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All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008

Start Date: January 24, 2008, 09:00
End Date: January 26, 2008, 17:00
Event Contact: Mr.Abdissa Adugna
For More Information: http://www.elia.org.et/


January 24-26, 2008
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is organizing the All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008 which will take place in Addis Ababa fromJanuary 24-26, 2008.  It will bring together tanners, footwear and other leather goods manufacturers, equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the world.  African companies and organizations are expected to constitute the largest attendance.

The Fair is a specialized one designed to promote the African leather industry and to enable it create an interface with its partners within the continent and around the world.  It will also offer the opportunity for business persons in the industry to meet and to talk face to face and to get immediate feedback on their prospective businesses.  It will enhance their access to new markets and it will also provide a comprehensive forum for increased business in leather, leather products and the allied industries notably chemicals, machinery, components and accessories.

Ethiopia has a successful track record in organizing specialized leather fairs. The Meet in Africa 2004 Leather Fair was one of such Fairs which was able to draw the participation of more than  270 Ethiopian and international exhibitors and more than 3000 international visitors.

Organizing of specialized leather trade fairs similar to the All-African Leather Fair (AALF) 2008 will serve as a vehicle to promote the wealth that Africa has in the sector by making a platform available where the industry can showcase its exportable items to the world market.
Program Components and Participants:
  • Trade Fair:  Shoe leather garment and goods and tannery, leather processing machinery producers, leather chemicals, leather products, accessories and component suppliers.
  • Buyers/sellers Meeting: International buyers, out sourcing interests and sellers.
  • Investment Forum: Investment promotion organizations, joint venture seeking organizations, investors fully supported by  UNIDO
Pan African Competitiveness Forum: African representatives, TCI members, industry representatives, international development partners, NGO’s, government representatives, knowledge institutions, etc supported by USAID and SIDA 
Date: January 24- 26, 2008
Venue:  International Convention Center, Addis Ababa- Ethiopia
Organizer: Ethiopian Leather Industries Association
Co-organizers: UNIDO, USAID-ATEP and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (MoTI), World Bank, GTZ-ecbp.
Tel. + 251 115 156144, +251 115 506040
Fax: + 251 115 508935
P.O. Box 12898 Addis Ababa , Ethiopia
E-mail: elia@elia.org.et   aalf@elia.org.et  aalf2008@elia.org.et
Contact persons : Mr.Abdissa Adugna and Mr. Befekadu Bekele
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