(AGI) - Hanoi, July 7 - A seminar on developments in theleather sector will be held in Hanoi on July 11th to strengthencooperation between Italy and Vietnam. The event has beenorganised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam(ICHAM), in cooperation with the Special Agency for the Chamberof Commerce in Milan's international activity - Promos - Lineapelle and the National Tannery Industry Union (UNIC). Thisinitiative has been supported by the Vietnamese Agency for thePromotion of Trade (Vietrade) and Ho Chi Minh City's Shoe andLeather Association (SLA). Representatives from this sector areexpected to attend the event together with designers and over100 Vietnamese companies operating in the leather, shoe andinterior design sectors. The workshop will be a goodopportunity for Vietnam's companies and designers to receiveupdates on the most recent trends in this sector before the2015-2016 autumn-winter collections and to become acquaintedwith various kinds of leather thanks to a presentationorganised by Lineapelle. This seminar will also be anopportunity for discovering top quality leather suppliers toimprove export products. The footwear sector currently plays animportant role in the country's development with a turnover ofUSD 10.32 billion in 2013.. .