Welcome note by Ethiopian Leather Industries Association – ELIA


It is with utmost delight that I, on behalf of Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) and indeed on my own behalf, welcome all exhibitors, the private sector large and small and medium Enterprises (SMEs), who are engaged in the processing and development of the leather and Leather products and fair visitors to AALF, 11th Edition, in Addis Ababa.
All-Africa, Leather Fair (AALF) has received strong support from the Industry since its inaugural launch and provides a platform for both domestic and overseas companies involved in leather and leather products sellers and buyers, input and technology suppliers of leather, footwear and leather products, knowledge institutions and other allied industries for meeting opportunities under one roof.

It is widely acknowledged that AALF plays a significant role in paving the way for the strengthening and developing of markets between African and the rest of the world. AALF brings industry members a program of informative seminars where professionals can share their experience and views on a variety of topics.
I wish you all a successful business week and a comfortable pleasure during your stay in Addis Ababa. Thank you.

Tatek Yirga

Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) President