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FDDI Kolkata participates in ILAF 2024

FDDI, Kolkata participated in the 26th edition of India Leather & Accessories Fair (ILAF), 2024 which was organized by Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Govt. of India and supported by Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), Government of West Bengal and the Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA).

The fair was held at Biswa Bangla Exhibition Centre (BBEC) in Kolkata, Kolkata from 28th to 29th March, 2024. With approximately 56 stalls featuring leather bags, accessories, and related machinery, the fair provided a comprehensive platform for exporters & manufacturers to showcase their products and innovations and also a preferred sourcing point.

During the inaugural session, Colonel Pankaj Kumar Sinha, Managing Director (MD), FDDI, was felicitated in the presence of stakeholders from the leather industry, including exporters, manufacturers, and institutions. On this occasion, Mr. Sunil Kumar, Executive Director (ED), FDDI- Kolkata campus was also present.

FDDI, at its stall displayed student’s leather goods and footwear products. Apart from the buyers, the owners and officials of various export houses and the leather industry as a whole applauded the works of the students of FDDI showcased in the stall.

The stall of FDDI was adjudged the best stall during the fair and was award for the same during ILAF 2024.

Information about the academic programmes of the FDDI was also provided to the aspiring students.

The three-day fair served as an invaluable opportunity for industry professionals, students, and aspiring professionals to interact and exchange ideas. It provided students with insights into the expectations of the industry regarding merchandising, designing, and product management roles and to study latest trends in terms of leather, colour, patterns, silhouettes, accessories and latest technologies.

Upon the request received from ITPO, FDDI organized a ‘Fashion Show’ at Taj Talkutir during which the students showcased their creative creations of leather products and shoes on the ramp walk.

Audience was mesmerized by the grace and beauty of the entire show. The event was a huge success as it was well appreciated in the form of thunderous applause after the show.