29 September 2018
APLF Leather & Materials+ is the world’s most international leather fair based in Hong Kong and it was recently voted the Number #1 leather fair by top tanners surveyed in the ILM Tanners Business Confidence Survey published in August. Its sister fair, the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) came in third place in the same survey, indicating that the combined reach of both fairs as business platforms has received a high level of approval from the world’s leading tanneries that participate in these events.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, APLF Leather & Materials+ will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 13 – 15 March 2019.
The leather exhibition will be part of a “Four shows in One” format with each show complementing the others. It will be completed by Materials+ where materials, components and accessories for the manufacture of footwear, leathergoods and garments can be found; Fashion Access will display a wide range of finished products such as bags, travelware, garments, footwear and other fashion accessories and finally, Cashmere World will complete the four shows line up as the only international trade fair dedicated to the cashmere and fine fibre industries. The integral nature of the total event will be supported by a series of seminars and forums covering topics of interest to both manufacturers, designers, distributors and retailers. Among them will be the Global Footwear Executive Summit, which will be jointly organised by APLF and the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA).
This important summit will take place on 12 March, one day before the start of APLF. With the partnership the Summit will include topics on innovation, production and retailing. It also promised to be an event where footwear retailers, brands, manufacturers, sourcing companies, traders and trade media can gain valuable information from top players in the industry for business decisions.
More information will be available on fair website www.leatherfair.aplf.com and in upcoming releases to inform the international media about the progress of the fairs and other events that will take place concurrently alongside the trade fairs.