The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai will be held on September 5-7 2006 in Shanghai.

It’s always gratifying to an exhibition organiser when exhibitors re-book for the next event. When 90% have re-booked several months before the next event, it certainly demonstrates a need for the exhibition. It’s a very good indicator too that successful business was conducted and valuable contacts established over previous years.

ACLE was enthusiastically received right from the outset in 1998. No other leather industry event in China has this high level of international participation. ACLE remains the prime exhibition at which top level Chinese buyers can meet and discuss with the leading leather industry companies from all over the world.

ACLE 2006 will allow more than 1,200 exhibitors to meet face-to-face with buyers. (Last year 1,088 exhibitors attracted 14,382 buyers.)

An indication of the international participation lies in the participation of pavilions. Ms. Perrine Ardouin, Senior Event Manager, said on the occasion: ’18 pavilions are confirmed to participate, while The Wakayama Tanners Association, from Japan, will have their own pavilion for the first time. More bookings from pavilions will be finalised in the coming months’. The 18 pavilions are from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey.

As in previous years, ACLE will run concurrently with CIFF and Moda Shanghai. However, previously, both exhibitions were merged into ACLE. This year, CIFF and Moda Shanghai will have their own entrance, their own opening ceremony, and will be separate and distinct events: recognition of their growth and importance.

CIFF and Moda Shanghai, both boasting overseas and local exhibitors’ participation, serve a market for the top shoe and leather garments and goods manufacturers to display before substantial buyers. Several of China’s best known shoe and leather goods provinces will be represented. These include Xinji, Haining, Tongxiang and Sichuan. Over 500 booths will be spread over 10,000 square metres in CIFF.

To demonstrate further the status of CIFF, the 25th International Shoe Industry Conference will be hosted for the first time by China, and will be held concurrently, and at the same venue.