This sustainability overview will cover the trends driving and impacting leather applications, including leather alternatives and their current uptake, manufacturing processes in the automotive industry and analysis of implications from connected, autonomous, shared, electrified (CASE) mobility trends convergence.

About Giacomo Rossi

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, sales, finance and project management.

His specific expertise focuses on strategy definition and implementation, business performance analysis and market scenario forecasting, competitive benchmarking at financial, commercial and strategic level, product marketing and brand positioning – particularly in the automotive premium industry – as well as commercial development strategy in Italy and major European markets.

He gained industry experience across a diversity of sectors, including Italian OEMs, luxury and super-sport brands, luxury yachting as well as fashion and design brands. He holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Bologna and Westminster Business School in London.

Further presentations

Rossi will be joined by presenters from other key automotive stakeholders and leather industry experts to speak on a variety of hot topics affecting the automotive leather sector today. The virtual event will take place over 2.5 hours and will include a virtual coffee break and feature a total of six presentations + live Q&A and panel discussions.

Topics will include:

  • Growth projections, opportunities, threats and key automotive trends affecting auto leather stakeholders
  • The use of blockchain in the leather supply chain and the benefits for OEMs
  • The use of new innovative low impact leather chemicals and chemicals from renewable carbon sources in modern automotive leather
  • Tackling deforestation and animal welfare in the automotive leather supply chain
  • How to make automotive leather more sustainable with a lower environmental footprint and end-of-life impact
  • How automotive leather performs versus other competing materials.

Following the presentations, the speakers will be invited to take part in a Q&A and discussion session with ILM Content Director Martin Ricker around the following question: What can be done to persuade car brands that leather is really the sustainable material of the future for next generation interiors? Attendee questions will also be addressed.

Purchase your ticket now

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 only.

When is it and how can I attend?

Date: December 16, 2021

Time: 2.30pm CET (1:30pm GMT)

Delegate Price: €80, plus any applicable taxes and fees*

Delegate bookings and payments can be made by clicking here.

*UK and EU delegates may be subject to VAT.

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The ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Digital Forum is co-sponsored by TFL, Zschimmer & Schwarz and Stahl. Keep an eye on the events section of the ILM website for other presentations and updates.