Leatherworld will have its launch in Paris from 17 to 20 September 2018, alongside Texworld, Apparel Sourcing, Shawls & Scarves, Texworld Denim and Avantex Paris. Messe Frankfurt France is thus adding to the attractiveness of its two annual Paris shows with a new dedicated area solely for the leather sector.

“Leatherworld Paris is a new event with the Messe Frankfurt France hallmark. In keeping with our policy of always being attuned to the market, we observed that many visitors were aware that countries exhibiting at Apparel Sourcing Paris and Texworld Paris also have a tremendous pool of firms that produce and supply leather and leather goods. Furthermore, representatives from Pakistan, India and China and many others had expressed a wish to be able to include exhibitors from the leather industry. We do indeed have companies at every show who offer leather goods. Messe Frankfurt is already the successful organiser of Leatherworld trade fair in Dubai, and a Paris version, more oriented towards materials and finished products could prove to be a very timely response,” Michael Scherpe, President of Messe Frankfurt France, elaborated.

The launch of Leatherworld Paris rounds off the offer provided by the Paris shows from Messe Frankfurt France, one year after the roll-out of Texworld Denim in September 2017. The excellent performance of this section, which is dedicated solely to denim, attests to the need to bring producers of materials and clothing manufacturers under one roof, to achieve better synergy for business and ensuring visitors’ time is spent more efficiently. Texworld Denim will now benefit from a fully-fledged trade fair strategy, with a marketing strategy and separate advertising. The next Texworld Denim show will take place from 11 to 14 February 2017 at Paris le Bourget.