APLF Dubai Trades attracts about 60 000 visitors annually and provides the venue for first-rate business and networking amongst exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals.
Dubai was the first city to resume large-scale international events since it reopened to domestic and international travellers in 2020.
In 2022 there are a total of 463 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions at APLF - leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access.
They bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. This is the opportunity to find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.
APLF has worked assiduously with national leather, footwear and retail associations from Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, as well as those from Indian sub-continent, Europe and Africa to organise buying groups to APLF Dubai.
They organize a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.
The primary aim of a trade fair is to promote business and allow the industry to meet, exchange ideas and information, consolidate existing customer relations and meet new contacts. However, as business has become more globalised, education and information are vital to understand and fulfill the future needs of a changing industry and consumer demands.