Lineapelle the most popular show for tanners


Published: September 27, 2022

The ILM conducted its annual tanner business confidence survey at the end of July and the results are now out. Lineapelle, together with Simac Tanning Tech, is today the most popular international show for tanners to exhibit or visit.

Lineapelle, which takes place twice a year in Milan, replaces APLF in Hong Kong in the ILM survey results as the most popular trade show among leather manufacturers according to the 2022 results. surprising given that the APLF has not taken place since 2019 in Hong Kong and is unlikely to take place until 2024 at the earliest due to ongoing Chinese government restrictions around Covid-19.

APLF Dubai, the trade show held last March as a partial replacement for the Hong Kong show, came second among tanners in the survey.

ILM also asked tanners if they plan to attend trade shows for the remainder of 2022 and also in 2023. 64% of respondents said they had or would attend a trade show in 2022 and that 80% said they would be exhibiting or visiting an industry trade event of some kind in 2023. There is certainly growing confidence among tanners that visiting live events is safe in a post-pandemic world and with the number of foreign visitors of all types up 73% at the Lineapelle show in Milan on September 20 -22 compared to the same edition in 2021, this would underline that the leather industry wants to meet again. In fact, the pandemic confirmed a trend, it is very difficult to sell finished leather online and most buyers still prefer to be in contact with the material. 574 tanners took part in the September 2022 edition of Lineapelle.

The full results of the ILM 2022 Tanner Business Confidence Survey can be found here for ILM subscribers or they are published in the September/October 2022 print edition. To subscribe to ILM, email Kate Tornelli [email protected] for more information.

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