All China Leather Exhibition ‧ SNIEC ‧ 30 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017
Leather Conference – Mapping a Course for Leather in China

What does the future hold for leather in China and how does the industry as a whole move forward? Join sector experts during this forward-looking forum that will examine the prospects for leather from the perspectives of supply and demand as well as sustainability.

Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Date: 30 August 2017, Wednesday (Day 1 of ACLE)
Venue: Room E2-M20, Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Language: Presentation in English
Registration Fee: Early Bird Rate – USD80 / person
(Register on or before 31 July 2017)

Standard Rate – USD100 / person
Conference Agenda:
13:00 Registration and Coffee

American and European Perspectives on Leather Supply
China imports a vast quantity of hides every year and while a large percentage come from the United States, China also buys large quantities from other global areas. What changes are expected in supplies and what will they mean for China’s tanners and leather buyers?

- Stephen M. Sothmann, President, U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association
- Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, Secretary General, COTANCE


Leather Demand in the Automotive and Footwear Industries
Footwear and the automotive sector are typically the top two drivers of leather demand. While one has been flagging, the other has been fueling the leather industry. What lies ahead for footwear demand and if the automotive sectors slows, what will that mean for the leather supply chain?

15:30 Coffee Break
15:45 Sustainability in Leather Production
No longer an option but now a necessity, sustainability is a goal for the entire leather supply chain. What are the results of China's recent environmental inspections and how can Chinese tanneries position themselves to thrive in an industry that is increasingly driven by sustainability concerns?

For enquiry, please contact Ms Kennise Pang (
[email protected]). 

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*Registration for the Conference is on a first-come-first-served basis. Official registration confirmation will be sent to the delegate's company by email. Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment. The booking is non-cancellable and the fee paid is non-refundable. The Organisers reserve the right to approve all registration. All online transactions are subject to a 4.2% processing fee.