Lagos Leather Fair Launches Award to Recognise Excellence and Innovation in Africa

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To recognise excellence and innovation in the leather industry in Africa, the Lagos Leather Fair, a platform created to showcase leather designers and the potential value of the leather industry in Nigeria and Africa, has announced the launch of its maiden award. The event is part of the activities lined up for its 2023 edition of the annual Fair.

First in Africa, the Award ceremony which falls in line with the Lagos Leather Fair 2023 theme “Staying Ahead – Creativity | Collaboration | Commitment” comes in a timely fashion as the African Leather Industry is continuously expanding and beginning to gain its much-needed recognition in the global market.

LLF is inspired to celebrate the booming leather industry and outstanding Leather designers that have made significant contributions to the industry, showcasing excellence, innovation, and impact.

Speaking on the announcement of LLF2023, the founder, Lagos Leather Fair Femi Olayebi said, “The LLF is committed to promoting the growth of the leather industry in Nigeria. The launch of the LLF Awards is a testament to the LLF’s commitment to excellence in the leather industry. We are confident that the awards will help to raise the profile of the leather industry in Nigeria and encourage even greater innovation and creativity until the Nigerian and African Leather industry become undeniably the best in the global market.”

For about six years, the Lagos Leather Fair has continuously made significant impact on the Nigerian leather industry with a huge influence in the Nigerian, African, and global markets. The LLF award is set up as a necessary medium to reward the diligence and dedication of the numerous exhibitors in making the years count. It is created to bring the Nigerian Leather Industry into its much overdue limelight, therefore, making a positive impact on the Nigerian Leather Industry and the African Leather Industry in general.

The maiden award ceremony will feature categories such as the LLF Trailblazer Award which honours leather designers that have made significant contributions to the leather industry through ground-breaking, and innovative ideas; LLF Most Innovative Designer Award for designers that have showcased exceptional creativity and innovation within the leather industry; LLF Brand Excellence Award acknowledges brands that have demonstrated excellence in their products, services and overall brand experience within the leather space. To recognise creativity in booth set up, the best curated LLF stand during the event will be awarded Best Curated LLF 2023 Stand.

The LLF awards are dedicated to honouring and recognising the exceptional talents within the LLF community.

Lagos Leather Fair is committed to providing a solution-based platform for leather designers and other players in Nigeria and across Africa. This year’s edition is happening on June 17th and 18th at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Victoria Island, and will feature other exciting activities such as masterclasses, social media and marketing presentations using a case study review of different brands as well as workshops for upcoming designers.


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