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.