Since APLF made the last announcement on postponing our fairs in early February, COVID-19 has spread globally and has now become a pandemic. It has now become necessary to make further changes to the fair dates and we will be further postponing the fair.
Governments around the world have started to introduce rigorous measures, which include the closure of borders, a 14-day quarantine order for arrivals from abroad and so on, in order to control the spread of COVID 19 in the community. In the US and some European countries, citizens have also been advised to limit their travel outside of their countries.
On 18th March 2020, the Hong Kong government has enforced 14-day compulsory quarantine orders on all people arriving from all places outside China, starting from midnight on March 19 for three months until mid-June.
These new orders mean it is almost impossible for both exhibitors and buyers to participate in APLF fairs which had previously been postponed to 1st – 3rd June.
We are working diligently with Hong Kong venues and stakeholders to consider what available options will benefit all concerned and will advise you as soon as possible.
The entire APLF team joins you in this extraordinary situation we are experiencing together, and our thoughts are with all of you affected by this pandemic. We wish to thank each and every exhibitor and buyer who has supported us and our fairs. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding in these coming months. Together, we will surely make our way through these challenging times for our industry
We will make another announcement very soon regarding APLF 2020.