APLF Ltd – Combining Face-to-Face and Virtual Trade Fairs 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.
APLF’s inaugural event, held in 1984, was then known as the Hong Kong Leather Fair. It was the city’s first ever Mega-Fair. Today, APLF, a joint venture between Informa Markets and SIC Group, has expanded its scope, organising 5 premium events in Hong Kong and China, and has developed initiative programmes and awards covering a wide range of industry sectors.
To accommodate the fast-changing business environment and extend our service to connect suppliers and buyers beyond the trade fairs, APLF also manages APLF.com, an online platform which integrates the function of online sourcing and industry content. Through this 24-7 virtual fair, buyers can source from more than 1,500 suppliers for leather, fashion materials, fashion accessories and manufacturing technology.
Hong Kong is the ideal free-market hub from which to build Asia-wide coverage. As China develops ever more momentum within the global economy our exhibitions are strategically positioned to introduce our customers to this fast expanding market of South East Asia and the ASEAN countries.
Participate in our trade fairs as an exhibitor to make new contacts and consolidate existing customer relations. As a visitor you will have access to thousands of manufacturers and suppliers from all over the world. All those present will find guides to help forecast materials, designs and colours for up-coming seasonal ranges, complemented by seminars and forums for added value as well as special awards for outstanding innovation and - something we have been actively promoting for many years - Sustainable Development.
APLF is supporting sustainability and we encourage all of our participants to work together!