The delegation visited Ho Chi Minh City where they met the Ho Chi Minh Shoes & Leather Association and other members of the association. One to one meetings were also held with buyers and successful trial orders were obtained say the PTA, with many further orders in the pipeline. The footwear industry in Vietnam is predicted to export footwear worth $4.2 billion in the future. The delegation also visited some Vietnamese based tanneries and large shoe factories.
On the second part of the trip the delegation visited Jakarta, Indonesia where they met the Footwear Association and Tanners Association of Indonesia. A detailed program was organised by the Pakistan Embassy who invited more than 50 buyers from tanneries, shoes factories and glove manufacturers to the meeting. Members of the PTA held one to one meetings and successful initial orders were placed. According to the PTA, Indonesian tanneries are producing only 30% of the leather required for their own manufacturing sectors and therefore it has great potential for selling semi and fully finished leathers into the country.