About 160 domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers are taking part at the International Shoes and Leather Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City from July 11-13.

Companies from 16 countries and territories, including Argentina, China, Germany, India, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the US and others, are showcasing machinery, materials, chemicals, cloth, shoes and leather products.

The exhibition is an opportunity for businesses to access new technologies, promote their brand names and meet international partners.

Numerous activities will be organised as part of the programme, such as an award ceremony for the 2013 International Footwear Design Contest, and workshops on opportunities and challenges that Vietnam’s industry faces as the country joins the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Vietnam–EU Free Trade Agreement.-VNA