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 compulsory quarantine regulation 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.”