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MM&T - trade platform for leather industry
Jan '08
APLF – Materials, Manufacturing and Technology (MM&T) 2008, recognised today as the premier international leather, materials and components exhibition, opens in Hong Kong on 31 March and will run until 2 April.

For the past 23 years, APLF - MM&T has served as the trade platform for those in the leather industry to get the latest information, to find the best trading partners, to share successful experiences and, ...... meet up with old friends.

Covering 28,000 square metres at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the major feature of the fair will be group pavilions from 19 countries and regions highlighting APLF - MM&T's international reputation. For the first time, the fair will host an Egyptian Pavilion. Other pavilions from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

New horizons for buyers
APLF - MM&T has attracted 58 first-time exhibitors (as of 8 January 2008), bringing an injection of fresh interest for buyers, the vast majority of whom have attended APLF - MM&T for many years. The new exhibitors are in a number of sectors: hides & skins, tanning machinery, man-made leathers, synthetic & natural materials, technology, particularly for components & accessories, and semi-finished & finished leathers. Almost half of them are from China, underscoring APLF - MM&T as an international meeting point for East and West.

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