APLF Dubai 2022
Reenergising the leather world with familiarity in a new city

2022 Will Be a Special Edition in Dubai

Meet new and familiar faces, and reestablish the rapport and partnership for successful sales and transactions. Associations and professional bodies in the industry will reunite in Dubai in March 2022, once again making APLF the most important week in the leather calendar. 

Close Proximity to nearby tanning and manufacturing sectors

  • A strong footwear and leather goods sector from Indian Subcontinents, Eastern/Western Europe and North Africa
  • Established tanning sectors from India, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and African countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, etc.
  • Meet new buyers from the domestic market and surrounding countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran
  • Reunite with the usual APLF buyers from Europe and the Americas who will require shorter travelling time

Why Dubai

Close support from Informa Markets MENA Headquarter in Dubai, who has successfully organised 7 international trade fairs in UAE in 2021, including Arab Health, MRO, Middle East Energy DUbai, and more

Dubai was the first city to resume large-scale international events since it reopened to domestic and international travellers in 2020

The UAE is the world's most vaccinated country, with 98.1% of the polutation vaccinated

Being the location of the World Expo 2020 (1 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022) will give our visitors and buyers a great opportunity to visit the World Expo and APLF Dubai in one trip


APLF has dedicated many years to organising leather and fashion trade shows, attracting 60,000 visitors annually and providing the venue for first-rate business and networking amongst exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals.