This is the fourth exhibition of Leatherworld, a exhibition of three days which consisting of 34 exhibitors from 9 countries. It features a variety of luxury leather products, such as handbags from South Africa, Zebra leather made in Springbok, andmade men’s wear and women’s shoes from Italy and other artificial leather products.
Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer of Frankfurt Middle East Exhibition Company, said: “We are pleased to be able to bring the Global Leather Exhibition to Dubai again in 2018. This week, exhibitors from all over the world are here. now is the right time to connect to a region and market with a strong preference for high-quality, custom-made leather products.”
Pauwels also emphasize that the UAE accounted for 1/3 ($501 million) of the market last year, an increase of 5.6% ($474 million) compare with 2016. We believe that the consumer will spend $586 million by 2020 at the Dubai World Expo. And the entire Middle East market will reach $1.84 billion. ”
The founder of FSP Collection Fiona Spolander said:” We use this event to test market acceptance of our artificial leather jacket and South African handbags. The FSP brand is known for its artificial leather and leather handbags and household items such as mats and cushions. All of our synthetic leather come from famours local tanneries and leather wholesalers. ”
The Cheif Excutive Officer of Saddler Belts&Leathercraft said: “We expect that there will be a good growth in the Middle East on and after 2018, and the “Leather World” exhibition in the Middle East offers an opportunity to connect with other exhibitors. And meet with new potential customers. We would also like to know what types of products are available in retail stores in the region”