A success beyond expectations: the September edition of Lineapelle compared over 11,000 visitors and 725 exhibitors, confirming the real desire of the market to restart the engines. Protagonists of the event, the Winter 2022/23 collections with their research content for the fashion, accessory, design and automotive manufacturing industry: “An excellent restart – commented Gianni Russo, President of the event -, our exhibitors were up to a frenzied work while presenting top-notch collections. Unpredictably high attendance went beyond our expectations indeed. That is why we are confident things will get back to normal”. The overall panorama of visitors representing 70 nations turned out to be extremely significant, in spite of international travel restrictions due to the management of the pandemic outbreak.

In the top rankings Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal and the non-EU countries Switzerland and Turkey, together with the United States. But also China, Brazil and Vietnam, Russian Federation, United Arab Emirates, and Japan.

A New Point of Materials, the project dedicated to in-depth study related to the universe of responsible innovate materials with a wide and accurate selection of leather, materials and new generation technologies, which have been described across their whole manufacturing process, made a successful debut among the contents of the event. The area also introduced an agenda of talks focusing on the green manufacturing, corporate finance, and retail’s work attitude with the contribution of important international speakers. MIPEL Lab, the leather sourcing trade show designed and built up by Assopellettieri in cooperation with LINEAPELLE, made also a successful debut.

An innovative exhibition format, specifically designed for Italian manufacturing top-quality businesses with 13 Made in Italy leather goods companies making altogether, in terms of turnover, half a billion euro, producing 4 million items a year and relying on over 2,200 employees. A high-profile synergy that has proved successful.

The next edition of Lineapelle will be held at Fiera Milano from 23 to 25 February 2022 for the presentation of the Summer 2023 collections.