No official dates have been announced but the fairs are expected to take place late February or early March 2015 at Fiera Milano Rho exhibition grounds alongside Lineapelle. The show will mark new chapter for the shows with a new date as well as location for the fair, which traditionally took place with the Autumn edition of Lineapelle.

Some people in the industry have questioned the new timing of the fair as the Spring/Summer collection edition usually attracts fewer visitors and exhibitors to Lineapelle as leather products are less used in summer collections compared with winter ranges.

Tanning Tech and SIMAC will take place in halls 14 and 18 of the Fiera Milano show grounds and will highlight machinery and equipment for tanneries, footwear and leather goods makers.

ASSOMAC say that the location of the halls will be better for visitors compared with the often-confusing layout at Bologna Fiera.