The event will feature 26 oral presentations alongside 27 poster presentations covering the latest updates from across the European leather supply chain, especially around the topics of novel leather chemistries, environmental protection and new analytical techniques.

Opening the event, Giancarlo Lovato, III IULTCS Eurocongress, President spoke of a message of hope and explained how the event not only serves to present the latest updates but to provide stimulus for the industry in developing new ideas.

Dr Luis Zugno, IULTCS Secretary, echoed Lovato’s thoughts, saying: “For two days, Vicenza is going to be the leather scientific centre of the world.”

For further developments from EuroCongress, keep an eye on the ILM website and look to our upcoming November/December issue of the magazine for a full review of the event.