Reenergising the leather world with familiarity in a new city

Dates: 30 March – 1 April 2022
Opening Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm on Day 1 & 2,
10:00am-5:00pm on Day 3

Halls 1-5, Dubai World Trade Centre

Total area: 20,000 square metres

Concurrent Events: APLF Leather, Materials+, Fashion Access
Expected Exhibitors: 500 worldwide suppliers
Country Pavilions: Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Turkey and the USA (as of Nov 2021)

Cover the Whole Leather Supply Chain

APLF-Leather covers the leather supply chain from raw, crust to finished leathers, chemicals, dyes, tanning machinery, design and support services.

Materials+: A Focus on Innovative, Traditional and Sustainable Materials

Materials+ covers footwear components, performance fabrics, accessories, fibres, manufacturing equipment and wearable technologies.

Fashion Access: Find the ideal manufacturers for your fashion goods

Fashion Access gathers manufacturers with excellent production capability and certificates to create your bags, footwear, leather goods and leather garments

APLF Colour, Material and Product Trends Inspiration

APLF Spring-Summer colour/material forecast and Fall-Winter product trends will be released during the exhibition. The best exhibits are curated and displayed at the onsite trends spaces.

The Annual Meeting Place for Industry Leaders

Held during the first quarter of the year, associations, media and governmental bodies choose APLF as their number one platform to organise their annual meetings.

2022 Will Be a Special Edition in Dubai

Meet new and familiar faces, and reestablish the rapport and partnership for successful sales and transactions. Associations and professional bodies in the industry will reunite in Dubai in March 2022, once again making APLF the most important week in the leather calendar. 

Close Proximity to nearby tanning and manufacturing sectors

  • A strong footwear and leather goods sector from Indian Subcontinents, Eastern/Western Europe and North Africa
  • Established tanning sectors from India, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and African countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, etc.
  • Meet new buyers from the domestic market and surrounding countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran
  • Reunite with the usual APLF buyers from Europe and the Americas who will require shorter travelling time
  • Why Dubai

    Close support from Informa Markets MENA Headquarter in Dubai, who has successfully organised 7 international trade fairs in UAE in 2021, including Arab Health, MRO, Middle East Energy DUbai, and more

    Dubai was the first city to resume large-scale international events since it reopened to domestic and international travellers in 2020

    The UAE is the world's most vaccinated country, with 98.1% of the polutation vaccinated

    Being the location of the World Expo 2020 (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022) will give our visitors and buyers a great opportunity to visit the World Expo and APLF Dubai in one trip


    APLF has dedicated many years to organising leather and fashion trade shows, attracting 60,000 visitors annually and providing the venue for first-rate business and networking amongst exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals.

    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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