A three-day exposition on leather, leather goods and footwear sector titled 'LEATHERTECH Bangladesh 2017' began in the city on Thursday aiming to bring global technologies to the doorstep of the local industry to help it grow further.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition organised by ASK Trade and Exhibitions Pvt Ltd at International Convention City, Bashundhara (ICCB).
Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) president Saiful Islam, Centre of Excellence for Leather Skill Bangladesh Ltd (COEL) operations head Kazi Roushan Ara and ASK Trade and Exhibition Pvt Ltd directors Tipu Sultan and Nanda Gopal K were also present on the occasion.
After inaugurating the exhibition, the commerce minister visited some stalls and talked with organisers and industry people about modernisation of the sector.
Some 250 exhibitors from 15 countries including China, India, Turkey, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Italy, Singapore, Japan, Germany, the UK, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and host Bangladesh are participating in the exhibition.
Machinery for tanning leather, manufacturing footwear and leather goods along with other components like dyes and chemicals, accessories and allied products will be available in the show.