The event confirms “its barycentric internationality”. And that “has proved to be the mirror in which the market reflect itself with all its critical issues”. Lineapelle 97, which ended last Friday (October 4th) at Fieramilano Rho, sums things up and finds out, for the umpteenth time, to be the business experience “that the global chain of fashion & luxury industry cannot miss”. A salon, Lineapelle, which, as CEO Fulvia Bacchi says, has ended “in a positive way, confirming the excellence of its leadership”.
If on the exhibitor side audience had increased (reaching 1,271 units from 46 countries), the visitor trend followed a less linear path. At Lineapelle 97, reads a press release, “over 19,000 unique visitors, representing around 10,500 companies from 107 countries, have visited. A figure, the latter, that remains substantially stable compared to the last edition (February 2019, ed). It reflects the decline of foreign visiting companies, while it reassures the growing figure regarding the presence of national ones, confirming how Italy is now the international reference manufacturing hub for both established brands and start-ups”.
Ups and downs
The complicated and global uncertainty of the market has inevitably influenced the presence at the fair. With some surprises. The most reassuring ones concern three countries of origin of the buyers. In fact, the income of US, Chinese and French operators has grown significantly. To which must be added the positive performances of Japan, Turkey and Denmark. On the other hand, some European markets suffered the economic downturn. Arrivals from Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and Portugal have decreased, as well as from Russia. Foreseeable and predictable flows. “As highlighted by exhibitors – is the conclusion from Lineapelle – even today we can look at the future with confidence, as long as we have clear ideas, defined programs and a very concrete vision”.