The 14th International Shoe and Leather Exhibition got underway in HCM City from July 19-21.

The exhibition is taking place along with two international displays on footwear and leather products, accessories and materials for the garment sector.

They are organised by the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association; the Top Repute Exhibition and Conference Services Company; the Hien Dat Exhibition and Trading Services Company; the HCM City Business Association and the HCM City Association for Garments, Textiles, Embroidery and Knitting.

Nearly 150 leading exhibitors from 16 countries, including Vietnam, China, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Spain, India, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Japan, are showcasing machinery, chemicals, leather and accessories as well as footwear.

Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade said the annual exhibition has attracted many investors and producers from around the region and the world.

The organisers say that they expect to welcome over 6,000 domestic and overseas visitors at the exhibitions over the three days.-VNA