10th Anniversary for ACLE, CIFFair & Moda Shanghai30 May 2008
With three months still to go the organisers are pleased to say that bookings for the exhibition space of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the site for the 10th anniversary of the annual All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), already far exceed the number of exhibitor in previous years. All indications to-date show that this 10th anniversary event will be a very good event.
The three fairs together will occupy five halls of the exhibition centre. There will be separate entrances again this year for ACLE (primarily a manufacturing fair) and CIFF/Moda Shanghai (mostly for finished products) to enhance their distinctiveness. Highlighting the international aspect of the event 25 international group pavilions have already confirmed their participation in 2008. They are from Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA. Egypt will be first time participant. There will be 23 companies exhibiting for the first time at ACLE and eight at CIFF/Moda Shanghai. In the International Halls, 40% of exhibitors who have confirmed participation are from the semi-finished and finished leather sectors, followed by exhibitors in the process chemicals and dyes sectors at 35%. These are typically the largest sectors and a powerful magnet for buyers. A programme of extra events, such as fashion shows and seminars, will be announced later.