The organizers of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access have rescheduled the event from July 5-7 to November 17-19 in Hong Kong.

This postponement follows a decision made by the Hong Kong government to extend the compulsory quarantine regulation until Sept. 30. The trade fair had already been postponed previously due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Initially, it was due to be held from March 30 to April 1.

“After careful consideration and a thorough review of all factors impacting APLF fairs, we have decided to postpone the fairs to November. The vaccination progress in many countries has given us an encouraging sign that by November, the situation will be eased and worldwide travelling will be resumed,” said David Bondi, director of APLF.

APLF is preparing to launch a B2B networking marketplace in April to meet the needs of buyers and suppliers.

“In the coming April, APLF will launch a brand-new marketplace for suppliers to launch their collections, connect with buyers and accelerate business,” added Grace Lee, event director of APLF fairs.