HONG KONG, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Organisers of the APLF - Materials, Manufacturing and Technology (MM&T) have announced a strict policy of product sectorisation for the 2013 event. The aim of this policy is to create an easier navigation for thousands of buyers to access companies and products they are seeking.
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This reorganisation will allow for clearer signposting of Halls and product groups in order to save everyone's time and effort getting around the voluminous Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Footwear and leather goods' components suppliers, together with exhibitors that sell synthetic materials, will be located in Hall 3, situated upstairs and next to Fashion Access where the natural manufacturing clients of such suppliers exhibit.
A new special exhibit within MM&T, located in Hall 3, called Sourcing Luxury aims at answering the growing demand for luxury leather, materials and components, particularly from the major international fashion brands. The main goal of Sourcing Luxury is to identify all exhibitors in MM&T who are sources of luxury materials.
Tanners, suppliers of genuine leather and chemical companies offering products for the tannery processes will continue to be located in Hall 1 at the 2013 event, which takes place in Hong Kong from March 25 - 27.
For details about product sectorisation, please visit: http://www.mmt.aplf.com/THEFAIR/FairDetails/tabid/2433/language/en-US/Default.aspx
Notes to Editors
About APLF Limited
APLF Ltd is a joint venture between SIC Group and UBM Asia. For over two decades, Hong Kong-based APLF Ltd has been providing the global leather and fashion industries with its most important meeting and trading place.
About SIC Group
SIC Group has been organising international professional events since 1926 for companies working in the leather sector. Its role is to support businesses in their development and offer them work platforms in areas of the world with high potential. With nine shows organised each year, SIC Group and its partners can take advantages of expertise that is unique in the world.
About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 17 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 34 publications and 14 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.
About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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Ms. Perrine Ardouin
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Ms. Chi-On Kwok
Senior Marketing Communications Executive
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SOURCE APLF Limited