Event Schedule

The Lagos Leather Fair will take place on the 3rd and 4th of June 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Attendance is free.

Friday 2nd

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pre-Event Cocktails
Saturday 3rd

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Exhibitions All Day
Sunday 4th

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Exhibitions All Day

Fair Day 1 - Saturday

10:00 am: Opening Event

11:00 am - 8:00 pm: Exhibitions will run all day.


The Fundamentals of Shoe & Bag Design
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Roberto Gussoni
Hosts: Zainab Ashadu and Matiu Gordon

Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Driving Profitability Through Creativity
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Speakers: Muni Shonibare and Reni Folawiyo


Creating Leather Masterpieces: The Tools and Tricks
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Obiora Odinma Ononye (Obi Leather)

The Dynamics of Shoe Design and Construction
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Instructor: Adesola Benson

Panel Discussion

Changing the Narrative within the Nigerian Leather Industry
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Speakers: Hon. Minister, Aisha Abubakar, Waheed Olagunju, Dr Adeyinka Abimbola & Alhaji Nabegu
Host: Peter Bamkole

Fair Day 2 - Sunday

10:00 am - 10:00 pm: Exhibitions will run all day.


A Conversation with the Lady Cobblers: Overcoming The Challenges
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Speakers: Tosin Dekalu & Tokunbo Onagoruwa
Host: Adeola Azeez

Repositioning Your Brand for the Global Market
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Nelly Wandji
Host: Isioma Onochie-Aihie

Understanding Your Consumer: The Art of Selling Your Brand
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Speakers: Bukky Karibi-Whyte, Bayo Rotimi & Uche Nnaji
Host: Shade Ladipo


A Lesson in Handbag Design and Construction
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robert Gussoni

Final Show: The Leather Collective

A showcase of leather masterpieces from different creative perspectives.
Time: 8:00 pm
Designers: Wanger Ayu, Jane Michael Ekanem and Samuel Noon