Brands and Retailers: Attend the Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference at Tapestry HQ on November 13, 2019 Sponsored by Eurofins US.

How to ensure your brand is compliant with chemistry legislation and can take advantage of the opportunity of adding value through sustainability.

Does your product range include leather and are you maximising value through sustainable sourcing, manufacture and design? Are you familiar with the latest developments in legislation and chemistry compliance to ensure your product can be sold in your target markets? If you would like to understand more then register online now for the Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference in November 2019.

This is a new event for those working in the leather value chain who want to understand the latest developments in chemistry, compliance and sustainability. Expert speakers from across the industry, including contributors from our host brand Tapestry, will enlighten delegates on how to deliver increased value through sustainability while maintaining compliance with legislation.

Delegates will include brands, retailers and leather manufacturers, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of expert speakers at the event through an interactive Q&A.

The Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference aims to provide delegates with the most up to date innovation and themes regarding sustainability and leather, so do not miss out on this leading industry event.

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Conference Agenda

08:45      Registration



Conference Sponsor:
Welcome, Opening Remarks

Ben DeVito, International Business Development Director – Eurofins US





Conference Partner:
The Importance of Sustainability (working title)





Industry Developments in Chromium VI and the Legal Implications (working title)
Will Troutman – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Vikki Addy – Technical Director, Eurofins | BLC (Introduction only)





The Meat Industry and Why Hides and Skins are a By-Product (working title)
Stephen Sothmann – President - US Hide, Skin and Leather Association





Microplastics/Microfiber: What you need to know 
Helen Sahi - Board Member





Amazon Deforestation: What it means for your business
Mauricio S. Bauer – Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist, National Wildlife Federation





Networking Sponsor:
DNA Traceability 

MeiLin Wan – VP, Textile Sales, Applied DNA Sciences






Conference Sponsor:
Closing Remarks

Ben DeVito, International Business Development Director – Eurofins US


13:15      Close


Who should attend this leather conference?

  • CEOs and Directors
  • Sustainability Specialists, Consultants, and Leaders
  • Environmental Managers
  • Global Managers
  • Technical Staff
  • Buyers
  • Marketers
  • Research, Quality, and Regulatory Specialists
  • Chemical Specialists
  • Raw Material Specialists
  • Sales and Product Specialists
  • CSR and Ethical Managers

Additionally, professionals connected with the leather supply chain including brands and retailers that use or sell leather products with a focus on reducing the environmental impact of leather and leather making.


Prices - Discounts Available

Standard Delegate Rate: 

Eurofins | BLC Member Rate: 

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Multiple Delegate Rates (2nd and 3rd delegates etc): 
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Conference Organiser & Partner

Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd (Eurofins | BLC) are the event organisers of the Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference 2019 and will be curating a schedule of leading leather industry speakers who will discuss a range of prominent sustainability topics relevant to US brands and retailers. Eurofins | BLC is a testing and consultancy business which specialises in leather and is part of the international Eurofins laboratory network. Eurofins | BLC offers services such as testing, fault diagnosis, training, consulting, auditing, research and technical membership to brands, retailers, manufacturers and tanneries around the world.

The conference will be held at Tapestry Inc. headquarters in New York, an international luxury fashion brand who are committed to enhancing sustainability across their production processes. Their sustainability strategy highlights cores values such as reducing waste, increasing recycling, conserving water, and strengthening traceability of leather aiming for 90% procurement from Leather Working Group (LWG) Silver and Gold rated tanneries by 2025.


Conference Speakers



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To reserve your place at the Leather, Compliance and Sustainability New York Conference, register online today. For questions and multiple delegate discount email

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The Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference 2019 will be held at the Tapestry headquarters in New York:

10 Hudson Yards
New York
NY 10001
United States

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