Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Materials, Manufacturing & Technology (MM&T),
Asia-Pacific's biggest and most international leather fair, will undertake the strict implementation of its new product sectorisation policy for its 2013 event which runs from 25 to 27 March in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This was announced recently by fair organiser APLF Limited.
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Perrine Ardouin, Events Director of APLF, explained, "The aim of this policy is to make the fair easier to navigate for the thousands of buyers that visit, allowing them easier access to the companies and products they are seeking."
Tanneries and leather traders as well as chemical companies and those offering leather production related equipment, supplies and services will be situated in Hall 1, now to be known as the Leather Hall.
Exhibitors offering synthetic material, PU/PVC materials, natural woven fabrics as well as footwear components and hardware, subsidiary materials for use in leathergoods and other fashion products will be located in Hall 3, next to APLF's collocated fair, Fashion Access, where predominantly Chinese and Asian contract manufacturers exhibit alongside international brands of bags, shoes and other finished fashion goods.
Another new sector to be formally launched by APLF in March 2013 is Sourcing Luxury, a special exhibit within MM&T that answers the growing demand from international fashion brands for new and reliable sources of luxury leather, materials, components and accessories.Sourcing Luxury will bring together some of the world's leading producers of exotic skins such as crocodile, ostrich, python, shagreen; high-quality vegetable tanned leathers; beautifully designed and top-class components and accessories made of precious metals and woods, mother-of-pearl, coral, horn, semi-precious stones and crystals; and handcrafted materials such as passementerie, embroidered laces, and special handwoven natural fibers, among others.