WLC – World Leather Congress 2017

 

THE CHALLENGE OF VALUE IN A WORLD WITH LIMITED RESOURCES
Looking at the next two decades is a difficult challenge that will be addressed at the third World Leather Congress, to be held in Shanghai this year (August 29 th ). Predictions, as you know, are made to be disproved, but the context in which the leather industry moves is clear enough to be able to delineate the strategies which international players will follow to give a successful future to their companies, labor force and generally to the
industry.
First, the world continues to grow at a spectacular pace, driven by population dynamics which are both a resource and a threat. It took 187 years (1800-1987) to climb from 1 to 5 billion inhabitants on the planet, only 30 years to get to 7.5 billion. In 2050 according to estimates made by the UN, the world population will reach 9.7 billion…..(continue)

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