APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ | 30 March -1 April 2022, Dubai



  • 27 Jul 2021
    APLF Leather November 2021 Rescheduled to March 2022

    The world’s leading leather trade show, APLF Leather, co-located with Fashion Access, was originally scheduled to take place in November 2021. In the interests of exhibitors, visitors and stakeholders in the global leather industry, the management of APLF and its sister events has taken the proactive decision to reschedule the events to 30 March to 1 April 2022 in Hong Kong to allow for greater international participation.

  • 19 Jun 2019
    APLF 2019 Onsite-Interview-Testex

    Fresh from participating at one of APLF’s seminars where there was solid engagement from the delegates, Testex Group Market Development Director, Linda Wegerlin, proceeded to explain the background of Testex and the services the company oggers.

  • 12 Jun 2019
    APLF 2019 : Onsite Interview - PFI

    PFI Hong Kong Managing Director, Candice Wong, outlines the background of PFI and its mission so that consumers know what is the source of the products they are eating, wearing or simply using.

  • 17 May 2019
    New brand identities for APLF fairs in Hong Kong

    The organisers of APLF fairs announced that in 2020, there will be a change of the layout of the four APLF fairs in Hong Kong. The leather fair will be relocated on to Level 3 and the three fairs now taking place on that Level 3 will move to Level 1.

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  • 9 May 2019
    Over-pessimistic pre-fair expectations in Hong Kong were just that!

    Low pre-fair expectations based on the parlous state of the overall leather sector were soon swept away by the tide of buyers entering the main leather hall on 13 March as the 35th Anniversary edition of APLF Leather opened in Hong Kong. Major trade fairs do tend to reflect market conditions – not foster them.

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  • 1 April 2019
    APLF 2019: the most important yet

    There can be no doubt that the 2019 Asian Pacific Leather Fair was one of the most of the most important in its history. The leather trade has had a difficult two years, with some sectors suffering badly and even the stronger ones, such as automotive, looking at a complex and uncertain future.

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  • 29 September 2018
    APLF - Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

    APLF Leather & Materials+ is the world’s most international leather fair based in Hong Kong and it was recently voted the Number #1 leather fair by top tanners surveyed in the ILM Tanners Business Confidence Survey published in August.

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  • 14 March 2018
    Encouraging Economic Backdrop for 34th Edition of APLF

    Widely recognised as the Annual Meeting Place for the Global Leather Industry, the 34th edition of APLF takes place from 14 – 16 March at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

    The earlier dates will allow professional buyers to locate the materials they need in good time to manufacture collections for Fall/Winter 2018 – 2019 and in future years avoid a clash between the former late March dates of APLF and Easter Week.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.