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Market contrast between ACLE 2014 & 2015

APLF Director, Michael Duck told a press conference at the All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai last week that the 18th edition of the fair took place at "radically different market conditions compared with the 2014 event".  

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Five days to move ACLE 2015 explains APLF Director

APLF Ltd Director, Michael Duck provides an update on this years All China Leather Exhibition explaining that they only took five-days to move one of the largest trade events in the leather industry. He also visited ILM's new office at London's former Leathermarket and Leather Exchange buildings where a short video interview was conducted. 

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Video round-up of Leatherworld Middle East event

The inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East in Dubai took place May 4-6, as UAE-based tanneries, manufacturers, designers, and distributors rubbed shoulders with European companies looking to boost their footprint in the emerging regional leather market. ILM provides a video round-up from the organiser and a tanner attending the event. 

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Afriwest supply leather for Dubai fashion students

In a video interview with ILM, Tamara Hostal, Founder and Managing Director of ESMOD Dubai, a fashion school based in Dubai introduces the selected fashion student designed leather outfits which were on show at the Leatherworld Middle East show in Dubai, May 4-6. The leathers were supplied by the Dubai based Afriwest Group.

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Bergi outline benefits of its latest tannery machines

Mauro Bergozza, CEO of Italian tannery machinery makers, Bergi has outlined details of three of the company's tannery machinery in an exclusive video interview with ILM. The company has updated its throughfeed ironing and embossing machine - Starlux, its in-line buffing machine - Selecta 1.8 and introduced a prototype stone polishing machine - Kurta Stone. 

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Video interview with French Tanners Association in Hong Kong

Sophie Hivert, Director, of the Fédération Française de la Tannerie Mégisserie - FFTM (French Tanners and Fellmongers Association) explains in an interview with ILM about the French Focus Country activities at the recent Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) in Hong Kong. The show took place March 30 - April 1.

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USHSLA President sees a changing market

In a video interview with ILM at the APLF in Hong Kong on April 1, U.S Hide, Skin and Leather Association, President, Stephen Sothmann says that we are in the grip of a "changing market" at the moment. USHSLA members are also expecting US cattle inventories to begin to start building soon.

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Assomac Vice-President confirms Simac Tanning-Tech success

In an interview with ILM during the recent fair, Assomac Vice-President, Gabriella Bocca says that the relocation of the show to Milan has been a major success. The fair, which took place February 25-27 alongside Lineapelle, was 25% larger than the previous edition in 2013.

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