It was announced that the All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai on September 5 that APLF Ltd and the CLIA will join forces with the organisers of Lineapelle Asia. The new venture starts with immediate effect.

Salvatore Mercogliano, managing director of Lineapelle said: ‘I am delighted that we are working together with our friends at APLF Ltd. They have the necessary infrastructure to ensure that this show is a success, and also the CLIA, the most important leather association in China that guides the development and advancement of the leather industry in China.’

In a strategic move to assist the international leather industry in the Guangdong province of China, Lineapelle, the Asia Pacific Leather Fair Ltd (APLF) and the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) together with the Guangzhou Municipal Government and other important organizations are pleased to advise that they are working on the new Lineapelle Asia show. The fair is due to be held from November 27-29, 2003 in Guangzhou, China at the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center.

So far the event has attracted around 100, mainly Italian companies, to exhibit at Lineapelle Asia. Visitors targeted to attend the show include manufacturers of shoes, leathergoods, garments and upholstery importers and exporters, and department store buyers.

Michael Duck, director of APLF Ltd said that he is pleased that APLF Ltd and CLIA are working with one of the most important international leather exhibitions to organise a high-level leather presentation for the first time in the Guangdong province.

CLIA’s vice president, Madam Zhang Shuhua, values the continued improvement in the communication between the international tanners and the Chinese manufacturers, and establish this new relationship with Lineapelle and APLF in order to further improve the quality offered in South China which will flow through returns for manufacturers.