International Leather Days (ILD) will play host to leather industry manufacturers and buyers from all over the world. The fair will take place at the Tuyap Beylikduzu conference centre, Istanbul, from December 10-12, and plays an important part in the integration of the Turkish leather industry into the international market. The date of the show has been brought forward to December this year to take advantage of the lull in production in Turkish tanneries and workshops after the end of the Russian fur season. The organisers hope that this change in dates will encourage tanners to become more involved in fashion and help them develop new products.

ILD also leads the field with its innovative fashion shows. The fair is particularly important for companies working with EU and CIS countries and represents the last opportunity of the season for companies to exhibit on an international stage to an audience of professionals from all areas of the leather industry. It will also be the first opportunity to learn about projected trends in the sector for 2005.

The Golden Horn fair, the final machinery and chemicals fair of the season, will run alongside ILD. Ranges of raw hides and skins, leather for shoes, bags, furniture and luxury products will be on display.