In the picture, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok that will host the fair
Yesterday, during a digital press conference, the organisers of APLF communicated several important news regarding the leather fair that has been taking place in Hong Kong until 2019. First of all, given the success of the special edition organised in Dubai last March and the current uncertainties related to the anti-Covid restrictions in force in Hong Kong, the organisers confirmed what was already in the air, namely the choice of the metropolis in the Emirates as the headquarters of APLF also for next year. The dates were set as follows: March 13-15, 2023.
“We have learned a lot from this year’s fair – explained APLF’s directors David Bondi and Grace Lee – The feedback from exhibitors and visitors has been very positive, but in Dubai we were of course aware about the absence of Chinese and Asian exhibitors and visitors”. Starting from this consideration, came the decision to organise a Special Edition in Bangkok, Thailand, next October, exactly from 19 to 21 October 2022, at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), a modern exhibition centre located in the heart of Thailand’s capital. All with the support of the Thai tanning association.
For this new trade fair, which will be called APLF Asean Special Edition, the organisers are confident that they will bring together at least 300 exhibitors from all over the world on an area of approximately 11 thousand square metres. This special edition also features the classic 3-in-1 format by combining the Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access sections. As for visitors, the reference markets are Thailand, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Various collateral events that will animate the exhibition are also being defined, including business matching meetings, conferences, seminars and a trend area.
During the conference there was also talk of All China Leather Fair (ACLE), the Shanghai leather fair scheduled as always at the end of August. The exhibition is confirmed but due to anti-Covid restrictions it has been set up as a local event.