Consumer and environmental legislation is constantly changing and it is vital for retailers, brands, and manufacturers to ensure that materials and products meet local, national and international requirements from safety, environmental and ethical perspectives.  A further complexity is added when you consider the need to ship products around the world and the associated problems such as mould issues and logistical challenges.

This conference, organised by APLF Ltd and BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd and sponsored by Micro-Pak Ltd, Thor Specialties srl, Stahl and Leather International will be held on Thursday March 31, 2011 during the Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong.

A compelling programme with a selection of experts and brands offers a global perspective and an opportunity to share in their experiences.

Conference topics include:

  • Mould risk management and solutions
  • Mould prevention during leather processing
  • Transparency and traceability in the supply chain
  • Implementing a global approach to product safety compliance
  • A brand perspective on supply chain challenges
  • Eco considerations and sustainability in material selection
  • Shipping and logistics –a challenging journey ahead
  • Meeting ethical sourcing expectations
  • Hide markets – a global perspective
  • The changing world. How the LeatherNaturally! movement
    defines and supports the leather industry of today

BOOK NOW to ensure your place at this vital event or for further information you can visit or contact Sue Ivett at and Chi-On Kwok at