APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+
APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 14-16 March 2018, Hong Kong
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FAIR NEWS

  • 16 October 2017
    Only Five Months to Go for Key International Fashion & Sourcing Events

    For the 2018 APLF events, the Organisers took the decision to bring the fairs forward by approximately two weeks to mid-March after the consultation on both exhibitors and buyers,

    The upcoming APLF Leather & Materials+, Fashion Access and Cashmere World will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 14 – 16 March 2018.

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  • 18 April 2017
    Vibrant atmosphere conducive to business

    APLF’s 33rd edition held from 29 - 31 March proved to be a success from the outset. There was a bustling atmosphere in the halls on Day 1 as buyers arrived to do business, look for new suppliers, materials and solutions for their manufacturing operations.

    The vibrant atmosphere continued into Day 2 and Day 3 with total visitor numbers exceeding the previous year’s show by 4.33% reaching 16,948 from 83 countries and regions.

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  • 29 March 2017
    APLF evolves in line with Trends and Fashion as Materials and Leather Face Challenges in Changing Times

    The 33rd edition of APLF starts today, 29 March 2017 and its focus has been modified to meet the changing needs of the fashion industry. The fair is now officially called APLF Leather & Materials+.

    Since its inception in 1984 APLF’s vision and philosophy has been to move with the times. The Organisers were aware that the main driving trend for footwear and garments worldwide was now sports casual or athleisure, and so the decision was taken after last year’s fair to revamp its traditional components sector to cater to this trend by renaming it Materials+. The Materials+ hall is located on Level 3, Halls 3FG of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, opposite Fashion Access, leaving APLF Leather in Halls 1A - 1E as per previous years.

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  • 7 March 2017
    APLF Leather & Materials+ & Fashion Access 2017 – Onsite Events & Activities

    APLF offers educational onsite events of commercial benefit to exhibitors and visitors of its upcoming APLF Leather & Materials+ and Fashion Access fairs. These include seminars, conferences, materials and trend displays that are interesting, even inspirational, and which create a complete fair experience.

    This year's APLF fairs are no exception and here follows a brief description of some of the returning events and new ones for APLF participants.

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  • 25 Oct 2016
    APLF announces new fair dates for 2018 and 2019

    In line with its policy of serving the global leather and fashion industries APLF is pleased to announce an adjustment to its traditional event dates for its Hong Kong fairs from 2018 onwards.

    APLF has been held at the end of March for three decades but due to the proximity of the Easter vacation from 2018 onwards a decision has been taken to move the dates forward by approximately two weeks to mid - March.

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  • 1 June 2016
    APLF: Leather & Materials+

    The Complete Supply Chain of Leather, Performance Fabrics and Components all under One Roof!

    APLF has been serving the Global Leather & Fashion Industries for 33 years and has now widened its scope to cover the whole manufacturing supply chain to include athletic, leisure and sports fashion - from raw to performance materials and fabrics, components for the manufacture of athletic and casual footwear, sports fashion clothing & accessories.

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  • 12 April 2016
    Global Economic Slowdown Impacts Demand for Leather

    Despite misgivings about the slowdown in demand for leather from China in the first two months of 2016, MM&T got off to a brisk start and this continued into Day 2 of this major event.

    The fact is that if China does not receive orders to manufacture subcontracted leather footwear from brands in developed countries then leather demand will be slack.

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