APLF said that Perrine Ardouin decided to leave Hong Kong for personal reasons. After her departure, she will continue supporting the exhibitions in a different form and act as an independent advisor to the APLF’s portfolio until 2021 APLF exhibitions in Hong Kong. “Perrine has made a huge contribution to the APLF’s portfolio of international trade exhibitions, bringing innovation and much experience to connect industry experts, buyers and exhibitors together. She also has been a leader in sustainability and spending tremendous efforts to advocate green events, eco-friendly businesses, and to contribute to the ‘Leather Naturally’ campaign. I wish to express my heartful thanks to Perrine for her dedication and leadership for the past 24 years, and I wish her every good fortune and health going forward”, said Michael Duck, Director, APLF Ltd.

Perrine will be succeeded by Grace Lee, who has been appointed as Director of APLF Ltd. Grace has been with Informa Markets (formerly UBM Asia), a JV partner of APLF Limited for over 19 years and progressed with various positions and assignments. She was once a core member of the APLF team and had developed a very strong relationship with the APLF fashion and leather industry partners.