6 May 2022


“We are grateful that APLF finally made it happen! This is an opportunity to meet new customers and Dubai may be the steppingstone to new markets, including Africa”, 

Alessandro Lamura, Italy Deputy Trade Commissioner, United Arab Emirates

“Moving APLF from Hong Kong to Dubai was a challenging decision, but we jumped at the opportunity and are here to promote the three sectors that Assomac represents”, 

Maria Vittoria Brustia, President, Assomac (Italy).

“This is our first time exhibiting at APLF. We are here to establish business relations and it has proved successful”, 

Farkhod Nurmukhamedov, Deputy chairman, Association of Leather, Footwear and Fur Producers of Uzbekistan.

“We came to APLF Dubai to get exposure to business practices. We are looking for suppliers who will contribute to improving the quality of our products”,

Amer Arafa, Vice chairman, Palestinian Federation of Leather Industries.

“Certification gives peace of mind to the contributors of the whole leather supply chain. We are here to inform and promote good leather practice”, 

Linda Wegelin, Group Market Development Manager, Testex (Germany).

“Our goal is to showcase United Arab Emirates’ leather products, especially our unique specialty of camel leather”, 

Mohammed Ghanem Al Qasali, General Manager, Al Khaznah Tannery (UAE).

“We have been exhibiting at APLF since 2000. Coming to Dubai has allowed us to investigate new markets, and our feedback is very positive, even exceeding our expectations”, 

Mahmud Sarg, Chairman of Sarg Tannery and Chairman of the Leather Export Council of Egypt.

“Our first participation in Fashion Access really paid off. We have made valuable contacts, including with potential clients from India”, 

Maurizio Barone, Sales Manager, Pricoh’s (Italy).

“As a 15 years participant in APLF in Hong Kong I obviously missed meeting our Chinese counterparts. However, APLF Dubai is a unique opportunity to enter the Middle East market. I am also grateful to APLF for awarding Tannerie Arnal of France, the Best-of-APLF award for Best luxury collection”, 

Director, Arnal Tannerie (France).

“Attending APLF Dubai after exhibiting in HK for the past ten years was a half-way solution. However, we have made new contacts and the future will tell if they will materialise. We are proud to have been rewarded the BOAA award for Best Fashion Leather”, 

Fabio Baldereschi, Teampiel International (Italy).  

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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