Leather and the Environment conference - speaker line-up

29 February 2012

Working towards a sustainable future is something we should all aspire to, however, it is particularly significant in terms of global trade and the implications this has for the wider environment.The Leather and the Environment Conference will bring together on March 27, a panel of key speakers and leading international experts in a compelling and informative programme focussed on environmental and sustainability issues.


Puma’s Environmental Profit & Loss - Dr Reiner Hengstmann, Puma
Measuring environmental impact during the life cycle of footwear production
Sustainable Chemical Management - Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Lanxess.

Chemicals at the heart of sustainable leather manufacturing
The World Footwear Market – Perspectives for Entrepreneurs - Peter Mangione, Global Footwear Partnerships
How global and local drivers impact on footwear markets
Reducing Leather Waste – Christopher Gaysse/Bertrand Cronert, Lectra
Reducing manufacturing costs through optimisation of cutting efficiencies and reduction of material waste
Sustainability – IWAY – The IKEA Way - Lin Wang/Paulo Brenna, IKEA
Discussion of the IKEA code of conduct for purchasing, including environmental requirements
US Product Safety & Legislation - Matt Priest, Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
The challenges of US legislative drivers; California Proposition 65, CPSIA and State chemical compliance regulations
Solar Power in Leather Making - Carsten Aschoff, Aschoff Solar GmbH
Opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint with solar power
Biodegradability including Life Cycle - Dr Victoria Addy, BLC Leather Technology Centre Limited
Towards sustainability in the leather supply chain through an improved understanding of biodegradability
The event is organised by BLC Leather Technology Centre and APLF, and sponsored by Lanxess, Lectra and Leather International. The conference will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
To ensure your place at this event or for further information contact Chi-On Kwok at [email protected]

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