By early May, more than 95% of the exhibiting space for the next edition of Le Cuir A Paris, September 18-21, 2007, being held within Premiere Vision Pluriel, had been reserved. As usual, the Italian presence will be very important, particularly with a pavilion organised by the region of Tuscany (Promozione Economica della Toscana). This pavilion will comprise 18 companies, of which four have never participated in Le Cuir A Paris before: F.lli Nazzi, Conceria Stratos, Conceria Genesis 98 and MPG Cuoificio Spa.

Also, the Gruppo Mastrotto (Italy) will be present for the first time in Le Cuir A Paris, exhibiting full aniline leathers as well as the new winter 2008 collection for the shoes and leathergoods sectors.

The French Pavilion (organised by the FFTM – French Tanning Federation) will reinforce its participation in this forthcoming edition with 34 companies, including the taweries (specialists in high quality ovine leathers).

Doubleface leathers will be well represented in the Spanish Pavilion (ACEXPIEL) with Acabados del Valles, Inpelsa, G Estilo, Genis Antel and Colomer y Munmany, amongst other companies.

Always high on trends, the offer of exotic leathers will be enriched with the first participations of Curtidos Parera (Spain) and Conceria Italven (Italy). This offer will be completed with Atlantic Leathers (Iceland), Caravel Pelli (Italy), Conceria Centrorettili (Italy), Federico Albarello (Italy), France Croco (France), Gordon Choisy (France), Pelicon (Italy), Reptilis (Italy) and TCIM Roggwiller (France).

As in each September edition, dedicated to the presentation of the autumn/winter collections, the fur sector will be largely represented with CEO Orylag (France), Eurofur (Italy), Grignon Furs (Spain), Officine delle Pelli (Italy), Panfur 2000 (Finland), Pistolesi (Italy), Saga Furs (Denmark), San Lorenzo (Italy), Serpelsa Furs (Spain), Yves Salomon (France).

Further, the chemical sector will be present for the first time in Le Cuir A Paris with the new participation of ATC France (France).

Also new for this edition: the participation of ANET Leather Co from Poland.

Finally, Le Cuir A Paris, a revealer of talents, will welcome designers at the Designers’ Village. This space will count with the original works of:

* Cueros Latinos (Argentina/Uruguay), luxurious accessories for home decoration (cushions, plaids, curtains, carpets, floor tiles…).

* the Polish architect, Wiktoria Guzelf, original 3D leather boards (also exhibited in the VIP room)

* the winner of the 2005 Prize of City Talents, Nouria Nahari will present her work and inspirations for book binding and leather bags.

Next edition Le Cuir A Paris will take place in Hall 4, Paris Nord Villepinte, from September 18-21, 2007.