12 September 2023
It was a great comeback. One of the most important world fairs in the leather sector, the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), in Shanghai, had been held for the last time in 2019 and its 2023 edition brought huge expectations. With the massive participation of the Chinese buyer market in the three days of the event – between August 29th and 31st – the return of ACLE brings good prospects for the more than 1 thousand exhibiting companies.
The Brazilian leather sector was represented at ACLE with 13 individual stands, with the support of the Brazilian Leather project, an initiative to encourage exports carried out in partnership by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil).
Check the impressions of some Brazilian tanneries that exhibited at ACLE:
“This edition of ACLE, in person in Shanghai, after four years, brings encouragement to the sector. Being able to meet traditional customers and meet new people is important. There was a demand from the audience for this proximity, converging to this moment in which we have a tendency to organize the market.” Guilherme Motta, CEO of JBS Couros.
“It was a very positive fair from the very first day on, with visits from our main customers. ACLE 2023 had a professional, direct audience, dealing with business. There were four years of absence and, as a result, the market had a great desire for an in person reunion.” Volnei Roberto Durli, President at Durlicouros.
“In a market that is becoming increasingly concentrated, we can see the importance of fairs. ACLE 2023 was very busy.” Nikolas Fuga, Director at Fuga Couros.
“It was a very well visited fair. All important traditional clients were here, with key professionals representing each company. The market was looking forward to this reunion and the event lived up to expectations.” Rafael Mariño, Commercial Director Coming.
“With the return of ACLE, we had the opportunity to meet customers in person, which is very important for the leather industry. We feel that the fair managed to bring the market together again, with strength and interest in Brazilian leather.” Gabriel Doria, Gobba Leather Trade Manager.
“The Chinese market attended ACLE 2023, participating with interest. We are happy with this return and to see the movement of customers, suppliers and the entire industry at this event.” Joel Krummenauer, Director of the Krumenauer Tannery.