Future Trends in a Post-COVID Leather Industry

Date: 29 March 2022

Time: 13:00 – 17:30

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre

Standard price: US$150

Discount code: APLF120ILM (do not list on event page)

After an absence of two years, APLF will take place from March 30 to April 1, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It will be the first time that the event has taken place outside of Hong Kong and Dubai represents a unique opportunity for the global industry to come together in a safe in-person environment.

To mark the return of the most international trade fair in the global leather industry, ILM has partnered with APLF to present a conference focused on the mega-trends sweeping across the industry in a post-pandemic and post- COP26 marketplace.

Presentation topics may include:

  • New traceability and transparency methods in the leather supply chain
  • The switch to bio-based chemicals and chemicals from renewable carbon sources
  • The latest advances in biodegradable leather and leather product technologies
  • Best practice in animal welfare and avoiding deforestation
  • New advances to reduce the carbon footprint of leather
  • Leather’s place in future fashion industry trends
  • Transforming the image of leather in the minds of the consumer
  • Advances in automation and AI in leathermaking

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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