According to the Lineapelle website the show is due to take place in its regular slot of October 7-9, 2014 although it is still to be confirmed. However, ILM understand that UNIC are in discussions with Bologna Fiera regarding moving the show dates forward to sometime in September following requests from Italian tanners.

ILM has contacted UNIC for clarification but they have not responded. A source has told us that they are currently looking at dates around September 8-10 and another source has said they had heard the dates could be switched to the first week of September 2014 which would clash with the All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai (September 3-5, 2014).

Whatever UNIC and Bologna Fiera propose will also be followed by the footwear and tannery machinery fairs, SIMAC and Tanning Tech organised by Assomac which run alongside Lineapelle.

Italian tanners have complained to UNIC that Lineapelle appears to late in the fair calendar. However, the decision to move the fair dates forward may provide a dilemma for exhibitors and visitors who may wish to attend both fairs in Italy and Shanghai not to mention the Cuir A Paris show which will be held, September 2014.