Changing of the Guard at APLF

12 March 2021 Changing of the Guard at APLF Director of APLF and Executive Vice President of Informa Markets (Asia), Michael Duck, will be taking on new, expanded responsibilities for the company as Executive Vice President- Commercial Development, a global position. This will mean that after 27 years Michael will be handing over his role… Continue reading Changing of the Guard at APLF

A Business Platform to Embrace the Challenge of Pandemic

11 February 2021 A Business Platform to Embrace the Challenge of Pandemic Lockdowns and international travel restrictions have created difficulties for all industries, including trade fairs in all business sectors across the globe. APLF has successfully organised and launched three Virtual Exhibitions – with the focus on Greater China; the Indian Subcontinent, and Africa &… Continue reading A Business Platform to Embrace the Challenge of Pandemic

Virtual APLF Brings International Suppliers to Three Main Tanning Regions

20 November 2020 Virtual APLF Brings International Suppliers to Three Main Tanning Regions   In view of the current situation which prevents buyers from attending physical exhibitions, APLF will continue to support the tanning industry by organising a series of online events for the Chinese, Indian and African/Middle East markets.   The virtual events will… Continue reading Virtual APLF Brings International Suppliers to Three Main Tanning Regions

APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin

14 August 2020 APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin   Perrine Ardouin will be leaving her post as the Director of APLF after 24 years in charge of the company’s portfolio of trade fairs and events. She has decided to leave Hong Kong and move on to a new page of her life. After departure, she… Continue reading APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin

Advancing beyond Materials and Components to “Feeling Green”

9 May 2019 Advancing beyond Materials and Components to “Feeling Green” This third edition of Materials+ to be held was launched as a platform for non-leather and advanced materials, all types of footwear components, decorative hardware for fashion accessories as well as the latest cutting machine technology used in the manufacturing processes. Materials+ does in… Continue reading Advancing beyond Materials and Components to “Feeling Green”

Over-pessimistic pre-fair expectations in Hong Kong were just that!

9 May 2019 Over-pessimistic pre-fair expectations in Hong Kong were just that! Low pre-fair expectations based on the parlous state of the overall leather sector were soon dispelled as buyers proceeded to enter the main leather hall on 13 March as the 35th Anniversary edition of APLF Leather opened in Hong Kong.   Major trade… Continue reading Over-pessimistic pre-fair expectations in Hong Kong were just that!

APLF 2019: the most important yet​

1 April 2019 APLF 2019: the most important yet There can be no doubt that the 2019 APLF was one of the most important in its history. The leather trade has had a difficult two years, with some sectors suffering badly and even the stronger ones, such as automotive, looking at a complex and uncertain… Continue reading APLF 2019: the most important yet​

Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

14 March 2019  Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary This year APLF is taking place after what has been a very demanding year for the leather industry. Demand for footwear leather continues to be weak. After a five year boom in global auto sales, the market is taking a breather and… Continue reading Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

29 September 2018 APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair APLF Leather & Materials+ is the world’s most international leather fair based in Hong Kong and it was recently voted the Number #1 leather fair by top tanners surveyed in the ILM Tanners Business Confidence Survey published in August. Its sister fair,… Continue reading APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments

29 September 2018  The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments Agility in Action – Actionable Insights on Global Footwear Retail, Sourcing, Production, Design & Development As a continuation of its predecessor, the Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC), the Global Footwear Executive Summit (GFES) will focus on developments affecting not only… Continue reading The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments