Tannery 2030 Conference

Published:  14 June, 2018

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The price to attend the conference (per delegate) is £230 / €260 / $300. On the day of the conference the price to attend will increase.

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International Leather Maker (ILM) is pleased to announce that it is organising a half-day conference titled: “Tannery 2030” in the Chinese city of Shanghai on the day before the start of the 20th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE). The half-day (afternoon) conference will take place at the Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star, luxury hotel next to the Shanghai New International Conference and Exhibition Center (SNIEC) which will host the ACLE.

Where will leather fit in the future supply chain?

"It is not clear where leather fits into the future here” said David Shah as he spoke about future trends at the APLF Show in Hong Kong in March 2017. With aged High St retailers and brands closing down while Nike continues its growth towards an annual turnover of US$50 billion, it is clear he has a point.” A quote from the Redwood Column written by Mike Redwood published by ILM. How will leather fit into a world of e-commerce, industry 4.0 and the greater levels of scrutiny than ever from NGO’s and consumers via the mainstream and social media platforms. Does leather have a strong future and what will the tannery look like in the year 2030?

Confirmed “Tannery 2030” speakers and topics:

  • Leather Naturally, Egbert Dikkers, Chairman, An update on Leather Naturally.
  • ISA TanTec, Thomas Schneider, Executive Chairman – LITE Leather after 15 years – what about the next 15?
  • Lanxess – Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President at Lanxess responsible for Global Crusting Development and Leather Industry Relations, Tannery 4.0 – An opportunity for the leather industry.
  • Lectra, speaker and topic TBC.
  • Smit & Zoon, Hans van Haarst, CEO, Smit & Zoon – The future of leather.
  • Wolverine Leathers, Sylvain Bussiere, Vice-President – topic TBC.

The final speakers and topics will be announced on the ILM website in the coming days.

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Timing: 12-5.30pm. Registration & coffee 12-12.50pm. Conference includes a 30-minute coffee and networking break.

Venue: Jumeirah Himalayas hotel, Pudong, Shanghai.

For sponsorship opportunities or for multiple delegate bookings please contact: maria@internationalleathermaker.com or call +44 (0)203 735 6537.

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