Lagos Leather Fair To Boost African Leather Production

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Lagos Leather Fair, an annual showcase of Africa’s Leather Industry, has announced the launch of its 2024 fair, to spur the growth of the African Leather ecosystem.

A statement by the organisers said the fair with the theme “Leveling Up” would be held from June 29–30, 2024, in Lagos.

It stated that this year’s Lagos Leather Fair would engage attendees with conversations and initiatives that aim to advance the leather ecosystem.

“These include improving socioeconomic impact, adopting sustainable, innovative practices, enhancing industry competition, and global partnerships, and improving supply chain efficiency within the industry,” it noted.

The founder of the Lagos Leather Fair, Femi Olayebi, said, “Over the years, hosting the Lagos Leather Fair has filled us with a purpose to do more and advance the African leather industry.

“Lagos Leather Fair is a celebration of the potential being achieved through locally sourced craftsmanship, and this year, we are partnering with extremely talented individuals to create an engaging experience that invites participants and attendees to join us on that journey.

We are very thankful to our sponsors and collaborators for helping us curate this valuable tradition that continues to elevate the African leather ecosystem.”

He added “that expert-led sessions would enlighten attendees on a range of niche topics, from brand positioning and visibility, sourcing and manufacturing solutions, to the art of photography and the power of leveraging AI tools across the value chain”.

According to the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, in Zaria, Kaduna State, Prof. Muhammad Yakubu, the country spent $800m on leather importation in 2022.

 

Punch News/ Jamiu Ogunshe

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