Wool Connect Conference Set for October 6-8, 2020
The Schneider Group – is a family-run multinational company
based in Italy since 1922 that source, process and supply wool and
natural fibres to assist their customers in producing sustainable,
fully traceable and high-quality products. They are planning
a virtual meeting concerning sustainability and would like to see
wool producers from all around the world take part on October
6-8. The Wool Connect Conference is all about bringing
together people from the wool supply chain and communicating the
beautiful stories wool and sheep have to tell. It is believed
artists also play an important role in telling stories of rural
communities, farmers and of course sheep.
The three-day event will consist of two-hour sessions each day
filled with speakers from retail, the wool supply chain as well as
other organizations and service suppliers to the wool industry. The
goal of the event is to provide information to wool growers about
the interest from brands and retailers in sustainability. Other
topics to be covered include the latest market insights, solutions
to meet the wool demand of the future and accelerate change through
consensus while also providing an opportunity for direct dialogue
between wool growers and retail apparel companies.
The Wool Connect Online Grower Conference is part of the
Schneider Group’s sustainability strategy ‘Together 2030,’ which
sets clear science-based targets to combat climate change. In order
to successfully implement the Together 2030 strategy, the Schneider
Group has developed activities and projects in two areas: 1.
industrial emissions reduction within all Schneider Group
industrial plants and offices, and 2. wool supply chain
collaboration through the Authentico Integrity Scheme and beyond.
The Wool Connect conference invites all wool growers and supply
chain partners to exchange knowledge and solutions to work together
to fight against climate change and ensure a sustainable future for
the wool industry, which is also a healthier, more lucrative
business for all.
While the conference will be live during the day in Italy, it
will begin at 12 noon eastern time each day. Participants can also
view recorded sessions at any time that is convenient after the
live presentations have ended. The conference will also offer an
art auction and is inviting those who photograph the sheep industry
to participate. The purpose of the Art Gallery is to offer
artists a platform to showcase their work to an international
audience and hopefully also sell some of their pieces through the
art auction system that has been set up.
Please contact Eric Bjergso at CCWG if you are interested in
The full program can be viewed
Art gallery information