After a welcome and introduction from Martin Ricker, Content Director, International Leather Maker (ILM) and, which will include an overview of the ILM 2018 Tanner Business Confidence Survey results, the confirmed Tannery 2030 speakers and topics are as follows:

  • Egbert Dikkers, Chairman, Leather Naturally; An update on Leather Naturally.
  • Thomas Tempé, Consultant Manager – Automotive China, Lectra; Digitalisation to transform the leather value chain.
  • Thomas Schneider, Executive Chairman, ISA TanTec; LITE Leather after 15 years – what about the next 15?
  • Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President at Lanxess responsible for Global Crusting Development and Leather Industry Relations; Tannery 4.0 – An opportunity for the leather industry.
  • Sylvain Bussiere, Vice-President, Wolverine Leathers; Sustainable leather for a sustainable end consumer product.
  • Hans van Haarst, CEO, Smit & zoon; The future of leather.
  • Martin Ricker, ILM Content Director, Brief overview of ILM 2018 Tanner Business confidence survey results.

Register today to book your place.

The half-day conference, which takes place the day before the start of the 20th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), will also include a discussion panel titled “What will the tannery in 2030 be like and does leather have a sustainable future?”. The final panel will be confirmed shortly. There will also networking opportunity for delegates to meet new and existing contacts in the leather supply chain.

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Timing: 12-5.30pm. Registration & coffee 12-12.50pm. Conference includes a 30-minute coffee and networking break.

Venue: Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star hotel, Pudong, Shanghai.

For multiple delegate bookings please contact: or call +44 (0)203 735 6537.

Delegate bookings and payments via PayPal can be made by clicking here.

*Prices advertised exclude a 3.5% booking fee. UK and EU delegates maybe subject to VAT.

The conference is lead sponsored by Lectra and Smit & zoon. The refreshment sponsor is Zschimmer & Schwarz and it is supported by TehChang Leather Products, Incotec and