The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is the premier international leather event in China. Held annually in Shanghai, ACLE 2011 will celebrate its 13th year over three days - September 6 - 8, 2011.
The exhibition’s significance to the industry lies in the fact that - from inception in 1998 - international companies, from all over the world and suppliers of everything connected with the industry, from tanning machinery and chemicals, raw materials, semi- and finished leathers, software and services, and so on, place ACLE as the leading event for overseas companies to meet, greet and do business with senior Chinese buyers.
Over the years ACLE has increased steadily both in numbers of participants and exhibition space. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong, almost 1,000 exhibitors, occupying 80,500 sqm, will be spread throughout 7 halls in the Centre: one more than in 2010.
With some 3 months still to go before the event international participation looks set to increase up to a further 10%.
Highlights will feature no less than 20 pavilions, spanning Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the USA.
The Turkish pavilion will be again the largest national group in ACLE showcasing quality leather, chemical and tanning machinery. At present an additional 17 new international companies will be exhibiting, of which 50% are chemical firms.
The Chemical Hall at ACLE always attracts great interest and features nearly all the world class chemical brands, with participation from Clariant, Lanxess, Stahl, and BASF, for example. Hides, Skins and Leather comprise the major product categories at ACLE, accounting for about 40% of total exhibits at the fair. As the price of raw hides has reached a record high this year, this sector is expected to be the most active one in the fair.
As with other exhibitions organised by APLF there will be a full programme of both ‘on-site’ and ‘off-site’ seminars, workshops and structured opportunities for active networking throughout the three days.
The China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai will, as before, run concurrently with ACLE. With the domestic China market remaining buoyant for footwear and leather garments, interest in these two events continues to increase.
Major exhibiting shoe brands in CIFF include Aokang, the Kangnai Group, Dongguan Valdon, Dongguan Yishite, Suzhou Zhaoyi and Wenzhou Liren. And on offer with quality garments at Moda Shanghai are brands that include Zhejiang Xuebao, Zhejiang Kangzheng, Hangzhou Hejin and Haining Zhong’Nu.
In addition, three national groups have confirmed their participation with pavilions: Brazil, Bangladesh, and Taiwan. Total number of pavilion exhibitors will be about 200.
For the convenience of all participants, shuttle buses will run from Long Yang Yu Metro Station, Hua Mu Lu Metro Station, and South Entrance Lobby to the East Entrance Lobby of the venue. Shuttle buses will also run from the East Entrance Lobby to various hotels in Lu Jia Zui, Pudong and Pu Xi.
About All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE)
ACLE is the most professional and recognised platform for the global leather industry to access China’s burgeoning domestic market. The exhibition provides the country’s largest variety of leather, components & accessories, manufacturing equipment and tools, machinery and technology and business services.
Held once a year, it runs in conjunction with the finished products fairs China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai. In 2010, a total of 12,967 buyers attended the 3 concurrent fairs.
About China International Footwear Fair & Moda Shanghai
Two concurrent fairs, CIFF and Moda Shanghai, offer an unparalleled platform for sourcing footwear products, leather garments, travelware, bags and fashion accessories.
About the Organisers
ACLE is organised jointly by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and APLF Ltd.
CLIA is the only officially recognised representative body for China’s vast and successful leather industry. CLIA has at its disposal the largest and most comprehensive databases of leather makers and manufactures of finished products, suppliers and buyers.
APLF Ltd is a joint venture between UBM Asia and SIC Group. APLF organises leading trade exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and India. It launched the Hong Kong Leather Fair 27 years ago - which is still the largest and most international sector event for all of Asia, and has expanded into the related fields of fashion and lifestyle products.