From the Desk of Executive Director


R.Selvam, IAS,
Executive Director

From Executive Director, CLE

CLE is continuing its aggressive export promotion and market development campaign in both the traditional markets of Europe and USA and also in various potential markets. Besides, CLE is participating in various international forums to promote the Indian leather and footwear industry.

Recently, CLE had organized the participation of 49 members in the Mosshoes-Mospel Exhibition held in Moscow, Russia during Sept. 10-13, 2018. This was the largest ever participation of CLE in this exhibition. The participants were able to meet several potential buyers of leather products and footwear in Russia.

Shri Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman, CLE participated in the 37th International Footwear Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand on September 13, 2018 and presented the opportunities provided by Indian footwear sector for Joint Ventures and Technical Collaborations.

CLE is organizing a Reverse Buyer Seller Meet during Sept. 28 & 29, 2018 in New Delhi in which more than 50 buyers and 68 Indian exhibitors are participating.

The upcoming overseas events under MAI Scheme include BSM in Chile – Oct. 23-24, 2018 – 25 participants, BSM in Australia, Nov. 20-22, 2018 – 30 participants and BSM in New York, Nov. 13-14, 2018 – 52 participants.

Next year’s marketing programme will begin with participation in January 2019 edition of Expo Riva Schuh Garda Fair, Italy, followed by Designers Fair in Chennai (Feb. 1-3, 2019), proposed participation in Feb. 2019 edition of Magic Show, Las Vegas (on self financing basis) and BSM in Spain under MAIS.

I would urge CLE Members to participate in all events of CLE in large numbers to ensure success of all events

With best regards,

R. Selvam, I.A.S.

Executive Director

Council for Leather Exports