APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+
APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 14-16 March 2018, Hong Kong
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Testimonial from APLF Exhibitors and Visitors

APLF Leather Exhibitor Quotes


“I couldn't miss this edition of APLF and will not miss any other. Our participation in APLF Leather is like a partnership with APLF and this partnership means a lot to me personally and not to mention my investments and my country and the African region. I know the best is yet to come. I won't miss it.”
Clement Shoko, Chairman of the Zimbabwe Leather Development Council and Managing Director of Global Tannery, Zimbabwe

“We have been coming to this fair since 1984 and it is the only one we do in Asia. The first day was very good and very busy and we hope it continues that way on Day 2 and Day 3.”
Silvia Polli, Owner, Manufattura Du Diomodossoola Spa, Italy

“We come to the fair to offer our products, communicate with and receive feedback from our customers to ensure that we are fulfilling their needs.”
Sylvian Bussiere, Vice President Operations, Wolverine Leathers, USA

“We have been busy all day!”
Diego Ricaurte, International Sales Manager, Ecocaiman, Colombia

“We came back to the fair three years ago as Asia is an important market for us and we are very satisfied with this fair as it is very positive for us.”
Enrico Gastaldello, Operation Planning Manager, Syn Bios, Italy

“This is the only fair where we can see our clients from countries as far and wide as New Zealand and Europe. The right type of customer come to see us - those involved in leather finishing.”
Azem Yilmaz Isbecer, Demaksan Leather Machinery Company, Izmir, Turkey

“We are happy with the number of visitors this year, it has been much better than in previous years. We have met quality and potential buyers this time and got good contacts! Overall, we are happy with APLF 2017.”
Romain Chambon, Mercier Turner, France



APLF Materials+ Exhibitor Quotes


"APLF Leather and Materials+ 2017 was a pleasant surprise, the results were beyond our expectations. We came back exhibiting our machines after a long time and we were very pleased by the quality of the buyers and the interest visitors showed for our systems. This is something we will certainly consider for our future participations. We also had a chance of presenting some of the advanced technologies that our Research & Innovation lab ATOMLab is working on and they also attracted attention and interest. All together a positive return that rewarded our investment in being at Materials+."
Sergio Dulio, Manager, ATOM Spa, Italy

“We are happy with the new fashionable stand design at Materials+ as the lower partition allows buyers to see our products easily.”
Glen Liu, Poly World, Hong Kong

“We have been coming here since 2010 to meet existing clients, make new contacts and consolidate business.”
Erik Illig, Marketing Director, Wilhelm Textiles, Germany

“We exhibit at Materials+ to find smaller companies that need our machines for manufacturing as larger companies are already catered for. We have high visibility at Materials+.”
Fabrizio Bellagamba, Far East Area Manager, Comelz, Italy 

“This is our first time to exhibit at APLF and we are lucky to have Materials+ platform to promote our new technology and Silicone based composite materials. Also, we can get right buyers over three days and trust we could close some deals after the fair.”
Francis Xie, President, Salirone Inc., China

“The fair is much better this year and we received visitors from the main footwear manufacturing countries.”
Daniel Sommerhaeuser, Sales Director, Rhenoflex, Germany

“It was so busy in the first couple of days that I did not have time to eat lunch.”
Johnny Kim, Sales Manager, WIG, Korea



APLF Leather & Materials+ Visitor Quotes


“I usually visit the small local show in Vietnam and APLF is my first overseas show, which make me extremely satisfied. The fair has help me a lot, which enable me to meet new leather suppliers and PU materials suppliers from all around the world. I also get to know the upcoming fashion trends which will help me to understand what our clients need in the coming years.”
Tuan Viet, Vietnam

“We are a sport equipment manufactutrer from Vietnam and we come here to look for synthetic materials, which I can find on level 3 (materials+ hall). I collected some very good contacts from China and Korea which I will receive their samples and make order decision. The materials+ hall is full of high quality exhibitors but if there is more, I will definitely visit every year.”
Dong Luc, Vietnam