Leather and Sustainability in Retail Conference 2015
Published:  13 August, 2015

BLC Leather Technology Centre and ILM have teamed up to launch a new half-day conference aimed at the whole leather industry, with a focus on brands and retailers that are seeking information on sustainability in the leather supply chain.

The conference titled “Leather and Sustainability in Retail” will take place in the London Global Headquarters of a leading international luxury brand on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

The speaker programme will include representatives from major international brands and retailers, NGOs, leather makers and suppliers.

The conference is expected to cover the following themes as well as the confirmed presentations below:

Confirmed speaker programme: 

François-Xavier Morvan , Kering Group.

Presentation: "Environmental Profit & Loss"

Frank Michel, Executive Director / Scott Echols,  ZDHC Foundation.

Presentation: "Launch of ZDHC leather MRSL"

Warren Bowden, Scottish Leather Group. 

Presentation: "Sustainable manufacturing"

David Fitzsimons, Oakdene Hollins (Research & Consulting company). 

Presentation: "Moving to a circular economy, opportunities for the leather industry"

Paul Littlefair, RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

Presentation: "Animal Welfare in the leather industry"

Mike Tomkin, Stahl International.

Presentation: "Alternative chemistries for leather production"

Laura Mylius-Prou, Lectra, Fashion and Apparel Marketing Team.

Presentation: "Innovating to create viable processes and cut down on leather waste"

Further information:

Location: Central London (luxury brand headquarters)
Date: December 9, 2015
Conference: Half-day, 12.00-5.30pm (Registration 12pm)
Cost: The price to attend the conference (per delegate) is £295/€415 plus any applicable taxes and fees.

For conference sponsorship opportunities please contact Maria Wallace: maria@internationalleathermaker.com or call +44 (0) 203 735 6538.

For delegate bookings contact Deborah Taylor, BLC Leather Technology Centre, deborah@blcleathertech.com or telephone +44 (0)1604 679 999.

Delegate places are limited due to the size of the venue. Look out for further announcements on speakers and topics on the ILM and BLC websites or contact Deborah Taylor directly.


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