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FDDI participates in the ‘Meet at Agra 2017’


Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) participated in the 11th Edition of ‘Meet at Agra 2017’– a Leather, Footwear Components & Technology Fair which was organized from 3rd – 5th November 2017. The fair was organized by the Agra Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Chamber (AFMEC) at BSNL Ground, Mall Road, Agra.

Dignitaries sharing the dais


On this occasion, Mrs. Revathi Roy, Chairperson, FDDI, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS, Managing Director, FDDI, Mr. Vivek Sharma, IRS, Secretary, FDDI, Mr. Adarsh Kumar, AFHQ CS, Executive Director, FDDI were present.


The exhibitors from all over the country & overseas participated in the fair. Leather, footwear components, chemicals & adhesives, technology and machinery were the products displayed in the fair.


During the fair, a panel discussion on Goods & Service Tax (GST) was also held in which Mrs. Revathi Roy, Chairperson, FDDI and the Managing Director of FDDI, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS shared the dais and expressed their views as eminent panelist.


Agra is the biggest footwear manufacturing hub of India. It manufactures footwear to cater for 65 % of the total domestic requirement. It has 30% share in total exports of leather footwear from the country. Most of the world’s most popular brands are sourced from Agra.


Mr. Adarsh Kumar, AFHQ CS, Executive Director, FDDI giving presentation


Mr. Adarsh Kumar, AFHQ CS, Executive Director, FDDI also gave a presentation on the activities undertaken by FDDI.


A view of the participants present during the inauguration of ‘Meet at Agra 2017’


The fair offered good business opportunity and was successful in identifying the huge opportunities existing in Agra.


Mr. V. K. Singh, Under Secretary, DoC, & Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Regional Director – North, Council for Leather Exports (CLE) interacting with the students at the stall of FDDI


The students of FDDI displayed a wide range of creations at its stall no. 54 located at Hall-A that included ladies and gents shoes, casual and formal footwear and sports shoes, fashion accessories, leather goods - travelware, belts, portfolios, handbags and wallets.


The information about FDDI’s laboratory services, various training programmes, consultancy services through brochure and one-to-one meeting and interaction with the companies regarding the placements of the students was also held carried out.


The students of FDDI also visited the fair where they had the opportunity to acquire knowledge regarding the trends & technological advancement taking place in the leather, footwear & allied industry. The innumerable visitors present included footwear manufacturers, institutional buyers from across the globe, designers, technicians and government representatives.




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