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World Leather Congress - 29 August 2017, Shanghai
01 June 2017

Richard Pai, President of the International Council of Tanners (ICT) and of the Taiwanese International Leather Association (TILA) and Su Chaoying, Honorary Chairman of China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) wish to remind everyone that the 3rd World Leather Congress will take place in Shanghai on 29 August 2017 – the day before All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE).

The Congress will be organised by the Co-Hosts – TILA and CLIA – under the broad banner of, the ICT with APLF as Founding Sponsor and MPA Style, China Leather and chinaleather.org as principal media partners. 

Since the global leather and footwear industries are facing many new and rapidly accelerating changes, challenges and opportunities, the core theme of the 3rd Congress has been set as “The Leather Revolution – How the industry will respond”. 

As one of the world's most important leather producing countries, China's leather industry has experienced more than 20 years of rapid development. China has now started a new stage of transformation and upgrading its position within the global leather industry. China is now facing many new opportunities, new challenges, and needs to find and establish a new direction for its future development. 

The congress will focus on the future changes in the context of the current and future world economic situation and the identification of strategies to explore the leather industry development and improvement, sustainable development, industrial supply chain, social responsibility, and other related issues, in order to help enterprises respond to current and future challenges effectively. 

The world's leading industry experts, entrepreneurs, representatives of well-known brands and business representatives of important countries will present their future development plans for the leather industry, consumer market trends and other new ideas. 

Following the introductory speeches, the overview section of the congress will include well-known economic and Chinese market research experts who will conduct in-depth analysis and interpretation of China's economic development and future trends. Also included will be a review of where the global leather industry is today, and a vision for the future.

This will be followed by three further sessions covering the following:

  • The key changes in the way that consumers are behaving and with special focus on China;
  • The strategies that leather products manufacturers, will take over the next few years and the reasons for them continue to use leather;
  • How modern tanneries will respond to the challenges posed by consumers, brands, environmental demands and pressures on raw materials.

The 3rd WLC will be held concurrently with the 8th annual meeting of the China Leather Industry Association and the 11th Annual Leather Industry Forum, with participants from the China Leather Council also attending the World Leather Congress. In addition the 3rd WLC will be held one day before ACLE, where exhibitors and buyers from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa will come together in Shanghai to discuss the current and future directions of the leather industry. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in Shanghai in August.

For further information, visit: www.WorldLeatherCongress2017.com



Taiwanese International Leather Association:
Mr Kevin Chiou — [email protected]

China Leather Industry Association:
Mr Chen Zhanguang — [email protected]

International Council of Tanners:
Mr Paul Pearson — [email protected]

Registration Fees (include Lunch and Dinner):

Taiwanese International Leather Association and China Leather Industry Association Members — RMB 800
International delegates— USD 300

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