Taking place in Addis Ababa in 2021, the events will commence on November 1, with the 5th World Leather Congress (WLC) organised by the International Council of Tanners and COMESA LLPI under the theme ‘Leather – a Gift of Nature’. Delegates will then be able to attend the XXXVI IULTCS Congress, to be held on November 3 – 5, which will explore the theme of ‘Greening the Leather Value Chain’. On November 6 – 9, the All Africa Leather Fair (AALF) will be held, dedicated to leather, accessories, components, footwear, leather goods, automotive and furniture.

The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) said the call for congress abstracts will open shortly and the Congress venue will be the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, close to the International airport in Addis Ababa.