Footwear conference programme

19 January 2006




BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd and Leather International have announced a provisional programme for their Footwear Leather Conference to be held March 27, 2006 in the Hong Kong Convention Centre, the day before APLF. 09.30 - 09.45 Welcome Sourcing & Technology 09.30 - 10.00 LANXESS - latest technology systems for footwear leather 10.00 - 10.30 Dr Victoria Addy (BLC) - the trend for chrome-free leathers in footwear 10.30 - 11.00 Dr Andrew Hudson (B&H Research) - a new material for footwear construction 11.00 - 11.20 Coffee 11.20 - 11.50 Galahad Clark (Terra Plana) - the challenges of design and sustainability in footwear 11.50 - 12.20 Peter Mangione (US Footwear Retailers Association) - the evolution of US retail to take advantage of Chinese manufacturing 12.20 - 12.45 Andy Seaward (Clarks International) - the challenges of global sourcing 12.45 - 13.45 Lunch Manufacturing & Environment 13.40 - 14.00 Aqeel Ahmed (Florence Shoe Co) - the advantages of Indian Footwear manufacture 14.00 - 14.30 Betsy Blaisdell (Timberland Co) - Timberland renewable energy programme 14.30 - 14.50 Vanessa Margolis (Nike) - footwear sustainability 14.50 - 15.10 Coffee 15.10 - 15.40 Dr Victoria Addy (BLC) - the ever increasing list of restricted substances 15.40 - 16.10 Paul Pearson (ICT) - European legislative update 16.10 - 16.30 Federico Roth (Adidas) - leather trends on athletic footwear For more information, contact Martin Ricker ([email protected]) or Vikki Addy ([email protected])



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