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APLF Fairs Reschedule to November 2021

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A brand new B2B networking marketplace will be launched in April

The Organisers of APLF announced today that the APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from 5 – 7 July 2021 to 17 – 19 November 2021 in Hong Kong.

This postponement follows a decision made by the Hong Kong Government to extend the until the 30 of September. The decision to postpone was also made after an extensive consultation with our industry partners, associations and most importantly our exhibitors and buyers. “APLF fairs are the platform where the global industry meets. The extended travel restrictions limit the possibility of the large number of buyers and exhibitors from all over the world to attend the fairs. After careful consideration and a thorough review of all factors impacting APLF fairs, we have decided to postpone the fairs to November. The vaccination progress in many countries has given us an encouraging sign that by November, the situation will be eased and worldwide travelling will be resumed. The well-being of our exhibitors, visitors, and industry partners is our top priority and we will implement additional safety measures like social distancing in the venue.” said David Bondi, Director of APLF.

APLF’s brand new B2B networking marketplace will be launched in April

APLF is preparing to launch a B2B networking marketplace in April to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers.

“In today’s challenging environment, APLF will keep the community connected through our digital channels. In the coming April, APLF will launch a brand-new marketplace for suppliers to launch their collections, connect with buyers and accelerate business. This B2B marketplace offers well-rounded features and functions, and the best business opportunities for buyers and sellers.” said Grace Lee, Event Director of APLF fairs. “We will also organise various digital events to keep the conversations between buyers and sellers going.”

The investment in the digital channels and events are part of a much larger and exciting project. Please stay tuned for more update information.

About APLF Limited

APLF Ltd is a joint venture between SIC Group and Informa Markets. For over two decades, Hong Kong-based APLF Ltd has been providing the global leather and fashion industries with its most important meeting and trading place.

About SIC Group

SIC Group has been organising international professional events since 1926 for companies working in the leather sector. Its role is to support businesses in their development and offer them work platforms in areas of the world with high potential. With four shows organised each year, SIC Group and its partners can take advantages of expertise that is unique in the world.

 

About Informa Markets

Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. We provide marketplace participants around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, targeted digital services and actionable data solutions. We connect buyers and sellers across more than a dozen global verticals, including Pharmaceuticals, Food, Medical Technology and Infrastructure. As the world’s leading market-making company, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.