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FDDI attends ‘Curtain Raiser program on DILEX-RBSM’ and ‘Discussion meeting on widening the role of LSSC in Eastern Region’

FDDI attended Curtain Raiser program on the forthcoming ‘5th edition of Delhi International Leather Expo (DILEX) – Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM)’ and ‘Discussion meeting on widening the role of Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC) in Eastern Region’ which was held at Hotel ITC Sonar, Kolkata on February 12, 2024.

Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sinha, Managing Director (MD)-FDDI, Mr. Sunil Kumar U, Executive Director (ED)-FDDI, Kolkata campus and faculty members attended the programme.


The other dignitaries of the event were Mr. Ramesh Juneja, Regional Chairman, Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Mr. Arjun Kulkarni - Vice- President, Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), Mr. R. Rathnam - CEO, Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC), Mr. Subhash Kapoor, Convenor- DILEX, Mr. Javed Iqbal, Mr. Mukhtarul Amin, Chairman and Managing Director, Superhouse Group.

Delivering the ‘Keynote Address’, Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sinha, MD-FDDI said, “The leather and footwear industry indeed demands a range of skills, encompassing design, pattern making, cutting, stitching, dyeing, finishing, tooling, embossing, and meticulous attention to detail. FDDI stands out as a paragon of excellence and innovation in this sector, enhancing its standards through skill-based certificate short-term programs and long-term degree programs.”

“As a key stakeholder in the emerging leather ecosystem and to address the challenges faced by the leather sector, our goal is to bring the industry and academia closer by facilitating continuous interaction between the students, the faculty and industry experts,” added Mr. Sinha.

Emphasizing the need of a variety of skills in the leather & footwear industry, Mr. R. Rathnam, CEO, LSSC, lauded FDDI's inclusion in National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET).

The 5th edition of DILEX-RBSM will be held at India International Convention and Expo Center (IICC), Dwarka, New Delhi, India on 4th & 5th March, 2024.