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APLF PROGRAMMES
APLF develops educational, networking and award programmes to promote design, innovation and sustainability within the leather and fashion industries.
Global Footwear Retail Conference
30 March 2017
HONG KONG
Global Footwear Retail Conference

Since the launch in 2015, the Global Footwear Retail Conference has been bringing together over 100 key footwear retailers to this annual meeting in Hong Kong to discuss on ground-breaking ideas, latest innovations, technologies and critical issues that are shaping the retail scene.

In each edition, the programme is designed to stimulate interactive and constructive discussions between industry experts and audience with business networking opportunities to maximise their visit.

The 2017 edition of GRFC returns to Fashion Access on 30 March 2017.

Design-A-Bag
02 November - 06 January 2017
HONG KONG
Design-A-Bag

Design-A-Bag Competition, organised by Fashion Access trade fair, is open to designers and design students all over the world. It uniquely takes place via an online platform, allowing participants to submit their design illustrations from anywhere, at any time. 

The event brings together a global design community, cultivates innovation, and keeps Fashion Access plugged in with talents from various cultures and backgrounds. 

Winners will be awarded cash prizes and a trip to the Award Ceremony at Fashion Access March in Hong Kong, which serves as an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to demonstrate their ingenuity in front of fashion professionals.

Best of APLF Awards is an initiative to cultivate and nurture talent and creativity in leather and fashion-related industries. The project recognises design excellence, originality, innovation and outstanding workmanship of products exhibited at both APLF-organised events, MM&T and Fashion Access. Launched in 2004, Best of APLF Awards has proved immensely popular with APLF participants, one reason being that the recognition helps boost a company or brand’s profile on a global scale.
 

Building on the success of previous years, the theme of this year’s conference will be focused on building a sustainable value chain for the leather industry. A key requirement for all retailers and brands is upstream supply chain transparency.

This year’s event will include presentations which concentrate on the lifecycle of products with sustainability and innovation being key themes. Topics such as effective supply chain mapping, recent developments of the multi-brand ZDHC, alternative materials, innovation in chemistry and animal welfare will feature in presentations during the event.

We promise an exciting line-up of international industry leading specialists, including major brands and/or retailers, tanners, leather supply chain suppliers (machinery/chemicals) and organisations presenting the most up-to-date developments across a range of topical subjects.

Leather Naturally!
HONG KONG
Leather Naturally!

The LeatherNaturally! initiative is aimed to highlight the natural beauty of leather and more importantly educate the buying public, designers and youth about leather and the leather industry. The whole industry from meat packers to tanners, manufacturers and retail brands are joining forces and throwing its weight into LeatherNaturally!, an initiative very much inspired by industry wide operations. The positive aspects of leather such as it being sustainable material with natural elegance have to be promoted while defending it against unchallenged reports designed to prejudice its image. 

Prime Source Forum
HONG KONG
Prime Source Forum

With its debut in 2006, Prime Source Forum (PSF) has been held annually in Hong Kong, bringing together some 400 senior executives from 20+ countries to discuss challenges and opportunities that matter each stakeholder of the fashion supply chain.

This international event offers ample opportunities for delegates to network, exchange ideas, and vision the future landscape for two days.