All China Leather Exhibition set to expand further
The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is the premier international leather event in China. Held annually in Shanghai, ACLE 2011 will celebrate its 13th year over three days - September 6 - 8, 2011.
The exhibition's significance to the industry lies in the fact that - from inception in 1998 - international companies, from all over the world and suppliers of everything connected with the industry, from tanning machinery and chemicals, raw materials, semi- and finished leathers, software and services, and so on, place ACLE as the leading event for overseas companies to meet, greet and do business with senior Chinese buyers.
Over the years ACLE has increased steadily both in numbers of participants and exhibition space. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong, almost 1,000 exhibitors, occupying 80,500 sqm, will be spread throughout 7 halls in the Centre: one more than in 2010.
With some 3 months still to go before the event international participation looks set to increase up to a further 10%.
Highlights will feature no less than 20 pavilions, spanning Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
The Turkish pavilion will be again the largest national group in ACLE showcasing quality leather, chemical and tanning machinery. At present an additional 17 new international companies will be exhibiting, of which 50% are chemical firms.
The Chemical Hall at ACLE always attracts great interest and features nearly all the world class chemical brands, with participation from Clariant, Lanxess, Stahl, and BASF, for example. Hides, Skins and Leather comprise the major product categories at ACLE, accounting for about 40% of total exhibits at the fair. As the price of raw hides has reached a record high this year, this sector is expected to be the most active one in the fair.
As with other exhibitions organised by Asia Pacific Leather Fair Ltd there will be a full programme of both 'on-site' and 'off-site' seminars, workshops and structured opportunities for active networking throughout the three days.
The China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai will, as before, run concurrently with ACLE. With the domestic China market remaining buoyant for footwear and leather garments, interest in these two events continues to increase.
Major exhibiting shoe brands in CIFF include Aokang, the Kangnai Group, Dongguan Valdon, Dongguan Yishite, Suzhou Zhaoyi and Wenzhou Liren. And on offer with quality garments at Moda Shanghai are brands that include Zhejiang Xuebao, Zhejiang Kangzheng, Hangzhou Hejin and Haining Zhong'Nu.
In addition, three national groups have confirmed their participation with pavilions: Brazil, Bangladesh, and Taiwan. Total number of pavilion exhibitors will be about 200.
For the convenience of all participants, shuttle buses will run from Long Yang Yu Metro Station, Hua Mu Lu Metro Station, and South Entrance Lobby to the East Entrance Lobby of the venue. Shuttle buses will also run from the East Entrance Lobby to various hotels in Lu Jia Zui, Pudong and Pu Xi.
All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE)