Even if the current economic scenario anticipated an environment with more cautious visitors, Brazilian companies exhibiting their products were unanimous in commenting their impressions about the event: APLF 2015 brought good results.

The APLF is widely known as an event to create closer ties between suppliers and their international clients, several leather producing companies from Brazil said that this year’s edition brought them business opportunities with new buyers. According to Executive Director of CICB, José Fernando Bello, there is a real expectation that negotiations carried out during the event will bring around US$400 million to the sector throughout 2015. “APLF always is a moment eagerly awaited by the sector. Sales this year show that, besides the challenges presented by global economy, Brazilian leather exports will continue to grow, since this is an event that dictates which paths the segment will be taking during the following year”, said Bello.