11th Freiberg Leather Days

June 28. & 29., 2023

11th Freiberg Leather Days


The Freiberg Leather Days have been the meeting place for the European tanning and leather industry since 2012. Every two years in Freiberg and in the other year abroad, the VGCT and the FILK Freiberg as co-organisers invite experts, researchers and specialists to exchange ideas and actively participate in shaping the technical content.

The 11th Freiberg Leather Days on 28 and 29 June 2023 will be planned as a pure onsite event.

The VGCT and FILK Freiberg as co-organisers look forward to seeing you again.


Why should you be there?

  • international lectures

  • simultaneous translation (DE/EN)

  • exciting participants

    • tanners

    • Automotive

    • supplier

    • chemical-industry-manufacturer

  • the CityHunters® Classic Treasure Hunt through Freiberg

  • cosy get-together at the Freiberg Brauhof on the first evening

We meet in the Freiberg venue "Nikolaikirche

This year we will meet in the "Nikolaikirche". An innovative ambience for the 5th Freiberg Leather Days 2016.

The church, originally built in Romanesque style, was built between 1185 and 1190, so the speakers and the organising team could only be there in 2021. So it was quite empty at the seats. The camera technology and mixing desks for the sound take up more space at hybrid events and yet there is Freiberg's second oldest church. Of the Romanesque building fabric, there is essentially still enough space on and in front of the stage.The towers have been preserved - although from 1750 the transformation to the present baroque view took place. 

Would you like to be there on site.

In 1484, the Nikolaikirche was almost completely destroyed in a city fire. It was rebuilt. After many more eventful years, the church was officially reopened as a concert and event church in 2002.

The bright baroque interior, with a view of the ornately decorated altar, surrounded by richly detailed galleries is definitely a very different conference experience.



Take part in the iPad Rally!



Register for this year's supporting programme: the CityHunters® treasure hunt. With your team, you will get to know Freiberg and solve tasks together. With an iPad and the CityHunters app specially developed for this treasure hunty, you will be on the move in Freiberg's city centre.

You start and end at Nikolaikirche.

The teams are selected at random.

Duration approx. 1.5 h

Getting around: on foot


Built in 1850 as the "Commun-Brau- und Malzhaus nebst Schanklokal zu Freiberg", Freiberg beer was produced and served on the premises for almost 150 years. Today, the former brewery is home to a traditional restaurant. We will meet there for dinner on 28 June 2023. 



Notes on registration

Conference Languages

English & German (Simultaneous translation is offered)


Registration fees (on-site or virtually)
Participation fee: 475 €
Members of VGCT* : 425 €
Members of universities: 425 €
Students: 120 €
Speakers: 0 €

­(*personal member or as company member 1 per company)

­­­Special conditions
In the case of simultaneous multiple registrations from one company, a 10% discount will be granted for the second person and 20% for each additional person.

IIf a registration is cancelled before June 14, 2023, we will refund the participation fee after deducting a € 50 administration fee. No refund is possible for cancellations after this date.

Book your ticket now!