Leather International magazine and the BLC Leather Technology Centre will co-host a major one-day conference aimed at the global footwear and leather industries. Set to take place on March 27, 2006, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the conference will coincide with the APLF (March 28-31). It will feature presentations by leading figures from global footwear brands, international tanners and other technical organisations.

‘The dominance of the Asian footwear market makes Hong Kong the ideal location to meet key players from the footwear and tanning industries prior to the APLF, the most international event for the leather supply chain’, says Martin Ricker, commercial manager, Leather International magazine.

The conference has received sponsorship from APLF Ltd, the fair organisers. For further information email: mricker@wilmington.co.uk or adam@blcleathertech.com