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Key decisions from ICT Council meeting

Lisa Howlett has been appointed as the ICT’s new president.

A number of key decisions were made at the International Council of Tanners (ICT) meeting in March. One of these was that Lisa Howlett, chairperson of Leather Industries of America (LIA) and long-time president of Auburn Leather Company, should be elected as president of the ICT for 2018-2020. Ms Howlett succeeds Richard Chih Hsang Pai, who has completed his two-year term. At the same time, Professor Dr Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, director of the Leather and Leather Products Institute of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), was elected as vice president for the same time period.

The ICT Council also agreed that the fourth World Leather Congress should be held on 16th July 2019 in New York. This will be organised under the auspices of the ICT as a collaboration between the Leather Industries of America (LIA), the US Hide Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA), and tannery and leathergoods trade fair Lineapelle. The event, which will be held the day before the Lineapelle New York show, is to be linked with other events in the city, and will focus on fashion, design and the benefits of leather.

During the meeting, representatives of the leather certification bodies for Brazil and Italy (CSCB and ICEC) signed a partnership agreement for mutual recognition as a part of the ‘leather sector sustainability certification programme’. The long-term aim of the programme is to increase the number of participating countries which have certification systems meeting the required level. The agreement was endorsed by the national tanners’ associations representing Brazil (CICB) and Italy (UNIC), as well as by the ICT, which has headquarters in the UK.

The ICT is a membership-based organisation that represents the majority of leather trade associations around the world. It meets regularly in order to discuss relevant topics that may affect or influence the global leather industry.

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This article was originally published on page 4 of the May 2018 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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