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Beyond the Bale : March 2016
48 ON FARM 2016 IWTO CONGRESS IN SYDNEY The IWTO Congress is the annual gathering of the entire wool industry, connecting farm with fashion and everyone in between. Woolgrowers, spinners, weavers, garment manufacturers, designers and retailers will be united to discuss the role of wool for future generations. Co-hosted by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO), the Congress will be held in the historic The Rocks precinct at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Featuring presentations from local and international speakers, the program covers global consumer and retail trends for wool, market intelligence, trade, economic sustainability, woolgrower technology, education for future generations and more. SPEAKERS AT THE CONGRESS INCLUDE: Market Intelligence, Outlook and Trends: • Bruna Angel, Senior Analyst, PCI Fibres • Georgia Twomey, Commodity Analyst, Rabobank • Chris Wilcox, Executive Director, National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia • Yang Xiaoxiong, Nanjing Wool Market, China Wool Innovation & Technology: • Kerry Hansford, Quality and Project Manager, AWEX, Australia • Jeremy Wear, Manager, SGS Société Générale de Surveillance S.A., New Zealand • Peter Morgan, Executive Director, Australian Council of Wool Exporters and Processors • Qu Jiande, Changshu Xinguang Wool Specialist Processor Co., Ltd, China Education, Extension & Adoption: • Julie Davies, AWI Group Manager, Trade Education • Prof Xungai Wang, Deakin University • David Hunter, Deakin Prime • Enrico Prino, Citta Studi Spa Woolgrower Technology: • Ben Watts, woolgrower, Molong, NSW • Marcus Majass, AWI Solutions Architect Economic Sustainability: • Will Roberts, woolgrower, Morven, Queensland • Raffaello Napoleone CEO, Pitti Immagine Strategic Market Insight: • Dr Paul Swan, AWI General Manager Research • Dr Clint Laurent, MD, Global Demographics Retail Forum: • Paolo Zegna, Chairman, Ermenegildo Zegna • Craig Vanderoef, Senior Director Running Apparel, adidas • Phil Dickinson, Founder, Some Ideas • Carla Zampatti, fashion designer Woolgrowers are invited to attend two days of the Congress for a registration fee of $750 plus GST. Registration includes the Wednesday Retail Forum / Strategic Market Insights sessions with high profile speakers, day delegate package, Woolgrower Dinner and access to the wool auctions being held at the Four Seasons. Thursday will include an all-day post-Congress farm tour – an additional fee of $100 will cover transport costs and secure your seat on the bus. AWI is proudly supporting the Congress. “The Congress is a wonderful opportunity for Australia to showcase its wool industry and many success stories,” AWI CEO Stuart McCullough said. “With the Sydney Royal Easter Show taking place just prior to the Congress, 17-30 March, we’re hoping that many woolgrowers will continue on to the Congress and take the opportunity to connect with the rest of the global wool supply chain.” MORE INFORMATION Further information including the program, costs and full registration details are available on www.iwto.org/events The International Wool Textile Organisation’s (IWTO) annual Congress will be held in Sydney next month, 4-6 April. There is still time to register your attendance and be part of this global get-together of the wool supply chain.
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