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We, the Organisers of APLF, announced today that the 2021 edition of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from 30 March - 1 April 2021 to 5 - 7 July 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The world appears to have moved from house arrest to purgatory, with little prospect of ever escaping completely from COVID-19. Hopefully before long we will have a vaccine, but increasingly this looks like only a partial solution, allied with a danger of worrying repercussions if politicians shortcut the testing process to get it something out early. Even the countries that dealt with the pandemic most effectively and thought they could get quickly back to work have been stalled by the interconnected world where troubles elsewhere impact on their ability to function effectively.
The annual Design a Bag competition continued this year but was held online. There were three finalists and they were interviewed and questioned via a conference call and the interviews, the short results show and the videos from all three were shown as part of the interview process. It was remarkably successful, and the interviews were quite enlightening.
APLF announced on 9th April that the 2020 edition of APLF had been rescheduled to next year due to the travel restrictions. During this 6-month period, APLF continues to offer the industry digital tools to connect with each other.
Perrine Ardouin will be leaving her post as the Director of APLF after 24 years in charge of the company’s portfolio of trade fairs and events. She has decided to leave Hong Kong and move on to a new page of her life. After departure, she will continue supporting the exhibitions in a different form and acts as an independent advisor to the APLF’s portfolio until 2021 APLF exhibitions in Hong Kong.
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