ILM – International Leather Good Fair, the German leather goods fair in Offenbach, was back with a new appointment, scheduled from 3 to 5 September 2022. An important opportunity for German and foreign professional visitors to meet face to face, get to know the new collection for S/S 2023 presented by more than 252 brands of bags, accessories, luggage and school articles, get a hands-on feel of the models and place new orders. "We haven’t quite got back to pre-Corona levels, but the great interest, especially from abroad, proves once again that the ILM is the most important event for our industry and clearly a unique and indispensable ordering platform", said Arnd Hinrich Kappe, Managing Director of Messe Offenbach. All the big names get together at the ILM.

The sector is still in difficulty today due to major global challenges such as the pandemic, inflation, rising energy and raw material prices, as well as supply problems, and events like the Offenbach fair are more crucial than ever for buyers to learn about the new products and find out about sector trends. This is why the motto of this 156th edition was ‘More’: more contacts, more trends, more options, more orders, more business. “More thrust is what the industry needs today and we set the best example by focusing on customer orientation and the needs of exhibitors and visitors” – said Arnd Hinrich Kappe. “This year we have focused on the digitisation of ILM and on innovation”, he also stressed.