Keynote speaker.

  • Dr Bernhard Angermaier, Head of Material Development (Leather and Synthetics), Audi. ‘Leather for Audi – Status Quo and future’
  • Dr Gerhard Wolf, Head of Global Technical Competence Centre, BASF Leather Chemicals. ‘Anti Finishing’ – Concept for automotive leather – vision and contradiction.
  • Mr WeiLi Seng, Managing Director – China and South Korea, GST Autoleather. ‘Supplying upholstery leather in Asia’
  • Mr Robert Hein, Senior Vice-President/General Manager – Leather Division of National Beef Packing Company. ‘A great finish requires a great start – wet-blue production for auto and upholstery leather’
  • Ms Gu Heng Li, Deputy General Manager, Shimadze Testing Institution (Japan). ‘The prospect of auto upholstery leather testing.’
  • Ms Ye Wang, Design and R&D Dept;  Shanghai General Motors Ltd (SAIC-GM), Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC). ‘Interior development and leather trends in auto upholstery’.


Monday, September 5th, 2011 (12.30 – 17.00) Half-day conference. (Day before start of the ACLE)


Kerry Hotel, Pudong district, Shanghai. The 5-star newly opened hotel is located next to the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). This is the location of the ACLE, September 6th-8th, 2011.

Delegate prices:

US$150* (US$180* from August 1st, 2011). Discounts are given to a company registering 5 or more delegates. *Subject to admin booking fee.

Delegate registration:

To register as a delegate please visit and click on the conference link. Once you have registered Leather International will contact you to make a credit/debit card payment. Registration will only be complete once full payment has been made. Please read our terms and conditions on the website.

For further information please contact Jeremy Skinner, +44 (0)207 936 6943 or email


Upholstery Leather in Asia conference is sponsored by BASF, National Beef Packing Company and APLF Ltd.