During the dinner, tributes, memories from the industry’s past and a surprise show will be presented. The event marks the closure of a cycle of celebrations throughout 2017 that aimed to remind stakeholders and others, through videos and printed materials, of the challenges, guidelines, and achievements of the tannery sector in specific periods, starting with the foundation of the CICB in Rio de Janeiro in 1957. 

“Since then, our industry has gone through a tremendous evolution, including the start of exports, technological transitions, professional qualifications, and projects aimed at adding value to leather. We presented this timeline in each of the three events celebrating our 60-year anniversary to date, and now we’ve arrived at the final chapter” says José Fernando Bello, CICB’s Executive President. 

The CICB represents all the leather-producing industries in Brazil, regardless of size or location, and seeks to promote trade intelligence and the image of Brazil’s leather industry in both domestic and international markets. Its members account for more than 80% of the country’s leather production. Brazil produces 40 million hides annually, exporting to more than 80 countries.