17 tanneries participated in the event that took place last July 8-9, in São Paulo. A preview for Winter 2016 was showcased and exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of contacts made over the two days albeit in a difficult economic context.

 “It was a fantastic edition. In fact, we had the highest number of visits since we’ve been partipating”, said Elias José Gomes, from Couroquímica’s Development Department.

The concept of standardised stands was also appreciated. “It keeps everyone focused on products and relations, unlike other events where the size of space occupied by companies is more valued”, explains Maurício Salomão, from Romicouros.

Four tanneries received the Top 20 Award for the most innovative materials at the event: Arte da Pele, Couroquímica, Curtume Rusan and FAF Couros.
A leather preview for summer 2017 was also displayed. Footwear, handbags and accessories will have a strong pop influence and lively colours.  

It is promoted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal), and Footwear Components by Brasil (FCBB).

The next edition will take place January 11-12, 2016 at the Convention Centre of the Frei Caneca Shopping Mall, São Paulo.