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Hong Kong, all set for the return of APLF 2024
Great expectations for the Asian event which returns after five years to its natural venue, 19-21 March
Finally, after five years, the Asian leather fair will make its long-awaited return to Hong Kong, from 19 to 21 March 2024.
After the Dubai and Bangkok experiences, which were positive but undoubtedly different in terms of relevance and scope, Asia’s most important platform for the leather industry can return to its natural venue at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
A return that naturally implies an increase in expectations on the part of the international market with the crucial question being asked by every operator: will the Chinese event be able to regain the momentum and international appeal it possessed before the pandemic?
Positive signs are not lacking and the entire leather sector hopes that this will be the case because it is undoubtedly useful for everyone to be able to count on a qualified and recognised exhibition platform in such an important geographical area. The premises on the eve are certainly encouraging. The event next March has received confirmation of participation from over 20 world associations and more than 800 exhibitors.
As in the past, national groups from the following countries are planned: Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Spain Taiwan, China, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA.
Italian participation is expected to be strong with the traditional national group of tanneries (led by UNIC) and that of tannery machinery manufacturers (ASSOMAC), which also aggregates chemical auxiliary manufacturers.
Other substantial national groups, in addition to China, are represented by Brazilians, Spaniards, French, Turks, Pakistanis, Indians and Americans.
Alongside the Leather section, the event will, as always, host the Materials+ (materials and components) and Fashion Access (footwear and leather goods) areas.
Finally, as always, a dense programme of conferences, seminars and fashion trends will round off the event.
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