Inviting Participation in APLF LEATHER earlier it was known MM&T Fair, March 29-31, 2017 Hong Kong

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No: CLE/EXH/MMT/Hong Kong/Mar/2017               November 15, 2016


All Members

Council for Leather Exports                                                          

Dear Member,

Sub: Inviting Participation in APLF LEATHER earlier it was known MM&T Fair, March 29-31, 2017 Hong Kong.

About APLF LEATHER – Earlier known as MMT (Materials, Manufacturing & Technology) Fair: The Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) Hong Kong is the most popular leather fair in Asia and Indian Exporters have been participating in this fair for many years since its inception in 1983.

Display Profile : Hides & Skins (Wet Blues); Semi – Finished & Finished Leather; Exotic Leather; Synthetic Materials; Natural Fabrics & Weaves; Components & Accessories; Shoe Components; Process Chemicals & Dyes, Tanning & Shoe Machinery, Equipment & Tools, Technology, Testing Laboratories, Trade Press & Other Services

Venue: Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

Post Show Report of Previous March 30, April 1, 2016 edition:

MM&T Fair 2016 covered a total exhibiting area of 24,400 square m which includes 1064 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions including Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Franc, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Spain, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, UK & USA. There were about 206 first time exhibitors from 26 countries including Zimbabwe, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey UK and USA.

About the Hong Kong Market & Import Potential: Hong Kong is the gateway to China – the world’s largest trading economy: and is Mainland China’s most important entry point, handling about one-fifth of China’s foreign trade.

Hong Kong is the 3rd largest importer of leather & leather products in the world.  Hong Kong is also a trading centre for leather & leather products with its imports increasing from US $ 10065.61 Million in 2010 to US$ 11549.81 Million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 3.50%.  Hong Kong accounts for a share of around 6% in the global leather import trade of US$ 187.67 billion in 2014.

India – Hong Kong Leather Trade: India’s export of leather & leather products to Hong Kong has increased from US$ 325.22 million in 2010 to US$ 422.12 million in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 6.74%. Presently, India accounts for a share of only around 4% in Hong Kong’s total leather import trade of US$ 11.54 billion

Council’s participation in the APLF – LEATHER, Hong Kong, March 29 to 31, 2017

The Council will organize an India Pavilion for Finished Leather, Components & Accessories in the MMT Fair, offering Built-up Booths of Minimum Size 9 sq m, which can be increased further in multiples of 3 Sq Metres, subject to availability.


Old / Previous participants are entitled to their location in their previous edition subject to making the payment before the due date.


Participation Fee: The tentative Participation Fee fixed for March 2017 edition for built-up booths of different sizes & zones, is as follows:

Zone wise9 Sq.mt12 sq.Mt 15 Sq.mt18 Sq.Mt 21 Sq.mt24 Sq.mt27
Zone A386,000508,850 631,700 754,550877,4001,000,2501,123,100
Zone B 383,000 504,800 626,600 748,400870,200992,0001,113,800
Zone C371,000488,600 606,200723,800841,400959,0001,076,600

The participation fee has increased slightly compared to last year as the fair organizer has increased cost of space & variation in exchange rates etc. The fully built up booth includes Table, Chairs, Carpet, “S” Hooks and Hanging Rods, fascia. The booth diagram with inclusion of display accessories will be sent to the confirmed exhibitors well in advance before commencement of the event.

Submission of Application – Interested member-exporters are requested to send in their Application Form (Pro forma enclosed) along-with cheque /DD towards the adhoc participation charges mentioned above, as per their space requirement. The cheque/DD should be in favour of Council for Leather Exports. This may be sent to the Council’s Head Office in Chennai or Regional Offices in Delhi, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Agra and Jalandhar before 30th November 2016 enabling the Council to confirm the space requirement for the CLE India Pavilion in the APLF LEATHER FAIR MARCH 2017.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,

R.Ramesh Kumar, IAS

Executive Director