From the Desk of Executive Director

R Ramesh Kumar, IAS,Executive Director

R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS,
Executive Director


Dear visitors and members,

The Leather Week in Chennai has finally come to a close in the first week of February 2016. As expected, all the major events held during the Leather Week namely the LERIG, India International Leather Fair 2016, Designers Fair 2016 and UITIC 2016 ended on a highly successful note, reflecting the meticulous preparations that were underway more than a year ago. You will find detailed reports on the Leather Week events namely IILF 2016, Designers Fair 2016 and UITIC 2016 in the Special Feature section. This section also features a report on the felicitation event organised for Doyen of the Industry Shri M. Mohamed Hashim, Founder Chairman, CLE on Feb. 3, 2016 in Chennai.

As part of Make in India Investment Promotion Programme, CLE had organised two events in Germany and USA in Nov. 2015 and Dec. 2015 respectively. Three more events were organised in January 2016 in countries namely China, Brazil and Italy. You will find reports on the China and Brazil events in this issue in the Make in India section. The report on the Italy event will be carried in the March 2016 issue of this magazine.

In the Events section, you will find reports on three important events namely INSTC Conference, Mumbai, Dec. 22, 2015 ; National Seminar on LERIG, Kanpur, Jan. 27, 2016 and FTA outreach programme, Agra, Jan. 28, 2016.

The Fair Report section has detailed reports on CLE’s participation in 3 overseas events namely Expo Riva Schuh Fair, Riva Del Garda, Italy, Jan. 16-19,2016 ; 2nd Pakistan Mega Leather Show, Lahore, Pakistan , January 27-29, 2016 and Footwear and Leather Expo, Sri Lanka while the Domestic section has reports on two events held in India namely 5th India Leather & Footwear Technology Fair , December-4-6, 2015 , Kanpur and 3rd Footwear India Expo, New Delhi , January 29-31, 2016. Besides, there is a brief write-up on IDLS Open House Meets held in various regions in the Regional Round-up section.

I hope you will find information in this edition useful.

With kind regards

R Ramesh Kumar, IAS
Executive Director