Leather to have an intense agenda at the 44th Fimec, with CICB programming


Fimec (the International Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machinery and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries Fair) is one of the world's major events in the leather sector and takes place in Novo Hamburgo (RS, Brazil). The upcoming edition will be March 10th-12th, with the partnership of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB). The CICB has organized an intense agenda for the fair with a focus on promoting business and contacts, with additional support from the Brazilian Leather project - an initiative carried out by the CICB and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to encourage to Brazil's leather exports.


Scheduling for the 44th Fimec with the support of the CICB:

CICB and AICSul Stand

Teams from the CICB and the AICSul will be present throughout Fimec and available for information about Brazilian leathers and dissemination of printed materials at stand 2086 - Corridor C – Pavillion 2.


The CICB space at Studio Fimec

This is an all-new project at Fimec. The CICB will have an exclusive lounge together with Studio Fimec, bringing valuable information about industry trends in Brazil and around the world.  The Studio Fimec project is by Coelho Assessoria Empresarial and Studio 10 / Freevale University Design Center are responsible for the content.


International buyers

A group of leather importers from Russia will be present at Fimec at the invitation of Apex-Brasil (Eurasian office – Moscow) and Brazilian Leather. The group will make technical visits to tanneries and other industries in the region.  The importers are emissaries of major Russian footwear industries. 


17th Fimec Release Awards

Cases from national companies exhibiting at the 44th Fimec can be entered to win the award. Hotsite registration: premiofimec.lancamentos.com.br. There are several categories, including Leathers (Design and Technology), Innovation, and Sustainability. The award ceremony takes place March 10th at 8 pm at the Fenac Events Center in Novo Hamburgo / RS.


Advisory board meeting

The CICB will promote their Regular Meeting of the Advisory Board, with the Ordinary General Meeting on March 10th.


The Fimec Forum 

On the morning of March 11th, Fimec will be a place of pure learning and knowledge during the Fimec Forum. Excellent national and international speakers have been confirmed for this activity. CICB members can receive a special discount on admission, simply by contacting projects@brazilianleather.com.br. See the lineup at: www.fimec.com.br/forum


Visits to the Model Tannery in Estância Velha

The CICB is a supporter of technical visits on the mornings of March 10th and 12th to the Senai Institute of Technology in Leather and Environment. Visitors will be able to see a model tannery plant in real operation, using the sector's most advanced machines. Register by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjLno37DZ1h_eO21NdwplFWPgYNn-SObXMY50rFL7kbTU9ng/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1


The Abrameq Content Space

The CICB is also a supporter of the cycle of lectures that will take place at Fimec, the Abrameq Content Space (booth 2020 - Corridor B - Pavilion 2). There will be lectures every day on important sector issues, always at the same times: 3, 5, and 6pm. Click here to see the schedule: http://cicb.org.br/storage/files/repositories/php2fUpHN-cronograma.png


About Brazilian Leather -  As a leather sector internationalization project, Brazilian Leather is conducted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with Apex-Brasil (the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency). There are numerous strategies for consolidating national leathers and hides in foreign markets - encouraging the participation of tanneries in the principle global trade fairs and business missions focused on closer relations between Brazilian suppliers and buyers from other countries are but two of them. More information at www.brazilianleather.com.br