Dozens of foreign footwear buyers are expected to attend the Ninth Delhi International Shoe Fair which opens its doors tomorrow.

The event takes place from June 28 - July 1 and includes around 150 exhibitors both from India and other countries. Manufacturers from all part of India, including Agra, Kolkata and Mumbai are taking part.

On show will be the entire range of footwear including casuals, classics, boots, formals, sport shoes and sandals.

A major attraction at the fair is the Intechmart, organised by the National Leather Development Programme. This enables one-to-one meetings of foreign buyers to be held with Indian exporters alongside a series of seminars and conferences.

India's export of leather and leather products has crossed the $2.1bn mark for the first time in 2000-01.