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APLF attracts around 12 000 visitors

Apr 10, 2024 Hong Kong
APLF attracts around 12 000 visitors
The organisers said it was a “successful” return to Hong Kong in an edition “tempered by slow market demand”, which attracted around 12 000 buyers, with China and India topping the top 10 visitor countries
According to official figures released by the organisers of the leather trade fair, the last edition of APLF, held in Hong Kong from the 19th to the 21st of March, welcomed some 740 exhibiting companies – with 18 national pavilions from countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Japan, Korea, India, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Türkiye and the US – and 12 000 buyers.

More significant yet is the top of 10 visiting countries and regions, namely China, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Türkiye, US, and Vietnam. As “China and India are the two major Asian economies with the highest forecasted GDP growth for 2024 and the highest levels of Consumer Confidence”, “this is a clear illustration of how APLF reflects economics in the Asian region and the potential demand for supplies and products related to the leather and fashion sectors”, said the organisation.

The trade fair was complemented by a series of conferences, forums and workshops to create a well-rounded and integrated event for all industry stakeholders. Some highlights were the seminar on deforestation and the third edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, which brought together industry leaders, executives and experts to discuss the latest developments in materials, manufacturing technologies, retail strategies and consumer behaviour.

The next edition is now scheduled to take place in Hong Kong from the 12th to the 14th of March.


Image Credits: aplf.com

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