Registration for AICLST Conference in New Zealand Underway

The 12th Asia International Conference on Leather Science and Technology (AICLST) will be taking place in a hybrid format from 18 – 20 October at Massey University’s Sport and Rugby Institute, situated in Palmerston North on the North Island of New Zealand.

Conference organiser and Director of New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association, Mr Geoff Holmes, welcomes abstracts from potential presenters and registration for delegates wishing to attend in person or virtually. He highlighted some of the key benefits of attending the conference saying “The 12th AICLST Conference will provide a 3-day programme that seeks to stimulate discussion and bring together the wider leather community of scientists, leather manufacturing companies and chemical and equipment suppliers. It will showcase the latest advances in leather science and technology, promoting science excellence and impact in support of the drive towards more sustainable leather production.

The Gala Dinner for AICLST will be held at Massey University’s Refectory. The 3-day event costs $250 NZD per person or just $75 NZD for those joining remotely.”

Full details can be found on the conference website:

There will be 7 main themes covering a wide range of topics to appeal to anyone involved in leather science or manufacturing:

  1. Advances in Basic Leather Science
  2. Raw stock improvement
  3. Cleaner leather production and closed-loop processing
  4. Value-added uses for waste streams and by-products
  5. Environmental protection and impact assessment
  6. Industry 4.0. Detection and traceability
  7. Advances in machinery used in the leather processing Industry

The AICLST conference also offers the opportunity for sponsorship.

Mr Holmes ends by saying “While celebrating our 75th year of incorporation we invite scientists and industry chemists from across the globe to join us for this joyous occasion, to foster international communication and collaboration across the leather community and to boost advancement in leather science and related manufacturing technology.”