Wool Connect Online Grower Event 7-9 September

Wool Connect Online Grower Event 7-9 September

The Schneider Group will host its second edition of the Wool Connect Online Grower Conference on 7 – 9 September 2021. The event will be scheduled across three days, with around 2-hour sessions each day. A wide range of speakers are scheduled to speak.

In keeping with the format last year, each day will have a slightly different topic. Day one will focus on the international context for the wool industry. Here participants will hear from brands and retailers as well as NGOs and policy influencers about future market demand and trends relevant for wool. On day one speakers include La Rhea Pepper, CEO of Textile Exchange and Elena Schneider from The Schneider Group.

Day two will focus on animal welfare. During Wool Connect 2020 animal welfare was openly discussed. One year later, some challenges have already been tackled due to better communications along the supply chain. In this session, speakers will report on the progress made. Speakers of day two include Bridget Peachey from AWI, Südwolle Group representative Davide Marcante, Germán García Ibañez from Inditex, Heinz Zeller from Hugo Boss, Marta Maniero from Marzotto Wool Manufacturing, Paul Swan from SustainaWool, Ed Storey from WoolProducers Australia and Rebecca Picallo Gil from Four Paws, among others.

On the third and last day of Wool Connect, the session will be organised around new income streams such as carbon accounting. Mick Taylor from Landcare Australia, Stephen Wiedemann from Integrity Ag & Environment and others will lead this session.

Agricultural media specialist, David Cussons will lead sessions together with wool communicator, Elisabeth van Delden. The goal will be to encourage interactive and engaging sessions between speakers and the audience.

Participants to the event can join all three days live via Zoom. However, all recordings will also be made available within the Wool Connect community for everyone who purchased a ticket. Registration is already available via this link. Authentico Growers receive a 50% discount, and can contact the organisers by email at woolconnect@gschneider.com to receive a discount code.

Buy tickets here: https://woolconnect.gschneider.com/register/wool-connect-2021/