Lineapelle launch Asia event8 July 2003
Lineapelle Asia is a new international leather and components exhibition which is to be held annually in Canton from November 27-29, 2003. A letter of intent was signed in November 2002 by the municipal government of Canton (Lin Yuan He) and Lineapelle Exhibition Centre (Salvatore Mercogliano) heralding co-operation in a wide range of activities, including vocational training, promotion of industrial investments and launching an exhibition for top quality products by manufacturers of the Guangdong area. The Italian partners will select a minimum of 150 firms and designers from among their 1,500 customers to offer up-to-date materials and accessories and to add value to local manufactured goods (shoes, upholstered furniture, leather products, car trims and leather garments). The exhibition will take place in a large new exhibition centre in Canton. According to the organisers, the centre ranks as second in the world in terms of size and technological fittings. A fashion show and a presentation of Italian and European trends expected for the seasons to come will also be held.