Jon Clark, CEO of shoe upper and leather goods leather makers, PrimeAsia, and Thorsten Lahnstein, Senior Director China and Korea for global automotive leather suppliers, GST Autoleather, will join the discussion panel which will be made up of key players across the whole leather supply chain.

In recent years, both companies have been at the forefront of innovation and change in their respective segments, and an insight will be given into how both organisations see the “Tannery of the Future” evolving to meet consumers’ expectations looking ahead. 

Confirmed panelists:

  • Mike Redwood: Co-ordinator of LeatherNaturally!
  • Austin Davidsen: Senior Manager – Leather Sourcing – adidas Group
  • Jon Clark: CEO, PrimeAsia
  • Thorsten Lahnstein: Senior Director China & Korea, GST AutoLeather
  • Mike Larson: VP of Hide and Tannery sales, Tyson.
  • Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer: VP Innovation and Leather Industry Relations, LANXESS. 
  • Egbert Dikkers: Representing

Tannery of the Future – Leather Forum

Following on from the successful event held during the APLF in Hong Kong in March under the LeatherNaturally! umbrella, International Leather Maker (ILM) has teamed up with APLF Ltd, co-organisers of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) 2016, to host a high-profile “Tannery of the Future” Leather Forum which will take place on Tuesday, August 30 2016 (1.30 – 4.30pm), the day before the start of ACLE, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC).

Global leather chemical maker, LANXESS will be the lead sponsor of the event, which will feature some short presentations and two panel sessions covering different elements of the leather supply chain. The event is also sponsored by leather chemical makers, Zschimmer & Schwarz and supported by

It is open to anyone connected with the leather supply chain including raw materials suppliers, chemicals and machinery, technical bodies and associations, tanners, brands and retailers.

 Book early – last chance to save 50%

Further announcements on the speakers and topics will be presented on the ILM, APLF and ACLE websites in the coming weeks. Delegates can save 50% (US$50) of the delegate fee by registering online to attend by August 5th, 2016. The full price will be charged after this point and space is limited. 

For further information on the panel and delegate fees visit: 

To register to attend: