Event: LEATHERWORLD MiddleEast


Location: DUBAI, UAE

Date of Event: 05/04/2015-05/06/2015

Products: Leather and fur textiles and apparel

Project Officer: Kim-Bang Nguyen 202-482-4805

Official Show Website: www.leatherworldME.com


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U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE, OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA)
USA Sample Booth, Leatherworld Middle East
Dubai, UAE, May 4-6, 2015

LOCATION: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Over 120 are expected to exhibit in this inaugural edition of the show.
The launch of the three-day Leatherworld Middle East exhibition, comes as the billion dollar trade of leather goods and accessories in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reflects a new landscape of rising opportunity in the global leather industry. According to Euromonitor International, the value of leather imports and exports across the GCC was US$3.9 billion in 2013, including semi-finished and finished leather products, travel goods, accessories, handbags, and footwear. The UAE holds the lion’s share of the figure, at US$2 billion, while Saudi Arabia, which also is a big manufacturer of leather products, saw US$1.1 billion worth of leather imports and exports in 2013. Dubai, which commands 30 per cent of the Middle East’s luxury market according to consultancy firm Bain & Company, is the second most important global destination for international retailers, after London.

The influx of leather trade and persistent spending on luxury goods in Dubai and wider region presents an ideal backdrop for the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East.

This event will serve as a new platform and event to showcase U.S. leather and fur products to this region's expanding retail markets.

COST: OTEXA will sponsor a USA sample booth at Leatherworld ME 2015. The cost for exhibiting is $950. For this fee, you may submit up to 8 pieces of leather/fur garments with business cards, and catalogs for display. Shipment of samples and product literature to and from the show is the responsibility of the participant.
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