APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 29-31 March 2017, Hong Kong
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Why Exhibit at APLF?

  • 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 APLF.com

    The APLF exhibitor package includes a yearly membership of aplf.com - 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 18 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.


  • APLF Materials+ Fuses Craftsmanship with Innovation

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



What Exhibitors Said?

  • We have been approached by potential investors and companies keen to pre-finance some projects and to provide technical assistance, mostly from mainland China but also from Japan, South Korea and even Italy. Ironically, we have also met interested partners from South Africa! We were so busy that we did not even have a chance to sit down.

    Clement Shoko, Chairman, Zimbabwe Leather Development Council, Zimbabwe

  • Our colour designers get their inspiration from Italy and Spain. The fairs in Hong Kong and Shanghai are key elements in our sales and marketing plan in Asia. We have been exhibiting at APLF for six years and at ACLE for seven.

    José Luis Torres, General Manager, Leather Quimica, Spain

  • The fair has been amazing so far in this first morning with a nice turnout of visitors and has been surprisingly busy. We are selling our leathers to China, South Korea, Japan, as well as to the USA and Germany. We also visit our clients at Fashion Access who produce garments and gloves, which is an advantage of having two fairs at one place.

    Brook Debebe, General Manager, Ethio-Leather Industry PLC, Ethiopia

  • We have a good market in Europe and the USA and are in the process of establishing ourselves in the Asian market which takes time. We have received high quality visitors from Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and some US manufacturers. This is why we come to APLF as it is the gateway to the Asian market.

    Novo Kaeru, Massimiliano Mennonna, Brazil

  • I confirm that the show has been important for us. We met many visitors on the first and second day. The buyers were mainly from the leathergoods sector. Most came from China and then from Korea, Thailand and India. About the overall services: our opinion is positive.

    Paola Bezze, Priante Srl, Italy