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Wool Connect Online Conference

September 7 @ 3:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 am

Like last year, The Schneider Group is putting together another Wool Connect Grower Conference scheduled for 07-09 September 2021. The event will be scheduled across three days, with around 2-hour sessions each day.

The Wool Connect conference is a strategic pillar of the Schneider Group’s Sustainability Strategy TOGETHER 2030. Through the online conference format and community, the Schneider Group aims to contribute to a better dialogue and consensus-building along the wool supply chain, of which Textile Exchange is also an important partner.

Tickets to the live event as well as the online community can be purchased online on the Wool Connect website. Recordings of the live event will also be available within the community shortly after the event. Tickets are priced at 50 US$.

See the event details and purchase tickets online: https://woolconnect.gschneider.com/

Each of the three days will cover a different topic. On day one, the focus will lie on the international context for the wool industry. Here, participants will hear from brands and retailers as well as NGOs and policy influencers about the future market demand and trends relevant for wool. Speakers of day one include La Rhea Pepper, CEO of Textile Exchange and Elena Schneider from The Schneider Group.

On day two, the focus will be on animal welfare. During Wool Connect 2020 animal welfare was already 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 about the progress made as well as the challenges ahead. Speakers of day two include Südwolle Group representative Davide Marcante, 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 organized around new income streams such as carbon accounting. Germán García Ibañez from Inditex, Mick Taylor from Landcare Australia, Stephen Wiedemann from Integrity Ag & Environment, and others will lead through this session.


September 7 @ 3:00 am
September 9 @ 5:00 am
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