We are just three weeks from the highly anticipated 2023 edition of the Lagos Leather Fair which is set to take place on the 17th and 18th of June at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. This annual retail showcase of West Africa’s leading leather brands is organized by FemiHandbags and aims to promote creativity, collaboration, and commitment within the leather industry.
The theme for the 2023 edition is ‘Staying Ahead: Creativity | Collaboration | Commitment’, reflecting the dynamic spirit of a growing leather industry. The fair will celebrate the relentless pursuit of innovation, the power of collaboration, and the unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability.
The event will feature a range of exciting activities including dynamic exhibitions, interactive conversations, workshops, and captivating runway shows. These activities will serve as a platform for fostering creativity, innovation, and economic growth within the leather industry.
|17th – 18th June 2023|
The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
One of the highlights of the fair is the workshop titled ‘The Process of Shoemaking’, which will be led by Abiodun Folawiyo, Founder of Shoespeed and a seasoned footwear expert. Participants will gain insights into important principles of footwear construction, materials, components, and production processes.
Another notable session is the panel discussion on ‘The Future of the African Creative: How well are we doing and how can we do better?’. This thought-provoking session will bring together industry experts to examine the creative sector, with a focus on the leather industry.
The panelists, Dr. Henrietta Onwuegbuzie, Associate Professor at Pan-Atlantic University, and Wilson Erumebor, Senior Economist & Manager at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, will discuss ideas on how to strengthen the value-chain pipeline and achieve scale within the creative industry.
The Lagos Leather Fair 2023 promises to be an unforgettable event for industry professionals, fashion enthusiasts, and leather aficionados. It presents a unique opportunity to explore the latest trends, discover new talents, and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about the leather industry.