Brazilian companies make deals worth US$292 million at footwear fair in China

10 September 2015

Brazilian companies that took part in the 2015 edition of the All China Leather Exhibition signed immediate contracts worth US$38 million and lined up contracts for the next few months worth US$254 million, according to the Centre for Brazilian Tanning Industries.

This year’s edition of the fair, one of the most important for the leather and footwear sector was held in Shanghai from 31 August to 2 September and brought together more than 1,000 exhibitors and 23,000 visitors from countries such as South Korea, Turkey, Germany, Italy and the United States, among others.

Brazil’s participation was promoted by Brazilian Leather and Footwear Components by Brazil – partnerships between the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex-Brazil) with the Centre for Brazilian Tanning Industries (CICB) as well as the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Artefacts (Assintecal), respectively.

“We had a good number of visitors who were satisfied with the projects of Inspiramais, the Materials Design and Innovation Salon, we did deals worth US$38 million in immediate business and US$254 million in long-term business, for the next 12 months,” said the chairman of the CICB, José Fernando Bello.

The Centre for Brazilian Tanning Industries is the oldest organisation in the leather and fur industry Brazil and was founded in 1957. (macauhub/BR/CN)