According to a recent list of events given out by the organisers of the fair, UNIC, it would seem that Lineapelle will take place between September 10-12, 2014 at the Fiera Milano, Rho (Milan).

If confirmed, it will be the first time that the show will be held away from Bologna in recent history and would take place around a month earlier than usual.

It is anticipated that the fair organisers will finally confirm the shows dates and venue and, end the speculation that has been circulating the leather industry in recent months at the upcoming Lineapelle fair in Bologna, which will take place March 11-13.

If true, the new fair dates will create a logistical headache for many companies who may find themselves attending the ACLE in Shanghai the previous week and Cuir A Paris the following week.

The Autumn editions of the Tanning Tech and SIMAC – the tannery, leather goods and footwear machinery shows, that are traditionally held alongside Lineapelle and organised by Assomac have also yet to confirm their plans.

Martin Ricker