2020/21 Editorial Programme
ESG and Covid-19 special
Conclusion of two part interview with Stahl on the latest in clean chemistry and developments in their Environmental, Governance and Social strategy (ESG).
Covid-19 - Reaching out to leading authorities, associations and companies to learn about the extent of impact coronavirus has had on the leather industry and what is being done to address it, plus thoughts for the what the future will look like , post pandemic.
Africa and Middle East regional focus - Latest news and developments from the MEA region.
We take a look at the latest best practices in manufacturing, including sustainable materials and energy consumption as well as insight from Chemicals companies on the latest in responsible chemistry. Regional focus will be on North American market, which had just been exiting a downturn period as the coronavirus arrived. How the industry is managing, what the economic implications are and latest company or regional news will all be covered.
Machinery - An update on trends and innovations in leather cutting machinery, with an emphasis on getting the most out of hides using the latest technology. Latest insight from raw materials will also be included.
Market report on China – We investigate what’s happening in the largest leather producing market. As well as looking at Chinese tanneries during a wide-scale transition phase to clean up the industry, we examine the pace of the Chinese domestic market.
Design , chemicals , sustainability
Sustainability - We examine the latest products, initiatives and strategies going forward to make leather production cleaner, less wasteful and more transparent. We speak with leaders in the chemical market.
Waste management – Exploring research on reducing wastewater, and how the water being used can be contained and managed properly. We look at beamhouse processes that set a new standard, and how others are measuring up. There will also be a focus on design and fashion to see what the latest trends shaping design are in the leather industry. The regional focus will be on central asia and ASEAN countries such as India, Pakistan and Vietnam. From the highly complex Indian market we will look at the impact of market conditions on the key market, plus how coronavirus has impacted the Pakistan leather industry and what the affect of global events has been on ASEAN producers. While less affected by the virus and its global presence, the knock on impact from major markets will still be felt.
Back to manufacturing and production
Starting the year with the key trends affecting manufacturing and production of Leather in 2021, will events be taking place to investigate or will it be a digital conference new world where we stay in our countries and visit each other electronically? What is the situation for global leather production? Country focus is Italy, one of the pre eminent producers in the world, hopefully emerging from 2020 stronger than ever, will focus on regional and product impact as well as ascertain any governance of regulatory developments expected in 2021.
Machinery – An update on trends and innovations in leather cutting machinery, with an emphasis on getting the most out of hides using the latest technology.
Brasil focus – Our regional feature focus looks to Brasil, as one of the last countries to enter coronavirus problems in 2020 they were the last to have been able to host an event before global lockdowns occurred. How has the country weathered the covid storm?