Following the new economic models and the different consumers’ attitudes toward the fashion system, the leather industry has recently been experiencing a technological and digital transformation, by developing and implementing new organization patterns.

This transition has gone hand to hand with the industry’s commitment to safeguard and keep intact the story, cultural relevance, significance, sustainability, and properties of “leather”.

After the meetings held in South America (Rio de Janeiro, 2011), Europe (Milan, 2015), Asia (Shanghai, 2017), and America (New York, 2019), the 5th World Leather Congress strengthens its global vocation by reaching the African Continent. The IULTCS congress immediately is followed by the World Leather Congress (WLC) and thereafter the All Africa Leather Fair (AALF) providing 8day leather ‘bonanza’ for the global community all these events scheduled for November 2021 (see the respective posters for details) to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Both the Congresses will attract International speakers from the most influential fashion and tanning industries. Premier organizations from standards, policy, research, and development globally to discuss leather. Just as the IULTCS, the WLC also is held  every two years in different countries of the World and is organized by the International Council of Tanners (ICT) in collaboration with Member Association. 

Participation of the WLC if free of charges.

About International Council of Tanners (ICT)

The International Council of Tanners is the Global organisation for the leather producing industry. ICT was established in 1926, when there was a pressing need to establish a uniform International Contract for the buying and selling of hides, skins, and leather in order to facilitate, regulate and promote international trade in the sector.

ICT acts as a source of information on the global industry, especially on statistics. ICT is a focus for agreeing on common industry positions on issues – such as International Contracts, the methodology for measuring leather, leather terminology. This includes meetings with other industry bodies such as ICHSLTA and IULTCS which have similar and related interests.

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Prof. (Dr5) Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, Executive Director of ALLPI (2013-2022)

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Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute
Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute
Ethiopia Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ethiopia Ministry of Trade and Industry
Leather Industry Development Institute
Leather Industry Development Institute
Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. A Company of Trade and Fairs Consulting
Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. A Company of Trade and Fairs Consulting