International Leather Maker (ILM) is pleased to announce that it is organising its next edition of the “ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain” conference in the German automotive city of Stuttgart which is the home to famous automotive brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. 

[...] Announcements on further speakers and topics will be revealed on this website in the coming weeks. Confirmed speakers and topics so far.

  • Lectra - Customer Focus and Operational Excellence in the Age of Industry 4.0, Holger Max-Lang, Managing Director for Central & Eastern Europe, Russia.

  • JBS Couros - Sustainability throughout the leather supply chain, Fernando Bellese, Marketing and Sustainability Manager. 

  • Fratelli Carlessi/Erretre - CRC: chrome-free leather drying devlopments. Giulio Tandura, Managing Director, Fratelli Carlessi.

  • Stahl - Profiling of leather – why positive campaigning is of crucial importance now, Mark Chatwood, Global Director Key Accounts, Leather Business.

  • VDL (Verband der Deutschen Lederindustrie) - Does global sourcing make car seat leather a high-risk material?, Thomas Strebost, Chairman, VDL - German Tanners' Association - Managing Director, Heller-Leder.

  • CSR Europe (The European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility) - Drive Sustainability’s approach on raw materials and insights on leather as a material for the Automotive Industry - Christina Bercher, Project Manager, CSR Europe. 

  • Faurecia - The cockpit of the future concept - Valerio Garcia, GTS Premium Wrapping Team Leader, Faurecia.


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A presetation by Karl Flowers, Technical Director at Authenticae and Adriano Peruzzi, Erretre Sales Director

This presentation covers Poisson's ratio as an example of a hidden variable that plagues machine operations in the tanning industry. The presentation looks at the way in which the CRC solves production and drying issues to produce higher quality leathers.


ILM is pleased to announce that representatives from Honda, Dräxlmaier Group and Stahl will be among the panelists discussing the important theme: “What will the interior of the future be like – and what role could genuine leather play?” It will form part of the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference in Munich on May 22. 

Discussion panel: “What will the interior of the future be like – and what role could genuine leather play?”

Confirmed panelists:

  • Paul Vickers, Senior Project Engineer, Design & Materials Engineering - Materials Section, Honda R&D Europe (UK) Ltd.

  • Ernst Thalhammer, Senior Managing Expert for cut and sew technology, Dräxlmaier Group.

  • Stefan Buri, Marketing Director Automotive, Stahl.

The final speaker programme and topics are as follows:

Speaker: Ernst Thalhammer, Senior Managing Expert for cut and sew technology, Dräxlmaier Group.

Presentation: "Leather on instrument panels…the technology is the today's trend."

Speaker: Dr Heinz-Peter Germann, Head of Product Development. Wet-Green GmbH

Presentation: "Natural olive-leaf tanning for sustainable automotive leather"

Speaker: Stefan Buri, Marketing Director Automotive, Stahl.

Presentation: "Oasis - the convergence of industries and living spaces."

Speaker: Dr Jens Fennen, Global Head of R&D, TFL Group.

Presentation: "New technologies for reliable, sustainable and safe production of chrome-free automotive leathers"

Speaker: Marta Fumei, Marketing Manager, Dani S.p.A.

Presentation: "Leather: sustainability challenges and solutions”

Speaker: Karl Flowers, Consultant, Erretre/Fratelli Carlessi

Presentation: "Tools that catch the hidden variables in auto leather manufacture.”


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