Sustainable textile and leather forum
December 3, 2019 Budapest

Sustainable textile and leather forum


December 3


09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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Hungary, workshop


CORVIN Hotel Budapest

Angyal utca 31

Budapest, Hungary, H-1094

You are invited to Budapest for a discussion among social partners to strengthen the contribution towards innovation, entrepreneurship, circular economy and sustainable production in the TCLF sector, exchanging experiences and showing examples of international best practices.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome speeches
Dr. Lívia Kokas Palicska, Tamás Keleti, Presidents of Hungarian Social Dialogues for the TCLF sector
09:40 – 10:20 European Programmes supporting Smart Textiles and FashionTech Innovators and Start-ups: The DeFINE and SmartX projects
Lutz Walter, EURATEX (BE) & Danièle Clutier, Institut Français de la Mode (FR)
10:20 – 10:50 Innovation within the Hungarian fashion industry – “Budapest Select”, the New Umbrella Brand and the Mentoring Program of the HFDA
Zsófia Bata-Jakab, Hungarian Fashion and Design Agency (HU)
10:50-11:20 The Appreciation of Peripheral Industry Concentrations? Transforming Geography of the Hungarian Leather and Footwear Industry
Ernő Molnár, University of Debrecen (HU)
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee break

11:40 – 13:40 European Sectoral Social Dialogue in the Leather Industry, Hungarian SER 2020 Workshop
Confidence and Transparency within the Leather Industry by OEKO-TEX® – Practice-oriented Training at the International Shoe Competence Center Pirmasens
Dr. Ines Aderie, PFI (DE)
Innovations of the Portugal Footwear Industry
Rita Souto, CTCP (P)
Improving Vocational Training and Health & Safety in the Workplace – The OiRA Tool
Szabolcs Beőthy-Fehér, Trade Union of Mine, Energy and Industry Workers (HU)
Leather – a sustainable example
The “Social and Environmental Reporting of Leather Industry -SER2020” Project
G. Gonzalez-Quijano, Secretary General, COTANCE (BE)
• Protecting Leather Authenticity – Best Practices and Hungarian Examples
Ferenc Schmél, TechnOrg (HU)

13:40 – 15:00 Lunch, networking
15:00 – 16:30 Companies Committed to Sustainability and Award-Winning Designers
• Attila Kovács – Master Shoemaker(HU)
• Erika Pollák: School of Leather – Creative Workshop (HU)
• Multifelt – Textile Recycling in ENTeR pilot case (HU)
16:30 – 17:00 Sustainable companies 2019 – Awards honoured by AHLI and TMTE

Official language: English and Hungarian (simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

Audience: Designers, representatives of textile, garment, leather and shoe manufacturing companies, associations, chambers, students and teachers from schools and universities. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Partner organisation: Hungarian Society of Textile Technology and Science (TMTE).

Registration: Please fill in the attached registration form (available at and send by email to the Secretary of TMTE:

Deadline for registration: 20th November 2019
(Please be aware that agenda may be subject to change)


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