High-class upholstery leather speaker line-up announced

31 August 2011

Leather International magazine is pleased to announce the final speaker line-up for ‘Upholstery Leather in Asia’ conference, which takes place next week in Shanghai. The strong line-up is led by keynote speaker, Dr Bernhard Angermaier of auto giants Audi as well as our latest speaker, Jean-Baptiste Trolle of the large international auto supply group, Faurecia. The half-day conference will take place on September 5, 2011 at the 5-star Kerry Hotel, Shanghai, which is located in the Pudong district next to the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The conference takes place on the afternoon before the start of the ACLE, which will be held in the SNIEC.The speaker line-up is as follows:

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 Technical Service Europe, Performance Chemicals for Leather, BASF SE.

‘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’

Tay Yu, Analytical Engineer, Shimadze Testing Institution (Guangzhou).

‘The prospect of auto upholstery leather testing.’

Mr Jean-Baptiste Trolle, Head of Design, Faurecia Asia. 

‘Increased demand for leather interiors in high-class vehicles. New product and process challenges and solutions’

Professor Michael Redwood, University of Northampton.

‘Where is the consumer value in leather upholstery for furniture, aviation and automobiles?  Tastes and trends in the marketplace.’

Li Yuzhong, Vice President of the CLIA. (China Leather Industry Association)

If you wish to attend the conference there are only a few remaining places left. Full details including delegate prices and registration can be found on this website or contact Jeremy Skinner +44 (0)207 936 6943 or email [email protected]

The conference is sponsored by BASF, National Beef Packing Company and APLF Ltd.

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