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10 more days to go before we close registration

We are so excited! Over 50 people from 7 countries have already registered to join us on at the Digital Baltic Wool Conferenced 8-9 October. Registration is closing 27 September. Maximum numbers of delegates are 100 – so do not wait until the last day if you want to secure your place.

The Baltic Wool Conference aims at becoming an international meeting place on Gotland for wool companies, researchers, sheep breeding associations and others involved in wool processing. We want to support networking, increase exchange between entrepreneurs and encourage business development around the sustainable wool fibre. All that will of course not be possible without participants in the meeting. So, if you want to be part of the Baltic Wool network, welcome to register for the first Baltic Wool Conference!

We are also very happy to announce a new speaker from Poland: Monika Rom, Assistant Professor at the University of Bielsko-Biala will make a presentation of WOOLUME –  a project aiming at creating a value chain for wool from Polish mountain sheep. You will find the up-dated programme and a presentation of all our speakers here.

Programme

Presentation of Speakers

Once again, welcome to join the Baltic Wool Conference 2020! 

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Baltic Wool Conference goes digital

8-10 October 2020

The Gotland Region believes that there is a great deal of knowledge and a great potential for development around the wool business in Gotland. Partly in entrepreneurship, but also locally in the micro industries. We would like to contribute to the development of the wool industry. We strongly believe this conference in the long term will contribute to many of our strategic focus areas. It will be a visitor occasion in October, it will lead to development of the wool industry and it will strengthen craftsmanship and a living cultural heritage.

Nils-Erik Selin, Head of growth and development, Region Gotland

The National Swedish Handicraft Council (NFH) is a government agency under the Ministry of Culture with the task of promoting handicrafts. Important partners for the Authority’s work are the country’s regions, civil society organizations and other cultural authorities. Priority areas include sustainability, cultural and creative industries as well as working with the intangible cultural heritage.

Since the autumn of 2018, a national developer has been focusing on sustainability and wool issues at NFH. The goal is an agenda for how the wool issues, like classification and infrastructure, should be solved at national level together with various actors and authorities. This is done in the form of seminars, conferences and networking, both within Sweden and abroad. The initiative “Baltic Wool Conference” is part of the work to promote the Swedish wool industry, create new contacts and opportunities for further development together with the countries around the Baltic Sea.

Annkristin Hult, National Developer

The Rural Economy and Agricultural Society Gotland, which hosts the Baltic Wool Conference, works for developing business in the countryside. Lamb production is an important industry in Gotland that provides both tasty lamb meat, shimmering lambskin and wool for many uses. Grazing animals keep the landscape open and provide biodiversity. We believe in the development of the Swedish wool industry in collaboration with our neighbors around the Baltic Sea.

Mats Pettersson, CEO of Hushållningssällskapet Gotland