The 3rd CICB Sustainability Forum takes place on August 21 in Novo Hamburgo (RS) at Fenac Exhibition Centre. As an international event, Portuguese-English simultaneous interpreting will be provided. The 3rd CICB Sustainability Forum is co-organised by ABQTIC and is sponsored by JBS Couros, Stahl, Fenac and BASF with support from Apex-Brasil, Minerva Leather, AicSul and IBTeC.

As well as the presentations there will also be a discussion panel including Roberto Motta, JBS Couros, Cezar Müller, A.P. Müller, scientists Rosa Alegria, Master of Science in Foresight and Brigitte Wegner from BASF. The panel will also include, David Fernandes, from the Brazilian tannery Coming, Bill Amberg, Designer and Guy Morgan from the Sustainable Luxury Working Group.

Draft speaker program:

Strategies and challenges for the leather industry

Roberto Motta, President of CICB’s Board of Directors and President of JBS Couros with Cezar Müller, President of ABQTIC and Director of A.P. Müller.

Sustainability: the urgent future

Rosa Alegria, Master of Science in Foresight from the University of Houston (USA), specialist in strategic prospective. Responsible for the Brazilian part of the Millennium Project, a network of researchers who study the 15 main global challenges for humanity.

Producing leather in a sustainable way

David Fernandes, biologist and environmental supervisor at Coming.

The carbon footprint in leather production

Dr Brigitte Wegner, from the leather department of BASF SE, Germany.

Leather: from design to the luxury market

Bill Amberg, UK Designer and President of the Bill Amberg Design Studio – worldwide reference in the creation of leather articles for the fashion and architecture in high-end segments.


Guy Morgan, Director of BSR in Paris, an organisation that develops and coordinates the Sustainable Luxury Working Group – a centre that gathers the world’s most influential luxury brands for sustainable actions.