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Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference

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Leather, Compliance & Sustainability Conference
Leather, Compliance & Sustainability Conference

Sponsored by Eurofins US

Brands and Retailers: Attend the Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Half Day 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.

Conference Agenda

08:45 h



Conference Sponsor:

Welcome, Opening Remarks

Ben DeVito, International Business Development Director - Eurofins US


Conference Host:

The Importance of Sustainability

David Wright, Senior Director Global Materials - Tapestry

Norton Rose Fulbright

Industry Developments in Chromium VI and the Legal Implications (working title)

Will Troutman – Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Introduction from Adam Hughes, Commercial Director - Eurofins | BLC


Understanding Your Supply Chain: The Structure and Animal Welfare Programs of the US Cattle and Meat Industry

Stephen Sothmann – President - US Hide, Skin and Leather Association

Eurofins | BLC

Microplastics, What you need to know

Peter Hughes, Sustainability Lead - Eurofins | BLC

National Wildlife Federation

Amazon Deforestation, What it means for your business

Mauricio S. Bauer – Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist, National Wildlife Federation

Applied DNA Sciences

Networking Sponsor:

DNA Traceability

MeiLin Wan – VP, Textile Sales, Applied DNA Sciences


Conference Sponsor:

Closing Remarks


13:15 h



Who should attend this leather conference?

  1. ✔ CEOs and Directors
  2. ✔ Sustainability Specialists, Consultants, and Leaders
  3. ✔ Environmental Managers
  4. ✔ Global Managers
  5. ✔ Technical Staff
  6. ✔ Buyers
  7. ✔ Marketers
  8. ✔ Research, Quality, and Regulatory Specialists
  9. ✔ Chemical Specialists
  10. ✔ Raw Material Specialists
  11. ✔ Sales and Product Specialists
  12. ✔ 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: US$285

Eurofins | BLC Member Rate: US$325

Multiple Delegate Rates (2nd and 3rd delegates etc): Contact us

Conference Organiser & Venue Sponsor

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.

Email Registration – Payment by Invoice / Card / Bank Transfer

All delegates can register by sending an email to and our Accounts team will get in touch to arrange payment by invoice, card or bank transfer.

Conference Registration Questions

If you have any questions regarding registration for the Leather, Compliance & Sustainability New York Conference, please email or complete the website contact form and a member of our friendly team will be in touch to help. 

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Eurofins US