Message We are delighted to welcome all exhibitors and visitors to the Asia-Pacific Leather Fair 97 - Fashion and Finished Products Autumn Show. This is the first of our leather events in the new Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The leather industry continues to expand with the continued economic growth of the Asia-Pacific region. Building on its success, the Asia-Pacific Leather Fair provides the best business-to- business forum for the leather industry. The autumn show, together with its spring edition in April, present the complete fashion calendar. We expect to welcome over 14,000 overseas and Hong Kong-based trade buyers to the fair. Portugal is the focus country of this year's autumn show and will be showcasing its latest range of leather products with a touch of the country's passionate and vivid style. May we extend our thanks to our sponsors and colleagues in the leather industry for their continued support in contributing to the success of the fair and wish all of you an enjoyable and profitable event. THE ORGANISERS, The Asia-Pacific Leather Fair, Ltd.