Global demand for leather in automobiles continues to remain a popular choice especially in the new economies such as China and India. But as demand increases, so does the consumers desire to have a more natural leather in their car while at the same time maintaining all the technical characteristics that are expected these days from a vehicle’s modern interior. At the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference we aim to bring together speakers that will highlight the latest environmental, technical and market driven trends in the auto leather segment. We will also highlight the latest developments in interior design using leather and provide an update of any recent legislation or physical/chemical testing requirements.

With Bentley Motors headlining the speaker programme the half-day (afternoon) conference takes place at the Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star hotel in the Pudong district of Shanghai on September 2nd. The day before the start of the All China Leather Exihibition (September 3-5).

Confirmed speakers and topics:

Keynote speaker
Bentley Motors Ltd 
– Dr Marc Stang, Technical Manager – Leather & Colour Development
Topic: ˮLeather -­ an indispensable part of Bentley DNAˮ

Faurecia  Valerio Garcia, Leather Team Leader, Faurecia Interior Systems.
Topic: Leather & Faurecia.

GST Seton Autoleather – Florian Schrey, Director of Design Europe.
Topic: Modern leather interior design.

Lectra – Christophe Gaysse, Global Strategic Account Manager
Topic: How automating automotive leather cutting can improve margins.

International Council of Tanners – Paul Pearson, General Secretary
Topic: Labeling and designation of automotive leather

BASF  Dr. Yu Mei, Head of Global R&D and Application Laboratories
Topic: Environmental drivers within automotive leather production

Leather Naturally! / University of Bath – Michael Redwood, Visiting Professor of Marketing
Topic: Who needs a car when we all live in cities? – The implications for the leather industry of accelerating urbanisation.

Online delegate registration and payment

Further information and online registration can be found by clicking on the link below. The ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference is organised by International Leather Maker (ILM) and is sponsored by National Beef, Lectra and Trumpler. BASF and APLF Ltd are also supporters of the event.

For further information and delegate registration click on the link: ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Conference or email: Maria Wallace, for multiple delegate bookings or for general information about the event.