Traditionally held at the end of March for the past three decades, the organisers of APLF have announced their decision to move the dates forward by approximately two weeks, to mid–March as from 2018, due to the proximity of the Easter holidays.

“By moving away from the Easter vacation both exhibitors and visitors should benefit from a less crowded travel schedule and find it easier to book flights before the Easter travel rush gets into full swing”, said the organisers in a statement.

The new dates of APLF MM&T and Fashion Access have been confirmed as March 14-16, 2018, and March 13-15, 2019. 

Prior to their final decision, the organisers of APLF said they conducted consultations with other trade fairs in the leather sector so as to avoid any clashes or any overlap of dates.