The Third & Final day of SLVN 2018

The third & final day expo is being held together with the International Footwear and Leather Products Exhibition, and Vietnam International Exhibition on Sewing Machinery at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7.
According to the organisers, Shoes & Leather Vietnam was first held in 1999, going on to affirm its position as a prestigious forum for leading leather and footwear producers and suppliers in Vietnam and other countries around the world.
Paolo Lemma, the Italian trade commissioner to Việtnam and director of the Italian Trade Commission office in HCM City, said most of the participating companies already had suppliers, agents or representative offices in the country.
They were looking for further opportunities in this emerging market and tie-ups with Vietnamese enterprises, he said. “Vietnam has become an important market for Italian firms. “Exports of machinery and equipment for the footwear and leather industry to Việtnam doubled to over 30 million euros (US$35.49 million) last year, he said.
Fabrizio Bellagamba, Far East area manager at Comelz, which supplies CNC cutting machines to the bag and shoes industries, said his company’s sales in Vietnam grew by 40% in terms of machines sold last year, the highest in any market.
Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, president of ASSOMAC, said in the past couple of years, the presence of Italian enterprises with their exclusive capabilities supported the development of the Vietnamese leather and footwear industry.
“The strength of Italian enterprises is not only product quality but also the flexibility to meet the demand of customers. Such an element helps Italian companies compete in the market.”
The next edition of the Shoes & Leather Vietnam will be held on July 10th 12th 2019.