XXXVI IULTCS Congress and 5th World Leather Congress becoming HYBRID events

Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI), in conjunction with the Government of Ethiopia, is excited to announce that the 36th International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) Congress, and the 5th World Leather Congress (WLC) are becoming HYBRID events, to offer participants the choice of how they prefer to attend these important international congresses. Both events will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 01- 05 November 2021.

With the backdrop of mounting COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions, the hybrid mode will allow all those who are not able to attend in person, to be able to participate from the comfort of their own workplace or home, from anywhere in the world.

The video recordings from the congresses will also be made available on an online platform for 30 days, to ensure that all the conference registrants can access the presentation materials of speakers, researchers and sponsors without being constrained by time zones and/or internet connectivity problems at the time of the events.

The two Congresses (XXXVI IULTCS and 5th WLC) are expected to leave delegates with great insights and informative actions that delegates could use in their respective institutions and/or enterprises.

Registration for the congresses has commenced and a new registration fee structure for remote registrations is in place – with the ability to ‘upgrade’ to in person attendance if travel restrictions allow.  Abstract submission is open until 31 August 2021 – with the option to submit to present a remote paper, allowing current global research to be shared, even if the presenter cannot be in attendance.

The link will provide more information on registration and guidelines for submission of Abstracts.

There are also opportunities to support these high-profile, globally attended events by becoming sponsors, as it is critical to our industry that we continue to share our knowledge, research and best practice – various packages are available to suit all budgets.


Summary Information:

5th World Leather Congress: 01 November 2021

XXXVI IULTCS Congress: 03 – 05 November 2021

Venue: Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Working Language: English

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