Lectra’s presentation will give insights into the megatrends in the automotive industry, and the corresponding new strategies in the context of digitalisation increasingly affecting industry supply chains such as the automotive industry. During his presentation, Thomas Tempé, Consultant Manager, Lectra China Automotive, will explore how the supply chain responds to transformation by implementing digitalisation and enhancing competitiveness, ultimately to improve the business growth for leather makers.

About Thomas Tempé

Thomas Tempé is Lectra’s Consultant Manager in charge of the China automotive market. His role is to help customers improve the financial performance of their cutting room, including for leather.

His work experience spans several industries, ranging from project management, EHS and IT, to railroad maintenance and construction work, including seven years in the automotive industry in China. Thomas holds a Master’s degree from INSA de Lyon in France.

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, responsible for Global Crusting Development and Leather Industry Relations; Tannery 4.0 – An opportunity for the leather industry.
  • Lectra, Thomas Tempé, Consultant Manager, Automotive China; Digitalisation to transform the leather value chain.
  • Smit & Zoon, Hans van Haarst, CEO; The future of leather.
  • Wolverine Leathers, Sylvain Bussiere, Vice-President; Sustainable leather for a sustainable end consumer product.
  • Discussion panel. Theme: “What will the tannery in 2030 be like and does leather have a sustainable future?”

The final panel speakers 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 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.

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.