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Past Events

Asia Pacific Leather Fair 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017

The 2017 Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) will be held March 29 - March 31, 2017 in Hong Kong. Once again, USHSLA is making plans for a USA pavilion, which will allow participating members to attain their own private spaces within the USHSLA pavilion. The Asia Pacific Leather Fair attracts over 1,200 exhibiting companies from   over 50 countries and regions. Over 19,000 buyers will see the complete spectrum of the leather sector featuring the latest technology and products for leather making and footwear, as well as the widest range of leathers from around the globe displayed under one roof. If you would like more information please visit the APLF Web site or contact Stephen Sothmann.


All China Leather Exhibition 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017

The 2017 All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) will be held 30 August - 1 September 2017 in Shanghai. USHSLA will have a USA pavilion, allowing participating members the ability to rent their own private space within the pavilion. Since its inception back in 1998, ACLE has impressed exhibitors with the number and quality of buyers attracted to the event, while buyers have found an extraordianry variety of exhibitors, particularly from overseas. Over the years additional attractions, such as fashion shows, seminars and special events designed to keep all pariticipants conversant with fashion and technology developments. If you would like more information please visit the ACLE website or contact Stephen Sothmann.


USHSLA 38th and LIA 100th Annual Meeting and Convention

Wednesday, September 27 – Thursday, 28, 2017

USHSLA 38th And LIA 100th Annual Meeting and Convention will be held September 27 - 28, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Chicago. We have an outstanding agenda planned for this year’s meeting. Included in the agenda will be presentations on the following:

  • A Look Backwards and Forwards for the U.S. Leather Industry
  • Latest Technology Trends in Hides, Skins and Leather Processing
  • An Update on Industry Initiatives to Promote Leather

Both organizations will be hosting their respective Board of Directors and Regular Member meetings on Wednesday, September 27th, followed by the cocktail reception that evening. In addition, the LIA will be celebrating its Centennial Celebration at a dinner following the reception on Wednesday, September 27th. Please find more information by following this LINK

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