-conference thank you communication
  • Inclusion in post event video

December 8, 2019
Preparations in place to hold Annual Regional Consultative Forum 2019 in Lilongwe, Malawi

MALAWI HOSTS THE ALLPI ANNUAL REGIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM 2019

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Malawi in collaboration with Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) has organised the 2019 Annual Regional Consultative Forum in Lilongwe from 11th – 13th December 2019 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe under the theme:“Develop Africa’s Leather Value Chain through research, business linkages and technology transfer”

ALLPI, headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is an intergovernmental Institution mandated for spearheading the development of the leather sector in Africa in general and in COMESA Sub-Region in particular. Its main prerogative is to assist the private and public leather industries in promoting value addition, productivity, competitiveness, trade and regional integration. The mode of attaining these objectives is through providing technical, technological and information inputs through pooling relevant capacities and capabilities, and mobilizing resources.

This forum is anchored on the Triple Helix Approach of the Private Sector - Government - Academia Partnership and is expected to convene more than 70 international delegates across the globe. The 2019 Consultative Forum aims at:

  • Creating opportunity to share the national and regional leather sector success stories (Promote cross fertilization of success models);
  • Building consensus towards innovation, quality assurance and their importance for export readiness in reference to recent events;
  • Sharing research undertakings by identified players at regional and global level
  • Identifying the key challenges and interventions towards achieving sustainable regional leather sector development
  • Enhancing the leather tanning industry sustainable production processes, consumption and eco-entrepreneurship
  • Designing potential pathway to capacity building and technology transfer from national, regional and global perspectives.
  • Discussing the new Strategic Direction of ALLPI being Knowledge based Institution.

Key note speakers at the highly anticipated forum include Honourable Salim Bagus, M.P. Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism and the Executive Director of the Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute, Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija.

The Forum will also feature sector presentations and discussions with leading speakers, SME’s Products show case and sector experts from Africa and globally.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Malawi, Hon. Ibrahim Salim Bagus said:

“…Malawi considers the leather sector as a strategic sector for both import substitution and export promotion as it holds a strong potential to contribute up to 4% of Malawi’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country is therefore pleased to host this year’s international forum which is focusing on how best our economies can grow the leather value chain through research and development, business linkages and technology transfer...”

The Regional Consultative Forum brings together a unique mix of stakeholders drawn from the main pillars of policy, business, academia and research from the Africa and abroad. It is a platform for promoting technology transfer and intra and inter trade among various players in the leather value chain. The forum is generating value and trade opportunities among the participants.

The Executive Director of ALLPI, Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija Stated that “Africa is innovating and the introduction of design studios for our SME's is a game changer to the continents leather sector to enhance productivity and competitiveness!"

For more information Contact:
• Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism
Gemini House
P. O. Box 30366
Lilongwe3, Malawi
Tel: +265 1 770 244
Mobile: +265 884 359 197/+265 996 241 885
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• Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute
P.O. Box 2358, Code 1110
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel. +251 911662669
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