From 19 to 23 February, the world of leather goods meets at Mipel 123, from 19 to 22 February in the Fieramilano-Rho exhibition area.
With an exhibition itinerary of over 4000 square meters and more than 150 brands selected from historic brands and emerging national and international companies, the 2023 edition will offer a complete view of the new autumn/winter 2023-24 collections.
The fair will take place again this year at the same time as Micam Milano and TheOneMilano and partially overlapping with Homi Fashion&Jewels (from 17 to 20 February) and Lineapelle (21-23 February).
From 21 to 23 February, Mipel Lab will also return, the trade fair format dedicated to the Italian production sourcing of luxury leather goods created by Assopellettieri in collaboration with Lineapelle, with which it will share spaces in Pavilion 9.
Mipel 123: the return of international buyers
Meanwhile, the provisional estimates of the final balance on made in Italy leather goods (estimated turnover which should be around 13 billion euros with a +14.8% and export growth of 15.1% compared to 2021) bode well.
And the Milanese show is confirmed as the main meeting point between brands and qualified international buyers looking for the best of Italian and international leather goods.
This edition will also see a return of buyers from markets that were already growing during the last edition. Like Japan, the USA, South Korea, Singapore, Qatar and the Emirates. On this front, the contribution of ICE Agency is fundamental with the incoming activity of qualified international operators.
The centrality of SMEs
Renewed attention to SMEs. Indeed, during Mipel 123 https://mipel.com/, Assopellettieri in collaboration with The European House-Ambrosetti will conduct a survey on a representative sample of Italian own-brand leather goods companies present at the fair.
The information collected will be analyzed to highlight the key issues to be explored by the advisory boards. Topics that Assopellettieri will organize in view of and in preparation for the 2023 edition of the States General of Italian Leather Goods which will be held in July.
Mipel 123: the involvement of the city
This edition will be entirely inspired by the city of Milan. In fact, the different areas of the exhibition set-up will offer references and citations of the main architectural structures of the city. Like, for example, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which will host the trends area, while the Arco della Pace will characterize the entrances to Scenario and the Bastioni di Porta Venezia will frame the Top Buyer Lounge.