On 26th January, 2003, Riaz traders sponsored an oath taking ceremony convention at the Institute of Leather Technology, Gujranwala, Pakistan.

The ceremony was attended by over 500 ex-students and guests connected with the leather industry.

This convention was presided over by Imran Masood, provincial minister for education and Chaudhry Muhammad Ajmal Cheema, provincial minister for industries, government of Punjab, Pakistan.

The latter is also the owner of Leather Field (pvt) Ltd, Sialkot, one of the largest exporters of leather garments in Pakistan.