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MIPEL: number of visitors up by 5.6%

Feb 21, 2018 Italy
MIPEL: number of visitors up by 5.6%
Comparing to the 2016 February edition, the Milan-based leather goods and accessories trade fair grew in visits and exhibitors
As the 113th edition of the MIPEL closes, official numbers confirm that the trade fair increased both the number of exhibitors and visitors. Comparing to the February 2017 edition, an increase of 5.6% in the number of visitors was registered.

A stronger participation of Italian buyers was registered (+5%). As for foreign markets, growth was registered in the number of visitors from China (+6.8%), Russian Federation (+26.1%), India, Indonesia, Japan (+13.6%) and South Korea (+7.8%), all important destination markets for the Italian leather goods. With reference to Europe, the number of visitors from France, Portugal and the United Kingdom went down, while the number of buyers from Germany and Austria increased.

Riccardo Braccialini, President AIMPES and President of MIPEL commented: "The results have been achieved thanks to the work of the Board of Directors and the MIPEL team, to whom I have to be grateful, in addition to our consolidated collaborations with Camera della Moda Italiana and Camera Italiana Buyer Moda as well as to the support of the institutions: ICE –Agenzia (Italian Trade Agency) Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (Minitry of Foreign Affair) and Municipality of Milano. In addition to such relationships, this time has been a privilege to work with Rolling Stone Italia and Rinascente, absolute key player of the lifestyle and business world, with which the engaging edition of "MIPEL in città" was created, the out-show of our event ".

The next edition of MIPEL will take place from the 16th to 19th of September at Fieramilano-Rho at the same time of MICAM and with the "strategic" overlap of the last day of the event with the Milan Fashion Week.

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