17 March 2023

Vera Dordick of Hidenet reports that after the second special edition of APLF Dubai, exhibitors are looking forward to a return to the normal trade fair schedule.

ACLE will take place from 29- 31 August in Shanghai and APLF 2024 is scheduled to be held at its home base in Hong Kong from 19- 21 March.


Some participants were comparing the Dubai fair with Hong Kong which cannot be rated as an accurate comparison when bearing in mind Hong Kong’s history and reputation as the Meeting Place of the Global Leather Industry.


As regards the second Dubai fair, the Organisers will be releasing the official visitor figures in the coming days.


Reactions to the Dubai fair were generally positive but, as we all know, it is almost impossible to satisfy all participants especially when the industry backdrop is subdued.


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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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