Speakers already confirmed for the 3rd Upholstery Leather Conference include representatives of some of the largest upholstery tanners and leather furniture manufacturers in the world:

· Richina Pacific: Chinese based tannery group producing upholstery leather for customers in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres.

· Kasen Industrial Group: Large upholstery leather tanner and furniture maker based in China.

· Mastrotto Group: Italian upholstery tanners, one of the largest groups in the world.

· Cosie Leather Products : A large combined upholstery leather tannery and furniture maker located in China and Taiwan.

· Royal Leather Industries : A large tannery from Pakistan supplying some of the world’s largest producers and retailers of leather furniture.

Themes of the presentations will be announced shortly on the organisers’ websites [http://www.leathermag.com] and [http://www.thesauerreport.com]. Further speakers will be announced soon. Details of how to book your place can also be found on the websites.

The conference,to be held in the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre on April 5, 2005 (The day before the opening of the Asia Pacific Leather Fair), has proved popular with more delegates registered to attend than in the same stage of the run up to the previous conferences. Those registered so far represent a host of countries including China, Argentina, Sweden, Switzerland, Pakistan, UK, Singapore, Scotland, Denmark, USA, India, Italy and Belgium.

The 3rd Upholstery Leather Conference is co-organised by Leather International magazine, theSauerReport.com and Rizzi Pellami and is sponsored by the Asia Pacific Leather Fair Ltd (APLF), BASF and Fenice.