COTANCE, the leather industry’s representative body to the European Commission and its social partner, the EU trade union IndustriAll, will host the second of four conferences with the programme dedicated to the social challenges the European leather industry is likely to face up to 2025.

Participating speakers will include Emmauelle Butaud has been a member of the European Economic and Social Committee since 2010. She is the Delegate-General of the Union of Textile Industries, Xavier Royer, a specialist in skills training for the leather industry, Franck Boehly, President of the French leather industry council the Conseil National du Cuir, and Dominique Jacomet, Director General of the fashion and design body, Institut Français de la Mode.

As well as the presentations there will also be a round-table discussion Chaired by COTANCE Secretary General, Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano.