SIPIEL, Feria de Madrid, say there are excellent prospects for the next event and that the presence of foreign exhibitors is already 18% higher than in March 2004. The net exhibition area measures some 36,870 square metres, 4.7% more than in last year’s edition. According to the provisional figures of the fourteenth edition of SIPIEL, International Leather Week, that will take place from April 1-3, record figures are forecast due to its excellent participating figures. By early March around 771 companies had already confirmed their attendance to the two shows that make up this fair: Modacalzado, the International Footwear Trade Fair, and Iberpiel-Marroquineria, International Leather Goods Trade Fair.

At this edition the fair will keep the same layout featured last year. Thus, Iberpiel- Marroquineria will be located in Hall 4, and Modacalzado in Halls 6,8,9 and 10.