Webinar: Raw materials market trends and the role of the modern hide trader

Published:  04 December, 2019
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Ian Banks, Editor of raw materials online pricing and analysis platform theSauerReport, is the final presenter in the upcoming free-to-attend webinar “Raw materials traceability, standards and market trends for leathermaking”, to be broadcast December 11, 2019 at 2pm UK time, 3pm CET.

His presentation, “The value of the trader to the hide industry – current market trends”, will cover the traditional and changing role of hide traders and their value to the industry as a link between abattoirs and the tannery, as well as explain current fluctuations between the supply and demand of raw materials. Banks will also comment on key market trends and cite trading projections for 2020 based on data, analysis and insights generated from theSauerReport.

Ian Banks

Ian Banks

About the presenter:
Ian Banks joined Edify Digital Media, also publisher of International Leather Maker (ILM), in January as the new Editor of theSauerReport. A former trader of UK and Irish bovine hides for over 20 years, he sold UK full substance wet-blue material from Holmes Halls processors, of which he was a Director for more than 15 years. Alongside his role as trader of raw materials, he was also involved in the procurement and import of finished leather goods from China to the UK. He started out his early career on the hide yard, salting, trimming and selecting hides for Andrews and Co., followed by stints at Barker and Herd (formerly Hillsdown Holdings), learning every aspect of the raw hide trade from the ground up.

Register and attend the webinar for free
To watch and listen to Ian Banks and two other keynote presenters, please click here and register (subject to approval) for the free-to-attend webinar.

Sponsored by the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) in association with ILM, the webinar is open to any company or professional individual connected to the leather supply chain, from meat processors and traders to leather manufacturers and leather using brands, retailers and OEMs.