IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, top player in the trade fair and congress sector, and the trade fair organization Lineapelle Milano, organizer of the homonymous exhibition network, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement.
A partnership created to give impetus and development to Lineapelle New York, an event that has been promoting the excellence of leather, accessories, components, fabrics and synthetic materials in the USA for over 25 years.
A growing market
Starting from the enhancement of the American event’s exhibition platform, the agreement aims to create and offer new business opportunities in a market that shows consolidated and interested growth trends. Potential that affects not only the fashion system, but also the furniture and interior design industry.
The collaboration involves IEG USA and FB International, an outfitting company that is part of the IEG group and which collaborates with Lineapelle in the creation of the New York salon. The long-term agreement aims to explore further exhibition opportunities in other international markets.
According to the economic service of Lineapelle Milano, in the first half of this year the Italian tanning industry recorded, on the basis of current estimates, an increase of 3.7% in terms of production volume and 11.2% in turnover compared to the corresponding period of 2021.
Also the export trend of Italian leathers, which are confirmed to have an incidence of more than 70% of the overall turnover of the sector, shows positive changes, with a +11.9% in value on the first part of 2021. Export to the United States grew by 7% in 2022 compared to the same period last year.
An international network
Lineapelle Milano https://www.lineapelle-fair.it/it is the main global trade fair network dedicated to leather, fabrics, accessories, and in general to components intended for the fashion, design and automotive industries. The leader of the network is the fair which takes place in Milan twice a year and involves over 60,000 companies, generating a turnover of over 150 billion dollars. The next edition of the event will take place from 21 to 23 February 2023 in the traditional location of Fieramilano Rho.
It includes the previews of Lineapelle London (on 24 January 2023) and Lineapelle New York (from 1 to 2 February 2023) and the presence in other international trade fairs, organizing group exhibitions and thematic workshops.