APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 5 - 7 July 2021, Hong Kong
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Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs
"During these tumultuous times, we are working to provide greater certainty to companies sourcing footwear globally." Thomas Crockett joined FDRA in January 2015, after working in the office of Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) from 2010 until 2015, were he served as Legislative Counsel. As Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, he is responsible for managing FDRA’s advocacy on issues impacting the footwear industry, including U.S. international trade policy, global trade barriers, customs, and product safety. During his time on the Hill, Thomas oversaw the issues of trade, foreign relations, transportation, government reform and immigration for the Congressman. Before working on Capitol Hill, he served as Deputy District Attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama, bringing important critical thought and analytical skills to FDRA.
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.
On top of the well-established APLF Leather show, there is also a separate show named Materials+ to cater to the rising demand for innovative materials and components by the leathergoods and sportswear markets.
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