APLF, one of the largest leather trade shows, will be held at Sheikh Saeed Halls, Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from 13-15 March 2023.
Recognized by the leather industry as the most important trade fair, this unique event will have a total exhibition area of 16,000 square meters and will host 14 national pavilions from countries around the world, including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam.
David Bondi, Senior Vice President, Informa Markets Asia, said: “It is a pleasure to host our annual leather trade show in Dubai again. Following the success of last year’s show, it was a natural choice to host the show in the UAE. As a business hub, Dubai is well connected with the US, Europe and Asia The subcontinent is well-connected and will be an important factor in the internationalization of the fair.APLF has been organizing leather and fashion trade shows for many years, attracting 60,000 participants every year and offering top-notch companies, manufacturers, tanners, Buyers, designers and suppliers provide the right venue. We look forward to another successful year,” he added.
More than 300 exhibitors
Show will bring more than 300 exhibitors as well as participation from regional associations from China
The show covers the entire supply chain of the leather manufacturing industry and offers hundreds of finished leathers for all possible applications, from footwear and leather goods to apparel and upholstery, making APLF Leather unique in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region purchasing event).
APLF’s sister show, Fashion Access, will be held concurrently at the Dubai World Trade Center and will be supported by national and regional associations from Botswana, China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Vietnam, featuring a wide range of footwear and leather goods, highlighting Future trends and colors of the fashion world for the upcoming seasons.
Notably, this year will host the third edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit (GFES) and a seminar presented by Leather Naturally. This year’s APLF will feature four workshops, two on leather basics and two on shoe design. —— trade arab news agency