After attracting a large number of business visitors from India and overseas, the flagship event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Indian Leather Industry, India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2017 concluded on February 3 with a successful note at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Significantly, the fair is approved by the Union des Foires Internationales (UFI) – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. The fair was organised by ITPO with support of CLE, CLRI, ISF, IFLMEA, FDDI, AFCAMMI and IFCOMA. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfApproximately, 15,000 business visitors paid their visits to this three-day specialized event which highlighted the latest trends of the leather industry as well as quality products with new colours and forecasts. According to the preliminary reports, brisk business, collaborations and joint ventures were reported in different stalls. Foreign visitors include countries like Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Netherlands, Turkey, UAE and UK. Out of 450 companies and 23 countries from India, most of the participants have evinced their keen interest to participate again in the next edition of IILF Chennai. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAn exclusive fashion show which was organized by FDDI with the support of ITPO highlighted an impressive collection of designs of the upcoming designers. Featuring an overview of a greener leather sector, the theme pavilion was titled ‘Enabling Leather’ by ITPO, CLE, CSIR-CLRI. The theme remained extremely meaningful in propagating the eco-friendly concern of Indian Leather Industry, new trends and forecast for ‘MODEUROP’ Summer Fashion collections 2017-18. In view to provide further fillip to the Indian Leather and allied industries, ITPO is geared up to hold the 22nd India International Leather Fair from February 26 to 28 at Milan Mela Fair Grounds, Kolkata. The display profile covers Leather wallets, Handbags, Portfolios, Travel bags, Industrial gloves apart from the other leather products. The fair is being organized by ITPO with support of Department of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Government of West Bengal, Council for Leather Exports, Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA), CLC Tanners Association, CSIR-CLRI, and IFCOMA.