Leather Orientation Course, April 27 – 28 and August 17 – 18

A popular 2-day course covering a wide range of leather related issues such as physical structure, species identification, hide supply, wet-end and finishing operations, regulations, testing and customer acceptance issues.

Quality Assurance for Leather Workshop, May 18 – 19 and September 14 – 15

A new course designed for individuals working in the leather industry, who need a comprehensive understanding of the best quality control methods for quality leather production. The course will be a blend of class room instruction along with significant time for hands on application in the laboratory. Participants will be able to perform many of these quality tests and techniques on the provided leather samples or on their own samples.

Leather Buyers Conference, Date: July 26- 27.

A 1.5-day conference intended for professionals responsible for sourcing decisions within their organisation. Participants will learn key skills necessary to intelligently source leather and avoid common costly pitfalls for company. Speakers and lecturers include the Leather Research Laboratory, the Washington DC based law firm, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Stephan Sothmann from the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association, and seasoned industry professional David Peters.

More information: Rhonda Price, pricerf@uc.edu, www.leatherusa.org