About Fimec

With the motte “Innovation, Technology and Positive Impact in the World”, the 47th Fimec (International Fair of Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machines and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries) presents an increasingly sustainable leather-footwear industry, attentive to the market behavior.

There are countless opportunities that will be waiting for your company at Fimec, a traditional international business platform, the link between the market and your product. It is the only fair in the world that brings together the entire operation of the leather-footwear sector in the same place. From production to logistics, here you will find everything: leathers and hides, chemicals, components, machines, technology and innovation for the entire footwear sector.

FIMEC take place from March 12 to 14 2024, at Fenac in Novo Hamburgo / RS, in the center of the largest footwear cluster in the world and hosts the largest fair in the leather-footwear market in Latin America. With all the connections, experiences and exhibitions offered by the fair, you will have more knowledge and ideas to enhance and expand your business.

Visitor Profile

• Qualified visitors, decision makers, professionals in the leather-footwear sector

• CEO, Directors, Managers and Coordinators

• Professionals in the administrative, production and planning, technical, purchasing, commercial, development areas

• Stylists, designers, technical and creative modelers

Exhibitor Profile

It is the only fair in the world that brings together the entire operation of the leather-footwear sector in the same place.

From production to logistics, here you will find everything:

  • leathers and hides,
  • chemicals,
  • components,
  • machines,
  • technology and innovation for the entire footwear sector.


Fimec Studio

Fimec Studio 2022 presented the themes of sustainability and digitization

During the years 2020/2021 the concepts of sustainability and digitalization were widely discussed, both for environmental issues and to solve the challenges of the need to learn to work remotely. Estúdio Fimec 2022 presented sustainable materials and technologies to the sector and was in the  Salão Nobre, at the fair's new entrance.

Concept Factory

It presents to visitors and participants the complete production process in a footwear factory in real time. We are the only expo in the world to offer such experience, allowing the audience to gain practical knowledge about applicability, technology, and products.

Put together by FENAC, the Brazilian Institute of Technology for Leather, Footwear and Related Goods (Instituto Brasileiro de Tecnologia do Couro, Calçado e Artefatos - IBTeC) and Coelho Assessoria Empresarial, the project will feature companies that supply from raw materials to production management and control systems, machines, and industrial waste disposal services. 

Planta da feira

Exhibitors List


“A marca como força lucrativa”, tema da última edição de 2023 do Happy Hour com Tecnologia do IBTeC
Fimec reúne setor coureiro-calçadista de 12 a 14 de março de 2024
Secretário adjunto de Inovação do RS abrirá o 9º Fórum de Inovação do IBTeC, quinta-feira, dia 5 de outubro
Reciclagem e reaproveitamento de resíduos do setor calçadista será tema do Happy Hour com Tecnologia, em 23 de agosto
IBTeC firma convênio com o CISL - Instituto de Liderança em Sustentabilidade com a Universidade de Cambridge, no Reino Unido


FENAC Experiences Connect, is the promoter of FIMEC.

One of the largest event centers in Latin America that adds quality in infrastructure and strategic location, Fenac is recognized for the events it promotes and hosts. Through the slogan Experiences Conectam, Fenac consolidates to the market and the community its culture of promoting business and offering solutions for different segments, providing transformative experiences to its visitors and customers. Always innovating, Fenac is attentive to the market, creating great opportunities for business, entertainment and relationships.

Fenac is the complete place for your event.


Entrance through the Salão Nobre access through the parking lot at Av. Nações Unidas, 3825 - Bairro Ideal - Novo Hamburgo/RS.

In this edition of Fimec 2023, access will be through the Salão Nobre, a special and ample space to receive visitors.



thousands m²
of built

the equivalent of 5 football fields

thousands m²
of exhibition

the equivalent of 70 basketball courts

of air-conditioned pavilions

parking lots

in all areas

Around 35min from Airport
Salgado Filho

PPCI Approval
with investments in fire protection
and installation of alarms, poles and cameras


Strategic location


The only Events Center in South America that has subway and bus stations;
44km from Salgado Filho International Airport (Porto Alegre);
About 35min: from Airport Station to Fenac Station;
Fenac Station with direct access to the pavilions.



If you are coming by car, put the address on Google Maps or Waze: Av. Nações Unidas, 3825 - Bairro Ideal - Novo Hamburgo/RS.

If you come by train, get off at Fenac Station (in front of the pavilions), by bus at the bus station (next to the park) or caravan, you should also access this address.

If you come with an app, put the address on Google Maps or Waze: Rua Araxá, 505 - Bairro Ideal - Novo Hamburgo/RS - Access gate 2 and exit gate 3, only for boarding and disembarking.


We wait for you!

Novo Hamburgo

Novo Hamburgo is one of the most important cities in Rio Grande do Sul. Besides being recognized internationally as the National Footwear Capital, the city has been increasingly diversifying its economy, both in industry and in the area of retail and services Its strategic location, combined with its excellent hotel structure and cuisine, also further enhance its potential for business tourism, which has been reflected in the dozens of trade fairs held in Fenac’s pavilions. VIEW MORE: https://www.novohamburgo.rs.gov.br/

Credit: Lu Freitas/Publicity



The event is free and intended for professionals in the leather-footwear sector. It is a professional fair, so children under 14 are not allowed to enter.

It is a professional fair, not being allowed the entry of minors under 14 years old.
It's simple: just contact the event's commercial - Rufatto at the e-mail comercial@rufatto.com.br or by phone +55 51 3067-5750. If you prefer, send a whats to +55 51 999694153.
Fimec is located at Fenac in Novo Hamburgo/RS. Exclusive access through the SALÃO NOBRE - Av. Nações Unidas, 3025 - Bairro Ideal. You can access it by car, bus (the place is next to the bus station) or by train - next to Fenac is the Fenac train station.

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