OEM and tier-1 supplier join panel to discuss the future of leather in cars

Germany
Published:  18 May, 2017

ILM is pleased to announce that representatives from Honda, Dräxlmaier Group and Stahl will be among the panelists discussing the important theme: “What will the interior of the future be like – and what role could genuine leather play?” It will form part of the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference in Munich on May 22. 

Speakers will include representatives from the whole automotive leather supply chain including leading tanners, tier-1 suppliers and tannery chemicals and equipment suppliers. There will also be opportunities for networking. Several leading OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and major automotive tanners have already registered to attend the half-day event and the audience forms a broad cross-section of the automotive leather supply chain.

It is aimed at anyone connected with the automotive leather supply chain from hides/skins suppliers, chemicals and machinery suppliers, research and academic institutes, traders, tanners, tier-1 suppliers and automotive OEMs. 

Discussion panel: “What will the interior of the future be like – and what role could genuine leather play?”

 Confirmed panelists:

  • Paul Vickers, Senior Project Engineer, Design & Materials Engineering - Materials Section, Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd.
  • Ernst Thalhammer, Senior Managing Expert for cut and sew technology, Dräxlmaier Group.
  • Stefan Buri, Marketing Director Automotive, Stahl.

The final speaker programme and topics are as follows:

Speaker: Ernst Thalhammer, Senior Managing Expert for cut and sew technology, Dräxlmaier Group.

Presentation: "Leather on instrument panels…the technology is the today's trend."

Speaker: Dr Heinz-Peter Germann, Head of Product Development. Wet-Green GmbH

Presentation: "Natural olive-leaf tanning for sustainable automotive leather"

Speaker: Stefan Buri, Marketing Director Automotive, Stahl.

Presentation: "Oasis - the convergence of industries and living spaces."

Speaker: Dr Jens Fennen, Global Head of R&D, TFL Group.

Presentation: "New technologies for reliable, sustainable and safe production of chrome-free automotive leathers"

Speaker: Marta Fumei, Marketing Manager, Dani S.p.A.

Presentation: "Leather: sustainability challenges and solutions”

Speaker: Karl Flowers, Consultant, Erretre/Fratelli Carlessi

Presentation: "Tools that catch the hidden variables in auto leather manufacture.”

Five-star location 

The half-day (afternoon) conference will take place at the 5-star Bayerischer Hof luxury hotel in the centre of Munich. The conference will be held on Monday, May 22 in the hotel’s elegant Königssaal room. 
All presentations will be in English and the conference is lead sponsored by global leather chemical makers, Stahl and TFL. Auto leather tannery machinery specialists Erretre are a sponsor and cutting solutions provider Zünd are an event supporter. 

The Hotel Bayerischer Hof is situated in the heart of the city on Promenadeplatz square, just a short walk from the opera house, the Cathedral Church of Our Lady and various museums. 

Click here to register or for multiple delegate places please contact Maria Wallace on +44 (0) 203 7356537 or by email maria@edifydigitalmedia.com 

Königssaal room where the conference will take place
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