Onsite Seminars, Workshops and Events Complement Fashion Access and Cashmere World

2016-08-31 11:36 2134

HONG KONG, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Besides creating the best platform to source brands and find new partners for subcontracting the manufacture of designs and products, Fashion Access and Cashmere World offer a comprehensive programme of onsite events including educational seminars, workshops and a range of networking opportunities.

Trend seminar at Fashion Access
Trend seminar at Fashion Access

Organized by APLF Ltd, the combination of such events with the actual commercial trade fair ensures that buyers and exhibitors are present at an integrated fashion event which can solve sourcing problems and provide crucial information for making future business decisions.

Seminar programme

A comprehensive seminar programme will take place throughout the three day fair covering the latest topics concerning fashion and cashmere buyers. Interesting topics include:

  • "Chinese consumer attitudes", "What consumers are searching for online" and "Hidden opportunities for brands and retailers" presented by Inside Fashion.
  • "Cashmere/fine fibres sweaters fashion trends forecast" presented by Fashion Snoops
  • "Fashion and consumer trend" presented by Jayne Fashion Agency
  • Alpaca Culture based in the United States will make its debut in Asia at Cashmere World to present on "Alpacas and Alpaca Fiber: An Introduction"
  • "Cashmere World colour trends" presented by Jayne Fashion Agency and

For more details on the programme and registration, please click here.

Leather envelope cardholder workshop
Leather envelope cardholder workshop

APLF Workshops

Launched in 2015, the inaugural APLF Workshops presented a series of leather craft workshops during the fair for visitors to experience and be creative with leather.

The event attracted the participation of an international mix of leather craft artisans and designers who shared this learning experience with their peers and colleagues. It also generated a lot of local and international media attention not only limited to trade media as the event was picked up and released on various online and offline channels.

This September, the event returns with many fun and exciting workshops. Confirmed presenting companies include: Brothers Leathercraft, Life Boutique, Sabah Design Studio and The Hong Kong Hide & Leather Traders' Association.

Networking events

As an APLF initiative, the Best of APLF Awards (BOAA) will be held during Fashion Access. The programme was launched back in 2004 as the Organisers saw the need to raise the bar for all exhibitors by creating an awards programme that would encourage the pursuit of excellence in design and quality.

The programme has continued to the present day where the awards presentation takes place in a relaxed and entertaining format to celebrate all the hard work and efforts the winners put in. 

Special area: Material trends space
Special area: Material trends space

Special display areas

The Fashion Trends Space and Material Trends Space are regular features of Fashion Access and APLF to help inspire and guide designers as to the upcoming material and colour trends. Fashion and leather exhibits are specially selected and showcased to visitors first hand.

Registration now open

As a member of the press, you are cordially invited to Fashion Access and Cashmere World on a complimentary basis. Simply register for a press badge here on or before 31 August for access to both trade shows. Onsite event sign-up email will be sent to successful registrants in late August. For more information, please visit or .

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 four shows organised each year, SIC Group and its partners can take advantages of expertise that is unique in the world.

About UBM Asia (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.

UBM Asia was awarded 'Asia's Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award' in Hong Kong's Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

About UBM plc (
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to; for UBM corporate news, follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc and go to for more UBM social media options.

For fair details, please contact:
Ms Perrine Ardouin, Director

For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Kennise Pang, Senior Marketing Communications Executive

APLF Limited
17/F China Resources Building,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel:    +852-2827-6211
Fax:   +852-3749-7346

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