The former President of China National Council of Light Industry, Chen Shineng, Honorary President of China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), Xu Yong, Haining municipal party committee secretary Lin Yi, and Ren Youfa, Director of Haining China Leather Market, attended the event.

Founded in September 1994 the Haining Leather Market has grown into the largest and most influential professional leather product market in China, said Ren Youfa,

A further six similar leather markets have also been established in Tong’erpu, Liaoning province, Chengdu, Harbin, Wuhan, Xinxiang in Henan province and Shuyang in Jiangsu province. Further markets are under construction in Beijing, Tianjin, Jinan and Zhengzhou.

In 2013, turnover at the Haining Leather Market together with its six local markets achieved over RMB20 billion (US$3.2 billion).

A number of awards were presented at the ceremony at the anniversary celebrations.