16 October 2023

APLF ASEAN 2023: A Gala that Merges the Thai Leather Community All in One

APLF ASEAN will be returning to Bangkok, Thailand at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) on October 25-27, 2023, bringing together exciting suppliers, designers, buyers, and industry experts under one roof as a gala that merges the Thai leather community all in one.

Thailand Leather Industry – A Major Force

30 major Thai companies will present at APLF ASEAN

As the first and only leather exhibition in Thailand, APLF ASEAN, together with the Thai Tanning Industry Association (TTIA), continues the mission to unite the Thai leather industry by gathering top leather tanners, chemical suppliers, and buyers under one roof.


30 major Thai tanners, including CPL Group, Interhide, Kongsiri, Chun Wang, and chemical companies such as Modern Dyestuffs and Allied Chemicals, will present their latest products at the exhibition, serving the local and regional footwear, leather goods, furniture, and auto manufacturing industries.

APLF and the Thai Leather Industry Join Hands to Support Local Talents 

The ten Next Thai Leather Goods Designer Competition finalist teams 

APLF, an international event organizer with a mission to support the development of local talent, invites 10 Thai companies to organize the Next Thai Leather Goods Designer Competition. Ten student teams*, preselected by an esteemed judge panel, including Vera Paris, Mynte Studio, Jakawa Studios, and TTIA, receive leather donated by the exhibitors to produce their leather bags.

The teams will display and present their prototype on October 26th, 2023 (day 2 of APLF ASEAN). Five awards will be presented to the winners, including the Online Favourite Design award, which is now open for public voting at 


*The students team are from Bangkok University, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Burapha University, Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi.

Thai Designer Brands – The Big Bang of Originality and Creativity 

Renowned fashion designers shared their stories at APLF ASEAN 2022

Thai fashion designers, known for their creativity and craftsmanship, will once again be the focus of APLF ASEAN. Renowned Thai brands, including 31Thanwa, Fundao, Lunné, Nasha, Xotique, will not only display their iconic pieces at the exhibition but will also have their designers share on stage the entrepreneurial stories, the fun and challenges as designers, and their love of leather on October 25th (Day 1 of APLF ASEAN). 

Renowned Leather Masters Teach at APLF ASEAN

Yusuf Osman, Designer Maker of YUSSICO, will open a Masterclass

Karl Flowers, Leather Technical Consultant to conduct Leather Foundation Course for the Fashion Professionals

The organizer has invited two renowned leather professionals from the UK – Mr. Karl Flowers, a leather technical consultant, and Mr. Yusuf Osman, designer and maker of YUSSICO – to conduct two courses, which offer an immersive journey that combines the technical and the practical, helping attendees confidently choose the right leather for their collections while clarifying leather’s sustainable credentials and dispelling common myths.

Thai Leather Artisan Talk – Leather Craftsmen United

Recognizing the contribution and cultural significance of leather artisans to the Thai fashion industry, on the third day of APLF ASEAN, three local leather artisans are invited to share the inside stories that are unknown to the public, discuss the trends, challenges, and opportunities in Thailand’s leather business, and on why Thailand needs more artisans to export Thailand’s culture to the world.

APLF ASEAN is now open for registration at www.aplf.com.

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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