Why Exhibit at APLF Leather?

Meeting Place for the Global Leather and Fashion Industry

Meet your existing and potential customers under one roof, ranging from leathergoods and footwear manufacturers to importers, distributors and traders of hides and skins.

Definitive Market ‘Barometer’

With 35 years serving the leather industry, APLF is the “barometer” for manufacturers assessing the market and forecast the outlook for the current year.

Showcase Your Product All-year Round on sampleroom

The APLF exhibitor package includes a yearly membership of sampleroom – an online 24/7 pre- & post show sourcing portal that generates enquires and sales.

Have your products included in the Material Trends Space

Colours and materials for Spring-Summer 2021 can be previewed by buyers in this area. Exhibitors participate by displaying their latest creations to prospective customers.

APLF Leather Serves the Global Leather Supply Chain

APLF’s core sector since 1984 for leather suppliers to showcase hides and leather for leathergoods, footwear, garment and upholstery.

Materials+ Fuses Craftsmanship with Innovation

One stop sourcing for synthetics, performance fabrics and components aimed at traditional fashion and the dynamic sports-casual sector.


APLF is the world’s leading leather trade show where a huge range of leather and components can be found. APLF is positioned for the sourcing of leathers further “downstream” or related to the manufacturing industries of leather goods and mid to high quality footwear.

Strategically located in Hong Kong, APLF offers a professional business platform where suppliers can meet thousands of international buyers who do their sourcing trips annually in Asia Pacific.  

APLF covers the needs of the footwear, leathergoods, garment, upholstery and interiors sectors from leathers and synthetics to components and machinery.

On top of the well-established APLF Leather show, there is also a separate show named Materials+ to cater to the rising demand for innovations in advanced materials and smart components by the leathergoods and sportswear markets.

 Dates:  30 March – 1 April 2022
 Opening Hours:  09:00 – 18:00
 Venue:  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
 Admission: Trade only. No admission to persons under the age of 18.


The Most International Leather Business Sector for 30+ Years

As APLF’s core sector since 1984, APLF Leather is the most international leather business platform for the global leather industry, primarily for those sourcing for the leather goods, footwear, garment and upholstery markets.


APLF Leather brings the entire leather manufacturing supply chain under one roof. It serves as an important marketplace, bringing together the top tanneries, suppliers, designers and buyers from across the globe. 


APLF Leather is where leather prices, trends and innovations are discussed and launched.

What Will You Find Here?

Hides & Skins

  • Brinecured / Dehaired / Drysalted / Fresh / Fresh, Chilled / Hair-on / Pickled / Salted / Trimmed / Wetsalted

Semi-finished / Crust Leather

  • Chrome-free (Wetwhites) / Chrome Tanned (Wetblues) / Vegetable-Tanned

Finished Leather

  • Aniline / Brush-coloured / Degrained / Die-cut / Doubleface / Embossed / Embroidered / Full-Grain / Handworked / Interwoven / Metallic / Nappa / Nubuck / Oily Pull-up / Patent / Pearlised / Pigmented / Printed / Semi-Aniline / Split / Stretch / Suede / Top-Grain / Washable / Waxy

Finished Leather – Animal Source

  • Buffalo / Calf / Cow / Deer / Elk / Goat / Horse / Kangaroo / Lamb / Pig / Sheep

Finished Leather – Exotic Leather

  • Alligators / Caiman / Crocodiles / Fish / Frog / Lizard / Ostrich / Python / Shark / Snake / Stingray

Finished Leather – Fur / Trimmings

  • Beaver / Chinchila / Fox / Mink / Rabbit / Raccon / Sable

Tanning / Leather Finishing Machinery & Parts

  • For Preparatory Stage / Until Wetblue / Wetblue to Crust / Finishing

Chemicals / Allied Materials for Tanning

  • Chemicals (for liming, deliming, bating, bleaching, pickling) / Colourants / Dyes / Fats / Foils for Leather /Oils / Tanning Agents (Chromium / Vegetable Tannins) / Transfer Flim / Waxes


  • Business / Certification / Inspection / Leather Technology / Logistics / Media / Testing / Trade Association / Trade / Publication / Trends Consultancy


Notable Industry Association Participations

Assomac Servizi Srl (Italy)
CICB – Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry
Council for Leather Exports (India)
French Tanners Association – FFTM
Pakistan Tanners’ Association
Taiwan Footwear Manufacturers Association (TFMA)
Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association (IDMIB) & Turkish Leather Council
Leather Industries of America – LIA
UNIC – Italian Tanners Industry Association
US Hide Skin & Leather Association
The German Leather Industry Association (VDL)


Bringing You 16,000+ Quality Buyers from Nearly 90 Countries and Regions

Top Origins of Buyers:



Hong Kong








Who Source from APLF?

Agnes B
Calvin Klein
Giorgio Armani
Hugo Boss
New Balance
Ralph Lauren
Tommy Hilfiger
Tory Burch

Business Nature​

46% Manufacturer of Handbags / Footwear / Garments / Leathergoods / Accessories
38% Importer / Wholesaler / Distributor / Sourcing Agent
10% Tannery
4% Trader of Hides & Skins
2% Manufacturer of Leather / Car Interiors / Leather Furniture

What Exhibitors Said?

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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