On May 25 of this year, the “Uzcharmsanoat” Association, with the assistance of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, launched the 12th International Exhibition-Fair of Leather, Footwear, Leather Haberdashery, Fur and Wool “UzCharmExpo – 2022,” considered one of the largest exhibition events in Central Asia in this industry.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, the “Uzcharmsanoat” Association, foreign guests, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and exporters from leather and footwear and other industries.
It was noted that the country is pursuing a consistent policy of transforming the domestic industry in order to deepen the processing of raw materials, increase the volume of production of finished products with high added value and increase the export potential of industries by increasing the competitiveness of manufactured goods.
In this regard, the leather and footwear industry of Uzbekistan is one of the fastest-growing industries with significant potential for sustainable growth. The volume and range of export-oriented finished products based on deep processing of leather raw materials are expanding. Practical measures are being taken to provide comprehensive support to entrepreneurs working in this area in order to ensure the uninterrupted operation of existing production facilities and stimulate manufacturers to implement new projects.
Over the past 5 years, total investment in the industry has exceeded the 632 million USD mark, annual leather and footwear production has increased 5.8 times, and exports have reached 420 million USD.
Traditionally, the geography of the exposition is represented by Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, India, Turkey, Spain, Poland and other countries. Among the guests of honor are the leaders of the International Council of Tanners, the International Fur Federation, foreign industry associations and unions. This year, representatives of more than 400 domestic and foreign companies submitted applications for participation in the exhibition. The exhibition pavilions demonstrate a solid scale, impressive design and, most importantly, become a platform for establishing direct ties between local and foreign industry producers.
“UzCharmExpo” not only introduces the production potential of industry enterprises from various regions, but also invites those wishing to engage in dialogue. The format of “B2B” and “G2B” negotiations, direct communication and presentations allows you to find common ground of interests, develop new projects and sign contracts on the spot, which will undoubtedly affect the final indicators. But so far, “UzcharmExpo” has 3 days of fruitful work ahead – until May 27 inclusive.