French-based international industry trade show group Première Vision S.A., is acquiring, through its subsidiary Modamont SAS, the Cuir à Paris show from current owners SIC S.A., a division of the professional organisation of the French leather industry.

The operation will be effective from 1 March 2014, and will allow Première Vision to become the organiser of the Cuir à Paris show as of the edition held from 16-18 September 2014.

Cuir à Paris specialises in leather and fur for international fashion and design industry professionals. It started 15 years ago and in 2005 joined the Première Vision Pluriel show ensemble, held in February and September at the Parc d’Expositions de Paris Nord-Villepinte. It has an annual turnover of approximately 6 million euros.

The Cuir à Paris show has seen steady growth in its business since joining Première Vision Pluriel. It is the first show of its sector in terms of exhibitors - tanners, furriers, manufacturers of textiles for accessories, manufacturers of technical components and chemical products. In February 2013 it presented 375 exhibitors (+22% over February 2012); 445 in September 2013 (+8% vs. Sept .12) and received 13,044 visitors in February 2013 (+ 6.6 % vs. Feb.12); and 17,000 in September 2013 (+21 % vs. Sept. 12).