The 14th annual Shoes and Leather Vietnam Exhibition opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre on July 19.
It attracted 150 footwear producers and suppliers from numerous countries, including China, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Spain, India, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Japan, and the host Vietnam to showcase machinery, footwear materials, chemicals, leather fashion, and accessories.
Ho Thi Kim Thoa, deputy minister of Industry and Trade, said that Vietnam’s footwear sector is integrating strongly into the international market and its position is improving. Vietnam is a significant supplier of footwear, so the annual exhibition attracts other world-leading producers and suppliers.
The organising board said the event, which runs until July 21, is expected to lure more than 6,000 domestic and foreign visitors.