The IULTCS Committee has said that it is aware than many people will be considering if they will be attending this event, and may be struggling with travel arrangements and visa restrictions.

With this in mind, the organisers are recommending that attendees consult www.flychina.com to help plan their journey to Chengdu.

In terms of visa applications, attendees are asked to get in touch with Chen at the China Leather Industry Association by emailing chzhg@chinaleather.org if they experience any problems.

Deadlines for submitting abstracts to the congress were recently extended, with the aim of bringing in more leather science from across the world.