Wool Connect Conference Set for October 6-8

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020 — 0 Comments

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 participating  ericb@wool.ca

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