Leather will have an intense agenda at the 42nd Fimec, with programming by the CICB


A concentrated core of contacts, businesses, and opportunities for the leather sector will soon take shape in Brazil at the 42nd International Fair of Leather, Chemical Products, Components, Machines, and Equipment for Shoes and Tanneries (Fimec) at Fenac in Novo Hamburgo, RS. Fimec runs from March 6th to the 8th, with a series of activities organized and supported by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) and the Brazilian Leather Project, an initiative of the CICB and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) to encourage leather exports.

The CICB will organize Fimec's programming, which will include business roundtables, the reception of foreign importers, technical visits, learning opportunities, and CICB's very own stand at the fair, amongst other activities. "CICB's participation in Fimec 2018 will be highly intense, focusing on commercial promotion for Brazil's industries. This is a fair with a broad scope, where it's possible to find new business and reinforce contacts with pre-established customers and suppliers", emphasizes José Fernando Bello, CICB's executive president.

Look over the following programming that CICB has prepared for Fimec 2018:


CICB and AICSul Stand

Teams from CICB and AICSul will be available throughout Fimec for information and to deliver informative materials on Brazilian leather at the booth 2001/1 - Corredor A.


International Buyers

A group of four leather importers from Russia and Uzbekistan will attend Fimec at the invitation of Apex-Brasil Russia, integrating the so-called Buyer Project. The delegation will follow a schedule of technical visits and business roundtables with Brazilian tanneries (on the afternoon of the 6th, at the Hotel Locanda). All the importers are emissaries of major footwear, furniture, and automotive industries in their home countries.


Board of Directors Meeting

The CICB will promote its Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors, with the Annual General Assembly and the Brazilian Leather Project Management Committee Meeting on March 7th.


Fimec Forum – Fashion and Business

On the mornings of March 6th and 7th, Fimec will be a place of pure learning and knowledge with the Fimec Forum- Fashion and Business. Major national and international speakers have already been confirmed. CICB members receive a special discount on admission, just contact us by email at projects@brazilianleather.com.br.


FF Exchange

The exchange, between tanneries and footwear industries, will be March 7th and starts at 2pm on the Fimec mezzanine. It will consist of high speed business rounds, in which suppliers have three minutes to present their products to customers. In the 2017 edition results were highly positive.


Visits to the Model Tannery in Estância Velha

The CICB is one of the supporters of the technical visits to be held on the mornings of March 6th, 7th, and 8th, at the Senai Institute of Technology in Leather and the Environment. Visitors will be able to see the model tannery plant in operation, with some of the sector's most advanced machines.



15th Fimec Release Awards

This year the Fimec Release Awards celebrates 15 years of recognizing products that are presented at Fimec in the categories of sustainability, innovation, leather, components, and machines. The CICB supports this event institutionally. It will be held on March 6th starting at 8:00 pm in Fenac's Panoramic restaurant.


Female Entrepreneurship Workshop 

Held by Assintecal, the event is supported by the CICB and will take place at Fenac on March 8th at 8:30am. The Workshop will be divided into two segments: the first in a Lecture format, by Mrs. Ângela Hirata; and the second will involve guest female leaders in a Talk Show format.