Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) participated in the eleventh edition of Kanpur Buyer Seller Meet branded as Shoetech-Kanpur which was organized by Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA) on 15th & 16th April 2019 at a newly constructed CLE Multipurpose Hall, KLC Complex, Banthar, Unnao.
It was organized with the strong support of Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Kanpur Leather Complex (KLC) & Indian Industries Association (IIA), Kanpur.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Mukhtarul Amin, Former Chairman of CLE along with Guest of Honours Mr. Javed Iqbal, Regional Chairman, CLE, Mr. Rakesh Suri, Mr. Vikas Verma, IRSME, Executive Director, FDDI, Mr. Raju Jalan, Mr. Alok Agarwal, Chairman, IIA, Kanpur, Mr. O.P. Pandey, COA member, CLE & Mr. Rishi Jalan, Ms. Pallavi Dubey, Regional Director and major component manufacturers.
More than 60 exhibitors participated in the Shoetech-Kanpur and displayed various footwear components, accessories & machinery which included specialised Soles ( TPR/TPU/PU etc.) of the latest design, Plastic shoe lasts, Insoles, Toe-puff & Counters, Linings & Interlinings, Threads, Finishes & Chemicals, Packaging Boxes, Shoe Machinery etc.
During the Shoetech, IFCOMA recognized and facilitated the special talent and achiever of the industry. The Doyen of the Industry, Mr. M. K. Jalan was honoured with IFCOMA Excellence Award and his son, Mr. Rishi Jalan received the Award from Mr. Mani Almal, Founder Member & Former President of IFCOMA.
Innovative Product Awards for specialized products were presented to M/s. Versatile Enterprises-Delhi, M/s. Rupmaya Shoe Last Industries, Agra & M/s. Ess Aar Universal, Noida for their valuable contribution for the Industry.
During the Shoetech, Mr. Aritra Das, Senior Consultant & HoD, School of Footwear Design & Production, Noida campus, in a presentation explained about do’s & don’t while filling the application of the Integrated Leather Development Scheme (IDLS).
Shoetech was successful to provide an opportunity to enhance the business prospect and create a direct link between the various players of footwear, leather and components industry as there were over 1000 visitors during the two day event.