About the Congress

According to the IULTCS statutes one of the aims of the Union is to enhance cooperation between member societies, to hold congresses to further the advancement of leather science and technology. As of today the IULTCS organization has held well over thirty Congresses in seventeen different countries on five continents.


The congress concept will provide:

  • Sophisticated scientific / technical lecture programme in varying forms of presentations

  • Poster presentations on display throughout the congress

  • Numerous business partnership options flexible in size and services included

  • Exhibition space for enterprises and service providers

  • Ideal infrastructure for connecting sideevents and meetings

  • Venue in proximity to the most beautiful historic city center of Dresden

  • Attractive social programme

By integrating all horizontal and vertical supply chains of the leather and tanning industry and applying industries, brands and retailers the 2019 Congress will give experts and professionals a broader and multiple view of demands, visions, innovations and goals of the various stake holders.

After Munich 1959, Hamburg 1975 and Friedrichshafen 1995, the German member association and host, VGCT, decided on Dresden as venue for the XXXV Congress. Dresden is located in the middle of the European community and well-­linked to major hubs across Europe. With its picturesque and baroque setting it's said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Dresden is also a modern high-tech location in the midst of Europe with special competences in microelectronics, information and communication technology as well as biotechnology and busiest research location in East Germany with numerous institutions.