Reflection on the THIRD WORLD LEATHER CONGRESS
Richard Pai, President of TILA and President of ICT
It was a great honour for me, and for TILA, to be elected as President of ICT from 2016 to 2018 and to take up the challenge of organising the third World Leather Congress, following on from the successful events in Rio de Janeiro in 2011 and in Milan in 2015, led, respectively, by my predecessors as ICT President, Wolfgang Goerlich and Rino Mastrotto.
With the very welcome support and collaboration of the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) – especially Su Chaoying and Chen Zhanguang and their colleagues – I was delighted with the format and the outcome of the Congress in Shanghai on 29 August this year, when we hosted over 600 delegates from all parts of the World. The organisation of the Congress was very much a team effort, involving TILA, CLIA, APLF, MPA Style, the media partner, ICT and all our sponsors. I would like to congratulate and to thank everyone who was involved in helping to make the event such a success.