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Ethiopia to host All-African Leather Fair

Addis Ababa, January 17, 2023 (FBC) – All-African Leather Fair (AALF) the trade show will be held in Addis Ababa from February 16 to18, 2023 in Millennium Hall.

The event, according to APO’s report, will be organized by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA). ELIA has previously successfully hosted from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th..

AALF brings together tanners, footwear and other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of 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.

There is side events included occurring parallel with the show panel discussion, fashion show, fashion zone, leather talent show.

Due to the Global market situation and the pandemic impact the leather sector in Ethiopia and Africa at large heavily affected. It is expected that the upcoming AALF trade fair will play its role in motivating the sector in market expansion, facilitating inter Africa business relation, investment attraction, and technology transfer, according to the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA).

ELIA indicated that to motivate the sector, the Ethiopia government has launched school shoe and bag project to propel the manufacturing sector under the “Made in Ethiopia / Ethiopia Tamrit” program.

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