Get Ready for Spring-Summer 2011 at Fashion Access

HONG KONG, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- If it's a wide product selection and trend inspiration you need, then there is no place or event better than Fashion Access (http://www.fashionaccess.aplf.com ) in Hong Kong, running 28 - 30 September, 2010.

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The fair has a comprehensive product offer, operating under the banner, "fashion from head to toe". The twice-a-year international fair showcases bags, footwear, leather goods, apparel, and a whole range of fashion and lifestyle accessories. Fashion features heavily, with display forecasts for forthcoming seasons for materials, colours, and finished products.

With about 350 exhibitors, from 22 countries and regions, there're plenty of choices. To date, 56 companies are confirmed to exhibit for the first time, so visitors are certain to see something new.

Since its inception, Fashion Access has been supported largely by mid- to upper end "boutique" buyers, and at every event there is a substantial number of buyers from larger chain stores, brand owners and department stores.

Whether its high-volume orders for trendy bags at sensible prices or more up-market choices from Italy and Spain, fashion footwear from Brazil or small leather goods tailored for the latest popular tech gadget -- fashion buyers can source it at Fashion Access.

A new activity will be held on Day 2 of the fair: Fashion Access Forum will help exhibitors and buyers stay on top of key issues shaping the fashion world today; its 2010 programme offering practical information about business opportunities for footwear in China, marketing sustainable fashion and effective in-store retailing ideas.

Confirmed speakers include Dr. Reiner Hengstmann, PUMA's Global Director of PumaSAFE supply chain, Mr. Peter Mangione, founder of Global Footwear Partnerships, who brings to the Forum over 30 years of experience in the footwear industry, and Dr. Valerie Wilson Trower, Asia Trend Director of trend forecasting company StyleSight.

Day 3 of the FASHION ACCESS schedule features a half-day workshop on sustainability lead by Mr. Derek Binns, founder and managing director of DBL Consulting. Entitled Sustainable and Fair Trade Textiles for Fast Fashion, the programme is designed for professionals who wish to obtain insight into recycling and Fair Trade issues, sustainable processes, compliance procedures and more. The workshop is hosted by Prime Source Forum -- APLF's definitive meeting place for the apparel industry held each March.

Fashion Access for spring-summer 2011 runs 28 - 30 September 2010, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong's commercial and business heartland.

ABOUT APLF LTD.

APLF Ltd. is a joint venture between UBM Asia and SIC Group. APLF organises leading trade exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and India. It launched the Hong Kong Leather Fair 26 years ago -- which is still the largest and most international sector event for all of Asia, and has expanded into the related fields of fashion and lifestyle products.

UBM Asia

Owned by United Business Media Limited (UBM) listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 13 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong. UBM Asia has over 130 media products in three categories: trade fairs, print and B2B portals. As Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, the company stages leading events across Asia, with over 110 events attracting an annual attendance of 30,000 quality exhibitors and 1,270,000 visitors from all over the world. UBM Asia publishes high-quality trade publications for 191,000 industry professionals to capture the market trends and industry news. Complementing its exhibitions and publications are around-the-clock and industry-specific online B2B portals that provide a series of online trading networks, industry news hub and sourcing and marketing platforms for the world's trade buyers and suppliers.

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 of areas in the world with high potential. With nine fairs organised each year, SIC Group and its partners can take advantage of expertise that is unique in the world.

    For fair details, please contact:

     Ms Perrine Ardouin, Event Director
     Email: perrine.ardouin@ubm.com

    For media inquiries, please contact:

     Ms Alice Chan, Marketing Executive
     Email: alice.chan@ubm.com

    APLF Limited
     17/F China Resources Building
     26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
     Tel: +852-2827-6211
     Fax: +852-2827-7831

SOURCE APLF Limited



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