Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018

Join Eurofins | BLC, ILM and leather industry professionals at this year’s Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 on the 15th November in Central London, UK.

A key theme of the conference will include ‘sustainable raw materials’, and the event can touch on topics such as; innovation around raw materials for leather, uses for waste materials within the leather value chain and circular economy. The conference will also be considering new materials coming to market and look at transparency and traceability of production within existing processes.

Experienced contributors from across the leather industry will provide insight into sustainability implications across the leather value chain. 

Delegates will include brands, retailers and leather manufacturers from around the world, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the event through an interactive panel discussion.

The half-day Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 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. Register online today.

Conference Agenda

The conference will run from 12:15 to 17:30 and the following speakers have been confirmed:


Opening Remarks - Eurofins | BLC/ILM





Martin Ricker
The Sauer Report
Why Now is a Perfect Time to Source Sustainable Leather?





Michael Costello
Director of Sustainability, Stahl (Lead Sponsor)
How Generation Z Students View Sustainability, Leather and the Footwear Market





Susan Schofer
VP, Business Development, Modern Meadow
How Bio Fabricated Materials can be Applied to the Leather Sector





Phil Townsend
Sustainable Raw Materials Specialist, M&S
M&S – Our Journey Towards Sourcing more Sustainable Raw Materials





Robert Perkins
Group Managing Director, Hotter
Supply Chain Rationalisation, Traceability and Benefits





Networking Break





Peter Hughes
Sustainability Lead, Eurofins | BLC
Are vegan alternatives to leather sustainable?





Frank Michel
Executive Director, ZDHC 
Innovations in Sustainable Chemical Management





Georgina Mawer
Compliance Lead & Chem-MAP Technical Manager, Eurofins | BLC
Chem-MAP: Chemical Verification Systems for the Entire Supply Chain





Panel Discussion




Download the PDF Agenda


Who should attend this leather sustainability conference?

Previous Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference attendees have included:

  • CEO’s 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.



Standard Rate: £320 + VAT per delegate

Registration now open, don’t miss out book your place today.

Conference Organisers

Read more about Eurofins | BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd and International  Leather Maker (ILM) who are the co-organisers of this Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference.

Conference Speakers

Register Your Interest Today

The Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 will be a popular event with attendees expected from across the leather industry. Online registration is now open, book your place today, send an email to info@leathersustainability.com or call
+44 (0) 1604 679 999 to provide details by telephone.

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Conference Venue:

One Great George Street
1 Great George St.
London SW1P 3AA


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