International trade event for footwear industry

Source: The Economics Times, May 11, 2011

New Delhi: Indian footwear industry is all set to experience the latest innovation at the third edition of fMM&T 2011 which will be held at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida from 12-14 May 2011.

The Indian economy has shown a positive growth with gross domestic product expected to grow at a rate of over 9 per cent in 2011-12. The leather and footwear industry has been growing at over 20% for the period spanning 2008 to 2011. Footwear alone has been projected to make up about 60% of the total leather exports in the current fiscal.

Given this growth, India’s position as a manufacturing footwear centre and a producer of leather and fashion accessories has been gaining nternational recognition. To help boost the Indian economic and business environment, fMM&T 2011 provides an ideal platform to meet business prospects, clients & partners all in one location.

The trade fair helps Indian producers enhance their knowhow; further improve their chemical technology and machinery, enabling them to competitively match current trends in footwear and fashion production. fMM&T also helps generate leads and facilitate development of strategic partnerships with other industry leaders, abroad.

“Our aim with fMM&T 2011 is to provide a globally respected exhibition which will attract leading international and domestic suppliers as well as buyers. India offers unparalleled business opportunities and we’re delighted to be able to facilitate a route into this highly profitable market,” said Nigel Luke Brown, director- UBM India.

fMM&T 2011 is organized by APLF Ltd, the leading leather and materials trade fair organiser, and managed by UBM India in partnership with the Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association ( IFCOMA ).

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