ISA TanTec founder to outline future vision of leather making

China
Published:  23 August, 2018
Thomas Schneider

Industry leading and innovative global tanner, Thomas Schneider, Founder and Executive Chairman of global tanning group, ISA TanTec will present how the company has hugely reduced its environmental footprint through its LITE leather concept at the “Tannery 2030” conference in Shanghai on August 28. He will also outline his vision of the future for leather making.

ISA TanTec, who have world-class leather manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam, USA and Italy, recently announced the construction of a second plant in Vietnam. The Group provides leather and cut leather parts to some of the world’s leading global footwear and apparel brands using its LITE Leather concept.

LITE Leather (Low Impact to the Environment) was first introduced by the company in 2003 and during his presentation at the Jumeirah Himalayas hotel in Pudong on August 28, Schneider will demonstrate how ISA TanTec have dramatically reduced the amount energy, water and resources its uses in all its production processes. By constantly reducing its environmental footprint and also saving money, ISA TanTec today are one of the leading leather makers using renewable energy sources and water and waste recycling systems. “Too long have industries viewed green initiatives as “money-killers”, the LITE concept is here to change this view,” Thomas Schneider will explain during the conference.

Complimenting the overall theme of the conference. Thomas Schneider, who is widely regarded as one of the leading visionary global tanners by his peers, will, in the second part of his presentation, look into the future for the global leather making industry analysing some of its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and looking ahead to the years leading up to 2030 and beyond.

Developing the LITE concept further he will address where future tanneries will be built and what they may look like, what kinds of technologies could be installed and what or where materials should be used to make leather in the future.

Register today to book your place.

The half-day conference, which takes place the day before the start of the 20th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE). There will also networking opportunity for delegates to meet new and existing contacts in the leather supply chain. To view the full speaker programme click here

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

ISA Tan Tec showroom in Dongguan, China.

Timing: 12.00 - 5.05pm. Registration & coffee 12 - 1.00pm. Conference includes a 30-minute coffee and networking break.

Venue: Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star hotel, Pudong, Shanghai.

For multiple delegate bookings 

Please contact maria@internationalleathermaker.com or call +44 (0)203 735 6537. Delegate bookings and payments via PayPal can be made by clicking here.

*Prices advertised exclude a 3.5% booking fee. UK and EU delegates maybe subject to VAT. Delegate fees for those arriving on the day will be cash or card payments only and higher fees will be charged than registering in advance.

The conference is lead sponsored by Lectra and Smit & zoon. The refreshment sponsor is Zschimmer & Schwarz and it is supported by TehChang Leather Products, Incotec and theSauerReport.com.