CMP Asia, organizer of the APLF fair in Hong Kong, says its Fashion Access exhibition of finished products will feature a greatly expanded footwear area on March 28-30. India will be the focus country. In total, Fashion Access will accommodate more than 800 exhibitors of fashion accessories and brands from 35 countries. An “International Footwear Cooperation Forum” (IFCF) will be held on March 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, running parallel with the APLF. It will be sponsored by APLF and the Beijing Leather magazine. Major importers and retailers from the West will tell Asian manufacturers ways how they can best meet their own needs and discuss future market trends. Speakers from Asia will in turn explain what they plan to do to meet those requirements, with the help of Western technology and expertise.