30th APLF attracts more leather buyers

Hong Kong
Published:  23 April, 2014

APLF’s Materials, Manufacturing & Technology 30th Anniversary drew more exhibitors and buyers at its 30th anniversary edition held from March 31 to April 2 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

1,213 exhibitors from 50 countries and regions showcased their latest products at MM&T this year including 97 first-time exhibitors from Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay,  UK and USA.

This year’s MM&T hosted a total of 18,895 visitors including 14,848 international buyers from 93 countries and regions. 8,174 buyers from outside of China and Hong Kong visited the fair this year, representing an impressive increase of 8.73% in comparison to last year. The positive outcome of the fair reinforced MM&T’s position as “The Meeting Place for the Global Leather Industry” say the event organisers, APLF Ltd.

“We specialise in finished leather and mainly sell to handbags manufacturers. The Asia market is our key focus and we believe MM&T is the best platform for us to achieve this on”, commented APLF exhibitor, Jacques Rostaing, Rostaing Tannery, Vietnam

 “We have been with the Thailand pavilion for years and the prospects we find here always encourage me to come back year-on-year. Hong Kong is still the most important meeting place compared with China”, explains Thanate Eravaddeekul, Thai Tanning Co., Ltd, Thailand who exhibited at APLF this year.

The next edition of Materials, Manufacturing & Technology (MM&T) will take place March 30 - April 1 2015 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visit http://www.mmt.aplf.com