APLF changes 2021 dates
APLF is an important event within the leather industry.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 APLF exhibition in Hong Kong due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers had originally said that the 2021 edition of the leather industry event would take place at the end of March. However, a new announcement has now advised that next year’s show has been rescheduled to July 5th to 7th.
Michael Duck, APLF director, said: “I have been involved with this exhibition for 26 years now and never have I seen the world and all industries turned upside down as it is now. Our thoughts are with all those across the fashion and leather supply chain, and who are suffering the loss of loved ones, income, work and jobs. We at APLF will work our hardest to ensure that every industry member has the best opportunity to restart and recharge their company in the coming year at APLF.”
Event director of APLF fairs Grace Lee, added: “We will need to ensure the three-day event will enable the best business opportunities for buyers and sellers. As such, we had to make a difficult but proactive decision to reschedule the fair in July, to enable the best conditions for all participants.”
The show organisers say that APLF has arranged for more than 20 online activities during recent months, as well as one-on-one business matching between suppliers and buyers – and that these events are part of a ‘much larger and exciting project’ to be announced in the near future.
This article was originally published on page 4 of the November 2020 issue of SATRA Bulletin.