APLF's Hosted Buyer Programme

To support companies who would like to experience APLF for the first time, you can visit us under our Hosted Buyers’ Programme that offers you a travel subsidy, plus extra opportunities to build your network of industry suppliers. 


Qualified hosted buyers will be entitled to the following benefits, where applicable:

  • Full or partial subsidy for air travel and hotel accommodations. The maximum amount covered includes round-trip economy tickets plus 2 hotel nights.
  • Privileged access to buyer lounges with complimentary refreshments and use of facilities throughout the 3-day event
  • Themed business matching meetings with suitable suppliers
  • Fast-track entry with VIP badge
  • Onsite leather courses and networking opportunities


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Decision makers responsible for


  • Material (leather) sourcing and production of footwear/fashion brands  
  • Sourcing offices / manufacturers of leather goods, footwear, furniture 
  • Leather importers / traders 
  • Car manufacturers



Step 1 – Application

Register your interest in attending as a Hosted Buyer by completing the online form where you will be asked to provide your company information, sourcing purpose and upload your business documents. To apply, click here.


Step 2 – Receive Confirmation

Successful applicants will be informed by email notification within two weeks.

Step 3 – Confirm Travel Arrangement

Our travel agency will take care your flight ticket and hotel arrangement.


Step 4 – Meet & Match

To fulfil the duty of a hosted buyer, you will need to attend at least 2 days of the trade show and attend the following:

  1. Scheduled business matching meetings and networking activities
  2. A short interview about the event. Please note that the feedback we receive may be used for promotional purposes


  • Only applicants based outside Hong Kong may be eligible for the travel and accommodation subsidy.
  • Each company may only avail of one (1) subsidy offer.
  • Only application forms submitted online will be honored.
  • Online application forms must be submitted on or before 15 Feburary 2024.
  • Only applications with correct attached requirements, as stated in the form, will be reviewed.
  • Inclusion in the Hosted Buyer Programme and the awarding of subsidies will be at the complete discretion of the Organisers.
  • Hosted buyers are required to attend all pre-arranged business matching meetings and networking activities, be interviewed by the Organisers and complete survey at the end of the visit. Non-compliance may result in the recall of the subsidy.
  • APLF reserves the rights to vary the terms and conditions, change or terminate the subsidy programme without any prior notice.
  • In case of any dispute over the subsidy programme, the decision of APLF shall be final and binding.

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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