‘Ambur Open’ show inaugurated28 July 2010
On July 24, Ambur Open, a 2-day exhibition of footwear components, accessories and finished leather was inaugurated. The event took place at the newly built Ambur Trade Centre, Ambur and is about 3 hours from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Many large tanneries are located in the area. 120 companies exhibited in the first Ambur Open event.
The Ambur Trade Centre has been constructed with financial support from the government of India and industry. The centre consists of three floors with each floor having an area of 10,000 sq ft and contains an exhibition hall, convention centre, conference hall, a trading and testing centre, e-readiness centre and guest rooms for the visiting entrepreneurs and overseas buyers. The site is fully air-conditioned.
The centre will provide a platform for holding exhibitions, conferences, workshops and will also provide testing and training services to the leather industry in the region.
Ambur Open was officially opened by Durai Murugan, minister for law and prisons, government of Tamil Nadu, C Rajendran, district collector, Vellore and Mohamed Hashim Sahib, chairman, Indian Leather Industry Foundation.