After a brief introduction, Dr Jürgen Christner, Technical Director, TFL Ledertechnik, will join a discussion panel featuring leading brands, retailers and a legal representative tackling the problems and opportunities surrounding sustainability in the leather supply chain. Dr Christner has led TFL’s product development group since 2007 and is also responsible for the Product Safety and Quality Department. He brings over 30 years of experience in developing product solutions for the tanning industry with a strong focus on ecology.

Other participants of the panel, which will conclude the half-day conference, include:

Hugues Pichon, Project Director, LVMH, manages some of the raw material partnerships and leather innovation for the Group and oversees raw material sourcing and supply for its fashion and leather goods brands. He has gained over 10 years of experience in the luxury goods sector in leather goods production and development.

Phil Townsend, Sustainable Raw Materials Specialist, Marks & Spencer, works across all clothing and homeware areas and is supporting the drive towards a more sustainable business model with regards to the sourcing of raw materials and fibres, the processing and dyeing of textiles and fabrics, and delivering sustainable factories.

Tara Luckman, Senior Sustainability Manager, ASOS, highly experienced in the retail and corporate responsibility environment and passionate about making the fashion industry more sustainable. Luckman has worked on international sustainability projects and leads strategic programs with strong stakeholder engagement.

Michelle Linderman, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP, member of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group in the firm’s London office. An English qualified solicitor with nearly 20 years of experience, Linderman advises clients on UK and EU trade and financial sanctions, and has a particular interest in the Modern Slavery Act.

Register your delegate place today

The Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017 is lead sponsored by Stahl, Smit & zoon and TFL, and is supported by Lonza. The half-day conference will be held on Thursday, November 16 at One Great George St., Westminster, London and is co-organised by BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd (BLC) and International Leather Maker (ILM). Click here to see the full conference speaker programme and topics. 

Delegate prices

The cost of the conference will be £310 + VAT (or €360) per delegate and will be invoiced at the time of registration.

Discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same company:

  • 5% discount for the second delegate registered
  • 10% discount for the third delegate and any subsequent delegates registered

An administration fee will be applied to all credit card payments. Payment must be received prior to the date of the conference otherwise attendance may be refused.

Register your place today

Don’t miss out on this leading leather sustainability conference. Register your attendance today by completing the registration form and returning it to Deborah Taylor at: