covers the entire leather supply chain

APLF is the world’s leading leather trade show where the whole leather supply chain will present. 


Voted as the most important leather exhibition by the tanning industry*, APLF offers a professional business platform where suppliers can meet thousands of international buyers who make their sourcing trips annually.  APLF covers the needs of the footwear, leather goods, garment, upholstery and interior sectors from raw materials and finished leathers to tanning chemicals and machinery.


On top of the well-established APLF Leather fair, there is Materials+ to cater to the rising demand for innovations in advanced / sustainable materials and components by the leather goods and sportswear markets.  


Usually organised in Hong Kong, visitors will see a special edition in Dubai on 13 – 15 March 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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

  • Assintecal Brazilian Association Of Companies Of Components For Leather Footwear And Manufactured Goods (Brazil)
  • ACEXPIEL (Spain)
  • Assomac Servizi Srl (Italy)
  • BLC (United Kingdom)
  • CICB – Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry
  • Council for Leather Exports (India)
  • French Tanners Association – FFTM
  • Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association (IDMIB) & Turkish Leather Council
  • Italian Trade Agency
  • Japan Leather and Leather Goods Industries Association (Japan)
  • Leather Export Council Of Egypt (Egypt)
  • Pakistan Tanners’ Association
  • The Leather & Hide Council of America (L&HCA)
  • UNIC – Italian Tanners Industry Association

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.


APLF Fairs follow Informa AllSecure, Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at events in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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