After a gap of 2 years, IFCOMA organized its third Buyers Seller Meet cum Exhibition at Jalandhar on 22nd & 23rd July 2018. This was the 45th BSM in the series of events conducted by IFCOMA so far. The BSM was conducted at Hotel Kings, GT Road, Jalandhar with the esteem support of Council for Leather Exports, Punjab Leather Federation and Sports Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association Jalandhar.
The BSM was inaugurated on 22nd July 2018 by Shri Pargat Singh , MLA , Jalandhar Cantt along with the Guest of honour Shri Ajaya Mahajan, Chairman Sports Goods Manufacturers & Exporters Association (SGMEA) Jalandhar and Shri Vipin Mahajan , Secretary General of SGMEA and Industrialists from Jalandhar Footwear & Sports Goods Industry.
In his key note address to the BSM gathering the Chief Guest Shri Pargat Singh appreciated the initiative taken by IFCOMA and expressed that the Footwear and leather Industry needs to be encouraged with better infrastructure. He expressed his happiness to see SME manufacturers’ participation and active involvement of the local industry. He emphasized that the Industry in Jalandhar has to play a vital role to bring up the issues that are hampering the growth and the administration will look into the remedy.
The Guests of honour Shri Ajaya Mahajan appreciated the role of IFCOMA to bring growth to the Industry by conducting such events. Shri Ajaya Mahajan said that he was moved by the concerted effort of IFCOMA to conduct the 3rd Buyer Seller meet at Jalandhar. He felt that this event will also benefit the Sports goods manufacturers as a number of components on display are being used the Sports Industry as well. He wished good luck to all the participants.
The Third Buyer Seller meet cum exhibition was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest and the dignitaries present. The event was declared open by cutting of ribbon by the Chief Guest Shri Pargat Singh .
The BSM was highly appreciated by the Local Industry and they felt that the event will be of immense help to the local manufacturers as they could see the technical upgradation that has taken place in the component Industry. The BSM gave the Industry a wide exposure on newly developed components and machinery.
About 35 companies took part in this BSM and exhibited their products/components during the event. More than 300 Shoe manufacturers form Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Saharanpur, Amritsar, Delhi, Chandigarh and adjoining areas came to the see the exhibition and around 200 artisans from Ludhiana visited the two days event .The visitors were highly impressed by the Quality of the Components that were on display and requested IFCOMA to make arrangements on frequent basis so that the Industry is benefitted with the latest developments taking place in the Industry.
Overall the exhibition drew a handsome response and the Jalandhar Footwear manufacturers appreciated the initiative of IFCOMA. PLF & SGMEA supported the cause whole heartedly and insisted that this event should become an annual affair in the city with more participation from Leather & Sports goods Industry.