Kolkata: Several leading leather companies from Japan and Italy along with 70 Indian companies participated in a three-day International leather fair starting from Feb 27. The fair is embarked with the motive to boost potential leather markets of West Bengal and North-eastern states of India as a part of Union Government’s policy of ‘Act East Policy’.
The International Leather fair and its concurrent event 2nd Tex-Styles India, 2018 has been organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). The headquarters of the organization is located at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi with the support of Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA). The fair was inaugurated by Finance, Industry and Commerce Minister of West Bengal Amit Mitra at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata. The venue is same where the Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 was held on 16th & 17th January this year.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Counsel General of Italy Damiano Francovigh and his German counterpart Michael Feiner.
Other eminent personalities present at the function were ITPO Executive Director Deepak Kumar, Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman Council for Leather Exports, Adhar Sahni, President Indian Leather Products Association (IIPA) and Ramesh Kumar Juneja, Chairman CLE (Eastern Region).