Through subsidiary Modamont SAS, French-based international industry trade show group Première Vision SA has acquired Cuir à Paris from its current owners SIC SA, a division of the French leather industry.
The announcement was made at the Cuir à Paris show on February 18 and the operation will come into effect on 1 March, and will allow Première Vision to organise the Cuir à Paris show on 16-18 September 2014.
Cuir à Paris, which launched in October 2001 by SIC SA, has been a tour de force for high-end international fashion and design industry professionals, and has an annual turnover of about €6 million. Première Vision SA and its subsidiaries had a consolidated turnover of nearly €49 million in 2013.
The Cuir à Paris show has experienced steady growth and in this latest instalment, at the Parc d'Expositions de Paris Nord-Villepinte, there was an 11.6% increase in exhibitors with 27 new exhibitors for tanners, furriers, manufacturers of textiles for accessories, manufacturers of technical components and chemical products.
During a press conference, Marc Brunel, show manager of Cuir A Paris mentioned that while the fair has seen substantial growth, they won't sacrifice the quality attracting top exhibitors, and will maintain exclusivity and space rather than squeeze in more exhibitors. This was a sentiment echoed by Première Vision president Philippe Pasquet, who said that the show has to reflect the highest quality fashion market and not expand just to accommodate tanneries in developing nations.