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1:30 - 1:50 pm
Official Welcome/4 Mega Trends
Limuel Sagadraca, VP of Professional Services
Learn about 4 Mega Trends Affecting The Furniture Industry
1:50 - 2:15 pm
The Future of Leather
Whitney Tinsley, Director of Education
Moore & Giles Leather Tannery
Understand the trends affecting the future of both semi-aniline and aniline leathers.  Learn how these trends will affect processing, pricing, and sourcing of leathers. 
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Leather Case Studies From Around The World
Ketty LeHenaff-Pillet, Marketing Director, Furniture
Learn how companies around the world have enhanced and changed their manufacturing to move toward leather operational excellence. 
2:45 - 3:15 pm Leather Yield Improvement Through Nesting Simulations, Costing & Reporting
Emmanuel Bontemps, Senior Leather Expert, Lectra North America
Learn how to efficiently anticipate leather production and through reporting improve your production output. Find out how leather costing and simulations can help you more effectively plan product roll-out, production and anticipate leather costs.
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm  Leather Product Demonstration
Emmanuel Bontemps, Senior Leather Expert, Lectra North America
A live demonstration of Lectra's leather cutting solution, customer support services, cutting room software and their role in delivering operational excellence.  The Versalis Furniture Solution for leather offers the balance between flaw identification, nesting, cutting and offloading to boost efficiency, optimize material use and improve reliability.
4:30 - 5:00 pm Processing Aniline (Shaded) Hides
Emmanuel Bontemps, Senior Leather Expert, Lectra North America & Guest Speaker Bastien Carel, Process & Methods Sr. Manager, Dassault Falcon Jet  This session will address the concerns of processing the more complex shading of aniline hides.  Through a combination of manual nesting and automatic nesting, Lectra will share how to optimize this production process while standardizing the visual appearance of the most delicate pieces. Bastien Carel will share Dassault Falcon Jet's aniline leather challenges and how they have implemented solutions to improve and enhance their production.
5:00 - 5:30 pm ROI On A Cutting Room Investment
Chris Young, Director Furniture Sales NA & David Fowkes, NA Account Manager
Understanding the return on investment for new production software and hardware is important to make the best decision and to track performance. By evaluating such parameters as volume, leather price, labor, maintenance and other items, you can better anticipate savings for a leather solution.  Walk through our ROI calculator using example scenarios to help you better understand the value of a leather cutting solution.
7:00 - 9:30 pm Dinner
Join us for elegant Southern fare and a 4-flight bourbon tasting at the sophisticated rooftop "skylounge" atop the historic boutique Glenn Hotel overlooking downtown Atlanta.  Voted one of “Top 23 Best Rooftop Lounges in the World” ~ABC.com


Complete and submit the registration form below to secure your spot at this leather event.

All registrations submitted before
Friday, May 26, 2017 will be entered in a drawing for an Apple Watch.*

* Raffle will be held at the end of Lectra Furniture event on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 . Winner must be present to win.