The trade show will include more than 300 exhibitors and include special events such as an exhibition on leather technology that will retrace the history of the sector.

Show organiser Assomac, the Italian association of manufacturers of footwear, leather goods and tannery technologies, noted that it has received interest from many companies who have never attended the show before.

Assomac President Maria Vittoria Brustia said: “We are proud to celebrate 50 years of Simac Tanning Tech. This exhibition is a reference point for the footwear, leather goods and tanning technology sector and we are convinced that this special edition will be a unique opportunity for discussion and sharing.”