In his presentation, Giacomo Rossi will provide growth impact assessment for the automotive industry and outline implications for leather applications. Furthermore, he will analyse key trends in the sector and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both during the first and currently during the second wave, as well as give forecasts on wider market developments, growth opportunities and mitigation strategies, exploring why digitisation and experiential luxury will be key to the future of automotive leather.

Stephen Jeske, meanwhile, will give an overview of a consumer research study which GST AutoLeather recently commissioned which analysed the attitudes and in some cases confusion of consumers towards automotive leather. He will present what conclusions can be drawn from this for the wider automotive leather supply chain in terms of growth and marketing opportunities. Jeske will also outline what OEMs can do to capitalise on leather as a luxury interior material in order to grow back market share.

About the presenters

Giacomo Rossi is Senior Consultant – Mobility Europe at Frost & Sullivan with extensive global work experience at cross-functional and strategic level, covering roles in marketing and sales, finance and project management. His expertise focuses on strategy planning and execution, business performance analysis and market scenario forecasting as well as competitive benchmarking at financial, commercial and strategic level.

As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at GST AutoLeather, Stephen Jeske is responsible for directing the global organisations and initiatives in support of OEM and Tier-1 customer requirements. He joined the company in 2004 after a 25-year career as a senior sales/marketing executive in the automotive industry, including 23 years with Collins & Aikman, responsible for fabric, carpet and interior trim components.

Register to attend

The ‘ILM Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum’ will be a 2.5 – 3 hour online event hosting high-calibre industry speakers, as well as a number of interactive features such as Q&As, a panel discussion, live polls and virtual networking opportunities among attendees via a private chat function.

Hosted and moderated by ILM, the event is aimed at the entire automotive leather supply chain, including tanners, OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, raw materials, chemicals and equipment suppliers. Thanks to its digital format, the event will have global reach, connecting key industry players and providing invaluable perspectives and insights on the market.

All presentations will be held in English.

Delegate Price: €75, plus any applicable taxes and fees*

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