China buyers hunt for Eco products at the ACLE31 August 2011
The inaugural ACLE was held in 1998 with the purpose of introducing the best and most innovative in all aspects of leather making - primarily from overseas suppliers at that time - to Chinese companies. The next edition of the All China Leather Exhibition takes place next week at the SNIEC in Pudong, Shanghai, September 6-8.
Green emphasis in 2011
Sustainability is more than just a catchphrase at ACLE. Companies in China looking for the latest and most innovative products from home and abroad will find a supportive environment enabling them to locate products and services geared towards a more sustainable future for the industry.
Tough new environmental protection standards are being introduced by regulatory authorities in China and - importantly - will probably be vigorously enforced. Many smaller or under-funded tanneries may disappear as a result.
Since 1998 it has grown in reputation and size in a steady upward curve ever since. Increasingly, Chinese domestic manufacturers and suppliers joined the burgeoning list of overseas exhibitors. Today, ACLE can rightly claim to be the ‘one-stop-shop’ for everything ranging from hides and skins to multi-million dollar water purification plants.
As in previous years ACLE is integrated alongside two leather finished product shows. The China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) showcases many of the best and most established footwear manufacturers in China, while Moda Shanghai (MODA) features finished leather garments, handbags and fashion accessories. Both CIFF and MODA are easily accessed through ACLE.
At the upcoming 2011 event there will be 1,246 exhibiting companies, up 24% on the year before, from 37 countries and regions, on-hand to meet and greet an estimated 18,000 plus visitors.
Last year the exhibition roamed across six Halls at the SNIEC fairground. To accommodate these record numbers for 2011, ACLE will occupy one additional hall, seven in total and bringing the total space to 80,500 sq m, up 17% on 2010.