Leather International and theSauerReport have formed a partnership to organise a two day conference in Verona, northern Italy, to be held the weekend after the Lineapelle trade fair from May 1-2, 2004. This conference is the beginning of a wider partnership between Leather International and theSauerReport.

The subject of the conference will cover the entire upholstery leather sector and will bring together raw materials, tanning and the end users of the automotive, aviation, nautical and furniture leathers.

This partnership brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience. Sauer was in at the inception (and chairman) of the first automotive conference in Barcelona in May this year and also other important events in the leather trade such as Meet in Africa and The Leather Link. Leather International with its contacts and industry knowledge promises a conference that will be essential for tanners, raw material and chemical and machinery suppliers.

The worldwide contacts that both organisations have, the daily contact with the trade and the marketing possibilities through Leather International and theSauerReport, will ensure that the message reaches all corners of the globe. The Sauer Report’s permanent office in North Italy is on the spot to see to a smooth and perfect organisation of infrastructure and logistics.

It is meant to become the world’s biggest event in this specific sector and an annual event at the same time.

Further details will be found in the November edition of Leather International and on [http://www.leathermag.com] or [http://www.thesauerreport.com]. Contact: leather@wilmington.co.uk or ronsauer@wanadoo.fr