The conference was hosted by Eurofins | BLC and trade show organisers, APLF. Presentations included Eric Poles, Global Leather BU Sales Director, Silvateam, who presented the sustainability of the Company’s production and its tannins, and Dorothea Flockert, Global Project Manager Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Deichmann, who explained how the footwear brand is working on chemical compliance for leather. Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability, Stahl, examined the views that young consumers hold on leather as a material and how their consumer perceptions are changing the marketplace, and Fernando Bellese of JBS Couros presented its new sustainable leather range ‘Kind Leather’. The event concluded with a discussion panel.