Luca Boltri started to work for the Economic Department of UNIC, the Italian Tanners’ Association based in Milan, in 2000. Throughout these years, his professional competences have included business information, trade and custom assistance, financial analysis, statistics and market research, trade contracts, economic policies monitoring, lobbying activities at national and international level, project management, sustainability (with a specific expertise on traceability, animal welfare and CITES). In 2016, he has also been charged with the management of the industrial relations activities of the association. Luca holds a Master Degree in Business and Law Administration at Bocconi University and previously worked for the Italian Trade Agency ICE and for the World Bank.
09:20 – Opening Session: The Global Perspective – The Leather Industry Today
What is the present situation of the tanning industry and what has changed as compared to the past? What are the current challenges of the leather value chain? And what can we expect in the near future? The presentation will give an overview of the international state-of-the-art of the leather and tanning sector through economic data and business aspects.