Shoes and Accessories|December 2019
Meet at Agra has come a long way since its launch. Agra Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Chamber (AFMEC) has strived hard to upgrade the Fair every year to provide better opportunities and facilities for exhibiters and business visitors. This year AFMEC has taken the fair to another level by organising “Meet at Agra 2019” - edition, Leather, Footwear Components & Technology Fair at the newly constructed state-of-the-art at Trade Centre, Village Singhna, NH-2, Agra.
Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), inaugurated the fair. The minister announced and distributed Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) certificates to 500 candidates to boost their morale in the presence of several dignitaries including Puran Davar, President, AFMEC and PR Aqeel Ahmed, Chairman, Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC).
The annual event is organized to promote Agra as the hub of footwear manufacturers and provide a platform to international producers and suppliers to come together and showcase best of technologies in latest footwear trends aimed at fulfilling futuristic demands.
The historical city of Agra has been a footwear manufacturing hub, contributing to domestic and export markets. Agra has about 250 mechanized/ semi-mechanized units and 5,000 cottage industries with a manufacturing capacity of 3-5 lakh pairs per day and has created over 4 lakh jobs for skilled professionals. Agra today meets 65% of domestic requirement and has a 28% share in the total footwear export of India.
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