Assomac's president, Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, has reportedly said that the Simac and Tanning Tech trade shows will see higher exhibitor numbers in 2018 than they did in 2017. Assomac is the Italian association of manufacturers of footwear, leather goods and tanning technologies. The application process for exhibitors closed on Nov. 17, and according to Ms. Marchioni Bocca, the demand for exhibition space has increased, although Assomac has not unveiled figures for the number of exhibitors or the space they have booked. The events are also becoming more and more international, she said. Simac-Tanning Tech will next be held in Milan on Feb. 20-22.