The first international exhibition of footwear,bags, leather and related industry by the name of MPEX was held in 3000 sq/m in 4 showrooms in Olympic Hotel, Tehran which 76 Iranian and foreign companies from Italy, Germany, China and Turkey participated.

The fair opened in the presence of officials from Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, President’s Office, authorities of Assembly of the Union, Iraq Ambassador, Bank Managers and Producers of shoes, bags, leather and clothes. Holding workshops of shoe designing and modeling by Italian instructors was one of the side program of the first MPEX.