Speaker Programme

07-09 September 2021

Topics discussed at Wool Connect 2021

7 September 2021 at 9 am CET

International context & progress for the wool industry

In this session we hear from brands and retailers as well as  NGOs and policy influencers about the future market demand and trends relevant for wool. In addition, speakers will talk about the progress made during the last 12 months. 

8 September 2021 at 9 am CET

Current trends: Animal welfare, assurance and other key industry updates

Animal Welfare is still a key topic for the wool industry. During this session, we will hear from different industry stakeholders presenting their initiatives and solutions.

9 September 2021 at 9 am CET

Future trends: New income streams & challenges

Regenerative farming is the current buzz word. In this session we explore how different industry stakeholder approach the topic and identify how wool growers can generate a new income sream for their business through Natural Capital Accounting and Carbon Credits. 

Speaker companies

Cathrine Stange - Devold of Norway

Cathrine Stange

Devold of Norway

La Rhea Pepper

Textile Exchange

Elena Schneider

The Schneider Group

Rebecca Picallo Gil

Rebecca Picallo Gil

Four Paws

Germán García Ibáñez

Germán García Ibáñez

Inditex

Emma Gittoes

The Woolmark Company

Angus Ireland

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

John Roberts

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Mark Scott

Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Marta Federica Maniero

Marzotto Wool Manufacturing

Paul Swan Sustainawool

Paul Swan

SustainaWool

Mick Taylor - Landcare Australia

Mick Taylor

Landcare Australia

Deon Saayman Cape Wools

Deon Saayman

Cape Wools South Africa

Matteo Mantellassi - CEO at Manteco

Matteo Mantellassi

Manteco – Mantellassi Compagnia Tessile

Monica Ebert - BKB South Africa

Monica Ebert

BKB South Africa

Jonathan Dyson

Twist / WTiN

Bruce Allworth

Bruce Allworth

Charles Sturt University

Edward Storey_WoolProducers Australia

Ed Storey

WoolProducers Australia

Heinz Zeller Hugo Boss

Heinz Zeller

Hugo Boss

Anna Heaton

Anna Heaton

Textile Exchange

Davide Marcante

Davide Marcante

Südwolle Group

Mattia Pianca

Mattia Pianca

Südwolle Group

Stephen Wiedemann

Stephen Wiedemann

Integrity Ag & Environment

Niclas Svenningsen UNFCCC

Niclas Svenningsen

UNFCCC

David Cussons from Cussons Media

David Cussons

Cussons Media Pty Ltd

Elisabeth van Delden

Elisabeth van Delden

Wool Communications

Schedule

Context & Progress - 7 September 2021

Opening – Elena Schneider
Board Member at The Schneider Group

La Rhea Pepper
CEO and Co-Founder of Textile Exchange

Niclas Svenningsen
Global Climate Action Manager, UN Climate Change

Product Environmental Footprint
Emma Gittoes Communications Manager – Western Hemisphere at The Woolmark Company
Angus Ireland Program Manager, Fibre Advocacy & Eco Credentials at Australian Wool Innovation

Cathrine Stange
Managing Director at Devold of Norway

Matteo Mantellassi
CEO of Manteco – Mantellassi Compagnia Tessile

Current trends: Animal welfare, assurance and other key industry updates – 8 September 2021

SustainaWOOL – When wool quality and integrity matters
Paul Swan – SustainaWOOL Program Manager at AWEX

Deon Saayman
Managing Director at Cape Wools South Africa

Sheep Sustainability Framework –  Professor Bruce Allworth, Charles Sturt University 

Telling consumers how we grow their wool
Ed Storey – President at WoolProducers Australia

Davide Marcante & Mattia Pianca
CEO and Weaving Segment Director at Suedwolle Group Italia S.p.A. & Area Sales Manager at Suedwolle Group Italia S.p.A.

Marta Federica Maniero
Marketing and Communications Manager at Marzotto Wool Manufacturing

Rebecca Picallo Gil
Wool Campaigner at FOUR PAWS

Heinz Zeller
Head of Sustainability & Logistics at HUGO BOSS

Future trends: New income streams & challenges – 9 September 2021

Jonathan Dyson
Editor, Twist / WTiN

WoolQ – John Roberts & Mark Scott
Chief Operations Officer at Australian Wool Innovation & WoolQ+Traceability Project Manager at Australian Wool Innovation

Carbon Credits – Stephen Wiedemann
Principal Scientist at IntegrityAg & Environment

Natural Capital Accounting – Mick Taylor
Landcare Farming Program National Coordinatore at Landcare Australia

Anna Heaton
Fiber and Materials Lead: Animal Materials at Textile Exchange

Monica Ebert
International Brand Development Manager at BKB Ltd

Germán García Ibáñez
Environmental Sustainability Manager at Inditex

Closing
The Schneider Group

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