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COTANCE President Manuel Rios VIP Guest of UzCharmExpo-ShoesStar-EURASIA2023

Uzbekistan opening

The 14th International Exhibition of Leather, Footwear, Haberdashery, Fur, Wool, Karakul and localized products “UzCharmExpo-ShoesStar-EURASIA2023”, which takes place from 5 to 7 April in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, welcomed COTANCE President Manuel Rios (INPELSA, Spain) as VIP Guest. The Chairman of the sector association UZCHARMSANOAT, Mr Fakhriddin Boboev, is actively promoting the integration of Uzbekistan in the international leather trade. After joining ICT, the International Councill of Tanners, a couple of years ago and leading a trade delegation to visit Lineapelle/Tanning Tech in 2022, he extended an invitation to COTANCE President Rios for strengthening ties with European tanners.

With a tight public relations agenda, President Rios opened the fair and will be holding business encounters throughout his stay. This will allow him to seize the potential of the Uzbek leather sector. 

In his opening remarks he said ”Uzbekistan has a great potential in the leather sector, with abundant raw material resources and a favourable trade & investment environment.” He also touched upon the challenges for our industries “We need to become increasingly “green” and “digital”. Tomorrow every sale of leather will have to be made together with certified data on the social and environmental performance of the production.” He finally invites the Uzbek leather sector to take advantage of the opportunities of the recently launched Erasmus Mundus LEATECH International Masters Programme for qualifying the future leather professionals of Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Manuel Rios