With the ongoing trend towards responsible trading from all perspectives, including environmental, social and technical, the emphasis of this half-day conference will be on responsible supply chain management.
Organisers conceive the event as an opportunity to:
·         gather key information to help run your leather business more effectively
·         shape your organisation to meet the changing needs of the environment
·         gain essential knowledge on sourcing leather and crucial intelligence from influential brands and retailers
·         develop your knowledge of leather and expand your networks
The provisional programme has now been announced:
13.00 – 13.20 REGISTRATION
13.20 – 13.30 Adam Hughes (BLC Leather Technology Centre) – Introduction
13.30 – 14.00 Dr Victoria Addy (BLC Leather Technology Centre) – What is an Eco leather?
14.00 – 14.30 Tom Schneider (Guangzhou Tantec Leather Ltd) – Leather manufacturing with low impact to the environment
14.30 – 15.00 David Bowles (RSPCA) – Animal welfare issues and associated risks in Asia
15.30 – 15.50 COFFEE
15.50 – 16.20 Colin Browne (Pentland Group Plc) – Materials sourcing in Asia
16.20 – 16.50 Jon Hopper (PrimeAsia Leather Corporation) – Economic and cost drivers for leather manufacturing in Asia
16.50 – 17.20 TBC
17.20 – 17.50 Paul Pearson (International Council of Tanners) – REACH and its effects on the footwear industry
17.50 Close of conference
18.00 APLF Fashion Access Cocktail Party

The event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is co-organised by BLC Leather Technology Centre and APLF and sponsored by Leather International Magazine.

Discounts apply for BLC members and APLF exhibitors. Delegates can register on-line at www.aplf.com and click on the conference icon. For more information contact Sue Ivett on sivett@blcleathertech.com, or Jean Lai on jeanlai@cmpasia.com.