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Upcoming: Europe Regional Meeting

Join us for the Leather Working Group European Regional Meeting in Milan on September 21, 2023. This in-person event will bring together leather industry professionals to discuss LWG's work in driving best practice and positive social and environmental change in the leather industry.  

Presentations will include a strategy update together with sessions on standards and the assurance process, with the afternoon dedicated to a focus on traceability.


Meeting Outline:


08.30 Registration


09.00 Introduction & overview

Speakers:          Christina Trautmann, LWG

                          Stuart Cranfield, LWG

                          Debbie Burton, LWG


09.30 Sustainability

Speakers:          Christina Trautmann, LWG

                          Federico Brugnoli, Spin 360

                          Kevin Latner, LHCA

                          Liz Alessi, Sustainability Consultant

Q&A panel discussion led by Christina Trautmann


10.45 Coffee


11.15 Standards & Assurance

Speakers:          Stuart Cranfield, LWG

                          Hernan de Santis, adidas

                          Ian Scher, Prime Asia

                          Yigit Kaman, Auditor

Q&A panel discussion led by Stuart Cranfield


12.30 Lunch


13.30 Traceability

Speakers:          Vanessa Brain, LWG

                          Anne Gillespie, Textile Exchange

                          Fernando Bellese, WWF

                          Matheus Witzler, sbcert

                          Otavio Klein, Minerva

                          Earl Shank, Tapestry

Q&A panel discussion led by Vanessa Brain


15.00 Close


Places are limited, so please register to attend here. Registration will close on Wednesday 20th September at 23:59 GMT.

Please note this meeting is open to LWG stakeholders and participants are requested to register under their company email address. Rights of admission reserved. 


Textile Exchange Leather Round Table

We are pleased to share that the Textile Exchange Leather Round Table (LRT) will follow our regional meetings. You are warmly invited to attend both, but please can we ask that you additionally register for the LRT here

Textile Exchange hosts regular in-person Round Table events through the year to gather industry insights as part of an action-oriented strategy to help deliver its Climate+ goals.